Sunday, March 26, 2017


CURLING UP by a fence post is a fine way for a local raccoon to relax but for me unwinding means rewinding and untangling my thoughts with a walk in a world where unexpected bliss or misfortune lurks around any corner.

On good and bad newsdays it's reassuring to see that cozy cottages still reside beside big old trees in some places.

Babies still enjoy fresh air from their buggies near the grayish-blue sea.

Puppies like the Golden Retriever (below) still draw oohs and ahhs from adoring crowds and ...

mysterious paths still invite walkers to explore each twist of the pebbly sand.

On good and bad newsdays birds still sing and build nests in most places ...

and weeping willows, not yet green, still dance in the breeze.

Dreams still transform into reality with mortar and stone.

Smiles still greet each new day and there's plenty of joy to be found.

A leaky basket of woes also rolls around but as children's author Judy Blume once said, "Life goes on if you're one of the lucky ones."

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  1. Each photo is so creative ~ love them all ~ Raccoon looks pretty cozy and love the little puppy ~ thanks for all the delight!

    Wishing you a fun week ~ thanks ~ ^_^

  2. What a lovely walk! I like the smiling Buddha - and, of course, that pup!

  3. Wonderful shots and commentary. The raccoon is adorable. I like to unwind with a walk too.

  4. you find the unique and unusual!

  5. While bad news dominate headlines, thanks for reminding us ongoing good news or good news which can be taken granted for. I think I’ll unwind myself by walking the winding pebbly sand path. The smile of the Smiling Buddha is contagious.

  6. sometimes I wish I could curl up the way the small animals do. It looks so cosy :)

  7. I'd seriously be losing my mind if it weren't for getting out for walks in nature occasionally.

  8. I appreciate your reminder, Maria, and must add that that raccoon shot is absolutely adorable! No matter how bad the news, some manage to find and celebrate the best possible spin on even tear-filled moments. There is a nurse at Children's Hospital named Alan. His ability to make sick kids laugh is legendary. I've never met him but I see posts by parents constantly in awe of his talent for finding happiness. Your photographs do that for me. They are full of "glass-half-full" observations. Lovely post!


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