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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


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FLOWERS ON ONE DAY during Tu B'Shvat week 2012.

Garden of Joy photos by Joy Krauthammer ©

FREESIAS open in February 2012

Purple flower vines surround jazzuzi spa.
Rosemary lives within the vines, next to Jade plants.

Orange blossom succulents in front of house.

Red succulent 'lagartijos' multiply like crazy where I drop the babies from the leaves, in front and back of house and on slope. That may not be the correct name but so named because their leaves resemble lizards.
"viviparous" Kalanchoe 'Houghtonil' succulent of Crassulaceae family
become deep in a forest of its own progeny.
Babies on this succulent are 1/16”, tiny. See images below. Upon maturity, their red tubular flowers are magnificent, atop stalks a few feet tall. 
Grateful these are plants and not baby animals in Zimbabwe. I share my plants trying to multiply them, not massacre them. This succulent originally came from my dad’s, z”l, Florida garden many decades ago. I've loved them since childhood.

Baby Agaves succulents on slope, on stem of mother agave. I transplant the babies when they are larger. Gopher EATS most of the newly planted plants.  : ) Agaves Also seen on slope surrounding fig tree which was a baby from the FIG MAMA in back yard. On the slope, I don't get to harvest the figs but all the wild creatures love it, including the trees that I do harvest.

On left, are yellow flowers from a succulent in front of my house by the street hydrant in a succulent garden.
From cuttings, I have replicated garden in the middle of my lawn.

On right, what I call the flower of the Pregnant ONION plant. It gets lots of babies on its bulb.
Ornithogalum Longibracteatum flower.
Behind the onion are my grapefruit and orange trees, which I drastically have pruned from their abundant sizes and harvest.

Bougainvillea, 2 large bushes, on side of house. Sago palms are adjacent to bougainvilleas. Nasty people steal the Sago palms from gardens and sell, and get great money for them.  :(
Near the Sago palm by the corner of my house totally obscuring the wrought iron gate, is my huge lengthy Passion Fruit vine, maybe 50 feet long. Some creature is eating the flowers before they transform into fruit. I love eating the fruit. Fruits slide down the slope and I can't get to them.  : (

FIG TREE looking up toward house from street, and looking down at fig tree on slope from lawn.

Purple Mexican Sage is the velvety long surved stem. New growth is appearing at bottom of bush.
 I also had Midnight Mexican Sage which was purple on purple, but they sadly died.

Succulent may be called Negra aeoniums because the circular flower turns dark brown. When very dark they are 'Schwartzkoff' aeoniums.
Green succulent multiplies and makes a giant moung of new ones, over the years. Another orange succulent flower grows right through the mound.

View from back yard facing East with beautiful snowy white clouds. They only gave a tiny mist of rain.

I receive the greatest pleasure from my garden that I tend for G*d. - Joy Krauthammer

Flowers during week of Tu B'Shvat 2013 include great delights, some in sun and some in rain.

Joy Krauthammer  ©

Others' Gardens

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Although I usually photograph my own Garden of Joy delights, I may photograph flowers in other gardens.

Sunburst Pampas grass
© Joy Krauthammer  

Pampas grass
© Joy Krauthammer  

Garage View
© Joy Krauthammer  8.2016

Garage View
© Joy Krauthammer  8.2016

Karen's Path 1
© Joy Krauthammer 

Karen's Path 2
© Joy Krauthammer 

Karen's Path 3
© Joy Krauthammer 

Karen's Path 4
© Joy Krauthammer 

Karen's Path 5
© Joy Krauthammer 

Bird of Paradise 
Japanese Garden
© Joy Krauthammer  2.21.2016

Yellow Street Flower
© Joy Krauthammer   1.30.2016

Yellow Poppy
Edith's Garden
© Joy Krauthammer   1.14.2016

Bougainvillea and Palms Across Street
© Joy Krauthammer  7.27.2015

Purple Cardoons
Edith's Garden
© Joy Krauthammer  7.27.2015

Edith's Garden 
© Joy Krauthammer   2.6.2016

Red Tree, Crepe Myrtle
Porter Ranch Park
© Joy Krauthammer  7.27.2015

UCLA near Fowler Museum
Feb. 2013

© Joy Krauthammer

Edith's Garden
© Joy Krauthammer

Matilija Poppy
Edith's Garden
© Joy Krauthammer

Edith's poppies


© Joy Krauthammer  summer 2012