Ordinary Joy

December 27 – Ordinary Joy

Our most profound joy is often experienced during ordinary moments.

What was one of your most joyful ordinary moments this year?

(Author: Brené Brown)


Photography is a passion of mine. I don’t have top of the line equipment yet. I just have my little Nikon but it is what I do with it that gives me the most joy. I love taking nature shots. I love going out into the woods or anywhere outside, for that matter, and seeing what will reveal itself to me. I never know what will catch my eye. Sometimes it is the way the light from the sun hits the trees or the tiger lilies in my Grandma’s flowerbed.  Hours will fly by and I am not the least bit cognizant of it. I lose myself and even though not every shot is a winner, there’s always a few that make it all worth while.  That is my profound joy. And this year, I had quite a few of those moments. 🙂

0 thoughts on “Ordinary Joy

  1. I spent a little time going through your flickr images and I have to say that they are beautiful and you certainly do have a gift. I can’t wait to see more.

  2. I find myself regularly amazed at the talent that goes into photography. Being a person that loves art but has no real knack for it, I tried my hand at photography once. I loved doing it in school, thinking that it was a type of art that was easy for people with no talent. I was very mistaken.

    I am particularly impressed with your black and white treeline picture. All of your work is great, but that picture just resonates with me.

    • Thank you very much. I’ve only recently been more drawn to doing more black and white shots. I’m liking it very much. If you love doing something you should do it regardless if it is good or not so good. If you enjoy it and you find joy in it, that is all that matters. My paintings are NOT good but I enjoy doing them and they make me smile – so I hang them, I smile and that is good enough for me. You should keep it up if you enjoy photography. 🙂

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