Friday, August 24, 2007

Saturday Photo Hunt ---- Happy







HAPPY

I have to make an admission here. This is not my photo, but taken from my daughter's archives. I felt that it was so much better than anything I had in my collection to fit the theme, so I hope you forgive me.

My daughter is a French teacher and every Spring, for 26 years, students from her school have participated in an exchange program with a school in La Rochelle, France. In fact the other French teacher at the school went as a student on the very first exchange, all those years ago. This photo was taken last year in a wooded area outside La Rochelle. You can see how happy the young student is to be in France. I think it is a lovely photo of an exuberant young woman.

I'm out of town but will visit the photo hunters soon.

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE

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38 comments:

Carver said...

That is a great photograph. What could be happier. My daughter daughter studied at Montpellier during winter break her sophomore year of college and that picture made me think of her. Take care, Carver

Crushed by Ingsoc said...

La Rochelle- always reminds me of The Thre Musketeers, when i hear it.

The breakfast in the battlements chapter is brilliant.

elleeseymour said...

Have a great weekend too.

RUTH said...

Happiness personified...what a wonderful photo! :o)

Chris said...

Happiness personified!! Fantastic picture.

tegdirb92 said...

what a wonderful photo of pure joy!! I love it!!

jams o donnell said...

Great photo. THat is one very happy photo!

Rach said...

That's one happy girl! have a great weekend :-)

Voyager said...

Amazing photo. It makes me happy just looking at it!
V.

changeiam said...

That's just pure ecstasy and a rare moment caught on camera. Here's mine

eastcoastlife said...

She is so happy! Jumping for joy!
Wish I could be young again.

Have a great weekend trip! ^-^

George said...

wow I would love to be able to take a shot like that! It tells a thousand stories by itself.

Midas said...

Wow, that is a super Happy picture.

Sabine said...

That's a perfect photo for the theme, wonderfully captured happiness!

YTSL said...

What a wonderful picture! Thanks to you (and your daughter) for sharing it. :)

Vijay said...

My first impression was Wow!! Then I was speechless.
Perfect.
Doesn't matter if it's borrowed. This is outstanding. By far the best photo that you've posted here in my opinion (your grand daughter comes a close second).

mar said...

This is a superb shot!!! a fantastic picture of a very happy person! perfect for the theme, happy weekend :)

Dragonheart said...

Wonderful photo! :) It just cries "happy!" Perfect for the theme this week. :)

Sarabeth said...

That is certainly a joyous person.

Linda said...

She looks beyond happy - she looks ecstatic!

Thank you for your visit earlier, have a fantastic weekend.

Janice Thomson said...

Awesome...awesome...and more awesome! I love this photo Jmb. Such unabashed and total love of life. Excellent!

meeyauw said...

Her feet are off the ground! that's happy!

Lana G! said...

Now that is HAPPY!

Paulie said...

WOW!!!!!! You daughter captured happiness at its fullest extent, I think. Great photo.

Come see mine when you get a chance.

Drew said...

That is one fantastic shot. Truly captured happy, ecstatic even.

Josie said...

JMB, that is a wonderful picture. Omigosh! Talk about the joy of life. (Joie de vivre? Heh, heh.)

One of my high school friends went to live in the south of France to teach English there, and she's still there.

Gattina said...

That's a very good "on the spot" picture ! and more then this you couldn't show your happiness, lol !

SabineM said...

I know the feeling about happy about being in FRANCE! GREAT Photo!
superb actually!
Merci!

ipanema said...

wow...what a great capture! she looks like dancing almost in mid-air. reminds me of a commercial photo. beautiful depiction of the theme. happy sunday! :)

Heart of Rachel said...

That's a wonderful image of pure happiness. Excellent entry.

Thanks for visiting.

Political Umpire said...

Great pictures, JMB, you really have an eye with the camera.

Expat Traveler said...

I love the photo also! Now I really like that story to go along with the photo..

Thanks for stopping by, and if you don't mind, please vote for me in a photo contest I've entered. Just return to my page again to click on the link to vote.

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jmb said...

Thank you to all the people who stopped by to visit my photo hunt picture and commented.
I hope you all had a great weekend.
regards to you all.
jmb

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Wonderful!

Liz said...

That is a super photo: so much energy and life and vitality expressed in it.

Mama Bear June said...

Wow, that really captures happiness! Wonderful photo.
Photo Hunters

KISSEDALOTATOADS said...

Great capture of happiness! Good choice for this week.

sally in norfolk said...

A bit late..but what a fab photo.