Thank you, Paula

"Sunshine on the water makes me happy"

“Sunshine on the water makes me happy”

A litttle while ago, Frizztext, whom I’m sure most of you will know and admire, placed this video in my Comments box and gladdened my heart.  It’s John Denver singing “Sunshine on my shoulders”, a song that always brings a lump to my throat.

Beautiful, isn’t it?  I thought I might follow it up with a few shots that always make me smile.

A lazy day when the umbrella was needed to keep the sun at bay

A lazy Tavira day when the umbrella was needed to keep the sun at bay

I love the angle of this boat on the water

A little boat to sail away on.

This hibiscus is planted outside our house and welcomes us back each trip.

This hibiscus is planted outside our house and welcomes us back each trip.

Everything that makes me smile about the island of Armona

Everything makes me smile about the island of Armona.

The storks in Faro old town

The storks in Faro old town

Endearing scenes from the Folk Festival

Those tents by the river always mean something good's happening.

Those tents by the river always mean something good is happening.

My rooftop, too!

From earliest morning, I love each of my days.

Not possible to leave out that bridge, is it?

Impossible to leave out my bridge, isn’t it? Like this angle?

Irresistibly drawn back to that beach.

But I’m irresistibly drawn back to that beach.

Flowers, ever present, in every season.

Flowers, ever present, in every season.

Paula, who is always Lost in Translation, asked what inspires you.  This is my offering, with thanks to Paula and the inimitable Frizz.

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82 comments

    1. I knew she was disappointed about Sonel’s black and white challenge finishing (since taken up by Cee fortnightly- SO many challenges!) and of course no Jake anymore so I really wanted to take part. Glad you approve, Madhu 🙂

    1. My feet were aching yesterday, Cindy 🙂 Sometimes I take my restlessness to extremes, but I can’t help myself. It’s always worthwhile 🙂 Thank you so much for spending time with me.

  1. Jo, what a fantastic beautiful post you have given us here … every photo is full of the most beautiful summer and delight. This post really made me feel good. My favorite picks is the bridge of course and the yelow/blue pots … but the whole gallery is so delightful.

    1. Bless your sorry ass, girl 🙂 Isn’t there a song that goes “If I can make someone happy. Just one person happy”? You must be that person today! Even bigger hug 🙂

      1. If we make one person happy every day … have we done a great job.
        I just love your hugs .. *smile
        Time for bed and some new episodes of House of Cards.
        No more sitting .. and tomorrow hairdresser treat. *smile

  2. Wünsche dir einen schönen Mittwoch,sind so schöne Bilder da bekomme ich kleich wieder Lust auf Urlaub,ich Schreibe sehr gerne und finde es schön mich auszutauschen,habe das Überzetzungsbrokramm und kann auch alles lesen.Grüße von mir und alles liebe.Gislinde

    1. I sometimes think that blogging is more trouble than it’s worth. Then I get a comment like yours, Elisa, and I’m in love with it all over again. Thanks for helping to lift my spirits 🙂
      (I learned earlier today of the suicide of Anita Mac and it really shocked me)

  3. Thank you for the inspiration. Lovely images, and in particular I like the one of your bridge. Looks so serene and peaceful. John Denver is sweet, maybe a little too sweet for me… Nevertheless I love this post.

    1. Most of my shots are from the other side of the bridge but I took this one standing in Tavira’s excellently positioned bus station. Glad you like it, Munchow. Many thanks 🙂

  4. Your photographs are like an oasis. Always an invitation to escape! That Frizz is something, great choice for a song. Thanks for your good comments on my blog and for taking time to write.

    1. What a lovely comment, Ruth 🙂 I’ve loved that song for most of my life and Frizz picked up on it from a previous post. What a sweetheart! You’re so welcome.

  5. Jo, you made my Monday morning! 🙂 I’ve loved John Denver forever – he was popular when James and I got married – we even used some of his songs in our wedding. And your photos are the icing on the cake. Thanks, ~Terri

    1. Always good to brighten a Monday morning, Terri 🙂 It’s a Bank Holiday here so lots of people were already very happy. Yes, I’m a lifelong fan too. Hope your week continues on a high 🙂

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