Daily Joy

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?

robin on branch in winter

A robin on January 8, 2017!

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Oh The Magic!

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.

spring leaves

The Promise of Spring ~ photo by Julie Wise

What do you enjoy most about spring?

 

Photo Frenzy

Over the weekend, I had the joy and pleasure of being near Lake Ontario. I did a lot of walking, and took photos galore. I’ll share some of my more memorable ones in the weeks to come. For now, here are two that speak to me of spring and new beginnings.

green grass

How green was my valley! Photo by Julie Wise

leaves cropped

Life anew. Photo by Julie Wise