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the best places on earth

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This beach stands out as one of my favorite places on earth. Photos are from a recent visit back. If you have been following my blog for a long time, you might even recognize it ♥

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fresh air

From some recent explorations of the Siuslaw River and nearby beaches (photos taken with my iPhone)… Wishing you all a wonderful weekend, with lots of fresh air!

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restoration

Hey! Want to go to the beach?

Life has been so busy these days, it’s been hard to catch my breath. And aside from a little more sleep, a few more hours in each day and about 3 more hands and feet, I have been missing a great big dose of the beach. Yes, even though it is pretty much my backyard, I have not spent quality time down there in far too long. So yesterday the day was such that it would not have it any other way. I dropped everything and dashed on down and Wow, where have I been!! After some time down there with the sand between my toes, the warm sunshine on my face, and that cold salty water washing over my ankles, I feel like I have caught my breath again.

heading down the beach trail…

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and onto the sand…………..

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There is nothing so restorative as the vastness of nature.

Don’t forget to restore yourself in nature now and then. I hope you have all had a great weekend and are excited about the week ahead. And I hope to make it back here soon… We’ve been making some great progress on our house, and there are grand plans for a shop update by next weekend. Bye for now! xo

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After a long stretch of stormy days, the sun broke through! This photo was taken last night, just after sunset, from a cave near our house. Posting more pics in my flickr soon. This was such a spectacular evening.

If you have visited the shop lately you will have noticed there is not much there. I have slimmed my offerings down while I work on some new things. My plan is to re-stock the shop with a fresh selection of items (tentatively) by January 19. Woohoo for new!!

Have a most excellent day today!

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Ocean

Living on the coast and in the trees offers me a unique opportunity to observe the life forms that live in their natural habitat right up close. As the summer really warms things up, the bees are returning (yay! we were worried for a while!) and the hummingbirds are more playful and the goldfinches and sparrows visit our deck for the organic sunflower seeds we offer. I appreciate their visits and the constant reminders of how important it is to live with respect for other creatures. They all live with respect for each other and it works so harmoniously.

Blue Jay

Yesterday, while in my sister’s backyard cleaning a window, a little bird came near and perched on a low wire. She was chirping and chirping and chirping with such a clear intensity. She was but 6 feet from my head and she was defininitley talking to ME. While trying to sense what she was telling me, I turned to my right and took notice of a dead shrub in a large planter pot. Nestled in the base of the plant was a small nest made of woven dried grasses, and in the nest were 4 tiny eggs, each about the size of a small grape tomato. I let my sister know so she will take care to leave it alone and keep her little ones away from it. Even though I don’t speak bird I got the message. It’s a fun and worthy challenge to try to understand the communication of other creatures. It is also important not to alienate ourselves into the confines of humanness. We are creatures too, and this goes far beyond simple humanness.

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