Thursday, August 11, 2011

Joy-Coloured Snippets

that have joy-coloured my world today

  • Watching a young robin discover his new world as he explores the backyard.

  • Sitting in a sunbeam at the library dreaming up my next 4 article titles for my blogging column in FellowScript (our writers fellowship quarterly newsletter). The reason for the joy?  They're for the 2012 issues.... which means I'm almost 5 months ahead of the game!  For moi, that's actually more than a snippet!

  • A line from William Wordsworth that made me think Oh that's exactly how I felt when I was six or seven or eight'Sweet childish days, that were as long as twenty days are now.'

  • British actor Jeremy Irons eloquently reading what is probably William Wordsworth's most famous piece, Daffodils.

  • Since we're now chatting about Jeremy Irons, I loved him when he played Charles Ryder in the 1981 series Brideshead Revisited (Castle Howard used in the filming). I love the scene where Charles and Sebastian drive out into the English countryside one early morning and they end up pulling off the road to eat strawberries and drink wine under a huge tree.  Another favorite is when Charles spends an idyllic summer at Brideshead with Sebastian who's  injured his foot.

On that note, I'm wishing you your own joy-coloured snippets
and idyllic summer afternoons!



  1. Hi Brenda, love your post today! I love little joy-colored snippets too. :) I also love Jeremy Irons. Doesn't he have an incredible voice? He is a wonderful actor in the classic tradition. I hope you are having a lovely day and keeping cool. It is 104 here in Georgia and it feels like you are walking in a steam bath the moment you step out of the door. We just got in some peaches yesterday from a local produce stand and I stayed up late last night making some pies. Fresh peaches are one of the perks of living in Georgia and they almost make up for all the heat and humidity! :) Have a beautiful afternoon. Delisa :)

  2. The FellowScript sounds like a very interesting publication :)

    I HAVE had an idyllic summer afternoon. What a welcome change of weather!

  3. What a lovely post today! Jeremy Irons. sigh...

    I have played today and celebrated the fact that I have summers off and that I am now officially free of two chores / jobs that I didn't want to do any longer! LOL

    Do you feel fall in your part of the world yet? It feels it here tonight...

  4. I'm with you on this post...I have my weekly columns done for the rest of the year in preparation for my trip to Iceland and publication of my newest book. Feels good to be organized. Watched a fun movie Young Victoria with my hubby tonight. Life is good!

  5. Delisa ~ About Jeremy, he does have an amazing voice -- a joy to listen to. And yes, we're cooler here... like about 30 degrees less (smile)... but it's lovely!

    Rebecca ~ lovely to hear from you. Glad you're enjoying a more 'welcome' change of weather. We're enjoying degrees in the 70's F I believe (we use in Celsius here in Canada so I have to dust off the translation).

    Matty ~ Oh oh oh oh... what a feeling..... I remember the day I handed in my resignation from a job years ago that I'd grown bored (and irritated with -- well it was the new boss that irritated me). My feet didn't hit the ground for days after with the relief of knowing I was free!

    No signs of fall just yet (or maybe I've just got my eyes closed to the fact).... because, well, the bird songs are different and I've seen seagulls gathering in a park.

    Lin ~ I'll have to admit that you are one of my inspirations when it comes to being organized and getting things done. You always seem so on-top of things.

    Oh... glad you enjoyed that movie... haven't seen it yet but it's on my list of 'want-to's'.

    Iceland... how splendid.. my hubby has expressed a desire to visit there. So I hope you'll share your experiences when you get back.

  6. Another lovely post, Brenda. there are joys all around. And calling individual moments "joy-colored snippets" is so apt.

    Have a wonderful day.

  7. My online friend, your posts never cease to make me crave to run out and buy, try, or experience whatever you are writing about! I loved the poem recitation by Jeremy Lyons. Wordsworth has been a favorite ever since I read Jan Karon's Mitford series. And I didn't even know about Jeremy Lyons (very out of touch obviously). So tomorrow during my trip to the closing sale at Borders I will look long and hard for Brideshead. P. S. Still filling that beautiful journal you sent me!


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