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Joy Serves G*d in Joy as a passionate performing percussionist, poet, publisher, photographer, publicist, sound healer, spiritual guide, artist, gardener and Gemini. "Ivdu Et Hashem B'Simcha" -Psalm 100:2 ....... Joy Krauthammer, active in the Jewish Renewal, Feminist, and neo-Chasidic worlds for over three decades, kabbalistically leads Jewish women's life-cycle rituals. ... Workshops, and Bands are available for all Shuls, Sisterhoods, Rosh Chodeshes, Retreats, Concerts, Conferences & Festivals. ... My kavanah/intention is that my creative expressive gifts are inspirational, uplifting and joyous. In gratitude, I love doing mitzvot/good deeds, and connecting people in joy. In the zechut/merit of Reb Shlomo Carlebach, zt'l, I mamash love to help make our universe a smaller world, one REVEALING more spiritual consciousness, connection, compassion, and chesed/lovingkindness; to make visible the Face of the Divine... VIEW MY COMPLETE PROFILE and enjoy all offerings.... For BOOKINGS write: joyofwisdom1 at gmail.com, leave a COMMENT below, or call me. ... "Don't Postpone Joy" bear photo montage by Joy. Click to enlarge. BlesSings, Joy

BUILDING ART

Building Art

O SAY CAN YOU SEE
Baltimore, MD
© Joy Krauthammer




LOVE
Baltimore, MD
© Joy Krauthammer

CHALLAH


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Permission needed to use by Joy Krauthammer. 



Challah Sukkot, Rena & Jony's. 2007 
© Joy Krauthammer




















Challah
Dov's Birthday 
© Joy Krauthammer


Challah Round
Passover Village chevre at Sukkot
© Joy Krauthammer

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LAKE BALBOA

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"You G*d are the Compassion, the Strength, the Beauty, the Victory, the Splendor, and the Foundation of everything in Heaven and on Earth. " (1 Chronicles 1:29)
I see Your Face in All Nature that I photograph.

In Japanese culture, the sakura (桜) or cherry blossom is a beloved symbol of hope.
Hanimi, flower viewing, is the Japanese traditional custom of enjoying the transient beauty of flowers.
This includes spring time cherry blossoms (sakura) or plum blossoms (ume).

Lake Balboa Poem:  http://joys-poems.blogspot.com/2012/02/blossoming-cherry-trees.html


52Frames LA-SFV Photo Walk, Lake Balboa, Sunday, March 22, 2015, 9 am-Noon
All invited. World Water Day
Nature Guide - Joy Krauthammer


Japanese Cherry Tree Blossoms © Joy Krauthammer
Japanese Cherry Tree © Joy Krauthammer
Japanese Cherry Tree © Joy Krauthammer
Japanese Cherry Tree and Cascade
© Joy Krauthammer


Japanese Cherry Tree (Sakura) & Cascade © Joy Krauthammer
Japanese Cherry Tree & Cascade © Joy Krauthammer

Japanese Cherry Tree © Joy Krauthammer
Japanese Cherry Tree © Joy Krauthammer



Japanese Cherry Tree (Sakura) © Joy Krauthammer
Japanese Cherry Tree (Sakura) © Joy Krauthammer


Japanese Cherry Tree (Sakura) © Joy Krauthammer
Japanese Cherry Tree (Sakura) © Joy Krauthammer

Japanese Cherry Tree (Sakura)
© Joy Krauthammer  3.15.2015


Japanese Cherry Trees (Sakura), Lake Balboa
 © Joy Krauthammer  2.19.2010


Japanese Cherry Tree & Cormorants © Joy Krauthammer
Japanese Cherry Tree and Ducks © Joy Krauthammer


Japanese Cherry Trees (Sakura), Lake Balboa
 © Joy Krauthammer


Japanese Cherry Trees (Sakura) & Great Blue Heron 
© Joy Krauthammer


Swan?,  Geese & American Coot (Fulica americana) (a.k.a. mud hen) 
Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthamer


Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) and Japanese Cherry Trees, Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthamer


Japanese Cherry (Sakura) Blossoms and Butterfly
© Joy Krauthammer


Japanese Cherry Blossoms 
First of the Sakura Season
© Joy Krauthammer




Cherry (Sakura) Blossom by G*d
© Joy Krauthammer


Japanese Cherry (Sakura) Tree by G*d
© Joy Krauthammer


Tree Pods
Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer  11.15.2015


Passion Flowers, Passiflora (Passifloraceae)
© Joy Krauthammer  5.4.2015
Shared with iNaturalist.org 12.18.16, first posting for Lake Balboa.


Passion Flowers, Passiflora (Passifloraceae)
© Joy Krauthammer  5.4.2015
Shared with iNaturalist.org 12.18.16, first posting for Lake Balboa.

Passifloraceae, a genus of about 500 species of flowering plants.  They are mostly vines, with some being shrubs, and a few species being herbaceous." Many gorgeous flowers transform into edible fruits consisting of a hard dark purple egg-shaped shell, filled with seeds and juice inside. Fruit is ripe when fairly firm yet wrinkly and falls off vine. Used as juice, baked goods, ice cream, etc.


Wisteria Arbor
Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer  3.15.2015


Levitation with Double-Crested Cormorant and Wisteria
First day of Spring, Lake Balboa
Composite created for 52Frames
© Joy Krauthammer  3.22.2015


Joyous Levitation with Cherie Weldon, Balinese Dancers, Parasol and Mute Swans (Cygnus olor)
First day of Spring, Lake Balboa
Composite created for 52Frames
CW flies.
© Joy Krauthammer  3.22.2015


Black-Crowned Night Heron
First day of Spring, Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer  3.22.2015


Turtle, Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer



"Mankind will not perish for want of information; but only for want of appreciation. The beginning of our happiness lies in the understanding that life without wonder is not worth living. What we lack is not a will to believe but a will to wonder."  - Abraham Joshua Heschel

Have you stopped lately to acknowledge G*d's beauty?
Blossoms, fruit buds, ladybugs, butterflys, clouds, rainbows, sunrises, sunsets, birds, wild bunnies, peacocks in trees,  turtles, even a man-made lake…


Greylag Geese (Anser anser), Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer  3.15.2015
Being this low on ground with fast agressive snappy geese was a bit scary.


Greylag Geese (Anser anser), Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer


Mallard Ducks (Anas platyrhynchos), Duck Goose, American Coot (Fulica americana) (a.k.a. mud hen) and Rock Pigeon 
Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer


Sea Gulls, and American Coot (Fulica americana) (a.k.a. mud hen) 
 Lake Balboa
by Joy Krauthammer ©


Flying Ducks or Geese, Lake Balboa
by Joy Krauthammer ©


Ducks, Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer   125.2017


Sunbathing Double-Crested Cormorants, Lake Balboa
by Joy Krauthammer ©


 Escaping Double-Crested Cormorants, Lake Balboa
by Joy Krauthammer ©


Flying Great White Egret, Ardea alba with lined up Double-Crested Cormorants, 
Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer 


Great white Egret, Ardea alba
Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer  12.14.2016


Great White Egret, Ardea alba
Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer  12.14.2016


Great White Egret, Ardea alba
Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer  12.14.2016


Snowy Egret
Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer  2.21.2016


American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos), Mute Swan
Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer  12.14.2016



American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos), Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer  12.14.2016


American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos), Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer  12.14.2016


American White Pelicans (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) Waterfall, Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer  12.14.2016


American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos), Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer  12.14.2016


American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos), Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer  12.14.2016


Bird Bath, Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer  11.15.2015


Bird Bath, Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer  11.15.2015


Bird Bath, Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer  11.15.2015


White Ducks, Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer  11.15.2015

Duck, Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer  11.15.2015

Mallard Duck (Anas platyrhynchos), Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer  11.15.2015


Mallard Ducks (Anas platyrhynchos) and American Coots (Fulica americana) (a.k.a. mud hen) 
Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer  11.15.2015


Ducks and Coots (Fulica americana) (a.k.a. mud hen) and Pigeon
 Lake Balboa
Reflections
© Joy Krauthammer  11.15.2015


Brewer's Blackbird (Euphagus cvanocephalus)
Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer  12.14.2016



Brewer's Blackbird (Euphagus cvanocephalus)
 Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer  11.15.2015


Brewer's Blackbird (Euphagus cvanocephalus)
Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer  11.15.2015


Brewer's Blackbird (Euphagus cvanocephalus)
Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer  11.15.2015


Tree
Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer   1.25.2017


Mallard Duck, American Coots (Fulica americana) (a.k.a. mud hen)  and Pink Child
Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer  11.15.2015


Lake Balboa, sunset
© Joy Krauthammer  11.16.2016


Lake Balboa, sunset
© Joy Krauthammer  11.16.2016


Greylag Geese (Anser anser) at dusk
Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer  11.16.2016

Greylag Geese (Anser anser)
Lake Balboa, sunset
© Joy Krauthammer  11.16.2016

Greylag Geese (Anser anser)
Lake Balboa, sunset
© Joy Krauthammer  11.16.2016

Greylag Geese (Anser anser) and white goose
Lake Balboa, sunset
© Joy Krauthammer  11.16.2016

Greylag Geese (Anser anser)
Lake Balboa, sunset 
© Joy Krauthammer  11.16.2016


Greylag Geese (Anser anser)
Lake Balboa, sunset
© Joy Krauthammer  11.16.2016

Lake Balboa 
sunset flock
© Joy Krauthammer  11.16.2016

Double-Crested cormorants at sunset on dock 
Lake Balboa 
© Joy Krauthammer  11.16.2016

Double-Crested cormorants at sunset on dock 
Lake Balboa 
© Joy Krauthammer  11.16.2016


Double-Crested cormorants at sunset on dock 
Lake Balboa 
© Joy Krauthammer  11.16.2016


Double-Crested cormorants at sunset on dock 
Lake Balboa 
© Joy Krauthammer  11.16.2016


Double-Crested cormorants at sunset on dock 
Lake Balboa 
© Joy Krauthammer  11.16.2016


Lake Balboa 
sunset 
© Joy Krauthammer  11.16.2016


Lake Balboa 
sunset 
© Joy Krauthammer  11.16.2016


Lake Balboa 
sunset 
© Joy Krauthammer  11.16.2016


Joy Selfie kayaking and friend Lisa on Wisteria arbor bench, Lake Balboa
I loved driving my dear friend, obm, to this peaceful Valley environment. 
Joy Krauthammer ©

Joy's life at LAKE Balboa:

STORY ~ Moe the Turtle:
2 POEMS ~ Cherry Trees:
OMER:
PHOTOS ~ more Lake Balboa:

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