Wednesday, June 6, 2012

My Favorite Things, This That Thursday, A Rural Journal


Beach, Ducks and Ocean



Welcome to our blog where we view life from the eyes of an artist's soul and explore how creativity enhances the inner spirit.



Working with photography, art and poetry deepens my inner spirituality and keeps me close to nature. Reading Taoism each morning and being reminded to be aware of what is 'right in front of my nose' is a real gift. It quiets my 'monkey mind' and allows me to be true to myself. In turn, it improves my creative expression as long as I practice, practice, practice as well. Most important is living in 'the now' ~ the present, and living each day well in a healthy, focused way. Breathing and being aware.

Today we are exploring three creative blogs, My Favorite Things and This and That and A Rural Journal The photo above was taken at a small local beach that I actually used to go exploring at when just a young child. The photo below is for TAT and is a macro of beach creatures, periwinkles, barnacle, crabs and more. The same beach I enjoyed exploring as a child.

Beach, sea 'critters' ~ periwinkles, barnacles and crabs and more

Hope you enjoy the blog links above and the serene energy of my photos. I live in a beautiful part of the country blessed with ocean and woods.
Love being close to nature. Grateful ^_^


Hugs and namaste,


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QUOTE FOR THE DAY: 'Sometimes I get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter.' ( Ansel Adams)

20 comments:

  1. Great photos. I love the ocean scenes. Thanks for the visit.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/

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  2. beautiful! i really love that first photo! :)

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  3. Wow! Look at these shots! You can just imagine how thrilled I am to see all these ducks. I am a bird enthusiast. Ocean scenes are so interesting. Have a wonderful day.

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  4. These pictures are so gorgeous! I'd love to be there :-)

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  5. Yes, Carol, these wonderful sights are 'right under our noses'.....and you captured them so well....

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  6. The geese look like they are enjoying the gentle motion of the water as they float out beyond the rocks - soothing shot!

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  7. And I long to visit the Oregon coast...sigh...I'll do it virtually through photos like yours. Thanks~

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  8. Your pictures are lovely ... I especially enjoyed all the little elements of the second one, with the barnacles and crabs and snails -- what fun! I'd never been to the blog that hosts "This and That". What a great day to make the visit over there! Thank you for sharing! :)

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  9. Nice shot of the geese- I can almost hear the water.

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  10. Great photos! The water is so beautiful and has so many wonderful picture taking opportunities!

    Also, thanks for the visit and the follow! Happy to have you as a new blog friend!

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  11. Love your photos! Nature is so refreshing and healing--and inspiring, too!
    Have a super day--living in the moment is a fantastic goal. I keep trying to maintain it. :)

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  12. I love your adorable blend of romance, art and honesty :). It's a pleasure discovering your world.

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  13. That is a great picture. It is so nice to explore with the excited eyes of a child.

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  14. lovely photos. It reminds me of when we went tide pooling, so many lovely sea creatures to view. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. xo P.S. the new giveaway was posted today.

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  15. we enjoy so many of the same things!! beautiful images, i live close to the ocean as well, i don't think i could live anywhere else!!

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  16. I really enjoy good photography and these are great examples. How fortunate to live near such great subjects...

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  17. Lovely beauties from the sea shore, and again - that could really be as in my country! :)

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  18. Carol, you have such great photo opportunities where you live! I love your beautiful photos and enjoy your blog and artwork so much. Have a great week-end!

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Thanks for your wonderful comments and support ~ Will always comment back ~ Namaste, Carol


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