puppy and girl walking through water fountain by lake newport australia
blogging, photography, writing

Travel Photo

How shall I choose the final photo in this challenge that Ju-Lyn from All Things Bright and Beautiful kindly nominated me to complete?

Shall I choose somewhere closer to home?

Or:

  • my favourite destination – some Nordic ‘hygge/koselig’ location
  • enigmatic Poland
  • wistful Estonia
  • mystical Japan
  • South-East Asia

This is what I decided. One of the most incredible places on earth.

A place you can literally stand between two continents.

And I did.

Once again if you would like to be nominated for this challenge, I would be happy to update this post with your blog url. This is the final post in this challenge.

Happy New Year from a Home by the Sea and Something to Ponder About

fog over lake
photography

Last photo challenge

Foggy days at the Home by the Sea are rare. This one was a delight.

I am a fan of foggy weather, you see. Walking through a fog is an ethereal experience for me. Perhaps it reminds me of my beloved Denmark?

Post the last photofor October from your chosen device.

Brian at Bushboys blog will explain more on the challenge.

sunrise beach australia
blogging, environment, health, home

Friendly Friday Challenge – Morning Rituals on the Beach

Although I may be in the minority, I have to say that I love getting up in the mornings. No, I am not masochistic. I live by the sea and the mornings there are so joyous, it makes me want to get up early just to see the very best of the day.

Furthermore, I am now retired so I don’t need to be functioning all day, but can take it at an easier slower pace. To which, I am rapidly becoming accustomed. And, I love it.

The mornings are no time to sit and drink a hot cuppa. It is time to move – after sleeping all night.

I like to take a walk, after a morning routine of Yoga exercises, right on the beach if possible.

As you get older and more sedentary, the joints and muscles stiffen up and it is so vital that we keep them functioning for as long as possible. What good is it living to a ripe old age if you can’t enjoy it? Right?

Yoga Sun salutations are best performed facing east. Because that is where you will see the sunrise, of course.

Even better if you can do it on the beach.

A walk with the dog is next on the agenda.

Right on the beach if possible.

See what you are missing all you people who like a sleep in?

Linking to Sandy’s theme for Friendly Friday. I will be back at my main blog, StPA, next week with a new theme. You are welcome to join in with the Friendly Friday Challenge anytime.

See you then.

tsumago japan cloud over mountain
health, writing

Bumps in the Road

Bumps in the road are an inevitable part of life that sometimes soften us or give us an opportunity for growth, and bestow upon us the virtue of compassion.

Golden leaf

So often we wonder about why things happen?

Why now?

Often it is only with the passing of time that it becomes clear that the cloud really did have a silver lining, and now we have wisdom, strength and hope to share.

bridge, choice,

If the adage, “everything really happens for a reason,” doesn’t provide enough rationalisation for you, look for other ways to overcome adversity.

A Home by the Sea