Sometimes JOY can seem elusive, but it's never really very far away.
We just have to open our eyes.
I took Emma to the park down the road as I do three times a day.
I grabbed my camera hoping for glowing glimpses of new color in our ever-changing trees.
It was raining with the sun shining. I know what that meant!
And so I began my search for what would surely be waiting...
I love the vibrant color against the evergreens and the other leaves that are slow to turn.
The glow of the afternoon sun never disappoints.
I have no idea what kind of tree this is, but WOW!
It was on fire!
And look at this beauty, half turned, half hanging onto the greens of summer.
So I turned the car around and headed home, smiling at the black cloud that followed me and rained on me during this time with Emma...
And I'll be forever grateful for this gift that was waiting for me as I turned the car towards home.
Joy was there the whole time.