“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan


Two Things That Make Me Happy

It's that little hint of blue smudginess
on the lower left hand side
of this image that does it for me.

In fact, I almost don't care if the other flowers are there or not - okay, to be honest, I really don't care if they're there or not, at least in this image; in real life I want them to be there absolutely, and I'm so glad they are, and hope they will be tomorrow, but for right now, looking at this image, it's that smudginess I'm in love with. That hint of other blue flowers back there in the distance, which in turn makes me remember that there are lots of blue flowers back there in the distance, which makes me happier than should be legal. Other things that make me happy are Ferris wheels, one of which the ever-wonderful Michael & I passed by today, a small carnival setting up in town, and I wanted to ride it, but oh! said he, it's the most boring ride. But it goes high, I replied, and you can just sit and look around, and besides, as he does not need to be told, I am quite a big baby about carnival rides, the Ferris wheel being the only one I am interested in - that and perhaps a ride through the Haunted House or The Tunnel of Love; anything that does not jostle me about or go in small circles.

So there!- there are two things that make me happy,
I will tell him
(we having one of those weeks
when he says nothing makes me happy) -
blue flowers & Ferris wheel rides,
preferably at night when I can sit close to the stars.


  1. "blue flowers & Ferris wheel rides,
    preferably at night when I can sit close to the stars."

    Yes! Oh, it's been way too many years since I've been on a Ferris wheel. You just put the yearning in me!!

  2. I'm not much on carnival rides either, but even with the vertigo that I sometimes get, there is nothing like the thrill of the Ferris wheel ride! You took me back to those many Augusts on Molokai when the fair would take place. I would ride the Ferris Wheel and see the top of Kaunakakai at night. If anything, it certainly gives one a different perspective.
    And the blue smudges? Now you've made me love them too!

  3. Oh gosh, I have to find a carnival...NOW.

    Gorgeous image. I also linger on the things not seen in my photographs.

  4. Cindy - And then came the rain, putting a stop to my anticipated night-time ride. Next time!

    Paula - The best thing would be to just have the Ferris wheel stop when you were at the top & you could just sit a while & enjoy the view. And I just love saying Kaunakakai in my head!

    Melody - Those unseen things, those stories . . . a picture really is worth a thousand words. Give me a picture, I can make up a story!

    :) Debi

  5. Ferris wheels make me happy, happy, too. So do the rest of the carny rides. The spinny-er, sickish-making the better. WaHOOO!!

  6. Yes, Relyn, but you are much WILDER than I!!!!! I can just see you spinning around, laughing & having the bestest of times! My tummy, however, says no.


  7. This is why I love your blog. You have the capacity to write about something so deep and moving and emotional, and then write about the simplest most happy things.

    I love this blog.
    It's what makes me happy today.


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