Thursday 2nd December 2021

Bright Blue Sky & Sea & Me. 49.1/2021.

Bright Blue Sky & Sea & Me. 49.1/2021.

Now I am back! Again. Loving BRIGHT as a Squares Challenge!

Becky encouraged me to do this too, after I saw the challenge elsewhere  and it didn’t have to be every day…so here I am.

Being Square is Fun!

Join in this lovely challenge and post a photographic square daily for one month every quarter. The theme changes every quarter and is announced on this blog a few weeks, occasionally days, in advance of the challenge month. The challenge months are January, April, July and October.

Today Was A Picture Perfect Autumn Day.

We live on the northern end of Central Coast, N.S.W. Australia. Our suburban living is offset by being very close to parts of nature that I never tire of viewing and being part of when I can.

Today was THAT day!

Over the past few day, I had been too concerned with lots of thinking, and delving into the past…and also seeing a pyschologist for the first time in years to help me through another life transition.

So, I escaped…not really, I have permission these days in a relaxed retirement life style to choose my day’s activities.

I wanted to get out of my head and into a space much larger!

Here’s what I saw and did!

From the headland overlooking the sea at Norah Head.


Norah Head Lighthouse. Working 24/7.


Venturing down the steps to the beach area below.


On the sand. Looking south.


Closer view of the rock platforms. The reason for the Lighthouse!


Great spaces to walk, discover rock pools and just G A Z E in wonder


Rock platform required careful stepping but I did it and was rewarded


Bright-faced me in blue..having challenged myself to walk out to here.

I came back up those steps wearily but grateful to have been down to the platform after more than a year. “I Do Hard Things” is one of my life sayings now and today, when I ventured further than I might have, I lived up to my mantra.

Hope you find some brightness in your days too.




  1. oh wow, what a wonderful escape – and yes that’s the beauty of retirement you can escape whenever you want and need to. Just glorious. Wish i had been there with you

    • Thank you. Isn’t it funny, even in retirement I still can put things off. Nevertheless going here and having such a great experience reminds me to do more of this..while I can and indeed that I live close enough to do so.

      Inspired by your BRIGHT squares Becky…that got me blogging in a different way this month, thank you again…and yes, joining me would be awesome.


  2. Wonderful autumn day Denyse and perfect to share for Becky’s Bright Squares. I can also see the photo background on your blog now that I’m on my laptop not my phone. Looking good!

    • Denyse Whelan says:

      Yay for seeing the image. Seriously I had never thought to do that till I was doing some back of the blog stuff and wondered why I always saw this huge amount of yellow as my background on my IMac. There were options for using an image, and this one, even though you can’t see it all, is quite pleasant to look at and as I scroll, it just repeats. I think I might do a change more regularly.

      Thanks so much Deb for encouraging me to begin Sunday Stills AND Beckys Squares…you ARE an influencer!!