Friday, January 13, 2012

Saturday's PhotoHunting: Joy

This was actually a tough theme for me because there are so many things that gives me joy and to find one visual to express it was a bit of a challenge. 

But when it comes right down to it, nothing warms my heart and brings Joy in my life more than being with and spending time with family and friends (including my wonderful Internet friends).

I took a photo of this cool looking purple heart just off the main square in the town of Delft in the Netherlands.  The famous Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer lived here. Among his works, I would have to say that "The Milkmaid" and the "Girl with a Pearl Earring" are my two favorites. The town is also known for their Defltware which are hand made and beautifully painted. I also had the opportunity to visit one of those factories, which I featured HERE on a previous theme.

To see more PhotoHunters, you can visit Gattina's Kehole Pictures website HERE


  1. I love that purple heart! It's pretty big, isn't it? What a cool find. I love Vermeer too.

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  2. Hi Annie, I love it too. I like the size and color a lot too. :) Never heard of Vermeer until I visited Amsterdam and I really love his work. That's cool that you love him too.

    Have a great weekend too!

  3. I think you get a lot of joy out of traveling too, no? ;b

  4. Gorgeous heart! Definitely a joyful photo.

  5. Quite a big purple heart. The paintings you mentioned were indeed beautiful. :D

  6. That's a joyful heart and for once not red !
    I also had difficulties to find pictures for my own theme, lol !

  7. Beautiful shot! Have a fabulous weekend.

    Liz @ MLC

  8. Hi everyone, thanks so much for your comments....

    YTSL, yes traveling brings be lots of joy, which is why my subconscious made me choose a travel photo. You got me.:)

    Kay, thanks for liking my purple heart. It does make me smile a lot.

    Raine, glad you liked the paintings. He was very talented. And yes, big hearts can bring great joy I think into the world.

    Gattina, I must say I was very anxious to feature my big purple heart and was glad for your theme to week so I could finally post it. :) fun week. You did a great job on your photos.

    Liz, thanks so much for liking my photo. Have a fabulous weekend too.

    Thank you so much everyone. Hope you all have a very joyful weekend.

  9. the purple heart is truly one of a kind and i love it too. i also had a hard time this week but you did a great job for the theme. lovely choice.

  10. Hi LifeRamblings, thanks so much for liking my photo. I just visited your blog and really loved your photos. I'm a huge SOM fan too!

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  11. Ok that heart is awesome, love it. I too would find it hard to capture my joy in one photo, well done!

  12. Hi Anne, thanks so much for liking by big purple heart....It is pretty cool I think. :)

    Have a great weekend.

  13. Ha, love your photo! Vermeer reminds me of a college Art 101 class. His paintings were easy to remember because of his technique. While i really hated that class (boring instructor) it did lay a foundation for me in art appreciation!

  14. Hi M, thanks so much for your comments. I'm glad Vermeer's work (not your boring teacher) gave you an art foundation early on.

    I didn't learn of his work unti my visit to Amsterdam and I'm glad that I was introduced to his wonderful work.

    Have a wonderful week.

  15. Hi Kathy, Happy New Year!! Sorry I have been so absent. Been keeping up with everyone, just have not had time to comment.

    Love, love, love this purple heart! How cool!!! I hope you had a wonderful holiday with your family.

    Thanks for always commenting & stopping by my blog. :)

  16. Hi Girasoli, thanks so much for liking my big purple heart. I really love it too! :)

    I really enjoyed reading about your wonderful holiday with your aunt and uncle. Makes me really want to visit Colorado some day. It's so beautiful. Thanks so much for taking the time to post your beautiful photos and really cool experiences. I also enjoy your tweets. :)

    Have a wonderful week!


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