It's an Anne thing:
a list of what brings joy, most important in the face of joylessness
the company of good friends
the exuberance of new blooms
the return of summer neighbors
fragrant signs that last summer's drought and the winter's late withdrawal have not diminished the Cortland apple's vigor.
listing joys in the face of disappointment serves to clarify where true blessings lie and settles the joy within once again.
Thank you, Anne.