WPC: The Blue Hue of me

“Blue colour is everlastingly appointed by the Deity to be a source of delight” ~ John Ruskin

The color of ocean and sky, blue is perceived as a constant in our lives. I think if I had to choose just one favourite colour, it would have to be blue. I’ve seen so many beautiful shades of blue, and they never fail to lift my spirits.

There’s the cool refreshing aqua of the ocean.


The celestial blue of the sky on a clear day.


The welcoming  shade of blue umbrellas on the white sandy beach.


The indigo blue of the sky peeping through fluffy clouds.


The gorgeous blues of the ocean seen from above the clouds.


The always sparkling blue of our swimming pool here in Florida,


and not forgetting the beautiful blues of the sea and sky back home in South Africa.


“If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.”  ~ Eleanora Duse
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Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Peaceful

Some of my favourite peaceful beaches for Ailsa’s travel theme.

Beaches can be peaceful places, and you will probably have guessed by now, that I only really enjoy them if there’s nobody else around.

I really approved of this little island near Phuket. A beautiful expanse of white sand with not another soul in sight.


In Charleston SC, this beach was also totally deserted, and our deck chairs were ready and waiting.


This Bali beach in Nusa Dua wasn’t overpopulated either. Maybe I frighten people away. 😕


Here on the French Polynesian island of Bora Bora, I could sometimes imagine that we were the only people there. This is also where my hammock pic was taken.


Back at home, we have a really peaceful place to sit watching the waves.


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