Friday, June 25, 2010

It's Uplifting At The Bottom Of 1001 Steps

AT THE BOTTOM of 1001 Steps in Ocean Park there are rugged rocks and shiny pebbles to step over. The water shimmers from the sun that plays hide and seek amid the transforming clouds. A railway bends around the hillside to spice up the scenery and remind us of adventure and faraway places. Seagulls, mallards and other wildlife bob on the waves that ripple to the shore. Creatures duck their heads in the ocean to bathe or to catch a meal. There are moments when the horizon is mesmerizing in its vastness. Sitting at the edge of the sea and gazing into infinity brings perspective. It is refreshing to realize we contain the same powerful elements of the universe within us. Whether on the outside looking in or on the inside looking out, we are part of this magic.

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8 comments:

  1. Way to go, Penelope! You rock. I can travel to the other side of the country, but I can't even begin to imagine going down and then up the 1001 Steps.

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  2. What an amazing view! Terrific capture! Not sure I could manage 1001 steps at this stage of the game, so I do appreciate your photo! Have a great week, Penelope!

    Sylvia

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  3. Great photography and writing as well. Impressed ! Please have a wonderful Tuesday.

    daily athens

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  4. This is a lovely picture. A great way to finish the day. Just watching the colors and listening to the waves. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. I'm going to check out that link, but for now, I just want to say "thank you" for the pure poetry of your words and image. You always seem to give a fresh twist to the way I see the world around me.

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  6. There is something very special about the oceanside - the sounds, smells, and the fresh air. We love to sit by the sea side, usually on a piece of driftwood. Thanks for sharing your lovely photo and writing. Happy Canada Day! Michelle

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  7. Hello Penelope! Thank you for visiting my Salt Spring trip. You should try and get over there sometime on a Saturday - Salt Spring is a fun and lively place to be. There is the apple festival coming up later in the summer, I will probably go with my daughter and sister-in-law. It is fun!!! Have a great weekend and see you sooon! Michelle

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