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Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy

Joy and you pair it up with JUMP.  For joy, that is.

Joy to the World (church or another Three Dog Night version).

Joy? An old fahioned liquid dish soap- none available to photograph tonight.

Joy is the emotion I’d most like to capture in a selfie?  (Just thought I’d throw that new word in before the end of 2013  since it was deemed new word of the year.)

Last year’s Christmas card shoot of the grandchildren came to mind. Jumping for Joy.

The grandchildren certainly bring me a lot of joyful moments to capture.

Wishing everyone a new year with lots of joy in it!

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Photographed Thanksgiving  2012 in Hardy Virginia.



Ruthie and the kidsPhotographed by Erika’s mother, Marlene.  The grandchildren with me on Christmas Eve.  Feeling about as joyful as one can be!

22 responses

  1. Now this photos brings a lot of joy!

    December 28, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    • Thanks Cee. May 2014 be a joyful year for us all.

      December 28, 2013 at 11:20 pm

  2. I agree with Cee! and in the jumping with joy photo – well it totally reminded me of the classic painting by Winslow Homer called Snap The Whip – with the red against the green and the holding hands – and the wavy line made by the profiles – really cool picture!


    December 28, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    • Wow. I know that painting. Thanks for the visit and good words today

      December 28, 2013 at 11:20 pm

  3. Fun photo of the kids running!
    Nice to see you got into a photo too :)

    December 28, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    • Thanks RoSy

      December 28, 2013 at 11:32 pm

  4. Thanks for your generous words. May 2014 be a joyful year.

    December 28, 2013 at 11:43 pm

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  7. both fabulous photos Ruth … maybe it is all that harmonious red, and those gorgeous kids!

    December 29, 2013 at 6:13 am

  8. Sue Reinfeld

    Grandchildren can do that, bring you joy that is.

    December 29, 2013 at 7:34 am

  9. Mary Ellen

    Joy is the best. Happy New Year to you, Ruth. Hope to see you soon.

    December 29, 2013 at 7:53 am

  10. Kristin

    Their joy is ALMOST as apparent as yours! I know the feeling. Happy New Year to you too!

    December 29, 2013 at 8:51 am

  11. There are so many ways to express joy, and all of them are beautiful. I like see in you in a pic every now and again – it’s a nice treat! :)

    December 29, 2013 at 8:52 am

  12. Gail

    This challenge was made for you. Pure JOY

    December 29, 2013 at 9:40 am

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  16. Toni

    Perfect – joy!!!! May it multiply in the new year!!!

    December 29, 2013 at 5:13 pm

  17. enjoyed this. interesting you included a selfie for this challenge. i did too, for the first time, and i believe this is the first time i have used the word, right here in this comment. although i thought a selfie is a self-portrait rather than a portrait of oneself taken by another photographer? in any case, both images are delightful. jump for joy indeed kind of delightful. thanks for sharing!

    December 29, 2013 at 11:51 pm

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