The Joy of Wonder

Oh the joy to be found in a child’s wonder…

Joy in Wonder

Joy in Wonder

 

Happy Easter! I hope your day celebrating the wonder of the resurrection is a beautiful one!

Joy and Cheer

Cheer and JoyCheer and Joy

F 4.2, SS 1/60, ISO 1000 Nikon D800, Nikon 60mm F2.8 Micro

 

 

 

Cheer and InnocenceCheer and Innocence

F 3.8, SS 1/60, ISO 1000 Nikon D800, Nikon 60mm F2.8 Micro

“When you wish someone joy, you wish them peace,
love, prosperity, happiness… all the good things.”- Maya Angelou

 

2013 Lily Series – 12

Joyful Magesty

Joyful Majesty

Joyful Majesty in black and white

Joyful Majesty In Black and White

Joyful = the color yellow

Majesty = a meaning of the Lily in the Victorian Language of Flowers

I had to post both images because…

I loved the cheerfulness of the yellow and the feeling of joy it brought me, especially in the warm glow of the sun.  The black and white, however, moved me as well and I loved the contrast.

Not Yet…

Today’s image is of the Nativity in our church.  I think it is the most beautiful I’ve ever seen.  The detail and craftsmanship is amazing.  You don’t have to look close, however, to notice that the manger, the bed of straw, is empty.   This is only temporary though.  In a matter of hours, the Christ child will be placed in the manger.  The children wait anxiously for this.  They love to see the baby Jesus lying in the manger.  The miracle of the original Christmas story touches the hearts of the young and old alike.

Unfortunately, during the Christmas season the primary  focus is on the magical appearance of Santa Clause and the gifts under the tree.  But the real reason for Christmas is that little baby whose coming we anxiously await.    The true miracle.  The miracle of love and joy.  The miracle of grace.  May you experience the true joy of the season.  The love, peace and grace that can be found in the Christ child.

Merry Christmas.

Representation of the True Meaning of Christmas

Representation of the True Meaning of Christmas

Dew Drops

The dew drops almost look like tears coming from the heart of the sunflower.

Tears of Joy