Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Sea Blues

 I have watched every episode of Doc Martin on Netflix.  A friend at school told me about it and once I started watching, I couldn't stop.  There are a few things I like about it.  First, the doctor is interesting and funny.  Next, I like the romantic tension between Martin and Louisa.  Third, I find the people in the village very real.  Last, I LOVE the scenery.  Cornwall.  The sea.  I am itching for some real sea views.  The image on top is my home state salt water.  This is my favorite.  Bill and I are going to Washington next weekend and I hope to drive to the water because it isn't far away from my parents' house. 
 Jeff went to college in Hawaii and both Bill and I visited him there.  We went down to the shore the first morning and Jeff took this picture.
The ocean of Australia is blue like Hawaii.  If I go to Australia again, I would like to spend more time at the beach.
We went to Bar Harbor over a year ago and both Bill and I enjoyed staying close to the big ocean.  I love Colorado and our mountains, but I LONG for the sea.
It's very early in the morning here.  It's time for scrambled eggs and bacon.  It's time to write on 4 by 6 inch cards.  I didn't do it yesterday morning because I was busy watching Downton Abbey season 3 on PBS.org.  It didn't disappoint.  Well, I have new little  snap boxes for my cards and I'm going to show you what they look like soon.
I'm not sure if I made it clear that I am not using the cards to organize myself.  I've tried that before and it became quite silly.  No, this time I am simply using them for my life canvas.

I'm reading a fascinating book titled Health At Every Size:  The Surprising Truth About Your Weight by Linda Bacon.  So far, VERY good.

It's nice to check in.  I hope your day is peaceful.



45 comments:

Carolyn Phillips said...

I am so fortunate to live between the sea and the fells, couldn't ask for better.

I love Doc Martin as well, and we have holidayed in Cornwall several times and visited the village where it is filmed, it is beautiful.

♥ Tina said...

lovely ocean views! xxxx

Debi said...

I watched Downton Abbey for the first time Sunday night... you're right, it did not disappoint!

M.K. said...

I love the sea too, as you know. I love the mountains and miss them, but the sea is what my soul yearns for. Love those pics!
Julia just started her own home-made "smash book" -- except it's her own art, in a simple mini-photo album. Kind of a cross b/t a smashbook and a scrapbook, so she's calling it a scrashbook, haha :)
The book you're reading sounds interesting. I read a couple of articles lately that indicate we really don't need to be so obsessed with being thin, that losing weight is not the goal, so much as being active. And not active like some of my friends who run marathons and damage themselves, but simply NOT to be sedentary. So I'm trying. What does your book say?

magsmcc said...

As Angela said in her comment on your comment on my post the other day- you can see the problems in Cornwall too. We only spent one week there last summer, but the weather was cold and wet sometimes (in July), there was obvious social discontent, and also obvious hard work on the churches' part to meet social needs. High unemployment in areas. BUT we loved it, and you would too. We stayed in a little hidden cove that was straight out of Enid Blyton and had a secret tidal swimming pool in the cliff. Would you believe that this morning on daytime TV I watched one of those Move Abroad and Change Your Life house-hunting programmes, and the family were from that very village, just where we had stayed! There were shots of them on that beach and sitting out on the terrace of the beach side restaurant. It was so lovely! And here I am reading you on Cornwall now! Gorgeous memories of summer rekindled! I should point out that I was weaning myself from spending another morning in bed, so the watching an hour of daytime TV was in fact progress and not perhaps as bad as it sounds!! If I lived high on the cliff at Porthtowan I would not be moving to Australia. As PC says- too many things in Australia that could kill you with one bite.... (Sorry, Australian readers- forgive my husband, and me!)

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful blues. really nice.

Betty the Wood Fairy said...

OH yes how I love the sea, my brother lives on the devon/cornwall border and I get to visit - next visit will be Eastertime. Isn't Downton Abbey fabulous! I am addicted - everyone had such self control in those days. So glad friends overseas get to enjoy it too. I do like your fairy wallpaper. Betty x

wayside wanderer said...

I like Doc Martin, too, and I love the village life and quirky people on the show. I'm most comfortable around quirky people. Downton was good, wasn't it? I can't tell you how many interruptions I had while trying to watch, though. It was a real test of my character. Your sea pictures are beautiful!

Elizabethd said...

Doc Martin is such a popular programme here, and was filmed in a lovely Cornish village.

ann said...

The sea scape photos are a refreshing sight on these blah January days.

Pom Pom said...

Hi Carolyn! YES, you are most blessed. I would love to live within an hour's drive of the sea. All the views out the windows on Doc Martin are so tantalizing! I love their wind blown faces (Auntie Joan and Bert).

Pom Pom said...

Hi Tina! How far do you have to drive for ocean views?

Pom Pom said...

I can't stay up late enough to watch it on Sunday nights, Debi! I'm an early bird, but I'm glad we can watch the episodes online the next day.

Pom Pom said...

Good for Julia! I like her term, scrashbook!
The book is exactly that, MK. Listening to internal cues instead of external cues, moving around, and ceasing the "freak out" tendencies associated with body image and food. It's sensible.

Pom Pom said...

I saw that same Cornwall to the beach of Australia moving abroad show. I think I saw it on a plane and it didn't make sense to me, either!
I like Doc Martin because the cottages are a tiny bit beat up and the town isn't all shiny; it's just real.
The sea views are breathtaking. Someday, we'll go there!

Pom Pom said...

Hi TexWis! Thank you!
I do love the color of the ocean and the sky. Our Colorado sky is stunning, too.

Pom Pom said...

Downton Abbey is fantastic and SO many people love it!
I'm glad you like my fairies, Betty1

Pom Pom said...

Hi Leslie! I'm so thankful for Netflix, so I can watch Doc Martin and a bunch of other addicting stuff!

Pom Pom said...

I wish I could see the village, Elizabethd!
I'm so excited about the new season.

Pom Pom said...

I think so, too. At least is hasn't been too freezing, but this weekend I think we'll need a fire in the fireplace.

Catherine said...

Hello Pom, what stunningly beautiful seascapes. The blue, green & aquamarine hues are so soothing. Do you like to swim in the sea too? I am a river person, I have recently discovered, although I like pretty little cove beaches too. The power of the ocean sometimes overwhelms me with it's aggressive nature. I am glad that you like Doc Martin. It is so quirky & ever so slightly occasionally annoying...eek Mrs Tishell! Louisa is a nice teacher. Hope you have a lovely weekend away. Much love Catherine x0x0x

Pom Pom said...

Yes, Mrs. Tishell is annoying! That's funny! I do like to swim in the sea in Hawaii. I don't like to freeze, so Washington State and Oregon sea water is WAY too cold. I have waterskied in Canadian waters and I adored the big waves behind the boat and the feeling of being caught up in the roll of the deep cold water there. I like lakes, too. Rivers can be scary because of the currents and I have never been to a big river before.

Left-Handed Housewife said...

Help! I keep trying to leave a reply, and I keep getting booted out. Very quickly: love Doc Martin, especially for the quirky village life. I want to live in a quirky village. I think I'd feel right at home!

xofrances

no spring chicken said...

Ah, the sea.. Yes please. I live 4 hours away from it and see it only once or twice a year, definitely not enough. Your pictures are beautiful and make me long for a trip. :) Enjoy yours!

The girls had a sleepover at grandma's to watch the new episode of Downton Abbey. We don't have television (just dvd) so I haven't seen any yet. The girls (and grandma) LOVE it.

It's good to be 'chatting' with you again!

Blessings, Debbie

Pom Pom said...

Hi France! Sorry about the comment problem! I want to live in a quirky village, too!

Pom Pom said...

Sorry! Didn't mean to call you France! xoxo

Pom Pom said...

Hi Debbie! You can watch Downton on PBS.org! It is VERY entertaining. I love the characters! I'm so happy to be in touch with you, too!

Farm Girl said...

I finally got by, I was afraid I wouldn't get to post. I read this one but as I only had one hand because of the baby I just looked at your pictures. Yes, I am having a ocean craving too. I hope to go next weekend if we don't have another cold snap. :) Your photos are lovely. I haven't heard of Doc Martin so I will be looking into that. I decided and though it is very, very hard to wait until Downtown Abbey comes out on video.
It comes out if Amazon is right on January 28th, We don't have cable nor can I even hook up to local stations. Weird huh? We just watch on Netflix, and Hulu Then I can limit advertisements. :)Anyway have a lovely time at your parents and I am glad you get to stare at the ocean.
Have a nice weekend too.

Lisa Richards said...

I love Downton Abbey, too. I've watched it a couple of times on TV, but on the computer would be handier time-wise. I can usually find these shows on YouTube. I didn't think of PBS.org. I'll have to check that out! Doc Martin sounds very interesting but I haven't gotten to watch any of it so far. Love your ocean pics! Could you reveal some of what you put on your cards to give us a better idea of how you're using them? I think my daughter left some of those little snap boxes here that she used for a college class. And THANKS for the wonderful package!! More on my blog later... ;)

Pom Pom said...

HI Kim! You can watch Doc Martin on Netflix. Careful! It's completely addicting! Thank you! I can't wait to stare at the ocean. It's snowing like crazy here.

Pom Pom said...

Yay! I'm glad the long awaited package finally came! Next summer I shall be a SUPER art exchange participant! Yes, I'll tell you soon how the cards are looking!

Nancy McCarroll said...

Have also watched every episode of Doc at least twice. Ditto on Downtown. Yea for Netflix.

Am wondering about your index cards and will be fun to see how you are doing the organization matrix.

Stay warm. Glad you are getting to go on an adventure next week.

Pom Pom said...

Hi Nancy! Oh, I wish there was more Doc Martin. Sigh.
I am going to TRY to stay up until 8 pm this Sunday to watch the next Downton. We'll see. We are such early birds.
Yes, I'll have the card post up soon. I have to snap some pictures today. Brrrrrrr it is VERY cold! You stay warm, too!

Vicki said...

Hello, dear friend,
I can understand your longing for the ocean. I grew up in southeastern NM so I am a "desert rat" and from time to time, I have to visit NM and get my fix of the lovely desert (also my children live here along with my grandchildren so you know I MUST see those grandbabies). I adore "Downton Abbey" and watch it faithfully. Wishing you and your family a very happy new year~Vicki

Pom Pom said...

Hi Vicki! Oh, I guess we all love what we saw when we were children. I'm so glad you are having fun visiting your grands!

Kit said...

I get the same feeling you do. I love love my mountains but need to see the ocean each Summer. Once swam on Wakikii and it was heaven. :) Kit

Attic Clutter said...

wow you have really been around..more traveling then me,, I love the sea too so complete I feel when we make it back to the seaside(:)
hugs..P

The Provincial Homemaker said...

Gorgeous sea. God's beauty is everywhere: we just have to 'see' it.

Big Dr Martin fan here! I love Louisa's clothes and it is just so funny.

Pom Pom said...

Yes, Kit! I noticed that you like to vacation near the coast, too. I DO love your Montana mountains.

Pom Pom said...

Hi Patty! Yeah, Bill has LOTS of miles because he travels to far away places, so I get to fly around a bit, too. Yay for the sea, right?

Pom Pom said...

You're right! Louisa has cute clothes! It IS funny! I love living in that little world while I watch!
Yes, God's creation is beyond beautiful! He's so good to us.

Reginas Simple Living said...

hello
love
ly photos from the sea!!!!! i love downton abbey,too.
wish you a wonderful week,
love regina

Pom Pom said...

Thank you for coming by, Regina! Yay for Downton Abbey tonight! I hope I can stay awake.

Susan B said...

I love all of your ocean photos! William and I stayed on the coast in Monterey, CA last weekend. We were a block away from the ocean. It was so beautiful!! I forget how much I love it because we don't have the opportunity to go very often. I haven't started the third season of Downton Abbey yet, though I have the first episode recorded and saved. I hope to find time this upcoming week to see it. Have a lovely week! :)

debbie bailey said...

I love Doc Martin! I do hope they do more seasons. If you ever decide to go to Cornwall, I'll go with you! I really want to see it.

Do tell about the book Health at Every Size. It might be one I'd like. I'm forever trying to lose ten pounds. Maybe it'll tell why I have such a hard time.

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