Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Simple pleasures from niece, niece and aunt

Three things today that are simple pleasures - two from nieces who live far apart, one in Portland, Oregon and one in the wilderness of northern Florida.  And one from their aunt in Atlanta...

- A peaceful weekend boating trip on a lake in Florida for a niece and her boyfriend.  Love that sunset.  Photo by ALM.

- This is Skidmore Bluffs, the "place in Portland where high schoolers would make out after the prom in an '80s movie," according to niece's boyfriend.  He was there with another niece and friends.  Photo by RAJ.

- And in front of Bell Street Burritos on Howell Mill Road in Atlanta, the urban cowboy I've blogged about before here, but this time I got a "through the windshield" photograph.  There's a wonderful article I found about he and his horses you can read here.  It was lovely and unexpected to be sitting in traffic and see him come out of the restaurant and mount up.


Granny Annie said...

First photo = Romance
Second photo = Romance
Third photo and story = Romance (because nothing is more romantic than a cowboy.)

Our friend LL Cool Joe will love this post if he doesn't know about this particular DJ cowboy.

I must admit that one thing jumps out at me. What does this Urban cowboy do with his horse poop? Does he carry a large hefty bag with him?

happygirl said...

I love the capture of the sunshine in the nieces photos. And who doesn't swoon over a cowboy. We have Amish where we live. They don't have to pick up the poop, so maybe the cowboy doesn't have to do it either. :)

Lynn said...

Granny Annie -

Thank you! I like simple pleasures that are romantic the best.

I don't know what he does with the horse poop - it may be that horse poop on streets is OK. Or there's no ordinance for it like there is for canine poop. :)

Lynn said...

happygirl -

I like how the sunlight was captured in both of those photos. It's also why I stay on facebook - to keep up with all these kids (two in different parts of Florida, one in Oregon, one in DC and one in Virginia.)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Lynn .. how wonderful that the kids are having fun .. great photos.

Good timing to see the cowboy come out, mount up and gallop away ..

.. and I loved the Knollwood House post too ..

Cheers Hilary

Louvregirl said...

Lovely horse there, Lynn!

FilipBlog said...

The first sunset is unbelievable. Great picture.


Elephant's Child said...

Not simple pleasures at all. Huge gifts to be savoured. Thank you.

Ileana said...

I'll have to read about that Urban Cowboy...after seeing the photo, now I'm curious!

Love our Florida sunsets and the make out spot looks nice, too. Thanks for sharing, amiguita!

Farida said...

I love the first photo! I get dreamy over sunset... I sigh in excitement too whenever I see lovely shots like the one you have.

Thank you for sharing the simple pleasure you've enlisted with your relatives. God bless, Farida :)

Fireblossom said...

Is he riding bareback? I can't see a saddle.

Lynn said...

Hilary -

Those kids get so many good photos using their phones - mine never quite come out that good. I think it's called Instagram in the iPhone 4.

lg -

Thank you -

Filip and Kristel -

Thanks for coming by again.

The Elephant's Child -

Savored - that's such a lovely word. Thank you -

Lynn said...

Scarlet -

Yes - he's an interesting guy!

Farida -

Thank you - God Bless you, too, Farida.

FB -

I believe you are right - I hadn't noticed that before.

Sara said...

I love the first two photographs, especially since they from your family.

The cowboy really got to me. I read the article and it's very touching. I've always loved horses and can understand what the cowboy means when he says a horse is good thing to have with you. I think its great he's teaching children about horses, as well as following his dream:~)

I hope all is well with you, Lynn. It's been awhile since I've visited and I'm glad to be back.

Melissa Ann Goodwin said...

Simple pleasures are my very most favorites. Thank you for sharing these.

Jannie Funster said...

That IS a great shot of him! You just never know when or where he will show up, eh?

I wonder what that movie was? Also called Skidmore Bluffs? Every place has its make-out spot, eh? Ours was beside the dump. JK! JK!!


G. B. Miller said...

Simple coolnes personafied. :D

Lynn said...

Sara -

I am doing well and glad to see you back. And I'm so happy you read the article.

Melissa -

Mine, too!

Jannie -

Beside the dump. :) Oh my.


G -

Thank you. :)

Snaggle Tooth said...

Beautiful sun pic. Always liked the Oregon t-shirt my Mom got for me decades ago. Would like to visit there someday.
I wish I had s horse to get around here, it would be alot more fun (yep, I'm jealous of your Urban Cowboy-)

Lynn said...

Snaggle -

He has a riding academy somewhere - I always wonder why he's around my very busy work locale in Northwest Atlanta.

Chatty Crone said...

Very interesting - so tell me - where is this on Howell Mill - anywhere near 75 and Howell Mill? Have fun. sandie