December 13, 2012 § Leave a comment
December 12, 2012 § Leave a comment
Joy. The sources are many, but for me language and it’s myriad uses is often one of them. Today, I picked up my new favourite book–Foyle’s Philavery by Christopher Foyle–and pointed at a page at random. This is the word I found there:
A grinagog is someone who is always grinning, especially foolishly and without reason. It made me laugh out loud so I felt it was the perfect subject for today’s photo.
Funny thing is, when I mentioned this to someone later in the day, they recalled knowing people like that. Fascinating.
December 11, 2012 § Leave a comment
December 10, 2012 § Leave a comment
#DPP2012 Day 10 was a grey day, but with freezing rain comes ice-coated branches and clothes lines and everything is transformed. The surprise here was the effect of the camera flash on the ice that formed on these leaves. To the eye it was a uniform coating. When the flash hit it it showed the pebbles left by each drop where it fell and froze. Each winter when we get freezing rain I avoid the roads but do love the look of the most mundane things sparkling like diamonds. So today, this was Joy!
December 9, 2012 § Leave a comment
Well, it wasn’t a day with Joy so much, but even when true joy eludes me for a day, there is always gratitude. For small things, for people (small and tall!) and for experiences. Sunday, aka #DPP2012 Day 9, I was grateful for a lovely cup of mint green tea in my beautiful new mug. Warm and wonderful. The mug makes me smile each time I see it.
December 8, 2012 § Leave a comment
No, I didn’t forget yesterday, just couldn’t really come up with any thing that brought me joy. Some music did, and some thoughts of wee loved ones, but nothing to photograph. So I didn’t. I allowed myself the freedom to not feel joy that day.
Today, however, I woke to gigantic fluffy snow falling outside my window and rushed out to see if I could save those beautiful lanterns. Is it really only two days since I was capturing them being radiant in the afternoon sun? I have an idea for them and (if it works) they will constitute another Joy photo this week. For now, here is where they are to dry off:
December 6, 2012 § Leave a comment
The choice was a bit harder today, the bright afternoon sun was so beautiful. Although the sun on green grass at this time of year brings me joy (because it is NOT buried under snow as usual) it was the remaining burst of colour in the garden that ultimately made the cut for today’s photo. I hope you enJOY this vision of fire energy in the afternoon sunlight as much as I do.