Saturday, 21 June 2014

You can never have too much JOY!

We've been away again, this time for an extra holiday to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary :)  We went to Teesdale which is in the north Pennines and stunningly beautiful at this time of year when all the wild flowers are out - it really is my favourite place in the world.  We did lots of walking and of course we fished the wonderful River Tees.

I took my Joy journal and only a very few supplies - my Derwent Inktense Blocks and a couple of paintbrushes, a pencil and rubber and a black pen and a white pen.  However, we were out most of the time so I only did one page!!!!

Pleasures can satiate, but real joy - the joy that comes from knowing the Lord Jesus as our saviour - never satiates.  You can never have too much JOY! 

It felt wonderful to be in beautiful Teesdale enjoying and marvelling at God's creation.

Here's the Tees where we fished:

Carpets of wildflowers everywhere:

Lots of birds everywhere and wonderful birdsong:

 Oystercatchers, there were loads of them at Selset Reservoir:

And the view from the cottage where we always stay:

We'll be going back again next year!

I'm linking up at Art Journal Every Day
Create with Joy Friendship Friday
 Creative Every Day


  1. Congratulations on your anniversary ! What beautiful countryside ,lovely photos! I love the style of your page ,the doodles are lovely! A great message too !

  2. Congratulations on your anniversary! I live near Teesdale and we had a lovely trip through there and Weardale last weekend. Beautiful part of the country!