Posts Tagged ‘joy’

After waking to the news of the shootings in Las Vegas yesterday, listening to coverage to find out what actually happened, and then being disgusted by the immediate advent of the blame game, I thought I’d go with something light and fun today, something I concocted on Pixlr.  I hope it brings a smile to your face and a bit of joy to your heart.


Posted: August 7, 2016 in Quotes
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When I get in the van to drive two days to Wyoming, when I go out for a horseback ride in the mountains, when I spend an evening with friends over good food and drink, when I sit on the cabin porch listening to only the sounds of nature, I feel joy.


May you find joy in your life as often as possible!

Indian Summer

Posted: November 7, 2015 in Poetry
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Sitting on the deck with the latest Elizabeth George
and a salted caramel macchiato 
in a red cup with Christmas decorations
	(free medium drink coupon)
	(next time get the mocha)
bare toes luxuriate in unseasonable warmth
eyes squint against the sun of a glorious day.

I recklessly and willfully
Squander time outside today
	riches that may not come again for months
	(foggy morning hours in the park
	stolen afternoon hours in the sun.)
Housework will be there tomorrow
	(and when I go inside.)

With the “fall back" time
	darkness arrives too quickly,
	breathing closely behind my back
	at 2:30, only two hours away.

I close my eyes against the sun
	trying to interpret the black shapes that move
	against the orange behind my eyelids.



Appropriately for the end of the year, the Weekly Photo Challenge is “Joy.”   Whether or not your year has been filled with or even touched by joy, I pray that 2014 will be a joyful year for you in all aspects of your life.

There are so many choices depicting joy, but for me, those choices have to start with my family.  I hope you’ll forgive me for not going my usual route with one photo, but these are joy-filled memories for me.





Start your week out with a bit of beauty…

To be overcome by the fragrance of flowers is a delectable form of defeat.
~Beverly Nichols

Flowers… are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson