Sunday, July 29, 2012

Coastal Delight

 Oh, my coastal visit lived up to all expectations.   
With beauty in all directions, my eyes feasted on the pretty sights.  
 Fresh crab from the sea bottoms tasted salty and felt tender.
 The round rocks and drift wood are so comfortable.

 The house my parents rented was very Northwest-ish and when it was full of brothers and sisters it was warm and friendly.

 Granddaughters played on the beach, threw rocks in the water, and felt the cool wind in their hair.

 My nephew has been a birder since he was a child.  He records every bird he sees.  I asked him about his bird journals and he let me look at his current log.  Now I have an app on my phone and iPad called iBird Pro.  John said that when you play the song a particular bird sings, they will come toward you.  I'm going to try it out this morning.  The app lists all North American birds and gives good information.  Delightful!
I have other new things to show soon.  I am happy to be home planning my daily doings.  

A light dawned this morning when I was reading.  When Jesus came, the people wanted Him to win justice and mercy for them because they felt oppressed by rulers and society, but Jesus said, "Turn the other cheek."  They were confused. Jesus challenged them to GIVE justice and mercy.  I do love to grasp new orders and as I think about going back to school and living in that society again, I find this instruction encouraging.  

I liked being with my nice parents and my friendly siblings.  I liked seeing four of our granddaughters enjoy the sea air.  I slept soundly in the atmosphere of my birth place and now I feel calm, tucked back into my spot here. 
Now I shall go outside and call some birds with my cell phone!  Funny!
Thank you for coming by!  I missed my blog visits very much.
You are a friendly group, too!


magsmcc said...

It's very nice to have you home. You're like a phone app that we can play to the air and encouragement comes pecking among the dishes and lego and overdue library books that we missed yesterday and peck peck it goes until it finds a smile. I'll record that bird in my journal! Nice! Lovely holiday snaps. I smiled when I saw your nephew in his woolly hat. I have a picture of me in my woolly hat on my "summer" holiday. I'll post it tomorrow! Do you find you need to cosify the house until it smells like you're back? That's what I'm still doing! Attic 24 blesses her house in that housework thing she found ages ago. Anyway, I ramble. Glad you're here!

Sara said...

Hi Pom Pom...did you entice any birds to come nearer? Birds are wonderful critters, are they not? I really love everything you said in this post today, especially the part about Jesus.

Betty said...

Glad you're home have missed your cheery posts. I love the idea of calling birds from your phone - would like to try it! We have an owl here sometimes and if you make owl noises he answers you very early in the morning or just when it's getting dark, he doesn't seem to mind if we are authentic or not - he never fails to reply! I think I would like a holiday at your rental place as there is so much driftwood and I am very keen on that right now - my grandmother had some beautiful twisty pieces that had been bleached and smoothed by the sea and I miss them. Bettyx

Gumbo Lily said...

What lovely, serene photos. I'm glad you were refreshed by your time with family. I am excited to hear how the bird app works with your phone/ipad. That's so cool!

Happy Homecoming!

TexWisGirl said...

sounds like a really awesome time! LOVE all the colors and dark skies in that top shot. beautiful!

Farm Girl said...

I missed you too and your pictures are wonderful, so nice and beachy. I can't wait to see what you are going to share but I am so happy you had a break with all of your family.
The house looks wonderful. I would love to have that app if I had a Iphone. :) I refuse just because I already spend to much time on tech things. :)
But it is something to think about.
Have a wonderful time at home now.

Lisa Richards said...

Welcome back! I really enjoyed sharing a bit of your vacation! I have a brother who lives in the Seattle area, so maybe he sees some similar sights?
I heard a bird this morning that sounded like a pterodactyl (sp?), but I think it was a pileated woodpecker. They do look similar! I'm going to find a woodpecker call online later to compare.
Thanks for reminding me of what Jesus said about justice and mercy. You're learning some good things in your reading time!
Enjoy being home and the rest of your summer!

Attic Clutter said...

Looks so fun crab too..the granddaughter is so cute~!!

♥ the quiet homemaker said...

Glad you're back! Missed you! What beautiful photographs! So glad you had a lovely time, PP. Hugs to you, xxx

Kit said...

What a lovely place! Glad you had such a wonderful time. Kit

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

What a dream come true...this is just marvelous!!! Thanks for sharing!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

the colors of your photos are calm, peaceful and of the beach and coast. it looks like everyone had a delightful time and that's a wonderful thing. I love the beach.

M.K. said...

What a gorgeous time, Pom! We have missed you in bloggyland. Such a magical place -- what a treasure for all your family. Four generations? Oh my! Blessings on all of you!

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Kerri said...

Wow, your holiday looks amazing! I love everything! Great pictures too :) I have left you a wee message on my blog under the comment you left me about mr hare x x

Vicki said...

Hi, Pompom,
I am so glad you were able to have a restful vacation with your dear family. That should help you as you gear up for another school year. It is always good to get back to our own bed, isn't it? Have a blessed week~Vicki

Left-Handed Housewife said...

Beautiful pix, P! I think it's nice the people are birders. I love birds and I love lists. Now I wish I had a smart phone so I could have that app.


Patrice said...

Great photos!

Catherine said...

It's funny how empty it felt when you were strange is that?! Your encouraging, steady buoyancy means so much to so many of us..thank you for being you & being here! I really like your friendly, easy language of the everydayness of life; it too is comfortable & makes the world seem a lot more ok when put in Pom Pom vernacular. Mm I am pondering your new order thoughts..a little uncomfortable just now..I shall ponder some more. Much love & a tight squeezy hug. Katie x0x0x

♥ the quiet homemaker said...

Just saw your comment on Lynn's blog...hope you feel better soon!! xxx

wayside wanderer said...

I am so glad you had a good trip and are back home refreshed. That must be the best of go home and to enjoy your family so. I especially love your first picture. Oh, to be whisked away there must be bliss!