31.1.11

What Brings You Joy?

What would brighten up your day?


Would a bright coloured canna bring you joy?


 How about red cockscomb, red periwinkle or red frangipani?



Surely, the sunflowers would bring some warmth despite being partially chewed up by insects.


For me, I find joy in small surprises like accidentally discovering a bug in the fungi photo below.


I enjoy seeing kids playing and laughing amongst the plants I care for.
Below are kids from 3 different families in the neighbourhood.


Joy is having my 3 dogs posing in the same direction at the same time.


What joy it is to see them posing and smiling!
They are sending love your way.


What brings you joy?

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26 comments:

  1. The puppies are adorable!! I love the hots of your flowers and yard. Tropical gardens are the best. :)

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  2. Now we are talking COLOR. What a day brightener, especially those happy sunflowers. You posted my two favorite things, a beautiful bright day with loads of flowers and your adorable trio of pooches. I really need a new dog. I keep living through others pups!

    The insect on the fungi is a really good shot and find.

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  3. Happy dogs, happy children and happy flowers - what more could you ask for.

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  4. Your sunny blog on a dreary day with snow in the forecast and 0 temps predicted bring me joy. The dogs are just so cute, and I would guess camera hounds too. cheers, One. ann

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  5. Adorable dogs! I can never seem to get a good shot of my 2. The first picture put a smile on my face. So nice to see on such a dreary day!

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  6. Beautiful flowers but I love that red franzipani best! Your dogs are so cute - lovely smiles too!

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  7. Kung Hei Fat Choi Friend. Your dogs are lovely, our Jopet just died recently and we missed him. My sister has separate house but hear us has 5 beautiful Jap spitz, adorable! I also love your red periwinkle and plumeria as i dont have them. I wonder why i haven't seen red periwinkle here, but mostly purple, pink, white and combinations, but red not yet!

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  8. Your beautiful flowers bring me joy! And your sweet dogs sending love my way especially bring me joy! They have beautiful smiles ;)

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  9. Watering the herbs on the hottest day in summer, and filling up the air with the most delicious aromatic oils. That's mine. Also, seeing my daughter gobble up cherry tomatoes like they're candy. My joy is often found in the garden. Nice post.

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  10. Your garden is very spacious.... we can almost jog around it... Sunflowers have their beautiful moments.., just before everything start to dry up, and you capture them well... Happy New Year. Cheers ~bangchik and kakdah

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  11. everything so ready to celebrate CNY in your garden. I can see you might get some seed in that biggest bloom.Did you managed to collect the sunflower seeds that you want too. Red colour suits you very much ;-).

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  12. Reading some happy posts always bring me joy, especially when I see 3 dogs lying in a line posing for you.

    By the way, the spider never made a splash, instead it trapped rain water in its web.

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  13. Piękne kolory, pozdrawiam :)

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  14. it is funny how gardeners think of the same things this time of year...I write many blog posts ahead because of my other job and I also pose the same question next week....your blog has brought me joy..thx for that!!!

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  15. That's a fantastic photo of your dogs! How lucky to capture them all smiling for you.

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  16. Both nice blogs, I really like them! I'm following you as well and I've linked you back on my links page. Ciao! :)

    Btw: At the moment I can only dream of Frangipanis: it's a long way to Italian summer... :(

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  17. What cut dogs! I like the how the littlest guy got up on the table to get a better view. Dogs and flowers! They are pure joy!

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  18. Can't ask for a happier place...lovely, bright garden, happy children and smiling dogs. :)

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  19. All of the above. LOL! What beautiful blooms like the red periwinkle can left ones day. Almost as much fun as running barefoot in the garden. They are having fun.

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  20. aloha one,

    i love cannas and the one you have is one of my favorites...the red hot plumeria is also quite stunning, i don't remember if that one has a scent or not since its a hybrid.

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  21. All of the above for me as well! I love those dogs!

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  22. I love your dogs, they are so beautiful.
    Great post.

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  23. The red plumeria of course! It is one lovely, flagrant flower...

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  24. The canna lily is outstanding. The little pom gives me joy. I have one of my own.

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  25. Seeing my kid riding happily on her bic in the garden brings me joy :)
    I've extended an award for you, please feel free to pick it up when you're free. Happy holiday and Gong Xi Fa Chai!!

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  26. Such cute dogs haha. And love the cheerful sunflowers!! The colour of the canna is just stunning!

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