A Piece of Daydream

Wanna go to the beach?


Beaches are fantastic.
In my daydream world, I live in a small stone cottage on the edge of a dense forest and within walking distance to the sea. Daydream worlds are totally awesome for introverts because we can’t invite other people. We can put you there, like a living prop, but you can’t come. I take The Mister all the time. Look how he stretches out before me. See how the light falls on his shoulders? He smirks as I approach him. I can smell the sea.

In real life, I live in a bungalow on a wooded lot at the edge of the interstate and within walking distance of Walgreens. In real life, my husband looks just like that, and even better, looks at me like that, but I smell … is that wet dog?

Right. So real beach.
Let’s go!

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it’s pretty, and it’s got a crane for Dan

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breezy, beautiful blues

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bird blends in. hi, bird.

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no idea. took a pic, tho.

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i am hat. hat is me.

One morning at the beach, we swam near a family of dolphins while pelicans fished around us. That was majestic. Totally never happens at my house.

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43 Responses to A Piece of Daydream

  1. Jewels says:

    “I am hat” LOL!

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  2. loisajay says:

    Parasailing with a motor–yup–it’s a thing. Glad you took a pic. Like the hat. Keeps the sun out. Life’s a beach, Joey.

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  3. JoAnna says:

    Dolphins AND pelicans in the same swim? You got an extra special double dose of joy! We live 20 minutes from the crowded beach now, but they’re all crowded in the summer. I gotta tell you, it gets HOT here in the summertime. It’s been in the 90s all week and will be again next week and we have lots of bugs. That’s why I want to escape to the mountains. Still, I am very thankful for both. Your forest cottage with a beach within walking distance sounds like heaven.

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  4. If we’re ever settled, we’ll head back to the beaches in Mexico – this place has pools, but we’re near Sacramento, not the Pacific.

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  5. The beach in the non tourist season is a beautiful thing. That’s why I live there in the winter, don’t like the long weekends when other people actually come and make noise, and head back north when it even gets close to the crowds arriving. 🙂 Most Walgreens sell ice cream in an emergency, so there’s a plus. 🙂

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  6. Bill says:

    While I prefer mountains and forests, but I confess to having many good beach memories. My favorite beaches are along the Oregon and Washington (cold water) coast. “In the real world” there are such places as you described, but few are secret.

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  7. Susanne says:

    Is that soft Florida sand? I was there once a fear thousand years ago when I had firm thighs and underarms – now that’s a daydream. That hat IS you! This story is you too. Thanks for the dream!

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  8. markbialczak says:

    Lovely, Joey! That man in his flying machine definitely needed to be captured.
    By the way, with our similar timing in life, we Cape Cod-ed it this past week, and managed some beach walking despite the total lack of sunny days.

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  9. Dan Antion says:

    I’m glad that’s a stone house in your daydream and not one made of candy and cake 😉

    Thanks for the crane! Beaches are great for photography, I especially like the little seabirds. That’s a pretty cool hat.

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  10. Ally Bean says:

    I like you as a hat, hat is you. I haven’t walked on a beach in years. I miss doing so. Your photos are great.

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  11. marianallen says:

    Is your dream house somewhere near my dream house? ‘Cause that’s almost totally my dream house, too! Not at the edge of a dense forest, though. My one is at the edge of a patch of jungle where ripe coconuts and bananas and maybe breadfruits and whatnot fall into my hands and the monkeys leave everything alone. And on the other side of the jungle patch–which has a snake-and-other-dangerous-things-free path through it–is a little town where I can sell my seashells and sea glass to buy other foods and, of course, rum drinks. And your Mister isn’t there. Maybe a cat or two.

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    • joey says:

      Tropical fruit? Jungle? Oof. Nope, not close to my house. Which is sad, as I do love sea glass and coconut… but you know I can’t be hot. If the stove goes out, maybe I’ll paddle over to ya! 🙂


  12. This is probably as close to a beach such as yours as I will get in the near future. We’ve got rocks, we’ve got trees, we’ve got lakes, and we’ve even got big lakes. But no beach. Only as postage stamp of sand that calls itself a beach, but it is deluded.

    Funny thing… we don’t have pelicans or dolphins at our house either.

    Great suite of images.

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  13. scr4pl80 says:

    Ah, the beach. Love your pink toes in the sand. Hat definitely is you. We saw the ocean last night but we were dressed for dinner with friends so no beach time…maybe soon though.

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  14. Benson says:

    What a nice daydream. That is one cool hat lady; it definitely is you. Only way it could be better would be if it were yellow polka dots. Have a nice day.

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  15. Rivergirl says:

    Wait… your husband smells like wet dog?
    For the love of God, make him change his aftershave.

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  16. We all need to get away, and someplace like home isn’t usually what we need. I’d take a house on the edge of the forest, but I want a rocky beach where I can throw my crab ring and cook them right on the shore. Oh, and maybe a friend with garlic butter and beer.

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  17. Anxious Mom says:

    Nice! I saw a few dolphins from my balcony once, but that’s the most I’ve seen in the open ocean.

    I so love the beach. I could sit there all day and just watch the waves, as long as I have shade.

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  18. AmyRose🌹 says:

    Sigh sigh sigh ….. Beach is on my list to go and visit, take pictures, etc. Wish I could go to beach just to have fun …. that day is getting closer however …. My dream house is a nice comfy cottage near a forest, mountain and beach. Sigh sigh sigh ….. Cute hat, fyi! Silly girl!

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  19. JT Twissel says:

    I think if a group of dolphins show up in your backyard we got problems!

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  20. kirizar says:

    Sorry I’m late to the party. Just got back from ‘camping.’ In my world, my camping is not nearly as glamorous as your photo tour of the beach. No cerulean blue skies with counter point umbrellas scooping out cloud outlines. But my hat flops almost as blindingly as yours does. I go in for very big brims. The bigger, the better. I think My Fair Lady may have influenced my hat shopping preferences. Also, SPF 100 only gets you so far when you are as Nordic/Germanic as my heritage is. (If I freckle, you can be sure it is some .01% unknown heritage providing the melanin to make it possible.) If you are still on vacation, enjoy a frilly drink in my honor. If you are home…maybe something more local. I personally enjoy a hard cider on a slow summer afternoon.

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  21. Joanne Sisco says:

    I don’t live within walking distance of anything. Sigh – the challenges of the soul-sucking ‘burbs.

    I would happily take your stone cottage on a beach with a forest backdrop … although a mountain or two would also be very lovely.

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  22. Amy says:

    I love your hat! Big hats and beaches go very well together! The sun likes my nose too much. Pelicans and Dolphins are the perfect accompaniment to a day at the beach. 🙂

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