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photography and writing make me humble & help me live life by paying unhurried attention to the ordinary moments / Sylvia's Simple Life Blog 📍Toronto

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Who can bear the raw beauty of this season? The abundance of colors, the freshness of the air, the mystical fog in the morning... And then comes the light – soft, plush and golden... My heart breaks... But a wise man once said: “If you're really listening, if you're awake to the poignant beauty of the world, your heart breaks regularly. In fact, your heart is made to break; its purpose is to burst open again and again so that it can hold evermore wonders”. Am I really listening? 
Am I awake?
leftover turkey soup with fresh veggies, brown rice, mushrooms and cayenne pepper - hearty and comforting on a rainy day like today
the last pieces of the #applepie ... and then I cut into this apple goodness with the fork and watched how the golden crust crumbled into flakes while the satisfying flavor of the warm apples, cinnamon and orange danced a delicate waltz in my mouth... I closed my eyes... ‘It doesn't get any more comforting than this’, a thought just crossed my mind...
Thanksgiving Day is one of my favourite family celebrations. It brings us good food and togetherness. It makes us pause, and reflect, and give thanks, and count our blessings... I am grateful for everything in my life and I may say I am happy because with gratitude comes happiness... Cheers! #CanadianThanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving Day to all my Canadian friends and family and to all of you, dear @instagram soulmates, thank you for your endless support and words of encouragement.
“Art is unquestionably one of the purest and highest elements in human happiness. It trains the mind through the eye, and the eye through the mind. As the sun colors flowers, so does art color life.” - John Lubbock (1834-1913), “The Pleasures of Life”
#GalleriaDoriaPamphilj – one of my favourite galleries in #Rome S P L E N D I D
seeking normality in the beauty of humble things
a lovely gift from a lovely woman 🙏🏻 Isn’t this the most prettiest rustic fabric pumpkin ever? Visit @personallyandrea to see her tutorial so you can make one yourself. Thank you Andrea once again! ✂️👩🏻‍🔧
To properly welcome #October, we went apple picking today 💁🏻 #HappyOctober, friends!
summer and fall combined together into this beautiful salad with peaches, goat cheese, lettuce and... nuts, of course
Life is still sweet and soft like early fall peaches 🍑What would you do if you had a basket of peaches?
Sunday is for baking cookies, isn't it ?! 🤔#oatmealchocolatechipcookies