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The Simple Things In Life Are The Best

Discussion in 'The Vapor Lounge' started by CarolKing, Feb 12, 2017.

  1. CarolKing

    CarolKing Singer of songs and a vapor connoisseur

    In the winter watching the hummingbirds drinking from the feeder. Letting me know that springs is close by.
    In good weather being able to dry my sheets on the clothesline. Nothing better the feeling of sheets that dry by the air outside.
    A brisk walk with the sunshine on my back and the fresh air on some wooded trail.
    A warm summer walking barefoot in the sand on the beach (wet sand).
    Watching the ocean.
    Planting sweet pea seeds and watching them grow in early spring.
    Baking cookies with my granddaughters.

    What are your favorite simple things in life. It doesn't have to cost any money.

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    Sweet peas
     
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  2. kellya86

    kellya86 Herb gardener...

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    I'd have to firstly state the obvious....
    Cannabis is one of the simple things that can be free.....
    But most importantly, cannabis allows me to take pleasure in those fleeting moments of wonder (like your hummingbirds), that would have otherwise passed me by, in my busy life...

    And for this, I am truly grateful to this wonderful flower....

    It certainly makes me enjoy colour more...
    And nature is full of colour...

    Frozen, crisp, dry grass on a cold morning....
    The rain that falls onto a well waxed car, forming patterns....
     
  3. blackstone

    blackstone Well-Known Member

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    I don't spend enough time enjoying these parts of FC, but just found this and it's a nice idea, got me thinking!
    We don't see hummingbirds here at all really,
    but like Kellya86 I stopped near a river once to take a vapor break from real life, and a kingfisher flew past!
    It was my first time seeing one and it's not very common among people I know here. It was exciting and fun for the few seconds it passed.
    Its unusual flight pattern and path drew me to look and I was rewarded with the most amazing blue streaks.
    It feels like getting a gift when you see some wildlife.
    I get excited about raptors too as they're rare here also, and when I meet my dad and report the sighting, it's so much fun to see how much he doubts me and writes it off as a crow and maybe vape related also ha!

    I'm lucky to be able to get to some of these places to see nature, a bicycle helps. But I'm grateful that my body still works enough to turn the pedals for now!
    Although a lot can be seen from a window too at times.
     
  4. Squiby

    Squiby Well-Known Member

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    For me the simple things in life are the sights and sounds of nature and the cool clean earth under my feet or slipping through my fingers.

    I love to garden. Planting, nurturing and harvesting various medicinal herbs gives me a deep seated satisfaction. Combining those herbs to create all sorts of remedies makes me feel independent from my prior urban existance and prepared for come what may. Helping my neighbours with the scrapes, cuts and infections etc. of daily life brings me pleasure.

    I am so grateful to be surrounded by forest and water and all the creatures that make their homes there. To drift off listening to nocturnal sounds and wake up to fresh air, blue skies and sunshine is for me, the ultimate joy.

    Who knew that there was life outside the stately walls of the Corporation? Something else beyond those massive tinted windows and endless elevators? It only took me 40+ years or so. But I'm glad I finally found it...:)
     
  5. kellya86

    kellya86 Herb gardener...

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    Today at work I had the pleasure of watching 3 red kites, majestically soaring above my head, riding the thermals with their huge wingspan....
    At some points they were not far from my head, this really portrayed their size as it is....
    Fucking huge....
    We dont get many big birds here in the UK, and red kites were almost extinct not long ago...
    After reintroducing then with a breeding program, they are now flourishing....

    Today also happened to be the first nice sunny, spring day, we have had this year...

    The bright orange kites against the bright blue sky was visually pleasing.....
    I haven't vaped today either....
    I don't need to be high to appreciate these things, but i think having cannabis in my life has tought me to appreciate these small wonders in life...

    I find small pleasures like this almost everyday....
    I can see me posting alot in this thread....
    Thanks for making it @CarolKing....
     
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  6. BD9

    BD9 Well-Known Member

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    Books and music. They both take me on journeys where I may have never gone before with out a passport and long lines at the airport. :)

    I'm a porch/deck sitter. I love sitting outside and watching the birds at the feeders. A nice vape and a cup of tea in the morning watching the birds makes me happy.
     
  7. kellya86

    kellya86 Herb gardener...

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    Back again....

    Today I am nearing completion of my latest job,
    It's just a workshop for a client, but this is one of the little things in life that I take great pleasure in...
    I am lucky to be paid for somthing I really enjoy doing....
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    It's nice to make people happy by doing a good job, at a fair price....
     
  8. TeeJay1952

    TeeJay1952 Well-Known Member

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    Don't be distracted by Wars and Stores!
    Beauty is only seen by the appreciative, it is always there.:myday:
     
  9. kellya86

    kellya86 Herb gardener...

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    A poorly made gif, from a poorly shot video, zoomed in x8 on my note 7 phone camera....

    But still here is one of the kites...

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    I will get a better shot before I leave this job....
    Even if I have to drag this job out to stay here.....
     
  10. CarolKing

    CarolKing Singer of songs and a vapor connoisseur

  11. Whissmu

    Whissmu Well-Known Member

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    There is nothing in this world that I like more than the sea .. and if the nature give me wind or waves to climb on my board may be one of my favorite days!
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  12. Stevenski

    Stevenski Enter the Dragon

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    Sitting in my chair I watched the most stunning sunset a few days ago. I had just vaped a couple of stems & sat for a good 40 minutes watching the colours change from yellow to orange to red to purple & back. It reminded me quite a bit of double mai tai glass. Absolutely mesmerising, no words could convey what I saw.

    I also saw a very young Kookaburra sitting on my pool fence last Sunday. It was so small he must have just left the nest & he hung around in the afternoon sun trying to catch lizards & bees for a good 20 minutes. It was funny watching him fail over & over but you could see him learning from each one. Then he started trying to laugh & I knew I was seeing something very special & raw. I have never seen a baby Kookaburra in my life but I hope he grows up to be a big strong apex predator.
     
  13. ander

    ander Cannabista

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    Ahhh... I live for simple things. And "simple" rituals, like home baking for example.

    The natural yeast, the beginning of it all: only flour, water, and a little spoon of honey
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    The loaves after 7 hours of leavening
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    After 50' of cooking
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    They were glued together... but it's a sweet divide...
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    I can not share the smell of this vapor... but I can share the recipe. ;)
     
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  14. kellya86

    kellya86 Herb gardener...

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    Got my new bike yesterday....
    Got some sun today....
    Finished work early...
    Pocket full of og kush and my solo...
    I'm heading for an unknown, far away village green, pub garden at the end of some twisty roads...

    I am happy...

    The simple things.....
     
  15. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    Sunsets
    Sunrises
    Clouds
    A childs laughter
    An 80 to 90 year old couple walking hand in hand in the park
    The smell of bread being freshly baked
    Soaring falcons
    Running
    Sounds of the ocean
    Cool breezes on a warm day
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Climbing into a bed of flannel sheets and a down comforter on a cold winter night.
    Stretching when vaped
    Random thoughts of silliness that makes me laugh
    Salt water aquariums
    Watching an artist create
     
  16. ander

    ander Cannabista

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    Someone said butterflies..? Nature can simply do miracles, that's true..!
     
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  17. Fat Freddy

    Fat Freddy FUCK CANCER TOO !

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    Here in southern Ohio,
    Yellow bursts first in the spring.
    As daffodils dawn, oh-me-oh-mi-oh!
    Tis truly a glorious thing!

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  18. Ricardo

    Ricardo Well-Known Member

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    Click to play YouTube Video
     
  19. CuckFumbustion

    CuckFumbustion Lo and Behold! The transformative power of Vapor.

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    I do talk a lot about biking or being out in the woods on hiking trails where can get caught up in exploring vista and unusual places on the way.

    Sometimes, While biking, I can slow down at some town and eat a snack or meal at one of the local eateries :drool: and get into quiet people watching. Chilling with some coffee as the local folks interact. The smaller microcosm of small town life. The towns and intersections are close enough so there is enough points of interest to chain between those areas.

    Or trying some ready to eat produce or cheese from a local farm or dairy. Then biking that last slope downhill before getting back home. Plug in the camera and watch the slideshow and movies of what I saw that day.:peace:
     
  20. HellsWindStaff

    HellsWindStaff Dharma Initiate

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    The smell and look of a storm brewing but not yet breaking on a spring/summer day.

    The ocean.

    Smell/look after it rains.
     
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