Monday, 30 March 2015

What is "Happy"?

March 31,2015


What is Happy


I was just walking down our street the other evening and was suddenly aware of a different kind of feeling.  Firstly, I was able to walk on bare pavement ( street- not sidewalks yet) secondly there was a temperature variance.... not yet warm, but definitely less cold.  I guess one could call this "feeling" as an anticipatory happiness.  For the first time in many months there was the realization that maybe a new season was upon us. For me that will most assuredly be classified as "Happy".
If there were photographs of what I saw, words like "depressing", "muddy", "grungy" would be attributable. In order to save you that experience I am instead pulling a few shots of another year that would better illustrate the  emotion that I felt and perhaps you might feel the same.

These are shots of a few of the times and places that elicit the feeling of "happy" for me. What is it that makes you happy?



Tulips and spring are synonymous and the gorgeous color can't help but make one feel good.
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Hiking on the ruggedly beautiful Fundy Coast is not only breath taking, it is also the antithesis of the day to day life in a fast paced work environment that most of us encounter.  " Happy" would qualify here, don't you agree?
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This glorious spring sunset was a back drop for the lone person in a canoe soaking up the quiet and solitude of a day's end.
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I am  very fortunate to live in a city with two expansive  parks. I try to spend as  much time as I can at both of them. This view is just one of many that is accessed either by foot paths through the woods or by a road. Of the many times I have walked it never once did I leave it and not feel "happy"!

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Extreme camping with my sisters always elicits an abundance of "happy".

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36 comments:

  1. All these captures are beautiful and nice to see nature's beauty is everywhere.
    I love that bunch of Tulips.They are gorgeous.
    Amila@leisureandme.com

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    1. Thank you, Amila. I enjoy being in nature as well.

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  2. Beautiful photos. I have orange tulips this week that are blooming and I need to take pictures of them. Camping looks like fun!

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    1. Abrianna, I go camping every year with my sisters... no hubbys or kids... very relaxing! Thanks for dropping by.

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    1. Thanks, Patrick, hope you have a great week.

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  4. I love tulips too - they always make me smile!

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  5. Love the picture of the jars of cucumber infused water. Spring time is really here.

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    1. I keep hoping Spring will arrive and stay, Dominique, Glad you stopped by.

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  6. Tulips always make me happy...so pretty!

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    1. Thanks, Mrs Tee. Love your new site!

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  7. Love these photos, they all make me feel very happy! There is nothing quite like walking a beautiful trail, gazing at water or camping with your sisters to make you feel happy. I am smiling right now, just thinking about it.

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    1. I must admit, Monica, this harsh winter has made all these rise higher on my "must do" list.

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  8. That first photo of the tulips makes me happy. So pretty! Chocolate also makes me happy. :)

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    1. Haha, You are funny, Diana. Chocolate and wine both make me happy as well. Wish I had taken a picture of them. LOL

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  9. Beautiful photos nice and clear too :-)

    Have an eastertastic week :-)

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    1. Thanks, Steve, Hope you and yours have a great Easter Week-end

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  10. beautiful pictures

    I love spring flowers too

    thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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    1. Thank you Susan, loved your blog.... and I too, like all flowers especially Spring ones!

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  11. Such lovely photos. Makes me happy too when Im looking at them =)

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    1. Thank you Marlinda, you also have great photos. Glad you dropped by.

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  12. I love the tulips, they are wonderful and make me smile!!!

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    1. Ah, Karren, that is nice to hear. Love it when someone smiles. Happy Easter.

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  13. Gorgeous photos. I love tulips but can't seem to find them at the moment here in Perth.

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    1. They are generally around here in Spring but are imported from Holland as they would never survive in this climate in March. Thanks for stopping in.

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  14. Pretty flowers! I can't wait for my town's local tulip festival in mid-April.

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    1. Thanks, Kristin. Our tulips are imported from Holland this time of year. We need the boost!

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  15. Glad I stopped by to have a read. A great way to start the day, thinking of happy moments! I agree with all of yours. Australian native flowers are my happy flowers. To it I add cooking, my husband's smile, the ocean, and mountains :)

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    1. How nice to hear from you, Neda. I also like cooking, definitely the ocean but only have rolling mountains in this area. Would love to see "real" mountains some time.

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  16. What breathtaking views of the ocean. I love tulips they always remind me of Spring in Washington state. Wishing you a fabulous week and a very Happy Easter.

    Much love,
    Lysa xx
    Welcome to My Circus

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    1. Thank you so much, Lysa. I wish for you and your loved ones a wonderful Easter as well. So happy you stopped by.

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  17. That's an interesting question you post title asks. Like you, I find nature quite invigorating and producing 'happy' for me! Your photos are just awesome.

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    1. That is very kind of you, bettyl-NZ. I don't know what I'd so if I could not access water or forests...your term is exactly what I should have used. "Invigorating" Tks. Happy Easter.

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  18. Beautiful sunset image... and tulips are one of my favourite flowers

    Mollyxxx

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    1. Hey, Molly, I appreciate you takiing the time to comment. Hope you enjoy the Easter season.

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