I know my entry is a week late, but I wanted to participate in this one anyway, since I tend to forget about enjoying the moment I’m in since I’m worrying about the next moment.  Here are a few things that bring me real joy …


The first thing that popped into my mind was watching the moon dance with the clouds and basking in the night air.  This is my happy place.



I took this the other morning from my sidewalk.  I’ve done nothing to it:  no manipulations or editing of any kind.  This is how it looked as I gazed at the sky and I had to run in and grab my camera.   Anyone who knows me will tell you I am not a morning person, but even I saw the beauty in this sunrise.

here comes the sun.

This was taken in January.  I love skeletal trees and when I saw the bird in the branches something about that touched me.  Maybe because the tree appears dead and the bird is so alive?   Also, I don’t know what kind of bird this is, so if anyone else can enlighten me I would love it.

Side note:  It is really hard trying to title these photos, so excuse the lame names.  Merci. 


The photo of the eggs was taken in spring; the ducklings a couple months later.  We have a large duck population where I live so every summer I get to experience the joy of new life, and it really is amazing.


chicks feed as their mama watches

“What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth
instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our
losses. That it can be good again.”

— Katniss, Mockingjay

taken Spring 2012

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