One evening this week, I escaped the heat of the house and sat on the deck in the backyard to read a book. I took out a lovely cup of tea and enjoyed the noises of birds at dusk and being surrounding by the calming green of our yard.
As I was sitting there, I thought that really, I could be anywhere in the world enjoying this simple pleasure - a cup of tea and reading a book. I somehow felt connected to women I don't know in other parts of the world that might take a brief respite from their days in the same way.
This is a The Simple Things photo for 2012.
Check out other "simple things" photographs on Rebecca's blog.