there is an abundance of beauty...
surprisingly at every turn, if one has the time and inclination to stop and look.
It might be the simple bloom of a mauve colchium popping up in the most unexpected place, the sandy shoreline at Willows Beach on a foggy morning walk with my BFF and her terrier, Cooper.
It could be the bark of the Arbutus tree as it sheds the outer layer exposing the lime toned new layer beneath...
There seems to be plenty of beauty in nature.
None of it seems overly contrived.
Mother Nature seems to get it right every time.
I am so impressed by the gorgeous play of light on the clouds and the ocean at sunset.
on a calm evening in September.
This was the scene just hours before we left our marina.
I thought that we would be staying onboard snug and safe in the slip.
I don't like navigating in the fog...
it's rather like driving with ones eyes closed!
The fog lifted a few hours later and we scooted across the water.
There was a celebratory cocktail after we tied up and awaited our dinner in the pub at Poets Cove.
Bark can be beautiful...
This deer was munching on the foliage near the outdoor hot tub of the Poets Cove Spa.
It did not mind me in the least.
Michelle from The Bungalow on Estevan leant me this delicious book.
I read it in two days...
she sells this book and many others in the shop that she and Graham run in Oak Bay.
It's my favourite spot to shop for cards and gifts.
Do pop by and if you are not shy mention that "The Hostess" sent me...
and while you are there check out Michelle's sale table out front.
She has some great bargains!
Azure blue skies...
soft puffy white clouds
What's in a name you may ask...
I may never get to Paris
because I am so happy on the ocean.
I am delighted to read about Paris
it sounds like a dreamy city
I do not feel the need to travel far to foreign ports.
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A good book
someone to love
something rewarding to do
a creative outlet
~ knitting ~ gardening ~ painting ~ cooking ~
connections with people
something of beauty to admire
a roof over head
and yet we may tend to overlook the obvious.
Are you embracing gratitude every day?
Thank you for taking the time to visit me here where I share my thoughts
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