Sunday, May 9, 2010

Simple Gifts

'Tis the gift to be simple,

'Tis the gift to be free,

'Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be,

And when we find ourselves in the place just right,

 'Twill be in the valley of love and delight.

When true simplicity is gained,

To bow and to bend we shan't be ashamed,

To turn, turn will be our delight,

'Till by turning, turning we come round right. 
We had a glorious (albeit cold) day visiting the Hancock Shaker Village today. 
We had never been before and were thrilled to be able to go and have virtually the whole village to ourselves today.  
It was a peaceful, serene, simple place. The kind of place you would expect from a peaceful people.  
We hope each of had a wonderful Mother's Day, and that you were able to enjoy all the simple gifts in your lives.


  1. ~~~How Very Lovely ~~~ I look forward to a day trip to this village with you in the early autumn

  2. These pictures are great, and we love the presentation along with "Simple Gifts"! Glad you had a good time, thanks for braving the chill.
    -Hancock Shaker Village