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#HappierPlace Instagram Favorites – October 2018

October #HappierPlace Instagram Favorites with island reflected in pond

October is such a diverse month: while in some places it’s still beach weather, others show off colorful fall foliage and some are already getting snow. Not to mention spring in the Southern Hemisphere!

Below are a few of our favorite photos shared and tagged #HappierPlace by you on Instagram in October – including this month’s giveaway winner.

A huge THANK YOU to all who have shared awesome nature photos with the #HappierPlace hashtag!

By clicking on the following links, you can see ALL the photos tagged #HappierPlace on Instagram (there are also a few tagged #Happier_Place).

Choosing a limited number of favorites is getting more and more challenging with more photos tagged every month. A challenge we appreciate, of course. To make it easier on us and give you a more diverse selection of photos, we’ve set up a few ground rules:
1 – only one photo per photographer
2 – don’t repeat photos already shared in our Instagram gallery
3 – try to keep the subject diverse (e.g., we had so many great forest trail photos to pick from this month)

Check out our profile on Katherine: Katherine Guttman (The Stitchy Crow, Fiber Artist in Vermont)

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There’s nothing finer than doing something you love – hiking, with the one you love-my Mary, at a great time of year and place-the fall in Colorado. This was on the Lizard Head Trail, not far from Telluride. Seeing her walking through the golden light of late afternoon accentuated by the color of the aspen leaves while listening to the sound made by the gentle breeze through those leaves was magical! . . . . #coupleswhotravel #telluride #forest #lizardheadwilderness #hiking #fallcolors #fallfoliage #colorado #lovelivingincolorado #sunburst #wilderness #aspentrees #coloradohiking #colorado_creative #travelingcouple #naturalcolorado #explorecolorado #onlyincoloradousa #viewsfromcolorado #coloradotography #westbysouthwest #amazingmoment #happierplace #visitcolorado #colorfulcolorado #ourplanetdaily #earth_shotz #earthpix #awesomeearth #landscapephotography

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So farbenprächtig erlebt man den #DeathValley #NationalPark nur in den Wintermonaten, wenn die Temperaturen gemäßigt sind und die Luft kristallklar. Mein Favorit von unserer 3-tägigen Tour im Dezember 2016. Das Tal des Todes ist ein Ort der Superlative – am heißtesten, am trockensten und am tiefsten. Mehr über das Death Valley gibt es in unserem Blog: ⠀ ⠀ #getaway #roamtheplanet #neverstopexploring #exploretocreate #naturephotography #HappierPlace #getoutside #exploremore #wanderlust #moodygrams #wilderness_culture #DeathValleyLove #FindYourPark #hottest #driest #lowest #NatGEOtravel #2WonTour #2WonTourinUSA #TimeTraveler911 #2WonTourinCalifornia #wildCalifornia #CaliforniaDreaming #California #usaSouthwest ⠀ @TimeTraveler911 #instadaily #instalike #instagood @deathvalleynps @deathvalleynationalpark @oasisatdeathvalley @california @visitcalifornia @unlimitedcalifornia @natgeotravel @natgeoyourshot⠀ ⠀

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Check out our profile on Geri Linda: Geri Linda Metterle (Americana Photographer in Bavaria)

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⬅️ Lost in the moment.

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"My grief is like a river- I have to let it flow, But I myself determine Just where the banks will go. Some days the current takes me In waves of guilt and pain, But there are always quiet pools Where I can rest again I crash on rocks of anger – My faith seems faint indeed, But there are other swimmers Who know that what I need Are loving hands to hold me When the waters are too swift, And someone kind to listen When I just seem to drift. Grief’s river is a process Of relinquishing the past By swimming in Hope’s channels I’ll reach the shore at last" Cynthia G. Kelly . . . Today would have been my Dad's 60th birthday. #Pancreaticcancer took my dad 3.5 years ago. Happy Birthday Daddy, I miss you, every day. . . . #optoutside #ig_landscape #dream_image #potd #teamcanon #wildandco #happierplace #naturelovers #sheexplores #exploretocreate #agameoftones #landscapephotography #coloradocreative #colorfulcolorado #visual_heaven #pocket_world #landscapehunter #landscape_lovers #awesome_earthpix #natgeoyourshot #trees #castlewoodcanyon #castlewoodstatepark #autumn #coparkswildlife #qotd #natureaddict #grief

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Check out our profile on Bryan: Bryan Clark: Exploring Mountains and Poetry (Colorado)

To get your own photos featured here on the website and in our Instagram gallery – and get a chance to win our next giveaway: follow us on Instagram and add #HappierPlace to your best outdoor photos. By the way, we do love seeing people in them, too. And as you can see, we also appreciate macro photos of nature. To be featured on this website, your Instagram account has to be public.

Your October Happier Place Product Photo(s)

As you can imagine, we love seeing our products being used by you – to make your outdoor experiences better or to remind you of your fun adventures and inspire you to get back out there. So keep them coming – and we’ll keep sharing them. Thank you!


October #HappierPlace Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Nicole (@nics_pics07) who won a “Take a break. Go outside. Have fun.” T-Shirt with her photo from Lake Superior.

The winning photo was selected randomly from all the #HappierPlace photos we re-posted in October.

November Giveaway Prize

We actually don’t know yet what this month’s Instagram Giveaway prize will be… We have several exciting new products in the works and will give away whichever gets done first. We made a decision! The November giveaway prize is a Happier Place Gift Card with a value of $25.

See all our current products in the Happier Place Shop


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October 2018 #HappierPlace Instagram Favorites
October 2018 #HappierPlace Instagram Favorites

The featured photo above was taken at the Arapaho Bend Natural Area in Ft. Collins by Luci Westphal.

10 thoughts on “#HappierPlace Instagram Favorites – October 2018

  1. Omg so many beautiful photos!!!!! I can see why these are your favorites. They are pretty fabulous

    1. Thank you for your comment, Courtney! Lots of talented photographers out there for sure!

  2. Great selection of pictures! Definitely all winners 😉 This is such an excellent idea, I can’t wait to see the November selection!

    1. Thank you so much, Nati! Glad you like the idea! It’s really great to see all the #HappierPlace photos show up throughout the month. But never easy to pick the favorites. November photos are already looking very promising…
      xx Luci

  3. What a great idea for a giveaway! I am thinking of having one as well. I’m still thinking about the prize… 🙂

    1. Thanks, Daisy! Giveaways are a lot of fun. It’s a great way to engage with people, see new content, motivate others and spread some joy. Let me know if I can help in any way based on my experience.
      xx Luci

  4. What stunning pictures and they do make me happier, especially the boat shot

    1. Thank you for your comment. Wonderful to read that these photos made you happier! Maybe we’ll see some of your photos tagged #HappierPlace in the coming months…

  5. I’m loving all these autumn pictures with orange leaves x


    1. Thank you for your comment, Laura. Glad you enjoyed that autumn colors!
      xx Luci

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