Albertsons parking lot in our town is in full bloom. These are old photos that I've posted several times already. But I wanted to share joy here and few things bring more joy than pretty flowers, so here they are again.
Then a song came to mind, Joy to the world a Christmas carol, I know, but I had in mind a rock song. I couldn't remember the band, so I googled it. The rockers were Three Dog Night, and this is the song with the famous opening line: "Jeremiah was a bull frog."
Since Google had more information right there, I decided to read up on the Christmas carol as well.
This is the short version: The hymn was written in 1719, by Isaac Watts, an English writer who based it on Psalm 98 and Genesis 3:17-18. Wikipedia had a lot about the music, much of it attributed to Handel, perhaps taken from his music.
It's a beautiful, glorious hymn, so if the music came from Handel or was inspired by him, it would make sense. I didn't read all of it, but it's there, in Wikipedia.
This just shows how our thoughts begin in one place then stray away to other, totally unrelated, places. Anyhow, in this post I just wanted to focus on joy. Here are some more joyful moment to share:
Photobomber Samson, does it again on a beautiful winter's day.
And always thoughtful Faith poses again. I have never known a dog with as many thoughtful poses and you can't help wondering what she's thinking about. Balls probably, nothing is for her more fun than chasing balls.
I hope this brought a little bit of joy to you........