Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Comfort Week : Place

Happy Wednesday everyone ! Isn't Sherrie the best hostess ever. Today she'd like to know the place most comfortable to us and if you have a few minutes please check out what others have to say about their favorite Place.

This is a no-brainer. The place most comfortable for me = the OCEAN.

When I'm here all my worries drift-off with the waves; I breathe-in ever so slowly; I feel safe from the world; I slow down; I clear the fog that's in my head. Although, fog is good when it's not in your head :-) They say it's good for the complexion. Hey people, we may not be able to have a clear blue sky all the time, but we can all use a good moisturiser.

The Ocean (and by the way the Ocean is a She) grounds me, gives me balance and direction. I was born and raised further in land. Dave on the other hand grew up next to the ocean. We both decided when it came time to buy our home (30 years ago) that we would go in land and when we needed to see the ocean we would drive and visit anytime we needed to... and that's what we've been doing for the past 3 decades.

When the tide goes down - we dig for our supper. Dave and I spend a lot of our spare time beachcombing looking for driftwood and beach glass. When Life gets in the way - we head to the Ocean to find stillness and silence from the every day madness.

However, never take the beauty and calmness of the Ocean for granted. She's one moody girl. One minute, calm and soothing and the next minute raging waves hit the shore like thunder.

For all the beauty and comfort that I find here, a lot of families have experienced fear and sadness with the loss of family and friends.

10 comments:

Barb said...

Your pictures gave me comfort this morning Vickie and just made me take in a nice deep breath. Beautiful! Barb

sunmamma said...

Yes I agree with you. Only for me it's the lake (no oceans around here )

The Logans said...

I have a special spot by the bay that I feel a connection with too. It's funny how the ocean can make you feel so small, but also remind you that you are part of something so big! Thanks so much for the pictures!

Teresa R said...

I do miss the ocean/water, especially when looking at your lovely photos.

Alli said...

I am right there with you! I too love the ocean...hence the reason I chose to study it!! Thanks for the wonderful picks!

HoneyB said...

Beautiful, beautiful photos. You make me want to be there!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous photos! I would love to live on the beach. I'm absolutely stunned every time I visit the Oregon Coast. it takes my breath away.

nahiacreations said...

Your photos are beautiful. The ocean is a wonderful place. :)

sherrieg said...

Ha! After posting my place (also the ocean) I see that you have the same place. :) Nice.

Amber said...

All beautiful, but I loooooove that foggy shot. I think fog is so quiet and comforting (as long as I don't have to drive anywhere in it.)