A blooming (vibrant red, even) hibiscus. Indoors. On a cold, damp, overcast, icky, I-don't-care-what-the-calendar-says-Spring-will-never-actually-get-here-this-year, late-March day.
Happiness is also noticing that the bush was in bloom. (Missed the first flower and with these plants you only get about a day for full glory.)
Happiness is the plant being in a north-facing window on an overcast day (best lighting ever--artists have known this for centuries).
Happiness is having a cable shutter release for the really sloooooooow shutter speed necessary for the low light and depth of field. (And knowing how to compensate a bit for exposure. Oh, ok, so I tweaked a few back to where they "should" have been, but I still like the saturated, blown-out look too…)
Made my day, that's for sure. Until it started to snow. Again.