Spring is a good joy activator.
The talking heads on the news say the tulips are a-bloom
in the Skagit Valley.
The Tulip Festival always makes a nice field trip,
especially on weekdays, when the traffic's not so heavy.
You can stand back for a sweeping view,
or get close up and personal with individual tulips.
It's fun to choose your favorites and imagine them popping up
next year in your yard
but in my case, there's a little reality check,
because deer just LOVE munching tulips
and there are lots of deer who visit the garden
at my new house.
(And just in case you're wondering, no, I'm not living there yet.
I took my house off the market when the original listing agreement expired
and it will soon be listed with a new realtor.)
Speaking of munching, the local farmers' market opens on Saturday.
And finally, I'm overjoyed that I've been able to work on the garden
at the new house, even though I'm not living there.
I've had trees pruned, grass fed, new Eastern weeping pines planted
along the rock wall (the deer demolished the arborvitaes we thought might work),
and installed numerous astilbes and hellebores in the shady back garden.
The daffodils my landscape guy planted for me three months ago
are showing their cheerful little faces
and the deer are leaving them alone.
That's a reason for joy in itself!
What gave you joy this week?
1. do a post that tells and shows what gives you joy.
2. capture the URL of the specific post and paste it into
the Mr. Linky box along with your info.
3. Visit other players and let their joy infect you.
Leave them a comment because everyone
enJOYS getting positive feedback.
Let's keep the epidemic of JOY going!