Tuesday, July 13, 2010

JOY comes to me

Joy has come to me in many ways recently.
From sharing a meal in my back yard with special friends.
To seeing the first blooms of pink hollyhocks.
The seeds were given to me by a blogger friend, Deena, two years ago.
To receiving a beautiful note and JOY pin in the mail from Mary Jane, a tearoom owner in Ohio.
To a lovely photograph with JOY from another blogger friend, Adrienne.
JOY comes in many shapes and forms.
Thanks to dear friends that remember me with JOY.

Mary Jane also included this lovely quote on JOY by Rabindranath Tagore (Indian Poet)

And Joy is Everywhere;
It is in the Earth's green covering of grass;
In the blue serenity of the Sky;
In the reckless exuberance of Spring;
In the severe abstinence of gray Winter;
In the Living flesh that animates our bodily frame;
In the perfect poise of the Human figure, noble and upright;
In Living;
In the exercise of all our powers;
In the acquisition of Knowledge;
in fighting evils....
Joy is there Everywhere.

15 comments:

Laurie said...

Such a beautiful post! The quote brought a smile to my face, and serenity to my soul! Thank-you!

dutchbaby said...

Those vintage tablecloths are to die for! I found two like yours in a garage sale on my street about five years ago. They bring me great joy. I think I'll treat myself to a joyful cup of tea now.

Steph said...

Everything is so lovely in your photos!

Christina said...

just gorgeous and so inviting.
xo

Tracy said...

This is such a happy post, Marilyn! JOY... my favorite work, my favorite way of feeling! :o) It's great to be back here catching up with you after being away a few days MIA--it's good to be feeling better again. Happy Days ((HUGS))

Adrienne said...

What joy you shared with this post. Loved seeing your tables under the tree - I could visualize it all! Have a joy-filled day, my friend.
~Adrienne~

koralee said...

I love the word Joy...and yes you have so much to celebrate..what a blessing my friend.
Joy is knowing you are blessed. xoxo

Angela McRae said...

Have you ever approached any of your local lifestyle magazines about submitting your photography? I could definitely see that top photo in a magazine -- lovely!

Mary Jane said...

How nice of you to share your JOY, Marilyn.

I agree with Angela. I was thinking the exact same thing when I saw that photo with tables and your greenhouse in the background.
Just lovely and so inviting.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a beautiful outdoor setting for tea!

So nice that you have received so many sweet gifts of joy!

Blessings!

Katherine

Mary said...

What a lovley meal that must have been for your lucky friends - your garden and tables look so inviting Marilyn.

Mars said...

Such a great post. It was fun exploring the many modes of 'Joy'!

~Sheila@tempus fugit~ said...

Such a gorgeous setting to take tea. Are those vintage tablecloths..?!!
Tagore has long been a favourite of mine. He has words for every occasion.
Hugs
xx

La Tea Dah said...

Delightful setting for a tea.

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

Wow...what a beautiful setting... Agree - you should submit your photos to a magazine! Simply lovely!

Donna