"We are all wanderers on this earth...our hearts are full of wonder, and our souls are deep with dreams." ~ Gypsy proverb

Friday, August 5, 2011

A Pocketful of Moments: 8.5.11

Joy Pockets with Monica...

When I slow down and push busy-ness aside, remembering that it can wait, the quietest of details begin to seep in, yearning to fill that space. And then I see...

the caterpillar on our tomato leaf, a snail on the screen...

the fleeting clouds that cover the sun, hailing enormous relief...

the sound of cooing sunkissed showers, coaxing children to swim in the rain...

the taste of sun-drenched jasmine pearls
with hints of lime and mint ...

the surprise and delight of receiving a long-traveled postcard, the thoughtfulness and the sincerity of a beautiful, faraway friend...

a phone that has roared back to life despite its mini swim :)...

the lovely smell of tea tree oil upon opening the dryer door...

 a fantastic new story that has given me laughter and tears by chapter 5...

and one more second captured, as I join Amanda in This Moment...

I hope this weekend brings you the details that scream life, love and joy...

much love
xx oo


  1. Your joy pockets are simply the perfect way for me to begin my morning -- I long to soak in wonderful details of this summer day!

    And I love that swinging -- love it!

    Thank you MJ!

  2. Oh my! I love your blog header. What an amazing photo! Jade x

  3. I love the photo MJ and all of your joy pockets; they do make me remember to slow down and Look! Have a great weekend and it looks
    like we don't have to worry about Emily, she is no more! XX

  4. love all of these moments.i love the smell of teetree oil also.

  5. Loving your joy pockets! You are so poetic. Glad the phone roared back too. Your daughter is simply stunning! I love the photo of her too.
    Have a great weekend!

  6. good morning mj and again, thanx!

    so happy for your phone and how do you get the smell of tea tree oil into dryer? beautiful girl there, too!

    have a great weekend!

    (oh yes, anytime you want to talk colorado, i'm game! i'm not big on Denver, it's just another big city, but boulder and golden, and durango and more.... are wonderful)

  7. Wonderful pockets of joy MJ - the showers, the postcard, the book - I loved The Help too and your daughter`s beautiful smile. Have a lovely weekend!

  8. Never heard of jasmine pearls - they look amazing!! A far-traveled post card - nice! :)

    Good news about the phone! Have a beautiful weekend, MJ!

  9. Wonderful, wonderful. Dragon pearls ... one of my favorite Teavana teas and so happy to hear your phone is back to life! YeeHaw!!!!!

  10. Ivey--generous drops of tea tree essential on unscented paper dryer sheets (compostable-yay!).

  11. Great selection of photos!


  12. such gorgeous photos as always! Happy weekend to you MJ!

  13. the smell of tea tree oil is a good one! and did your daughter get a haircut? love how happy she looks in that moment :)

  14. Yay! Recovery :-) And Aaaaaah. Peaceful moments.

  15. Ooh, I LOVE Jasmine Pearls, and your joyful moment!

    I'm also feeling inspired to do a postcard swap...

    Have a lovely weekend, MJ!

  16. I want to wish you the same!! It's those little details that make everything else worth it!

  17. Oh what wonderful pockets MJ and so nicely written. Love the postcard image and that last one.

  18. I love you're pockets, MJ. Simply beautiful!! And YAY YAY YAY for the iPhone! I've been keeping my fingers crossed for two days. They were starting to hurt. ;) Have an awesome weekend!!

  19. These are beautiful, MJ. Such life in them. Thank you for sharing them with us.

  20. Oooh that tea sounds delicious! I loved The Help too. Can't wait to see the movie. Have a great weekend!

  21. How lucky to have a phone roar back! We were not able to revive a phone this week. Have a wonderful weekend!

  22. Great photos for sharing!


  23. love your moments. love you!

  24. Wonderful joyful moments and appreciated and expressed so well ~ thanks, Carol ~ visiting from Bohemian Twilight ~ my blog is A Creative Harbor ~ Come visit ~ hugs and namaste,

  25. Lovely joy pocket moments. I love the smell of tea tree oil too (along with eucalyptus oil, we can smell it on a hot day here with all the gum trees). I loved the book, The Help too. I read it earlier in the year. I think it comes out in the cinemas here this month. I hope it is good as I want to go and see it.
    Glad your phone has come back to life! Happy days to you, Jacinta x

  26. beautiful photo of your daughter.
    that is a treat to get a letter in the post!
    Nature amazes me and your photos and joy pockets about the snail, herbs and teas remind me how many ways I can sense nature.
    Hurray for your iphone:)
    and thanks for the tip on how to add tea tree to the dryer sheets.

  27. your joy pockets this week were so soothing + oozing with gorgeousness! glad your phone survived too :) have a fabulous weekend mj!

  28. I love the way you look and see, so minutely, so mindfully, MJ. I love the energy you have and give. I love your photos. Thank you for sharing you and the way you see, here with us. I feel so lucky.

    Smiles being sent, all the way to you from over the sea!

  29. What wonderful Joy Pocketss MJ.

    Great photographs too.

    I really enjoyed reading your post.


  30. ooh, jasmine pearls, how divine do they sound?

    ok, that's a cool shot of the postcard. :)

    yay for the phone coming back to life! lol close call.

    aw, sweet smile, looks totally relaxed.

    hope you're having a wonderful weekend friend.

  31. I just ordered that book...you never steer me wrong. : )

    And sweet postcard shot girl!

  32. Beautiful. All of it. Your daughter has your wonderful smile; she really shines through that picture. Brilliant tip of tea tree oil in the dryer. And, you're so right. Nothing beats a postcard from a faraway friend.

  33. Wonderful simple moments you noticed this week.
    I actually listened to The Help as an audiobook and was truly engrossed in the story. Tears, laughter, and love went through me when I read/listened it.
    I love receiving letters and postcards. It still is such a tactile form of connection to my friends far away. I love it when someone takes the time to write and send something to me.

  34. Wow what wonderful comments. I appreciate your sincerity and outward love for others. Beautiful pictures as always, and the physical sense of warmth and family loved.

  35. What gorgeous pics! And an excellent list of joy!
    Fabulous blog - I shall be back!

  36. What a beautiful collection...
    I know this visit is way overdue but I still wanted to pop in!

    Last week, I was playing around on my new phone and got this shot of my nephew. I always enjoy him, but particularly when I see my sister's essence in him. Does that make sense? This was one of those moments...


    I'm really proud of this picture so I hope you'll take a moment to come by! :)


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