Small Moments of Daily Happiness

Archive for the ‘Nature’ Category

Aug. 2, 2010

The moon. I’m posting late tonight, trying to get tired so I don’t just lie awake in bed.

I’m sure the moon is out there,

Just like you my love.

Shining bright, an eye watching over me.

Guiding me like the tides,

Closer to you with every beat of my heart.

The stars sing my heartsong

In mighty chorus, a host of angels.

Every night I smile at the moon

Wondering if you are smiling too.

Aug. 1, 2010


Yellow faces

touch the sky

a mile high.


tall but shy

looking at the sky

never to spy

an admirer walking by.

Yes, there is a bee busily collecting nectar and spreading pollen around the sunflower’s clock-face. Everything has a job, a purpose, a place in this world. Even the stinging creatures.

July 16, 2010

My shadow, photo taken on accident, but I liked it anyway.

The sun came out in full force today, but the kids and I stuck to the shadows to play.

Their swing set rests in shade, so they can enjoy it; without blistering hot slides and a grumpy, overheated parent.

Their father decided to experiment, with hose and sprinkler attached, created an impromptu water slide, much to the boys’ amusement.

For a few minutes, shrieks filled the air, tiny limbs raced to climb from bottom to top, and a father assessed his invention.

Conclusion: We need a bigger pool!

What do you like to do in the shade? Sip lemonade?

July 15, 2010

Morning Fog

The other morning as the sun burned off the fog, I snapped a few pictures. The fog is but a memory of the downpour we had the day and night before; a shadow of the moisture that soaked us.

I love the rain. I sleep better when the rain is pattering and the thunder is soft and rumbly. This summer it is hot enough to swim, and rainy often enough to make my tomatoes and flowers happy. (I still water them daily.)

So here’s my ode to the rain:


Falling softly

Pitter patter



Falling quickly

Pouring buckets



Stops Suddenly

Parting Clouds


July 7, 2010

Welcome to the first Post about the small moments of daily happiness! This site is about taking time to smell the roses, feel the moss, taste the fruit, and see the beauty in everyday.

Yesterday I was made happy by the first ripe tomato on my hanging tomato plant. (It was red, not green like this one, but I can’t show you, because I ate it. Yum!)

Growing Green Tomato

I wrote this haiku about it:

meaty tomato

warm, ripened in the sun

acidic success

What’s your happy moment?