Joy, How to find it anytime

February 01, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Rickey Moore Joy, How to find it anytime

It was a rainy day back in July when I took this photo.  I had been driving along an old country road in rural Jackson County Alabama looking for something to photograph.  Then I spotted this field of sunflowers and the rain slackened just a little.  There was no traffic on this rough road, so I pulled over to the edge and admired this beautiful field of flowers.  I grab an umbrella and exit the car and make my way through the soggy patch of 3 foot high sunflowers.  The slow soaking rain turns into a light drizzle and as I hold the umbrella above my head and over my camera I take this photograph. I perhaps take about 60 shots while I am in this field and about half way through this wonderful experience the rain stops and the sun begins to peak through the morning clouds.  Almost in chorus with the movement of the clouds and the shinning of the sun appears other visitors to my cheerful piece of real estate.  They have names like honey, killer and bumble; and on wings of silk they seem to float magically through the moist atmosphere like a great ship sailing with a gentle breeze. So here I stand; wet feet, sunflowers up to my waist, damp hair, and surrounded by my new friends, the bees.  I can still hear the sound of my buzzing buddies as they seem to bounce from flower to flower gathering food, scattering pollen and spreading good cheer everywhere they go.  This day they taught me a fantastic lesson in joy; one of the great privileges and opportunities in all of life is that of spreading joy.  To feel joyful is […]

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