weekly photo challenge: jubilant

Saturday, May 21:  Jubilant is an adjective: showing great joy, satisfaction, or triumph; rejoicing; exultant.  So says the Weekly Photo Challenge: Jubilant, challenging us to “end this week on a high note, with images that say jubilant.”

Here are some jubilant moments from my life:

In Hanok Village, Jeonju, South Korea, some jubilant musicians inspired all the English teachers to join in with the festivities.

jubilant Korean dancers in Hanok Village, Jeonju, South Korea
jubilant Korean dancers in Hanok Village, Jeonju, South Korea

As we took a day-long drive down the King’s Highway in Jordan, my Japanese fellow traveler Minako and I felt jubilant at different spots along the drive.  Me at the Wadi Mujib Nature Reserve and Minako at Karak Castle in Jordan.

The traditional dancers in Siem Reap, Cambodia showed a more subdued kind of jubilation.

Traditional dancers in Siem Reap, Cambodia
Traditional dancers in Siem Reap, Cambodia

I celebrated my 57th birthday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia at Yod Abyssinia Restaurant, probably the most jubilant celebration I’ve ever had.

Traditional Ethiopian dancers
Traditional Ethiopian dancers

And finally, on my month-long trip through Spain and Portugal, I was inspired by the jubilant flamenco dancers at Jardines de Zoraya in Granada, Spain.

flamenco dancers at Jardines de Zoraya in Granada
flamenco dancers at Jardines de Zoraya in Granada
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10 thoughts on “weekly photo challenge: jubilant

    1. Yes, on both counts, Jo: jubilation and heartbreak. Right now, Adam has dropped another bombshell on us and I’m tempted to drop out of motherhood. I obviously did something very wrong in that area of life. It’s too bad I can’t go back and do it all over again.

      I can’t wait till the “new” home is finished. I’m so tired of our makeshift kitchen, making trips to my sister-in-law’s house for laundry and watching TV in our perpetually cold basement! Have a great weekend, Jo!!!

      1. Sorry about Adam. Drop me an email if you want, or have time? Quiet here because James was home Wednesday to Friday. After zumba I was in and out of the garden with the weather, and we’ve just come back from a rare meal in our marina.

  1. I have to say, the photo that to me expresses the MOST jubilant mood is the one of you! Your smile, and genuine love of life, and all it has to offer are there in spades.

    1. Thanks so much, Lynn! That is so nice of you to say! I try my best to enjoy life, although I do have my struggles just like everyone else. Traveling is always a happy time for me. 🙂

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