Roma by the Sea

Beaches are great places to visit during the Winter months…. less people, and good for the soul. So off we went to Formby beach, (owned by the National Trust and home to lots of red squirrels), with Roma who had never been on a beach, or in the sea.
Roma loves water and will go in every pond or puddle she passes, so this was going to be a fun day.

Yes, she loved it and so did we; crashing waves, a beautiful sky, an abundance of shells washed ashore and a soggy puppy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“There’s often beauty in unexpected places…”

This months featured Artist is Joy Jordan , who I find inspiring. She captures simple but beautiful images of nature that transmit a sense of peace and self reflection.

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Joy Jordan – Winter

 

It was therefore no surprise when I discovered that as well as being a talented photographer ,Joy also is a teacher (and student ) of Mindfulness.Knowing this Joy’s images make perfect sense, as they convey emotion through beautiful details,textures and colours all captured in soft light.These are some of the qualities which drew my eye towards Joy’s work.

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Joy Jordan – Spring

 

Joy describes her work …..

“My photography is more than a creative outlet,it’s a mindfulness practice.It’s a way to pay attention and stay open. I find solace in the natural world. I look for light,texture and details.There’s often beauty in unexpected places. I try to tell visual stories that have an emotional impact. It’s persistent yet patient practice. I make mistakes, learn something, and try again.Each day I remind myself :Slow down, pay attention,and be kind.I hope this comes through in my images ”

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Joy Jordan – Fall

 

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Joy Jordan – Summer

 

Thanks to Joy for sharing her thought provoking and beautiful images.If you would like to see more of these and are interested in mindfulness  see FlickrBorn Joy blogspot , and  Born Joy Mindfulness Facebook

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These images were inspired by a surprising warm sunny day, in the suburbs of Manchester. I was excited when I noticed the stunning reflections of colour of this everyday object. Any ideas of what it is ?

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