Thursday, October 2, 2014

JUST SIMPLE CONTENTMENT


Once over the rocks we headed for the river,


flanked by MacDonald House 
 looking very much like Wuthering Heights.
We stopped to dig holes
because Stony Beach is made for "HOLE DIGGIN' " !


Running full speed ahead with an eye on the edge


because the tide is gouging away the sides
of the river as it always does when it is going out.


Here is Jim helping nature eat away at the edge.


While he does that I swim and I fetch.
Far off in the distance in that small beach pool,
everything is viewed under the watchful eye of a heron.


There s/he goes silently over the waters
heading for the salt marsh on the other side of the hill.


Contentment really is all I seek out
and contentment is what I always find.


The sun sets much earlier as we step into fall,
so it's time to retire
and 
talk over the day's events
as we head home
just down the road.

20 comments:

  1. Hoping you have a good hose when you get home!!
    Beautiful water and beach shots!
    I love it when we go home to St.Augustine with Augie at Christmas time and we can take him down on the beach without a leash and let him R-U-N!!!

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    1. F-R-E-E-D-O-M on the beach is N-I-R-V-A-N-A for all of us !!!!

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  2. Sophie it must be so wonderful to live so close to the big ocean and you can see new wonders everyday! Wouldn't it be nice to know what that heron was thinking?
    love
    tweeedles

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    1. This heron had been hanging around all summer and Daddy Ron took some cool shots of it in another area.

      He'll show you all soon I think!!

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  3. What a perfect day, there truly is such contentment in your world.

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  4. Sophie, I feel like I am walking with you and the Dads, as the words tell me a wonderful story, super pics as always, and if you go down to the edge today, beware of slipping off. Hugs to all, Jean.

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    1. THe current was super fast this evening so care was foremost on our minds!!

      At the end of the river where ocean meets river people have lost their lives, so we are always vigilant!!

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  5. Be careful! And which one of you is the moody, smoldering Heathcliff?

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    1. Oh it has to be Jim, no it's Ron, oh no it's Jim ~~~ it's so "up in the air"!!

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  6. What a lovely smooth sandy beach.
    Don't get too close to the edge!

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    1. I'll be super careful just so I can keep my blog going!!!

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  7. Contentment is something to be grateful for... But Jim looks cold!

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    1. Shhhhh ~~ Jim is always cold, Mitch ~~ his hands are like icicles!!

      Honestly, it shocking!!!

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  8. Oh my, hole digging on the beach and swimming in the sea, does life get any better ?
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  9. Soph, be careful when the tide is high. There can be rip tides in that area.

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    1. I will, 'cause I know you know about this place!!

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  10. My soul calms down whenever I feast on Ron's photos, SD! I've so been needing to see your furry face and Mr. Orangie safe and sound. Then I feel like all is right in this world. Well, maybe you should speak to Jimbo and tell him that he's freaking me out standing by those caving mud banks. Maybe he subconsciously wants to swim with you. Here's a fun idea ~ Fling Mr. Orangie into the water and have Daddy Jim go fetch it! LOL! I'd give you lots of doggy treats to see that! ROFLMAO! (Don't tell the Dads, okay. You've probably figured out that I've just come back from my Friday Night date with the E-P ~ vino!). But you can tell Daddy Ron that his photos are stellar! Thanks for quieting my restless heart! Happy weekend to the Trinity!

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    1. Word is on the street that a glass of vino a day is good for the blood / body / heart & soul, so maybe they might so indulge. They look for organic vinos because the additives etc make Jim and Ron react unfavourably ~ such wimps they are ~~ and suggestions Weesie!?!

      The winter is fast approaching so taking in the beach in any situation fills our souls.

      Have a great w/e and be good now!! NOT!!

      Sophie "exhausted from day care Friday" DOODLE here!!

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