Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Joy in the Journey

I was thinking about that phrase, Joy in the Journey, and what it means. On our recent journey to Patagonia in Chile, there was continual joy and delight in the things that our eyes beheld.





I thought of a snow flake falling thousands of years ago upon an icy glacier, layer upon layer of snow settling on top of it with each successive winter storm...and then melting and tumbling down a turbulent stream until it finally rests in the ocean once again.



I thought about rough roads and old boats, and the journeys that others have taken on them and in them.






I thought about the birds that soar freely in the sky.




I thought about what a blessing it is to be alive and to be able to choose the path we take and the life we live.

May you find joy in your journeying, wherever it might take you.

























Oh yes, and if you didn't know it, it's Alphabe-Thursday once again. Jumpin' junebugs...we're celebrating the letter J this week...which means the continuation of the random journey through Chilean Patagonia. Be sure to jet on over to Mrs. Jenny's (haha...we should probably be celebrating HER) and see what jingles and things the other Alphabetarians are jabbering about.

20 comments:

Naperville Now said...

Jumpin' june bugs is my new favorite expression...Love love love your photography. Absolute eye candy.

lissa said...

looks so calming and wonderful there. I want to there just to take photos.

great J post. have a sweet day.

jfb57 said...

I've not heard that phrase before although the word 'journey' is in real favour at the moment. I like the idea of looking for joy whatever type of journey you are on.Thank you!

bluegrassnotes said...

Stunning photography--- really lovely post.

storybeader said...

love looking at your photography and the journeys you have taken! {:-D

VBR said...

One of the joys of this journey is that you have kept a stunning visual diary of your trip. These photos just continue to amaze me! Lovely.

Claudia Willison said...

Beautiful photos your are showing us. I hope that one day I can take a journey to Chile myself... ImagesByCW

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

How wonderful to be able to look back at a photographic journal of your journey!

Karen S. said...

Thanks for your joyful, journal of such a wonderful journey it will jingle all day in my mind!

kim joul aita said...

I've never seen any snows or glacier in my life before. Just saw in pictures like yours. It's beautiful. I love the ice break that float to the sea. Nice shots. Thanks for sharing.

Amiko @ Days of Eomma

Andy David said...

Dear Anita,
Always beautiful pictures from you. Yes, you are so good at what you do (smile). Wish you could take my picture (LOL).

Mumsy said...

Your journey sure were joyful to see through this gorgeous pictures. I love the blue icebergs. They are so amazing!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Oh my! These are again...Amazing! Lovely, lovely images through this journey. ...I would be here all day, if I mentioned every detail I lvoed. ...so will just mention two out of them all...the blue icebergs and the wooden pilings rising upward from the water.

Blessings & Aloha!

Jim said...

A wonderful journey, Anita. Here is wishing you one of the best journeys in life!!!

I like your pictures, many of them remind me of places I've been or seen. Thank you.
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ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Excellent photography and post ~ Joy in the journey ~ there is always joy ~thanks, namaste, (A Creative Harbor)

Annesphamily said...

Such beautiful images! I am very happy I stopped by. Your post is lovely and your photos stunning! Enjoy the weekend, Anne

Ames said...

Anita your photography is so vibrant! And Patagonia is such a diverse place. I can see the joy through your camera lens. Thanks for sharing Patagonia with us!~Ames

Pondside said...

I love all of your photos, but the water and glacier photos get me every time - the colour is unique to that part of the world.

Sue said...

You are such an artist, my friend.

=)

Jenny said...

Thank you for taking us on this beautiful Journey with you...

What Joyful memories!

Great post.

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