my love of water

I love water

~ I love to drink it, especially with a lemon wedge or two.

~ I love traveling by cruise ship, because there’s water all around and all the stops are water-front…

~ I love rain, and rainstorms, the smell of rain and the sound of rain beating on the roof of my trailer.

~ I love the sound of water, from fountains or water features, from creeks or streams, waterfalls or the ocean.

~ I love lakes, the smooth glass like surface, and puttering across them as I troll for trout.

~ I love rivers, just sitting there watching the water flow by ~ I dream of living in a houseboat on the Sacramento River.

~ I love mountain streams, I’m especially fond of the memories of the creek on my Grandparents property ~ that I grew up playing in, or sitting on a raft in the middle reading a book.

Which brings me to the OCEAN

~ I love the ocean, the sound and the sight of the waves crashing against rocks, standing in the waves feeling my feet being buried in the sand, the smell of salt water and seaweed, the salty mist and the breeze.

My soul is full of longing for the secrets of the sea, and the heart of the great ocean sends a thrilling pulse through me…   Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

It’s hard for me to put into words why I like the beach so much. Everything about it is renewing for me, almost like therapy…Beach Therapy. ~ Amy Dykens

And thankfully I get to go to the ocean this weekend ~ my mom, sisters and I are going to Monterey. It will be a good time, a time of relaxing and renewing, a time of friendship and laughter. 

The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach–waiting for a gift from the sea. ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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counting thanks 903 ~ 925

A list of thankfuls – one by one, my goal is to list 1000, being open to seeing the many blessings and gifts from my Father above ~

~ hugs from nephews and their enthusiastic greetings

~ chinese food with family, many laughs and much love

 ~ spinning time and playing with fiber

~ the news that a medical condition my sister is dealing with is NOT something to worry about

~ we are finally getting the rain we need

~ the beauty of sky and clouds and tree silhouettes

~ I’m getting closer to 1000

~ for my job, I’ve been here 2 years now, time sure does fly

~ anticipation of new things to learn

~ green juice, some days it tastes “greener” than others

~ the remembrance of the Godly heritage I have, 5 generations on my father’s side of the family and 4 generations on my mother’s

~ listening to my mom tell stories of growing up and her desire to serve  God ~ and how God worked out the timing of different situations, so she could meet my father and they could move to Carmichael

~ again reminded that God knows the end of the story he is writing in our lives

~ Chevy’s flautas – Yummy

~ seeing the first couple wisteria blossoms, I didn’t see any last year

~ for new water filters, it’s amazing how much more water volume you get when the filters are changed

~ for “flushy“, it sure helps control the bathroom smell issues in a trailer

~ for spring-time flowers blooming, even if they are just weeds

~ for a silly puppy that makes me laugh

scavenger hunt sunday 4/1

Here are my scavenger hunt finds ~

CLOUDS ~ I love sky and clouds and tree silhouettes

SEVEN ~ yellow daisies, so cheerful

SUNFLARE ~ this one is from a couple weeks ago, I didn’t catch any flare this week, I love the rainbow colors

HIGH ANGLE ~ this fungus is so interesting looking, I like the angle down the side of the barrel

LOW ANGLE ~ rip it, rip it from a different angle

 It was fun looking through this last week’s pictures to find ones that fit the scavenger items ~ come on over to Ashley’s blog and check out some others

scavenger hunt sunday 3/25

Here are my scavenger hunt finds ~

WHIMSY ~ this turtle came home with me from my grandmothers, part of my “inheritance”

CREATE ~ one way I love to create – yarn from fiber

DUST ~ yes the corners get dusty, I should wipe them down more often

SPROUT ~ the cyclamen are sprouting, and so are some weird little fungi

DROP ~ it rained last night, drops left on my windshield and in the grass

It was fun looking through this last week’s pictures to find ones that fit the scavenger items ~ come on over to Ashley’s blog and check out some others

signs of spring in my yard

I wandered around my yard yesterday, looking for signs of spring ~

and found it – in wisteria leaves beginning to sprout

my little lilac bush is beginning to bud

blossoms that fell because of the rain we’ve had

seeing the reflection of trees beginning to leaf in rain puddles and more flower petals

these daisy friends have been hanging out with me all winter, they sure are cheerful

and last but not least, the first bloom from my christmas cactus in a LONG time

thanks for coming along on the walk around my yard, ya’ll come back now, ya hear…

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