A beautiful spring day, temperatures in the low 70s, a cloudless blue sky, four friends who have known each other since elementary school, and a -0.81 low tide making the beach wide and the tide pools inviting.
I am grateful for the beauty of this day and the company of dear friends.
82 thoughts on “GratiTuesday: A Glorious Day”
How fortunate you are to live so close to the ocean and have springlike temperatures AND good friends to enjoy it!
It was a perfect day spent with childhood friends. I am lucky that we still live close to each other.
I Love, Love, Love these photos….and your watermark. What a perfect day!
I love days like this! I can’t imagine a better way to spend it. This is what retirement is all about.
Great weather + Dear friends = Glorious day indeed! Thanks, Janis, for sharing your beautiful pictures.
It was a terrific day! By the way, I’m not sure why your comments continue to need to “await moderation.” I need to figure out how to put you on my approved list.
Tide is low and very nice photos!
It was so nice to have such a great walking beach and tide pools to explore.
Fantastic photos. How great to spend the day with old friends!
There is something so special about spending time with friends that have been in touch for decades.
Thank you. The day just sparkled.
Janis, we have a similar bridge around the East Coast of the North Island, NZ. Lovely photos!
One of these days, I hope to get to New Zealand… maybe I could see it for myself 🙂
I think you should go and see it for yourself 🙂
My friends and I commented often about how lucky we were to live in such a beautiful place.
You truly are and you are lucky to have childhood friends around. That is a rare combination i must say.
Lovely photos and looks like one of those perfectly magical days!
Made even more magical since we are all retired or semi-retired and can enjoy a mid-week adventure.
What a great lift to the day! Reminds me of growing up on the Jersey Shore. Thanks for sharing.
As I remember, the Jersey Shore has beautiful, wide beaches no matter the tide. That is a lovely place to grow up too.
A day out with old friends, there’s nothing better. Your photos are beautiful, Janis!
There is something so special about friends with a shared history
A little jealous as I sit looking at the remains of our latest snow, but happy someone is out enjoying some great weather. Nice pictures!
It doesn’t seem right that you have snow this late. I’m sure it will feel like spring soon where you live.
Gorgeous photos, Janis. The one of Scripps pier is particularly evocative.
I’d love to live near the ocean – not so much for the sight of water as for the sound. I think waves cresting and breaking would be a perfect accompaniment to sleep.
Although I’ve never lived right on the ocean, I have stayed places that are close enough to hear that sound. It really does lull you to sleep.
It doesn’t get much better than to have that gorgeous scenery and good friends to share it with. Life is good. Enjoy have moment together. 🙂
Life is good! And days like yesterday make me so grateful for special moments.
Oh man! This is what you see when you go outside where you live? I’m jealous– or maybe more accurately I’m in awe. Beautiful photos.
Well, it did require a short drive to get there 🙂 I guess I need to thank my parents for choosing such a beautiful place to put down their roots.
It doesn’t get any better than time spent with good friends outdoors in nature – especially when they are long-time treasured friends.
I love, love, love your photos.
The weather and scenery were beautiful, but the time spent with friends made it an over-the-top perfect day.
That day, is what many would consider paradise. The pictures just made me want to start walking, till I reached a beach.
I feel very lucky to live close to the beach… it is a magical place.
This sounds like an absolutely perfect day! Love the angle of the shot under the pier!
Thank you, Lynn. They do a lot of research at the end of the pier so it extends quite a way out.
Glorious pictures – the blue sky is amazing. And lovely to be able to enjoy it with old friends.
There was not one cloud in the sky – a truly sparkling day.
Love the clown fish! Missing the ocean and the friends! Is Scripps Pier in Ocean Beach or La Jolla? What a wonderful day and reunion, Janis.
Hi Liesbet! We were walking in La Jolla Shores… did you ever go there (if not, we’ll go next time you are in SD 🙂 )? Isn’t that mural great? Discovering it felt like I had found a little treasure.
We never went to La Jolla Shores. I had no idea there were two distinctive beach areas there. All we ever explored was the part between La Jolla Cove and the tide pools. Yes, I’d love to check out that area.
I’m sure that you’ll be back one of these days and we can go exploring.
You had me at temps in the low 70s. I don’t remember what that feels like.
It will get there, Kate!
So they say…..(grump, grump)
How cool that you and your friends can still be little girls exploring the mysteries of the beach together! And your photos of Scripps Pier are amazing.
You are right… it felt so freeing to just let the day unfold as it wanted to.
Your photos look so inviting!
How lucky to be able to have friends close by…especially friends who have been in your life for so long!
We remarked on just that thing. We are fortunate to have long-term friends close by and still in touch.
A glorious day indeed!
It was, Richard! We live in a beautiful area, don’t we?
I have a few friends that have been my friends since the third grade. Something to be grateful for, for sure! My best friend and I have spoken on the phone nearly every day for the past 32 years! We are lucky indeed! ~ Lynn
It’s nice to have friends with a shared history like that. I also like how the relationships evolve from childhood interests and experiences to adult ones. All four of us have taken quite different paths, but we are all happy with where we’ve ended up.
Very cool shots (particularly the one underneath) of the pier. Well done! – Marty
Low tide reveals lots of treasures.
I love the beach at any time of day, but low tide does reveal treasures. Your photos are looking good!
I really enjoyed exploring the tide pools… so many little creatures.
Wonderful and such an important perspective. We should all wake up every morning and be thankful for the exceptional day…wherever we are. And you certainly are in a spectacular place today. 🙂
It’s true: goodness and gratitude can be found in every day. Give me a beach, friends, and sunshine and I’m just about as happy as I can be. 😎
Love your photos, Janis, how wonderful to walk with dear friends in such a lovely spot.
It really was a spectacular day in an unbelievably beautiful location.
Janis – such a wonderful walk, a long beach and then the pleasure of the tidepools. Ahhhhh…
I knew that you’d appreciate the luxury of a beach walk with friends.
It is a luxury, isn’t it? Perfectly said.
So beautiful! I just spent a weekend at La Jolla Cove and it recharged my spirit! And immediately upon returning home I start wondering when we can return. I loved enjoying these beautiful photos and absolutely knowing what a wonderful time you had with your friends!
La Jolla is a great place to explore. If you get tired of the beach (as if that could happen) there are plenty of restaurants and shops to enjoy. I’m sure you’ll get the opportunity to return soon.
Fabulous photos! My favourite is the shot from below Scripps Pier.
Thank you! The low tide made that view even more interesting.
OMG what amazing photos. I could see myself spending hours trying to capture Scripps Pier as lovely as you have here. And I adore that ‘Clown Fish’.
You know, we have an ocean right next to us… you might want to sail right over and spend some time here 😎. Isn’t that clown fish great? We don’t have a lot of street art here so it was nice to happen upon a little beach art on our walk.
I would Love! Love! Love! to sail your way and it is a possibility. The plan is Hawaii to Alaska and back down to California in 2021 but only heaven knows if that will happen.
Both your friends and the photographs are beautiful. It’s wonderful to have friends we’ve known since our childhood.
My oldest friendship goes back 61 years.
I feel so lucky to have a rich history with these friends. To be sure, we traveled different paths as we made our way to adulthood, but we are all happy and healthy. I also have a dear friend whose friendship goes back 61 years, although she isn’t in the picture.
Lovely! Reblogging this to my sister site “Timeless Wisdoms”
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