Finding Joy

The thunder rumbles through the sky the way I would imagine the empty belly of a giant would sound. The rainfall goes between big, loud, fat raindrops and petite sprinkles through the leaves of the many trees that adorn the landscape.

The sound is intoxicating. This must be what peace sounds like.

As I sit in my sister-in-law’s beautiful mountain home that she so graciously extends to us, I close my eyes while listening to the thunder echo through the valleys and off of the granite mountain. Flashes of light dance through the afternoon sky. Nature’s symphony has begun and soon the frogs and crickets will join in tune.

This has been such a timely and wonderful retreat from the never-ending noise of the city.

While signs of new life are bursting open everywhere, petals are already falling from the Yoshino cherry trees and sticking to the ground. It’s a masterpiece.

This has been the perfect way to prepare for Easter by turning my attention from the everyday to the everlasting.

I have several photos to share with you from the past few days. Enjoy!

Footprints through the pollinated porch
by Joy Cannis

The rain is washing away the sneezes
by Joy Cannis

I would say this tree is firmly planted
by Joy Cannis

Throwing Rocks in the Creek
by Joy Cannis

The Bridge Over the Creek
by Joy Cannis

River Accessories
by Joy Cannis

Let them be Boys
by Joy Cannis

Wash Day at the Fire Station
by Joy Cannis

If I were entering a contest, this would be my submission

by Joy Cannis

Do any of these photos evoke memories of your childhood or calm an anxious mind…even if just for a moment?
I would love to hear your thoughts.

10 thoughts on “Finding Joy

  1. I chuckled a bit when I read this post about joy and peace… Not because it was funny, but because I too wrote about peace yesterday. I’ve always heard that great minds think alike… 🙂

    I love your pictured. You are truly talented, my friend! Several of them make me yearn to watch it rain, or take a nature walk or just revel in the beauty that the Lord has given us.

    Thank you so much for bring some joy into my day! Blessings to you sister!

    • Thank you, Sharita!
      If I’m not writing about peace and/or balance, I am thinking about how to achieve it!
      Blessings to you as well!

    • Thank you.
      I totally agree. I love being surrounded by God’s masterpiece’s. When I am in the mountains, all I have to do is look around to see His magnificence.
      I know it should be the same when I am in the city and look around at all the people. I’m a work in progress 🙂

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