Umbria Spring 360

umbria 360

Fly the little drone on a hilltop in Umbria, Italy. Let it take in a 360 view of the countryside. It was only desperation for jobs that would cause anybody to leave Italy for a dirty factory job in New York City.

Both Sides Now, and Yellow

wild mustard and buttercups

Truly just a moment… Walking along at the edge of a field on a stretch of wooden planks and can’t help but notice that the flowers on both side of me are yellow, but different species. On the left is wild mustard, on the right are buttercups. But they agree that yellow is the color […]

Moment of Joy, Delayed

bluebird in tree

I was waiting around near the bird house where, after five years of no-show, a pair of bluebirds are making a home for their babies. I spot a bird in a tree nearby, but can’t see what it is, but with a telephoto lens I take a photo. Later, on the computer I open the […]

Not a Miracle?

spring tree flower

I suppose if it happens every year it can’t be counted as a miracle, and yet finding a flower on a tree that has looked dormant or dead since November… seems like a miracle.

Door Cat

door cat

Everybody said no. Don’t put in a full length glass front door.  You’ll lose privacy. You’ll lose heat. But I did it anyway. For one thing, I wanted a lot more light coming in and plan to put a big plant there. But the real reason is shown here. I thought there was a good […]

Dog Joy

good dog

So here I am walking along to get something from my car and coming the other way is a woman with a dog on a leash.  And the dog just radiates bouncy friendliness. So I kneel as they pass to say hello. The dog never breaks stride walking behind it’s human, but turns my way […]

Dancing Leaves

dancing leaves

There are so many ways that autumn leaves entertain us. I came upon this pair, dancing together on the yellow line of a parking lot. I am not sure of the music they were dancing to, but something very romantic, I suspect.

Beach Moon Rock

rock on beach with moon shape

Walking on the shore of Lake Erie the other day I spotted a stone where the moisture had created a moon shape. While I was getting in position to take a photo a rain drop fell and created a eye in the moon. A moment of joy for me…

Puppy Luv

Jon and Puppy by Frank Siteman

First off, this doesn’t quite belong in the Moments of Joy segment of this website. Because it was not a moment. It was an entire hour of Frank Siteman’s new puppy sleeping in my lap while I stroked her. So it was either a long chain of Moments of Joy, or perhaps an Hour of […]

Winter Tree

winter tree When there is a gentle snow, without wind, the trees get frosted and I took my little drone out and flew it up the side of the tree outside my house… definitely a Winter Moment of Joy.