Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy

02 Jan

This Seagull represents JOY to me. You may find that strange so I will explain. When I lived away from Cornwall, the call of a seagull brought home into my head and with it the sea and the sand and the cliffs and everything that Cornwall means to me.



My Mum loved Cornwall as much as I do and when we knew she was dying, the whole family came from all over the world to see her. When my brother and I went to register her death, a Seagull walked into the office before we could close the door and we joked that it was Mum, come to make sure we did everything properly. We had a family outing to St Ives a day or two later and a single Seagull came to sit on the car while we getting the parking ticket. We joked that Mum was there with us to enjoy St Ives with us as she had done so often and at the wonderfully moving  Humanist Celebration of her life, there in the garden was a solitary Seagull…….    Mum is with us still and still brings me joy.


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5 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy

  1. greenbenchramblings

    January 3, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    She is a very delicate sea gull by the way she is tip toeing along that railing.

  2. Maggie O'C

    January 2, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    I have no doubt it’s your mum. Visits from beyond are pure Joy. Happy new year!

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 4, 2014 at 1:25 pm

      Happy New Year to you and yours too. I’m sure it’s Mum too! 🙂

  3. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    January 2, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    I say it is your Mum… and coming to visit…in a beautiful way!

  4. Don

    January 2, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Beautiful story and what a beautiful memory.We had a similar thing happen with a dove with some friends and also an Eagle.


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