When thinking about where I live, I have a few spots that visually really bring me peace. The church on Market with the huge stain glass flower, the view of the sunset from my backyard or of the moonrise from the marina. This one is also one of my favorites. It’s the view from the bridge nearest the yummy Corner Bakery.
My favorite downtown view
We go this way when we take Noah to work, or when we are driving to visit Scott at the Wharf. It’s a lovely little spot to stop and take a snap. I’ve shared it here before but I felt this shot got a clearer image than the last one. Do you see why it’s easy to be at peace living here? I love it, and would love to stay for the rest of my life and to stop being a “come here” and start being a “stay here”. We will see, only time will tell.
I apologize sincerely if any of these pictures are redundant. As I see it we can all use a little visual peace, and my fire and sunset pictures are nothing if not peaceful.
So as I mentioned Saturday, last week Noah had a friend come up from North Carolina. He drove a long four hours to stay for only thirty six hours, sad face. It was a good time however and we did a LOT more than I photographed. And the above picture is horribly blown out. That’s what I get for waiting until last minute at 7:45 in the morning before he’s got to head back home.
fire pit against the post sunset sky
Both nights that he was here we had the fire pit going. The first night for s’mores but the second was just for kicks and giggles. We aren’t in a city and have to street lights so we have the best view (of my life so far) of the night sky, and thankfully the first night he was here was also had clear skies.
So dark, warm and smokey. I love going to bed with the smell of campfire in my hair and on my skin.
pinks and purples and blues, oh my
What an amazing sunset we had too. We’re always so glad when our friends can come and share in this glory that God has given us.
Scott was home both nights (oh have I mentioned I LOVE his new schedule!?!) and was able to get out the fishing pole and play around a bit. We have yet to catch a fish off our bulkhead, but one day we will, I’m certain of it.
This is a compilation of the pictures (mostly iphone pics) taken since we’ve been here on the eastern shore. This is also my first attempt at an iMovie. I hope you like it! The song is “Just one drop” by PLUMB. I personally dislike when songs are cut off so I let it play itself out once the sunset picture shows.
As we hiked the Galax trail, breaking the rules because of fallen trees, I smiled at the adventure.
Seventeen years have I been his bride, four sons, eight deployments, six moves and the transition to civilian life.
It has been an adventure. Certainly not always easy, sometimes very hard work. To forgive and ask forgiveness, to love the unlovable and ask for love when we are unlovable. It has stretched me, strengthened me. Even now we go through changes, kids getting older and the man going back to school, the economy not in our favor. So how can one survive, thrive even? Paul tells us “Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.” and Bing Crosby tells us “You’ve got to accentuate the positive, Eliminate the negative,Latch on to the affirmative, Don’t mess with Mister In-Between”
So as we hike the Galax trail, I am putting my focus on what is good, right, lovely, anything worthy of praise. I am smiling and laughing and really enjoying the time spent in something worthwhile. I find this heart shaped leaf and pull it up to look at. I take time to find a good backdrop and get this shot. A heart in spanish moss. Sometimes your surroundings are messy and even unwanted, but if your heart is strong enough, you can push through, enjoy the adventure and thrive!