After almost a month of days of endless gray, the sun peeked out through the clouds yesterday. I’d forgotten how bright and warm even winter days can be when the sun is shining.
I stood by the window, eyes closed, and soaked up the rays for the few minutes that it shone. Such joy!
And captured the brilliance on the sun-kissed blossoms of my bougainvillea.
If you’re open to it, each day is full of surprises and moments of joy. Today, for example, on a bitterly cold winter’s morning, we suddenly noticed a flock of birds flitting back and forth among the trees.
Curious, we took out the binoculars to get a closer look.
Robins, a bird we normally identify with the return of spring, were happily flying about the snow-laden trees.
A surprise that brought a smile, as well as a shake of the head. Did they miss the memo about flying south for the winter?
After a day and night of heavy snow outside, I was greeted by the promise of spring in the glorious blossoms of my bougainvillea.
Isn’t life grand?
When it’s cold outside, and the winter wind is blowing snow around, it helps me to remember that it’s always summer somewhere!
Perhaps this photo, taken as I walked on a long sun-drenched beach in Australia, will bring warmth and sunshine into your day.
I’m not American. I don’t live in the United States. I didn’t vote in the election. In fact, right now I’m on the other side of the globe.
However, I did hear the collective gasp that reverberated around the world following the election results. And I continue to hear fearful comments today.
Now, more than ever, it’s important to focus on joy and possibility. Find it within yourself, your day, your world. Cherish and appreciate the moments of joy and beauty. Share your joy through images and words so that others may feel uplifted and inspired.
We are all connected. Let’s choose to make the connection a joy-filled one. And, yes, it does make a difference.
One of the joys of travel is experiencing new and unexpected delight.
For example, birds that would be considered “exotic” (and only found in zoos in Canada) are commonplace in Australia.
This rainbow lorikeet is one of many that regularly come to the trees and veranda railings asking to be fed. In fact, there is a pair that have become so comfortable with me that they follow me around everywhere I go, landing right beside me, chirring and chatting.
Just one of my many feathered friends!
Australia…the land of endless empty beaches.
I love sunsets, and sunrises (although I’m not often up early enough to see sunrises!)
Each one is unique. Each holds a surreal beauty, subtly shifting from moment to moment, ushering in a sense of peace and serenity. A feeling that all’s well with the world.
Is there anything more beautiful?
Okay, we all have our “thing”. Some people prefer to stay close to home; others love adventure. Some are drawn to extreme sports; others enjoy a walk in the woods.
So, where in the world can you find an arched bridge where people deliberately choose (and pay) to walk across the top of the arch???
Figure it out, and you’ll know where I am right now (and no, I’m not one of the adventurous ones in the photo!!)