Serene looking intertidal area at the end of the beach.
Sea Glass is mingling with the rocks
one only needs to peer closer to find some.
View across from Victoria to Port Angeles in Washington State.
Freighters in the distance are anchored and waiting
for an opportunity to offload their freight or load up in The Port of Vancouver.
Many freighters anchor in among our Gulf Islands
which has become a problem for many
they run their noisy generators.
The beaches are littered with driftwood from the winter storms.
Many people collect it and burn it in their fireplaces.
Some creative artists make things from the various pieces.
The BC flag flies on a tall pole at the edge of a cliff.
A heart of stones
Many families are seen at the beach
kids throwing stones into the ocean
moms and dads drinking coffee and reading books
dogs frolicking in the water retrieving sticks
people collecting wood
some, like myself, are searching for sea glass
some are constructing huts and shelters out of logs
Someone carved a face on the old roots of this vast tree.
Can you see the heart with wings on the tree stump?
On the way home
I walked past a lovely garden with many whimsical accents.
The beds overflow with yellow daffodils and hanging planters are hung atop the fences
with cheerful purple and yellow pansies.
This face was attached to a tree...
In the quiet moments and a tea time
I've been thinking a lot about our current situation.
Staying home and staying safe.
I reached out to some of our elder neighbours to see if they had enough food.
It turns out that they were running low on lots of things and had been trying to order groceries online for home delivery but could not log into the website.
Many stores are 2 weeks behind with their orders so I went to the grocery shop for them and dropped the bags on their front porch.
At the grocery shop we were directed to line up outside ~ a metre apart.
There were strips of green tape that indicated where we were to stand.
When people exited the store one at a time we were given a disinfected cart and allowed inside...
there were not many people inside and so we were able to grab the groceries fairly quickly.
We then stood on discs with footprints a metre apart waiting for our turn
to put our groceries on the check out stand
the clerks scanned our goods behind plexiglas partitions.
After each customer the check out was disinfected.
Some of you may be feeling anxious...
maybe you have been watching far too much of the grim news?
I only listen to two programmes,
the daily announcement from our respected BC Disease Control
Dr. Bonnie Henry
and the local evening news.
If I watch too much I go down a "rabbit hole!"
~ Self preservation ~
controlling my own reaction to things that I cannot control are key.
some inspirational quotes with you.
Soap on a bed of rocks
Wash your hands.
"You have power over your mind - not outside events.
Realize this, and you will find strength."
~ Marcus Aurelius ~
"When adversity strikes, that's when you have to be the most calm.
Take a step back, stay strong, stay grounded and press on."
~ LL Cool J ~
"Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands - and then eat just one of the pieces."
~ Judith Viorst ~
"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You are able to say to yourself, I lived through this horror.
I can take the next thing that comes along."
~ Eleanor Roosevelt ~
Thank you for stopping by The Humble Bungalow Blog.
I'd love to hear from you and perhaps you can share what you are doing to keep yourself amused during these days and weeks of staying home cocooning.
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~ Be Well and Be Kind ~