DAY 2 – BLOGGING U – WRITING 101

A VIEW FROM A WINDOW

The prompt for Day Two – “If you could zoom through space in the speed of light, what place would you go to right now?”

I would jump into the 1974 drivers’ seat of what I call my cabin, wiggle my little nose.

POOF!                 10351250_10152442787311280_6509159616268359082_n[1]         I am on the road just outside of the “Bella Pacifica Campground” Tofino, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.

I draw in a big deep breath of relaxation and anticipation.  Driving past the camp office, my heart jumps with delight, while my nose twitches at the unfamiliar fresh scents of salt, sand and seaweed.

Slowly I back into campsite 108.  I scan both the ocean and the forest, a place of bliss and solitude.  The whisper of the tall cedar trees as they caress each other and the splash of the waves as the salty water breaks against the sandy beach greet me in unison.

I selected this site because it is the furthest site from the entrance and at the far end of the campground road.  Private, isolated and perfect for an introvert wishing to celebrate the sunshine, forest and ocean spray.

Leaving the unpacking and organizing until later, I walk down to the beach, kick off my runners and slide my socks onto the rocks on the edge of the sand.

Stepping forward, my foot sinks into the white granular crystals.  I can hear the ahhhhh my toes sigh when the sand warmed by the sun envelopes them.  I almost drop down and make a sand angel, I am so happy to be here.  Heel, toes, heel, toes, heel, toes – curl the sand between the foot pad and the toes.  The sand gently scrubs my feet, the skin feels brand new.

At the lintel, the sand is wet, cold and packed.  The imprints of my heels are deep, gathering seawater.  The tidal water rushes forward freezing my feet right up to the ankles.  I jump back with a squeal.  I land in the dry warm sand. Oh heavenly bliss!

Cheryle – April 7, 2015

DAY 1 – BLOGGING U – WRITING 101 – FREEWRITING

Wow!  20 minutes flew by.  I wrote for 35 minutes and wrote only 2 paragraphs.  I did edit and rearrange, but still!  So much time so few words.     In any case,  here is my offering for Day 1.

FREEWRITING –  BLOGGING U – WRITING 101 – 1st Assignment

Yesterday, I visited a new friend.   She greeted me warmly, welcoming me graciously into her home.  To celebrate the spring season, I brought her a small pot daffodils.  I had carefully selected this plant, for only a few of its’ flowers were in bloom.  I wanted to make sure she had an abundance of consecutive yellow blossoms to enjoy.

She invited me into her living room.  It burgeoned with plants, both living and silk.  Her green thumb had grown trees, ferns, philodendrons, ivy’s, lipsticks plants and a multitude of greenery I could not name.  It was early in the day, the morning sun shone brightly through the south facing windows reflecting its light on the various leaves and fronds, making the room warm and cozy. Sitting low amoung the plants and pots was a faux log fountain, gently burbling a sense of the forest into the plant filled room.

Cheryle April 5, 2015

March – Photo Bloggers Challenge

March was a difficult month for doubles.  I did enjoy getting out into my yard to capture a few spring shots, which I call “Birds, Buds and Benches”.

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This is the birdhouse both the birds and the squirrels share.

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March 2015 sees the Lilacs in bud already in bud.

Double seater

Another bench built for two.

seats for two

Not quite a bench, but a nice spot for two to sit and meditate amoung the cherry trees and peonies.

two birds on a pole

Two birds on a pole.

Copyright Cheryle March 2015

DAY 20 – TRIUMPH AND CONTRAST

DAY 20 – TRIUMPH AND CONTRAST

I was so triumphant when I found the Owl in the tree and so much more so when I was able to capture it with my Nikon D60.  Can you see it?  Who Who  Whooo

Every year Owls nest in this same tree, raising one Owlet. They feed it, love it, teach it about owl life, flying and let it set out to make a life of its’ own.

Owl Eye

I have a special affinity for owls. They are beautiful, silent and can see in the dark.   Owl is one of my totems.

The Owl, connected to Athena, represents wisdom, intuition and being able to see beyond deception.  Often seen as being associated with the underworld, a protector of the night and in some cultures accompanies the dead to the afterlife.

I also played Owl in a children’s theatre production of Winnie the Pooh.  I don’t know if I was successful or not as I scared most of the kids.

Cheryle 2015

DAY 19 – BLOGGING U – PHOTOGRAHY 101

Day 19 – Doubles

I took today’s assignment of Doubles as an opportunity to showcase my furbabies. They do not go outside and love to sun themselves in their condo in the kitchen window. They are pampered and spoiled.  But then, so am I.

Double Take or Reflection

Cheryle  March 2015

Day 5 – 5 Day Black and White Photo Challenge

Day 5 – 5 Day Black and White Photo Challenge

My friend hurindine608 of “Needle at the Bottom of the Sea” challenged me to post a black and white photo for five days.  This is my fifth and final post for the challenge.

For day 5 of the 5 Day Black and White Photo Challenge I challenge:  Holly of “It’s all a Matter of Perspective”   http://jahangiri.us/2013/holly-jahangiri/    No worries if you are unable to accept.  This is for fun after all.

Orb sharpened

A metal sculpture sits silent under a sifting of snow.

 

Cheryle March 2015

Day 4 – 5 Day Black and White Photo Challenge

Day 4 – 5 Day Black and White Photo Challenge

This is a photo of dual meditation seats.  Meditation with a friend can be more productive than meditating on your own.

meditation seats

The tractor seats were welded onto hand cut springs which were then anchored onto rocks for stability. The meditation seats are springy and are so comfortable. 10,000 farmers can’t be wrong.   In the winter, I sprinkle sunflower seeds on the seats, the squirrels and birds love them.

For day 4 of the 5 Day Black and White Photo challenge I challenge Sarah of Chilly Bella at https://chillybella.wordpress.com/  The criteria is to post a black and white photo for 5 days and then to challenge another blogger to do the same.

There is no pressure if you cannot accept this challenge.  After all it is for fun.

Cheryle March 2105

Day 3 – 5 Day Black and White Photo Challenge

Today, I have posted what I call  Clouds Caught in Glass as my Day 3 offering for the 5 Day Black and White Photo Challenge.  Thank you hirundine608 for your nomination.

I in turn nominate:  emiliaciepla of  The Light Inside of Us.

There is no pressure to accept if you are unable to participate.  After all, this is for fun.

clouds in glass

Copyright Cheryle March 2015