Joy is… a beach and a blue sky!

Joy is... the wide blue horizon

Joy is… the wide blue horizon

An empty beach

An empty beach

The retreating tide

The retreating tide

The roll of the waves

The roll of the waves

Reflections in the sand

Reflections in the sand

A couple of fishermen

A fisherman or two

Just a puff of cloud

A few puffs of cloud

Patterns in the sand

Patterns in the wet sand

Buried treasure?

Buried treasure?

Even the clouds don't trouble me

Even the gathering clouds can’t dim my joy

For many weeks I’ve been meaning to join Kan on her lovely series Joy is…  This week she charmed me with her preparations for Diwali.  I knew it was time to share with her what joy is for me.  I know that she likes the simple things in life, and I hope that she loves beaches.  This is my local one- the simple life for me.

Please do visit her at Kan Walk Will Travel.  It’s a beautiful and joyous place.  And looking back at this post, I think it might well qualify for Paula’s Thursday’s Special, in which she visits Lake Czorsztyn in Poland.  I’ve been there so I know that it’s pretty special.




  1. The title of the post just says it all for me. Sometimes it amazes me that with the billions of people on the planet we can still find a stretch of beach with no one on it. Joy indeed!

      1. I thought it was weird when I was in Seattle recently and was taking pics through my phone camera; everything was more realistic through the lens. That was amazing for me. Keep shooting and sharing. vw

  2. I agree wholeheartedly that joy is a beach and a blue sky. I am lucky that I live close to the sea and walking by it is, for me, especially when the sky is blue, one of life’s great simple pleasures. Lovely images. 😉

  3. These photos are so beautiful, Jo. But I have a problem. You’re not showing up in my reader and I don’t know what to do!!! I will look for you until I figure out how to make you ‘pop up’ 😫

    1. Don’t worry, hon. The Halloween ghosties have probably got me 🙂 I don’t use my Reader very much these days, Gem. By the time I return visits on comments and the Inbox another week has come around 🙂 Stay well and happy- no problems beyond that. I’ll find you 🙂

    1. Aw, sorry Ad! 😦 I’d compensate by sending you some rainy day pics but we haven’t had one lately. 🙂 Happy weekend! I know you’ll have a lovely time.

    1. Thanks, Drake! I don’t know where the time has gone this week. I’m struggling to get around everybody… I need a ghost writer 🙂 🙂 Are you volunteering?

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