Nurt Thurs – Moments of Joy

Inner peace. Many things happening in the world right now, we need to find pockets of joy here and there to keep our inner peace.

  • I’m walking around my neighbourhood early morning and trying to find ordinary beauty in each corner.
  • Taking care of my plants: potting and repotting, watering, talking to them, yes! you heard it right! I like to talk to them.
  • Watching the sunset in the evenings after all the chores of the day are done.

Hope you can find moments of joy during your day.

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Moments of calm

  • Early mornings, the time between the night and the light
  • Flowers, always flowers
  • A cup of coffee in my hands conducting the warmth through my body
  • The smell of soil and rain in the air
  • Birds songs
  • A rabbit wondering around
  • The breeze playing with my hair

Have a great weekend!

Spring softness

Spring softness can be found a few steps from my front door, as the first flowers in my Dogwood tree.

Or at a few steps a little farther away as in the tulips around my maple tree.

Spring’s soft fragrance can be found a few steps from my back door as well and it can infuse the soul with lightness as the hyacinthus in my backyard.

Or a little farther away, in a park nearby, the beauty of the cherry trees can transport us to a land of fairies and magic.

Hope you enjoyed a little bit the spring softness from my field of vision.

Spaciousness

At the lake

We all got in the car this week. We drove to the lake. Spaciousness was the feeling when we got there. Breathe in, breathe out. The blue immensity filled my soul with calm and joy. It was a priceless ride for all the beautiful moments spent in there đź’™

Wishing you a lovely weekend!

May Flowers

my cherry tree

We planted this cherry tree in our backyard a few years back. She was 2 feet tall, a say a baby tree. Now she’s maybe 8 feet tall and she is blooming!

I say ‘she’ because to me all the trees are female. They are fertile, they give flowers and fruits, they are home for birds and other animals. They are always ready to give security and love. Oh! if you don’t know yet, I’m a tree hugger too!

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food, and medicine to the soul.

Luther Burbank

Wishing a wonderful May to you! Stay safe!

Earth Day

Today is Earth Day, I was planning to start this post with Happy Earth Day!  I decided not to add the word Happy. Why?

Is it really fair to say the word happy at this time with so much pain in the world?

The Earth is infested with a virus that is killing many people, destroying families, jobs, and life per si because of human’s careless actions. At the same time, the WHO, healthy officials, and politicians are dealing with the situation as if it was a game.

So, there is no happy, just Earth Day! I do hope that we can find time to disconnect from the big chaos in the world right now and to focus on the goodness that the Earth gifts us everyday.

I found this gorgeous dandelion in my backyard yesterday. It’s so delicate and intriguing, a work of art from Nature. It made me smile and I felt gratitude towards the Earth, which, in spite of everything the humanity does to it, is still a beautiful place to be. 

Stay safe!

Revelation #Haiga

In a lake nearby

This week Colleen’s Poetry challenge is Poet’s choice.

You know how much I love photography, it’s a form of expression for me. I try to show my feeling through my clicks. The same in relation to writing poems. I love it when I can put both together: photography and poems.

I took this photo few weeks ago. Hubby and I were strolling by a lake nearby and we saw this gorgeous swan in another side of the lake, they never came close before, so we didn’t expect when he/she started to swim towards us. It was a lovely surprise! We were so happy, like kids when receiving a new toy. We took photos and recorded this gorgeous bird. We really enjoyed that moment.

Hope you like the photo and the poem.

Welcome March

March is here, still cold and snow on the ground, but the expectation of spring brings joy. It’s like counting down to see the first sprouts breaking through the soil and smiling at us.

The rivers are still frozen, the earth is waiting to explode in color, but for now, the best is to be indoors. I’ve being writing, not as much as I would like, but bits and pieces here and there.

And reading, I’ve joined the GoodReads challenge, and I’m up to read 25 books this year. I’m already in my 3rd one, and I have this pile to read in March.

All of them from women authors about women trying to find her space in this world. Women with different backgrounds (from a math teacher to one that never attended a school), and different decades, but so similar in so many ways. I’ve started the ‘Where the crawdads sing’ and I’m loving it.

Wishing a great new month to you!