Be joyful even though you have considered all the facts...practice resurrection. -Wendell Berry

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

  • drifts of pollen, golden in the breeze, rising from the pines.
  • the bluebirds, one bright blue and one muted grey/blue, paired on the deck railing.
  • local strawberries, the first of the season, tucked into my market basket.
  • laundry on the line, one of my favorite icons of rural life.
  • the hum of neighborhood tractors, mowing the first hay of the summer.
  • lightning bugs dancing at dusk, and into the night.
  • awakening to a ferocious thunder storm, with winds wild enough to warrant closing the windows.
  • flowers in the gardens and flowers in the house
June days slip by even as we recognize the joy they bring.


  1. What a wonderful collection of June joys.

  2. you and Batman must have worked very hard for this
    enjoy enjoy enjoy
    My husband slept out on the screened porch in Galena last weekend...Ha..Mr. Suit and Tie....funny what mother nature does to one

  3. Your posts have been so beautiful since you moved to Vermont, Karen. Thank you for sharing the simple, wholesome joys of your new surroundings. And, I have to say, your photographs (the top is my favorite) are exquisite.