Sunlit joys

A leaf fluttered in through the window this morning, as if supported by the rays of the sun, a bird settled on the fire escape, joy in the task of coffee, joy accompanied me as I walked.
Anais Nin

I’ve been bottling the sunlight and catching dazzling rainbows to take out and enjoy when winter seems long.

I’ve collected diamonds from the snow and weaved them into a necklace for you.

If we take the time to look around, we can find our joy – every day.

How are you going to fill your heart with happiness today?

36 responses

  1. Oh baby, send some of those rays my way. The weatherman said this morning we haven’t had sun for seven days.

    Have a wonderful day sweetie!!!


    March 17, 2010 at 21:48

  2. amen to this !!!
    and that first photo is just wow.


    March 17, 2010 at 22:06

  3. Chocolate!


    March 17, 2010 at 22:28

  4. Well mine just became happier because I just heard that someone I’ve longed to meet is coming tomorrow 🙂 🙂 I still feel weak though and not entirely well…. so I hope that it will all be magically better tomorrow 🙂

    Oh how I miss seeing grass.


    March 17, 2010 at 22:37

  5. Thank you for the diamonds.
    My joy today comes from some very old, but very sweet memories, and writing about them.


    March 17, 2010 at 23:16

  6. I´m glad you´re getting some sun again. You deserve it! 🙂


    March 17, 2010 at 23:34

  7. Through your photos and words, Fi – I generally find happiness. The rays of the sun whether on grass or snow are welcomed.


    March 18, 2010 at 00:02

  8. Di

    Love the rays…. I enjoyed them in my front yard today after days of gray, gloomy skies and a cold that kept me in bed. Today was the day to enjoy my daffodils.

    The Blue Ridge Gal


    March 18, 2010 at 00:09

  9. Big stretch and breath on the deck in the sunshine.


    March 18, 2010 at 00:26

  10. yes we can…
    it really was a beastly day today…
    but the sun was shining…
    so i smiled as it ended…


    March 18, 2010 at 02:30

  11. By looking at these lovely photos!


    March 18, 2010 at 02:39

  12. Sunny in this part of the world, too. And I saw my first lupin — a sure sign of spring. Looking forward to seeing more photos of your beautiful land as it unthaws.


    March 18, 2010 at 03:16

  13. Nice reminder to look around and appreciate what is right in front of us. This morning I didn’t get right up when I woke up, I found myself enjoying listening to the sweet singing of the birds outside the window and it lulled me back to sleep for another hour. What a treat.


    March 18, 2010 at 03:31

  14. To see beauty all around you- that is happiness.


    March 18, 2010 at 05:21

  15. Oh dear, with a day like I had yesterday, I forget to look for happiness. Perhaps I’ll see it sticking its head round a corner as I take temperatures, dole out doses, clean up doggy mess and arrange yet more LemSip!


    March 18, 2010 at 08:07

  16. Amy

    For one second I looked at that first photo and thought, has all the snow melted???? Lucky girl! Then I realized it was a photo taken earlier..lovely regardless! I’ll be filling my day with time with my loved ones both the furry ones and non furry type…they generally always make me happy!!! Have a super day Fi!!


    March 18, 2010 at 08:19

    • Yes – that first photo was taken in the summer! Still buried under snow and ice here.. oh – and it’s started snowing again! Have a lovely day too!


      March 18, 2010 at 08:30

  17. It’s beautiful spring weather here at the moment and all my hyacinths have finally flowered. I’m planning on getting on with some deadheading this afternoon – this means that it is probably going to rain.

    Lovely photos as always, Fi.


    March 18, 2010 at 09:58

  18. Happiness is where you are. Too many people think it is where they are not.


    March 18, 2010 at 11:08

  19. I’m looking out of my window right now at the snow sparkling like diamonds in the sunshine. It’s a wonderful sight.


    March 18, 2010 at 11:35

  20. Beautiful! Is that your back yard?


    March 18, 2010 at 15:55

  21. Your photographic talents are unreal. Always a treat to visit here.


    March 18, 2010 at 16:08

  22. Everyday joy is the best kind. 🙂


    March 18, 2010 at 17:41

  23. Anais Nin, interesting choice. I think I’ll quote Henry Miller one of these days on my blog….


    March 18, 2010 at 17:43

  24. I am going to enjoy playtime with my lil’ dude. He’s like a jolt of sunshine!


    March 18, 2010 at 19:28

  25. My heart will be filled with happiness when I climb into my own bed tonight! Tom’s sofa bed is getting more uncomfortable every week!!

    C x


    March 18, 2010 at 19:46

  26. SO true! Beautiful shots!


    March 18, 2010 at 20:21

  27. Bravo! Those are gorgeous pictures.

    I find happiness every time I see my husband walk thorough the door. I’m a lucky girl.



    March 18, 2010 at 20:24

  28. Such an awesome captures.

    Happy weekend.


    March 19, 2010 at 02:37

  29. Oh, those spreading rays of sunlight are beautiful. I find my joy today by being right here!


    March 19, 2010 at 05:34

  30. Lovely photos Lady Fi..are you renting that cottage place at the lake again..or did you purchase it? You still have so much snow..we are getting an early spring..the snow is almost all gone:)


    March 19, 2010 at 07:11

    • Lots of snow here, but gradually melting…

      I don’t think we’re renting it this year as the owner wants far too much money… A shame as it was truly delightful!


      March 19, 2010 at 08:38

  31. kelli

    I am not sure how you captured those rainbow rays, but WOW… they were a blessing to each that saw that picture.


    March 20, 2010 at 09:05

  32. Beautiful gifts of nature – and you’ve captured them all so well.


    March 21, 2010 at 21:28

  33. Beautiful photos … especially the first one 😉
    Most of us are just about as happy as we make up our minds to be.
    Hugs and blessings,


    March 22, 2010 at 01:34

  34. reluctantmemsahib

    how beautiful. how very, very beautiful. the words and the pictures.


    March 26, 2010 at 12:49

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