Friday, 20 March 2009

FINDING JOY WHEREVER IT IS.


This was Trix in the sunshine yesterday afternoon,down by the reservoir. The hills in the background are where I walked in the morning, 8 miles with my friends.


My car today after having been out and done the shopping, with the roof down and the soundtrack of Slumdog Millionaire playing loud.... really great music


These are the flowers that originate in Africa and where brought up from London by my eldest son for Mother's day.


These were the tulips given to me by my youngest son for Mothering Sunday, before they both went off to Amsterdam for the weekend


This is a Primula in my garden and the intensiveness of the colour in the sunshine made me smile


These are my new red shoes that make me feel like Dorothy,in the Wizard of Oz. I'll just click my heels and I'll be in Kansas with Toto, or perhaps better still Devon with Trixie.

These are things that have brought me joy in the last 24 hours. And of course knowing how wonderful you all are with your continued voting. I see that a new person has snuck up on me and is leading the way. Que sera sera.

16 comments:

Angela said...

What a beautiful post, Mandy! I enjoy everything with you and yep, have been voting again! Das schaffen wir noch!! (What an admirable car you drive!!)

Cait O'Connor said...

Love all your pics and I am a red shoe lover too, I just have to have red shoes - energy shoes I call them.

lakeviewer said...

These are a few of your favorite things,...I can hear the music, and picture the children jumping on the bed in that fantastic movie we all watched many times. Thanks for sitting us down and talking us through.

trousers said...

Wonderful stuff all round - I love the picture of Trix. And yes I'm voting as often as I can.

x

Mel said...

You GO girl!!

Oh, what good taste the kiddos have!

:-)

Robbin'sMama said...

Love the Primula, such a beautiful bright color. I am trying to remember to vote every day.

Picsie Chick said...

What a wonderful reminder to be grateful always. This week had a really joyful time for me - I had a problem sending my daily photo out, so did a survey of my list of recipients. I was really touched by the overwhelming response - so many people just want to keep getting them. That was a special kind of joy and humility all at once. And it made it not be so bad to have a head cold. I love posts about joy! And I'm glad that you are finding it each day, too.

Hugs and butterflies,
~PC~

Pam said...

Hi Byrd! Just calling in to vote again! Love your pretty flowers xx

Merry ME said...

Who could not be joyful with red shoes, pink tulips, that majestic dog and a sporty little car to zoom around town in. Great shots! Great idea! I'm not a photographer, more like a picture taker. (The same difference as Michaelangelo painting the Sistine Chapel and me filling in the spaces in a coloring book.) Still I'm liking the idea of having a daily theme and trying to capture it with a camera. So many possibilities.
P.S. I voted!
P.S.S. I don't really have a desire to go to Kansas, but red shoes are ooh la la!

Ronjazz said...

I always read you to remind myself that I do have good taste in friends and lovers. And I miss our exchanges. Hope your joy is neverending, FB.

Dark Side said...

What a lovely post and a gorgeous photo of Trixie too.

Just off over to vote again can't have someone else sneaking in can we?..xx

nitebyrd said...

Your pictures brought me a big smile! Thank you for sharing them.

karen said...

thanks for sharing the joy... every photo just made me smile with happiness! (great proteas, of course!) x

Sorrow said...

And joy in the moments with people we love, and knowing they are out there in the Verse, thinking of us and smiling...
XXXXXX

Lori ann said...

What a beautiful post, i loved seeing all your photos and reading about your appreciation. I don't think i've had a pair of red shoes since i was a little girl but I LOVE yours! thanks for sharing with us.

Walker said...

THis was a possitive post if i ever read on.
All the things that made you happy that day