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.
Sun-kissed bougainvillea. Photo by J. Wise
I discovered this beauty a few days ago. At first I thought it was a morning glory flower because I noticed it first thing in the morning.
Last evening, however, I saw a second one, unfurling slowly. Within an hour, it was completely open, and remained so all night. This morning it is gently closing.
It’s called a moonflower because it blooms during the night (and probably also because it’s white). However, for me it’s really a star flower. The star design at the centre reminds me that I am a star at my core (as are you), and it’s important to let that star quality shine for everyone to see!
A star is born! ~ photo by Julie Wise
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With such beauty greeting you in the morning, you can’t help but feel good about the day!
Morning Glory! ~ photo by Julie Wise
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Spring is my favourite time of year – watching the new growth, seeing changes every day in the trees and gardens, listening to the chorus of birds by day and frogs by night.
It’s as if all of nature is bubbling with joy.
I love this photo I took recently. Such soft colours and delicate shapes. The promise of beauty unfolding.
The Promise of Spring ~ photo by Julie Wise
What do you enjoy most about spring?
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Monday…wild winds and black skies.
Tuesday…a splash of colour. Joy on a cool spring day.
A pansy in my pocket! Or on my balcony in this case.
I took this photo on my morning walk. What do you see when you look at it?
A common weed or…??
I see a million wishes!
In fact, one of my wishes came true today 🙂 but you’ll have to wait til the next post to find out what it is!
What is your wish for today?
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As I walked in the falling snow today, I finally found words for my heart’s yearning.
My heart yearns to burst forth and radiate joy in the world.
Just the way my beautiful bougainvillea is bursting forth with vibrant colour and new growth right now.
Bursting forth with joy!
My heart is at peace, having found the words to express its deepest desire. Now I listen for the whispers of next steps.
It’s been a dull day, gray and damp, so I decided to have some fun.
On my way home, I stopped and bought some flowers – random colours.
Colouring my world!
And then, I did my toenails in alternating colours!
Colour always brings more fun into my life.
What is fun for you?
I’m so lucky. I have wonderful friends.
Last week, two of them brought me these flowers to celebrate my latest successes: the design and production of my new pencil case, and the launching of my shops on
Etsy and on ArtofWhere.
The Gift of Friendship
Friends who support and encourage your dreams and creativity are such a gift, aren’t they?
Who motivates you to keep dreaming and creating?
As winter arrives, my favourite flower begins to bloom, offering a joyous burst of tropical colour on cold snowy mornings.
Fragile perfection ~ jw designs
Paper-thin, bold vibrant colour. It grows in wild hedges in tropical climates. Do you know what it is?