Pocket of joy: Birds at the feeder

I love the way the birds sit in the tree or on the post and wait their turn at the feeder. I love the term “pocket of joy.” I first heard it on a Netflix reality show when one of the main stars, speaking of his difficult growing-up years, also spoke of the pockets of joy that…

Pocket of joy: Birthday flowers

A beautiful bouquet of birthday flowers, from my daughter, her husband, and grandson Ben, featured several of these lovely roses. I adore the colors! I love the term “pocket of joy.” I first heard it on a Netflix reality show when one of the main stars, speaking of his difficult growing-up years, also spoke of the pockets…

Pocket of joy: A snowy Christmas

When I lived in northern Indiana, every Christmas was a white Christmas. But in northern Georgia where I grew up and where I now live again, white Christmases are rare. I remember only one when I was young and one about ten years ago. So it was a nice surprise to wake up this morning…

Pocket of joy: Red-bellied woodpecker at the feeder

My “pocket of joy” today was the red-bellied woodpecker at the bird feeder. I don’t feed the birds in the summer or early autumn because bears get into the bird seed and tear up the feeders. We had a warm autumn, and people kept reporting bear sightings, so I only recently set up my feeders….

Pocket of Joy: The view from my porch in the golden hour

“Grief makes you feel like you’re going crazy,” or so says the author of a blog post on the website whatsyourgrief.com. And the added stress of helping care for an elderly parent, mixed with grief over losing one’s spouse, can amplify the craziness. So I need my “pockets of joy,” like this soft-focus view from…

Pocket of Joy: Begonia

I love the term “pocket of joy.” I first heard it on a Netflix reality show when one of the main stars, speaking of his difficult growing-up years, also spoke of the pockets of joy that sustained him through those difficult times. We’ve had a difficult two weeks. My husband had another stroke, what we…