Oprah's backyard
Photo: Oprah Winfrey

I'm sitting in my favorite spot on Earth...under the oaks in my yard on a sunny Sunday, chillin' with my dogs, Luke, Layla, and Sadie, who are chowing down on rawhide chew sticks while I savor every lick of a lemon Popsicle.

I call this layered pleasures. When a good thing—Sunday—just gets better, with sunshine and dogs and a yummy treat.

I know for sure that life is full of delightful treasures, if we take a moment to look around. So I decided to actually do that instead of just telling you about it. I went on a pleasure quest with my camera, and found that the wisdom Dorothy picked up in Oz remains true: I didn't have to look any further than my own backyard.