Happy place. I taste the words. A place where I feel happy. Where I go to let go of stress and frustrations. And worries. A place where I can laugh or cry. And where my soul can rest.
There are many such places, I realize. For different uses. But all my happy places have one thing in common. Water. On the water. Near the water.
There are everyday happy places right here at home. Like standing barefoot in the shallow water watching the sun dive into the Gulf. Or a catamaran sail into the sunset.
Or sitting on “my” bench next to the deep water at the salt marsh, listening to Mockingbird’s song and watching Mama Osprey enjoy her garden.
These are everyday happy places. Places to run to whenever I feel in need of soothing stillness surrounded by nature.
And then there are special happy places. Treats of complete happiness not enjoyed every day. Like an afternoon on a small island inhabited only by birds and dolphins. Or a day spent on the water with family.
Or hikes on old, unspoiled islands. Diving into happiness as it used to be long before my time. Special treats of happy.
And then there are forever happy places. Places with traces of my short history here on earth. Places that remember me. From the time my tiny feet felt the cool water for the first time. Where I return to find peace. Sitting on a rock alone with the moon. Enveloped in warmth on a summer night.
I wish you all a happy week. Wherever your happy place might be. You can find other responses to this challenge here.
79 thoughts on “Happy Place – WPC (11 Images)”
Beautiful places! They help a person feel happy! 🙂
Yes, indeed. Thank you H.J. 🙂
The three opening ocean shots are spectacular!
All those are from last night’s happy place. Thanks David.
They would indeed be happy places. 🙂
Thanks Jackie! Last night’s sunset was a spectacular happy place, and this morning I spent quite a while with Mama Sandy 🙂
I’m glad my friend. I’m sure Mama Sandy appreciated your company. 🙂
I hope she did 🙂
Just looking at these lovely images made me happy, too.
Thank you Cyndi. I’m glad to hear that!
Wow Tiny, your happy post filled me with happiness! You have so many lovely places on earth to access happiness, and it sure shows in your gorgeous photography. Thanks for spreading the joy…. 😀
Thank you, Jet. Nature has a way to brig us back into our natural happy state 🙂 I am grateful for all these places…and planning to travel to my forever happy place again this fall.
Your experience is very kindred to my own, thanks Tiny for sharing it, how wonderful to re earth ourselves in such beautiful surroundings, we are so blessed, and we do feel happy when we come back to a place that brings peace and quietens the soul. Have a wonderfully interesting week:-)
This is so true! There are beautiful places in nature that refresh and nourish us in special ways. Their touch is felt deep in the soul 🙂
Beautiful places and photos Tiny. Thanks for sharing them. 🙂 Nature brings me much happiness and peace too. And after hard work (inner and outer), my yard is becoming a happy place. One day I hope to carry my happy place inside wherever I am and whatever I’m doing.
Thank you for your beautiful comment, Brad. I thought about writing about the inner happy place, but realized it was too difficult to photograph for this challenge 😀
Stunning places and captures and birdies! Bravo~
Glad you liked my happy places, Cindy. I’m grateful to have so many close by.
Fantastic pictures of your happy places sweet Tiny. I really enjoyed them. Very beautiful places. Hugs
Thank you Mags! Wherever we are nature has a way to nurture us when we most need it. Much love and hugs to you too.
A really lovely entry for the challenge, Helen. Your happy places are stunning and I especially love the last photo. 🙂
Thank you Sylvia. The last photo is a few years old now, but it’s a picture that was etched deeply in my heart. It was around midnight in the Nordic summer that really doesn’t get dark until about 1-2 in the morning…and for a couple of hours only 🙂
This post made me smile — so many wonderful happy places!
Happy they made you smile, Kat! They make me smile too 🙂
Your happy places are like mine. Your photos are beautiful.
Thank you! I liked you happy places too.
Beautiful photos for this week’s challenge. 🙂
Thank you 🙂
Water is a happy place to be around! Hope you have a good week, Helen!
Indeed it is! I’ve felt that all my life. Have a wonderful week you too, Kathy!
Thank you Julie!
I share you love of water, I am happiest there too.
It seems there are a few of us that feel happiest around water! Thanks, Susan.
Absolutely beautiful! And I so understand. 🙂
Thanks Kathy! A few of us are happiest in nature 🙂
These are amazing images and I can see why these places bring you happiness 🙂 Have a great week!
Thank you Indah. There are amazing places underwater too, as you’ve shown 🙂
happy memories stay with us like a special poem
wonderful photographs and great review Tiny
That is so true, Eddie. Thank you for your beautiful comment.
I would be very happy in any of these places. Thank you for sharing.
Thanks Hien. I’d be happy in many of the places you’ve visited recently too 🙂
Aah . . . that’s better!
Yes, indeed it is!
Happy and beautiful place, Tiny! Love the last two images. Well done! 🙂
Thanks Amy! The last two images are Nordic, quite far from Florida 🙂
I wish you abounding happy places.
Thank you, Susan! I wish you the same!
Wonderful photos that draw me in Tiny. I feel I am sharing them with you 🙂
Peace and beauty to you my friend 💛
I’m happy to hear that, Val! They were meant to shared 🙂 Namaste
I like the different types of happy places! One thing I like about your blog though is that you find “happy” in your own backyard. I think that’s one of the best gifts of all.
Thank you Nancy! I agree with you. Finding “happy” close by is something to be grateful for.
ALL happy places Tiny but I especially love that last one with the reflection of the moonlight.
Thank you Tina. That last picture represents a wonderful memory for me. Moon at midnight, but not really dark as yet, such is the Nordic summer.
Your blog is always a happy place to visit! And the last photo is so peaceful. 🙂
Thank you Meg. It was a very peaceful night home at my dad’s.
“Barefoot in the shallow water watching the sun dive into the Gulf” Absolutely beautiful Tiny. I love them all and they all make me happy.
It makes me happy to hear that, Karen. Thanks for your beautiful comment.
All my happy places are on or near the water, too. Even growing up inland, the swamp behind our house was a favorite place to spend my time. Are the last two pictures in Finland? Loved seeing how Mama Osprey’s garden is coming along. 🙂
Yes, the last two pictures are in Finland, at my dad’s place, where I lived from the age of four. Mama Sandy enjoys her garden almost every day now, and it’s been going strong for five weeks now….she has a green talon for sure 🙂
Very nice post and gorgeous photos. My happy place is in my heart when trekking in Lapland on some of our Arctic hills. The sound of silence, roaming reindeers, pure nature, fragrance of coffee and the beloved beside me, they make me feel happy.
That sounds very happy to me! For me it’s hiking on the barrier islands here…as Lapland is too far 🙂
I could use this place right about now…sigh. Thanks for reminding me these places still exist.
Thank you! I’m happy you liked my reminder.
As ever, so timely when I needed to find that place. :))
Happy it was timely, Katy 🙂
Happy post, Tiny! Wonderful pics – as usual! Thank you for sharing your happy places.
Thank you for visiting my happy places, Noora!
What a sanctuary!
It is, thanks Nancy! Happy to see you 🙂
That sailboat in the sunset? Perfect!
Thank you John!
Glad you liked my happy places, Elena!
Scrolling through this post just made me incredibly happy, Tiny. So lovely. Each and every one of your places. ❤
What a beautiful place. Thank you for this uplifting post, what a joy.
Happy you liked my happy places!