Monday, September 11, 2006
A Bit of Peace
Today is a day of sad remembering. I need a bit of peace. When I need to find perspective and get moving, get centered, I go to the inlet near my home. I walk. I listen and look. I get out of myself for a while. I do this nearly every day. Today I brought my camera so that you can come with me.
The tide is out. When the tide is in, the water laps at the edges of this boardwalk, and all the grass is underwater.
This is the time of year for wild asters
And rose hips
The smell of dried leaves and blackberries past their prime
Soon I will watch the salmon spawning and the Dunlin Sandpipers flashing their wings in the sunshine
This is a place of winding paths and bowers of branches
Rustic paths and well-worn wooden bridges
Bright fall colours are just beginning to show up
I like to spy on the birds
The view from the duckblind always reminds me of freedom within limitations
There are so many beautiful places to sit and just look. A duck couple is usually here.
This is my favorite place to look out and think
Hardly any birds today, must be too hot, except for this lone heron
Summer is hanging on for a bit longer
At the end of the walk is the beach at Old Orchard Park.
My walk is shaped like a "U" We started where the U starts to curve. When you go back the way we came, and go up the other leg of the U, you get to Rocky Point Park, a cultivated park for hanging out and community events. Rocky Point is directly across the water from the beach at Old Orchard. It takes about an hour and a half to do the whole walk.
Fish and chips always taste better outside
No shortage of these guys!
It always makes me feel so very grateful.
Go in peace.