Everything I Need


I cannot take credit for these beautiful photos. My husband Pete has an eye for the minuscule moments in life too. He has a gift to see beauty in places where no body looks.

When we moved from the suburban sprawl, sold our house, gave up good paying jobs to live life on a dairy farm. I will admit it was not easy at first. I am lucky no one told me about the spiders the size of dinner plates, the snakes that like to come inside and the not so talkative neighbours (COWS). I would not have come. Sometimes we don’t actually know what we need. BUT if you follow your gut and take a few risks, you might end up living in paradise. Well paradise with added extra’s. You only have to look at these pictures to see that nature inspires Pete in so many ways.


I am in awe of his photos, no supersonic camera, just a good eye and the right time of day. He is my soul mate the one person who challenges me but most of all believes in my crazy dreams. He encourages the illustrations, the mad writing and my hope of  success one day.


How could I not flourish living with someone who sees the world like he does. We inspire each other and there is always a healthy competition to see who can get the best photo of the day. I have to admit (shh) he wins every time.


If you like Pete’s pics be sure to stop by his Facebook page Harvestmoon and tell him I sent you. He also takes many photo’s of the cows on the dairy too.

I know when we retire one day our dream is to go on a holiday with camera’s, paints and a blank canvas or two.


To know such a man who loves nature and the simple life even more than me is a blessing. When I day-dream about winning the lottery and buying my home (with a large art/writing studio), he says I already have everything I need. When I think about it, I mean really think about life and how precious it is, I know I already have everything I need too.


Live in the microscopic moments, open your eyes and appreciate dew drops on a spider’s web. Tiny glass balls suspended in time, only for an instant and then they are gone.

How about you, do you have everything you need?


About Minuscule Moments

Everybody has a DREAM. Today is the first day of the rest of my writing life. Its a lonely world out there when you are learning the craft. This year, as the same as last year, I want to finish my first children's picture book. I have learn't many wonderful lessons on this journey. You are never too old to learn.
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73 Responses to Everything I Need

  1. Oh this is a wonderful post and I really mean wonderful – fuul of wonder! I will definitely check out his fb page harvestmoon.

    I think I actually have much more than I need but sometimes I still crave more; I think it’s called being human but I can work at changing if I want to. It’s all down to choice again. It crops up everywhere!! 😊

  2. Kath, you two are a wonderful team. Your prose and his pictures are magical together. I’ve visited and followed your husband’s Facebook page.

    Blessings ~ Wendy ❀

    • Wendy it made his day to get some extra followers to show his work too, so thank you. I wish I could talk him into the blogging world but he wants to keep it simple and FB is simple enough for him.

  3. Della Law says:

    This blog post is right up my street. Taking notice and taking care of the little things in life. Wonderful photography – simply superb. My husband also takes photographs and I write – what synchronicity is that.

  4. Awesome photos! I got a chance to see (and take pics!) of a snail yesterday. Definitely love to get the chance to stop and enjoy the little things. 🙂

  5. Letizia says:

    What a lovely eye your husband has. If you haven’t already, you should see the documentary ‘Microcosmos’ – you would both love it!

  6. G. Olivo says:

    That’s a really lovely post. And gorgeous photos.

    • Thanks Gustavo I don’t think my hubby expected to get so many awesome comments, its just something he likes to do, when he goes to work early in the morning. I wanted to share his world.

  7. What awesome photos! So beautiful that you both inspire each other. It’s easy to get wrapped up in the idea that we need more all the time. But, if we stop and take a look around, we usually have it.

  8. Pete takes amazing pictures. Wow. Tell him please. He is an artist in his own right.
    I like your dream. I can picture the two of you. Sitting on a grassy hill in a meadow. Red poppies nodding their heads playfully in the breeze. Pete with his camera and a floppy hat crawling after tiny insects to photograph. You sit on a red and blue blanket. Your paints in a wooden box by your side. I canvas on a miniature easel. But you don’t paint. You sit lost in thought. Seeing nothing and everything. With a cheeky grin and your eyes shaded by a hat as big and colorful as a beach umbrella. Just enjoying the minuscule moment…

  9. Sara says:

    I absolutely love this post. The photos are outstanding, and it touches me that you are sharing your life with such a supportive and creative soul. There is nothing better than living life with someone who “gets” us.

    As for having everything you need, what a blessing that is. And to realize you really need no more gives such a nice feeling of contentment.

    Treasure your talent, your love, and your simple abundance.

    • Sara thank you mu Father taught me to appreciate a new day and the sun rising also the roof over my head no matter how humble it is and yes I found someone who loves these things and believes in my dreams I do feel blessed.

  10. Desi Clown says:

    I bet your husband can photograph a needle’s eye to make it look like a hula hoop! I wonder how many people go past these very same things each day without noticing, much less acknowledging them. No need for me to say, outstanding photography. I don’t know if you complement his photography, or if its the other way round

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