Tuesday, August 23, 2011

americano


i like to go out for coffee sometimes.
americano's are a special pleasure.


when i am in my hometown, this is where i like to sit and enjoy coffee.

see the little boathouse near the top of the picture.
it's a small cafe called the silver bean.


it sits by a river that flows through the middle of my town.


i always meet people i know ... just by sitting there.
a simple pleasure.

20 comments:

jeannette said...

lovely view and good coffee are a great pleasure! And I love your header!

Titus said...

Wow! What a location for a coffee shop!
And a good coffee is a very good thing indeed.

alaine@éclectique said...

What an idyllic place for a café! I'd love to while away an hour or two there!

steven said...

hi jeanette! in the summertime my life is very simple and the small pleasures like coffee by the river are amplified! the header is in a wetland i walked through in upper new york state while on a bike trip around lake ontario a week and a bit ago. steven

steven said...

titus - it's so beautiful there and in three minutes you're on the main street of my city. steven

steven said...

alaine - if you visit here i'll take you there!!! steven

aguja said...

I could sit there and gaze ... and would order 'café con leche' which, i am sure, would arrive just as I like it ... and I would dream on.
Thank you for sharing a special place, Steven.
I shall be back commenting at the end of the month.
¡Hats luego!

erin said...

there are places like this? there are people like you, easy in their being, the river passing by? (it all sounds so wonderful, as though i read it in a book.)

xo
erin

Lilith said...

It looks like a lovely place to sit and watch the river go by. There's a river in my city as well that draws me to it.

ellen abbott said...

Looks like a great place to sit and enjoy the day.

Valerianna said...

Nice little cafe on the river! We don't even have a traffic light, let alone a sweet, little cafe. But the next town over has "the center of the universe" or the center of the hilltowns, really, where we get fresh organic food and chocolate and good coffee served in mugs made by local folks I know. Its a feel good place where if I need a social fix, I can go there for a cup of tea and see 2 or 3 folks I know. Its perfect! I'd like it even more if the river ran closer... its about a half a mile down the road. HA,
blogger has decided I'm too wordy in my comment today, my word verification thingie is "inuff"!

Teresa Evangeline said...

What a wonderful location for a coffeehouse. I think I would spent a part of every day there, as a ritual of sorts.

Beautiful header photo.

steven said...

aguja - the food is simple - vegan for the most part - the baked goods are extraordinary, and the coffee variants are highly motivating! then there 's the people who work there - lovely, truly lovely. then there are the people who pass through. oh my what a place to spend good time. steven

steven said...

erin - it's interesting to me that that you frame it that way because really i feel so much of that when i am able to be there. steven

steven said...

lilith - the river's beautiful - and for that alone i'm grateful. it's so cool to have a pretty river run through your town. steven

steven said...

ellen it's all of that and some more. steven

Linda Sue said...

Si si Americano! Please! How pretty, that spot. Of course it would attract lovely people.

Jo said...

You've chosen a perfectly lovely spot for your coffee, Steven!

Am I correct about the Silver Bean being the coffe shop that posted your birthday wish on their sidewalk board?

What a joy it must be to sit there an enjoy such extraordinary simple pleasures!

steven said...

jo - yes that's the place!!! steven

steven said...

linda sue - and the people who own it are both lovely and special also! steven