We all have challenges in our life and need something to remind us that all will be okay. Today I share an image made in Cape May a few years ago that gave me a moment of serenity and peace in my current challenge. How grateful I am for the community of photographers I am part of who support me. Thank you!

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  1. Brian March 30, 2016 at 8:16 am #

    BEAUTIFUL image John. Simply beautiful. I’m not aware of your situation but I hope everything works out. Will be thinking about you.

    • JB March 30, 2016 at 8:36 am #

      Thanks Brian.

  2. Barry Wolf March 30, 2016 at 9:28 am #

    Thinking of you, buddy!

    • JB March 30, 2016 at 11:29 am #

      Thank you Barry.

  3. Bruce Sorrell March 30, 2016 at 9:36 am #

    Good morning, John !

    That is indeed a beautifully peaceful and serene image, and I hope it affords you much comfort. Since you are always there for us, know that this time we’re all here for you. Wishing you “fair winds and following seas,” my friend. And in hopes of boosting your cache of serenity, here’s one I took yesterday morning. I pray it helps.

    Slainte !

    • JB March 30, 2016 at 10:19 am #

      Bruce a beautiful image. Thank you for your kindness. Much appreciated.

  4. Barbara K March 30, 2016 at 10:09 am #

    Oh, you gotta know I love this! What an antidote to the chaos that can surround us daily!

  5. graham March 30, 2016 at 10:30 am #

    Simple clean and serene!

  6. Linda Cook March 30, 2016 at 11:20 am #

    Dear John,
    I love the image & am so very sorry for whatever is causing you pain & concern. Unfortunately even good (great) people suffer great pain and you are one of the truly good ones.I hope you find some solution, reconciliation or change to whatever it is that is causing grief.
    Lots of love,

    • JB March 30, 2016 at 11:26 am #

      Thank you Sweet Linda. Much appreciated.

  7. Anna Jo Noviello March 30, 2016 at 11:52 am #

    I think it just stinks that we all have those times in our life, but the ebb and flow of these moments is what life on earth is all about. See ya this weekend!

    • JB March 30, 2016 at 12:01 pm #

      You’re correct Anna Jo, life is full up ups and downs. Looking forward to the UP of this weekend!

  8. Patrice Zinck March 30, 2016 at 12:31 pm #

    Lovely creation John! It does feel serene. Meditation helps me when I can’t control things that are out of my control. My thoughts are with you.

    • JB March 30, 2016 at 2:43 pm #

      Thank you Patrice.

  9. Lea Gallardo March 30, 2016 at 12:40 pm #

    Beautiful image and very much what it looked like on Amelia Island this morning. Wishing you and your family good health. With that, we have everything!

    • JB March 30, 2016 at 1:02 pm #

      Thank you Lea. True!

  10. Cynthia March 30, 2016 at 1:32 pm #

    Just beautiful John! I could look at that scene all day. Unfortunately moments of serenity don’t last long enough but on the other hand, fortunately challenges do pass with time. Best wishes to you and great big hugs! Wish I could give you a great big JB bear hug right now!

    • JB March 30, 2016 at 2:40 pm #

      Thank you Cynthia! Hugs to you.

  11. Mary Macey Butler March 30, 2016 at 1:58 pm #

    Lovely image John, love the simplicity and colors. Take care , you have much strength of heart and spirit and humor to see you through.

    • JB March 30, 2016 at 2:42 pm #

      Thank you Mary. See you soon.

  12. jacky telem March 30, 2016 at 2:18 pm #

    Hi John,

    You could not have chosen a better title for this beautiful picture. “Serenity” is the word that comes to the mind when looking at his picture. It is just fantastic.

    Thanks for sharing it,


    • JB March 30, 2016 at 2:41 pm #

      Thank you Jacky.

  13. Jerry Cohen March 30, 2016 at 4:34 pm #

    What a fabulous image. Thanks for sharing it. Best wishes as you work through those challenges.

    • JB March 30, 2016 at 4:43 pm #

      Thank you Jerry.

  14. Marie Altenburg March 30, 2016 at 7:13 pm #

    Your image is definitely serene and beautiful, John. I hope it comforts you through whatever difficult time you’re experiencing. I try to remind myself that the difficult times we experience in life make us appreciate the good times even more.

    • JB March 30, 2016 at 8:30 pm #

      Thank you Marie. True!

  15. Melinda Dreyer March 30, 2016 at 8:02 pm #

    We all go through periods in our lifetime that we yearn for some form of serenity, so when you find something that might only give you a few moments of peace and serenity, you savor it all the more. I am searching for something myself at the moment. Beautiful image and who doesn’t love Cape May!


    • JB March 30, 2016 at 8:07 pm #

      Thank you Melinda. Wishing you well too.

  16. Stephan Dietrich March 31, 2016 at 12:47 am #

    Serendipity! Wishing you and yours the very best!

  17. Flint Sparks March 31, 2016 at 8:37 am #

    Our love is with you!

    • JB March 31, 2016 at 10:09 am #

      Thank you Flint!

  18. Chase Dallura March 31, 2016 at 8:49 am #

    Hi John,
    This image is truly soothing. I love the blending of all of the tones. Thank you for sharing. I hope all will be ok for you. As always your postings are insightful and appreciated.
    Best regards

    • JB March 31, 2016 at 10:09 am #

      Thank you Chase. Much appreciated.

  19. Carla Francis March 31, 2016 at 5:40 pm #

    Hi John,
    My thoughts and love are with you, my friend.
    Looking forward to seeing you in a few weeks
    as we explore the beautiful and serene Smokies!!

  20. marty April 1, 2016 at 7:18 am #

    I love this image John…it looks so peaceful to look at. I see myself sitting close by and just enjoying the view.Hoping everything goes well for you.

  21. Louise Shoemaker April 2, 2016 at 3:09 am #

    Calm seas and golden light to you in all your days and nights, John. Thank you, yet again, for sharing all your self with us.

  22. Jim McDermott April 3, 2016 at 7:29 pm #

    An image to get lost in — and just appreciate the peace. Wishing you all the best as you face and, I pray, conquer this challenge.

    • JB April 3, 2016 at 7:36 pm #

      Thank you Jim. Appreciated.

  23. Steve L April 6, 2016 at 10:22 am #

    Sweet image! Nice, John.

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