Kind of idyllic

I make no secret of the fact that I love where I live. When you can find shells like love hearts on the beach, and a pretty little church upside down in the tidal pools. An expanse of beach all to yourself, complete with soft ripples and seaweed necklace. Never mind that a seagull with big feet got there first. Scramble nimbly over the rocks to the dinky lighthouse, if you’re steady on your feet.

Do you see the lady running, in the rivulets of tide? Wind blowing in her hair. Rushing to meet the sun. The clouds were scudding that afternoon. Another heart, drawn in the smooth sand. It could be mine.

2020 Photo Challenge #42



  1. Oh my goodness, I did NOT see the lady running but you are so right!! Loved this one Jo, can see why it’s a favorite. Idyllic indeed – especially loved your second set of images. It’s hard to beat a beautiful beach all to yourself!

    1. That lovely breathing space when the tourists have gone home and we have the place to ourselves again. Selfish, really, but hard not to enjoy it πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for coming to play on our beaches.

  2. Beautiful photos! The angle from which you captured the ocean and sand was perfect. My first impression when I saw the bright yellow shell was that it was a light somehow captured in the sand. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a shell the color of that blue one. Beautiful.

  3. You sounds kinda happy today, Jo, and that makes me happy. I love where you live, too, and am always happy when anyone loves where they live, even if it’s somewhere I’d hate to live (like New York City or LA or…). πŸ™‚ I always figure the more people there, the less where I want to go.


  4. There is something so familiar about your beaches, and yet with an edge of delicious difference: sand ripples, shells, encounters between sea and sand. It’s so nice to enjoy where we are – plenty don’t have the luxury.

  5. Jo you so live in an extraordinary location. I am vicariously soaking up the warmth and sea breeze. Currently -12C here and about to shovel snow. It’s pretty but in a very different way. πŸ™‚

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