Visions of Happiness

We asked our readers to submit images that illustrated their idea of happiness, and we got a great response. We received a wide array of images, many of which included pets, children, and beaches. It was difficult to pick a winner, but “Summer Shake,” by Brian Maley ’13, came out on top.

“Summer Shake,” by Brian Maley ’13, shows his golden retriever, Petey, shaking off in the backyard after getting a bath with the hose.

Becky Ten Eyck, associate director of individual and planned giving, photographed her son, Parker, and his friend, Helena, at play in an orchard in “Simple Pleasures.”

Lindsey Hadlock ’12 submitted the image “My First Bike.” “The girl in the picture is me, and my mom just shot the picture when I opened the wrappings on the bike,” she writes. “It definitely had training wheels in the picture—but I did learn how to ride without training wheels on that bike! It was a present for my fifth birthday.”