The Gallery: Joy


I thought this week’s theme would be a nice easy one, something to ease us all back into the swing of things after the tough theme of ‘ugly’.
And one thing I learned from this was you don’t necessarily like or want easy! You want to test your little grey cells and have to work at this feature.

I love you all for that!
But joy doesn’t necessarily have to be smiley faces or pictures of your family.
Joy means many different things to different people.


This to me is joy. I know, I know, slightly bizarre, but I took this photo while out on a walk with my family near where we live and it makes my really smile.
The minute they saw that puddle the children were in it: splashing, causing mayhem and giggling. Simple pleasures that make a mum’s heart swell with pride.
The tree is a gnarled old thing on a walk from our house that has charted the march of years of my 2 children. I have photographs of them climbing over it from the moment they could both walk, right up until present day.
And the bridge? It represents a sort of ‘gateway’ we pass under on our walk to another world of hedgerows, brambles, country walks, fields of wheat and rambles away from the cares of the modern world.
So what did you all come up with?
It’s week 7 of The Gallery and as you know, I launched it to showcase all the amazing photographs I see dotted around the blogs I visit.
I wanted to create an online art gallery of all your work.
And the results have been stunning and exceeded my wildest expectations.
People taking part have seen the number of people visiting their blog rise, they’ve met new people and have helped create an exciting buzz around the internet.
That’s you helping drive this. You are making a different just by taking photographs!

And the beauty is you can jump in any time you like. Miss a week, miss 2, come back; you don’t even have to post a picture if you don’t want to, just visit everyone else’s. If you are joining in this week at the foot of this post you will find a widget to add the URL to your own Gallery post.

The aim is to get as many of your photographs viewed by others, so if you do have the time, make sure you try and visit some of the other entries – even if it’s only a couple – and let them know what you think.
And if you’ve missed this week’s prompt, no problem as there will be a new one on Friday.

I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

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