Tuesday, December 18, 2012

An Early Evening Walk in December


The other evening just before supper we jumped into the car and headed to the beach.


The sun was just beginning to set and with cameras in hand we went over the dunes.


The water was rather calm and the light was a soft pinkish pastel.


It's times like this when I wish I could put a 'hold' on life


and just stay in this scene/setting for an extended period.


I soon lost that notion remembering that it was December


and we were walking along the North Atlantic Ocean in winter.


The cold breeze having snapped me out of my trance, 


I continued to follow Ron as he set out onto the beach with Sophie.


The lines and light really played off of each other and I had this real sense of space.


This combination of sky, ocean, beach and space enlivens one, yet is also calming.


We are both aware of how fortunate we are to have access to this space.


It is not always as 'friendly' as it was on this particular evening last week.

  
But even when it is inhospitable here, there is an innate beauty.


Oh, it's getting dark...better get home for supper.




24 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos. You are indeed fortunate to have access to such a great space. And we are so blessed to live in this great country, aren't we?

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    1. Thanks Martha. We are fortunate to live in Canada.....it's not perfect mind you, but what country is.

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  2. I've been 'there' before.. where I'd just like to put life on hold. These pictures are beautiful Jim. You guys are certainly blessed to live in such a gorgeous place and to be able to enjoy this space often. And it's good to see you are savoring these times...

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    1. Yes! Let's put life on hold whenever we can! I bet you feel this way Bobbi when you are with your beautiful grand children.

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  3. Gorgeous photos. I love the light and color.

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    1. The light Pat was very soft as it dimmed into evening.

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    1. Mr.Frost was!! nipping at my fingertips too!!

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  5. what a peaceful place to go meditate on life, Jim. You're right though: who wants to PAUSE winter for any longer than it is? I guess there are beautiful moments though, but we have to enjoy them wearing so much freaking clothing!!

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    1. LOL! Karen, I counted the layers the other day.....6! And it's only December! The coldest months are ahead of us!!
      It is, as any shore line is, a great place to relax and let it all go.

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  6. While you feel this overwhelming feeling of space and beauty, I know there is also a sense of comfort and home. Which makes it even more beautiful.
    This also makes me miss my walks with Pugsley.

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    1. Yes Stew, I know Nova Scotia is my home and always will be. I need to be near or have access to the ocean.

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  7. Beautiful shots, the sun on the railings with water so far ahead, lovely. Many years ago in NZ, a young teenage girl won a speech contest, her words based on " Stop the World, I want to get off" .How true for so many of us. Enjoy the true beauty of your lovely part of the world. Greetings from Jean

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    1. Hi Jean. Yes we all could pause or stop more often to appreciate how fortunate we are to be alive in this beautiful world of ours.

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  8. Hello Jim,
    Just stunning, the view and photos - you can press hold, we shall press fast forwards (lol) it is very grey and dark here!!
    Ivan

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    1. I will press hold for a minute or two!! The important thing I think is to 'pause' and look around.

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  9. Beautiful shots!
    I read the beginning of your post and thought, 'Good grief, Jim, what are you thinking?'
    Put a hold on... maybe in May?
    :-)

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  10. I feel that same way in the mornings or evening when I'm outside with the dogs, and the stars are so bright and shining and the air is crisp--Those perfect moments really do touch your soul, don't they?

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    1. They really do Kim. Nothing like fresh cold air to wake one up! I love it.

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  11. Beautiful scenery.
    No wonder you wished you could hit the "pause' button.
    :)~
    HUGZ

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  12. I'm sure you will carry this moment in your heart always! What a lovely evening.

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