Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Share the Joy: Field Trip



One of my favorite jaunts
anytime of year is a trip
to Seattle's Pike Place Market.
I took little sightseers with me


and while they weren't too keen on having
to pose for a picture,
they warmed up to cups of hot cider
and getting to pick any donut they wanted
out of the bakery case.

You can just see the urn full of mulled cider
in the right lower corner of the photo below.



We perused the vendors, looking for interesting things to buy



like this very unusual broccoli 
(cut off the individual florets and the tips,
toss in olive oil, and roast at 400F for 20 minutes).

From the same stall, we bought rainbow carrots
before meandering by the pepper wreaths.


I was moved to capture this image of pomegranates,
mostly because I recently reread
Traveling with Pomegranates
(by Sue Monk Kidd and her daughter
Ann Kidd Taylor)



but also because it brought back the joy
of breakfasts in the dining room on the dahabeya Afandina
when I was on the amazing trip to Egypt
a few years back.

But back to the Pacific Northwest
and its treasures



edible
and 
just plain entertaining.



Finally, we retraced our steps 

back past the pretty peppers 

and across the street to the perfect parking place
we'd snagged. Ah, JoY!

Just one more dose of joy:
here's a shot I grabbed from the car deck
of the ferry on our way to Seattle
on Thanksgiving.


Now
how pretty is that?


How are you cultivating joy? 
Celebrate it.
Share it.

 

1. do a post that tells and shows what gives you joy.
  
2. capture the URL of the specific post and paste it into 
the Mr. Linky box along with your info.

3. Visit other players and let their joy infect you.

Leave them a comment because everyone
 enJOYS getting positive feedback.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Share the Joy: Happy December




It's the time of year to enJOY spectacular light displays. . . . .






and even a little snow

(a very little)


Happy December, Everyone!

How are you cultivating joy? 
Celebrate it.
Share it.

 

1. do a post that tells and shows what gives you joy.
  
2. capture the URL of the specific post and paste it into 
the Mr. Linky box along with your info.

3. Visit other players and let their joy infect you.

Leave them a comment because everyone
 enJOYS getting positive feedback.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Share the Joy: Thanksgiving Lateness






Have a blessed day,
especially if you're sharing it with family and friends.
Give thanks!


How are you cultivating joy? 
Celebrate it.
Share it.

 

1. do a post that tells and shows what gives you joy.
  
2. capture the URL of the specific post and paste it into 
the Mr. Linky box along with your info.

3. Visit other players and let their joy infect you.

Leave them a comment because everyone
 enJOYS getting positive feedback.


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Share the Joy: Holidaze



It's once again time to share your joy.
I feel a little jolt of joy each time I empty a box
and put things in place in the new house.

And when I look forward with anticipation
to having a big family Thanksgiving next week. . . 
and decorating for Christmas soon after. 





How are you cultivating joy? 
Celebrate it.
Share it.

 

1. do a post that tells and shows what gives you joy.
  
2. capture the URL of the specific post and paste it into 
the Mr. Linky box along with your info.

3. Visit other players and let their joy infect you.

Leave them a comment because everyone
 enJOYS getting positive feedback.


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Share the Joy: Brrrr!



It's cold enough here that I'm checking the hummingbird feeders
to make sure they aren't frozen. . . . .
because the hummingbirds are frequent visitors.

And I'm a little late in posting today
because my son and I went to a movie
while my Volvo was getting a new headlight
and its electrical system checked for a short.

Here's what we saw ---


and we both loved and enJOYed it enormously.


I just love, love, love going to movies,
especially at our local non-profit movie theater
that showing indie films.


It's a total treasure and always brings me joy when I visit.
The free popcorn for members is always great, too.


How are you cultivating joy? 
Celebrate it.
Share it.

 

1. do a post that tells and shows what gives you joy.
  
2. capture the URL of the specific post and paste it into 
the Mr. Linky box along with your info.

3. Visit other players and let their joy infect you.

Leave them a comment because everyone
 enJOYS getting positive feedback.

Let's keep the epidemic of JOY going!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Share the Joy: November Joy



It's cool-ish and rainy here,
a great time for cuddling up under a quilt
and having a good read.


Reading always gives me joy.
I love wandering through a thicket of words,
wondering at the beauty of language,
its ability to capture emotion,
build suspense,
and tell a good yarn.


How are you cultivating joy? 
Celebrate it.
Share it.

 

1. do a post that tells and shows what gives you joy.
  
2. capture the URL of the specific post and paste it into 
the Mr. Linky box along with your info.

3. Visit other players and let their joy infect you.

Leave them a comment because everyone
 enJOYS getting positive feedback.

Let's keep the epidemic of JOY going!


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Share the Joy: New Opportunities





It's out of the old house
and into the new.

Bye bye home that sheltered me
so well for 16 years.
You did a great job,
and I'm ready to let you go
to be loved by someone new.


There is abundant joy
in opening to new opportunities
to make my home perfectly comfy
and serene --
so all who enter feel safe and loved.


How are you cultivating joy? 
Celebrate it.
Share it.

 

1. do a post that tells and shows what gives you joy.
  
2. capture the URL of the specific post and paste it into 
the Mr. Linky box along with your info.

3. Visit other players and let their joy infect you.

Leave them a comment because everyone
 enJOYS getting positive feedback.

Let's keep the epidemic of JOY going!