Wanderings & observations – urban & rural.

Weekly Challenge: Happy

A weekly Challenge set by The Daily Post  (http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/10/05/weekly-photo-challenge-happy/) asks us to share our images of “Happy” using a gallery – collage format that’s new on Word Press. Too bad the gallery format didn’t work for me, but it doesn’t matter – here, some images of happiness:

This glass sculpture spins atop a pole in the grass next to a lake, where its’ bright colors catch the light: pure joy!

More happy:  a bouquet of wildflowers that I just picked along deserted railway tracks.

Family and pets…

And art in unexpected places…

Inside a huge old tree someone has put together a mandala of found objects.

Sometimes the art isn’t a surprise, but the view from underneath it is…

Seen from underneath an Alexander Lieberman sculpture, Seattle’s Space Needle echoes the bold curves – a happy surprise .

Another unexpected scene that made me happy: taking a walk and happening on a mock battle on the lake. (These are the Lady Washington and the Hawaiian Chieftain, trading cannon fire on Lake Washington, WA.)

Friends make me happy, but they probably don’t want their pictures in public view.  This guy, however, clearly doesn’t care who takes his picture or where it might end up – he’s too busy for those worries:

I cannot see a Great Blue Heron without feeling happy, and thankful. They are my totem birds, and whether standing at the edge of a small pond in New York farm country, stalking crabs in a marsh on an island in New York City, or flying overhead on deep, wide wing strokes, they always give me a thrill.

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10 responses

  1. Northern Narratives

    Thanks for all the Happy photos. Very nice.

    October 11, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    • Thank you – no frosty mornings here yet, but maybe soon.

      October 12, 2012 at 11:13 am

  2. Beautiful post, full of happy pictures! :)

    October 12, 2012 at 2:52 am

    • Tank you Ioanna, and I’m enjoying your blog a lot -

      October 12, 2012 at 11:12 am

  3. I admire the variety in your responses and also the quality of the photography.

    October 12, 2012 at 6:29 am

    • Thank you Louis – I like the consistency you have on your site – we need them both, right? Variety and consistency. Oh, and quality…we try!

      October 12, 2012 at 11:08 am

  4. Exciting and fun images. My favorite is the man and his pet running by the beach. It’s a fusion of a peaceful, free time for self, enjoying nature, the sea and yes, our favorite pets. Great post.

    October 13, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    • Thank you – that’s my son running on a beach in North Carolina, with a dog he & his girlfriend got at a shelter, before he was deployed to Afghanistan. He’s back now but they parted ways, and the dog was sent to live with her family. Whatever the outcome, it was a wonderful moment & it’s good to have it “on film”.

      October 14, 2012 at 10:34 am

  5. great perspectives and happy.

    October 15, 2012 at 8:17 am

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