Friday, March 22, 2013

day off
























i went to the beach on my day off yesterday. it is so nice when it's empty, though, soon, as the weather warms there will be a patchwork of towels, blankets and people here. i was alone for awhile, read my book, knit and made a vase out of hollow bamboo and filled it with beach daisies, sand verbena and a seagull feather (i left it in the sand when i left, for someone to find and enjoy). then a girl and her dog came down. she moved far down the sand, spread her towel and lay in the sun. her dog played in the surf, chased the ball she threw and then, when she fell asleep, her dog paid me a visit. winston (i found out his name when the girl came running over realizing where her dog was) moved in with me. hee hee. he plopped down, took up most all the shade, and regularly tapped my hand in a request to be pet.

in the first two photos you can just make out california's channel islands off in the distance. chuck is doing a circumnavigation of the islands in his kayak this week. when i sit on the edge of the shore, i feel closer to him. have a wonderful weekend dear friends
xxx lori


30 comments:

  1. Lovely...
    -how cute of Winston to keep you company Lori- maybe he knew that hubs was out there and he came to hold your hand :)

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  2. I'm glad you had a day by the shore and a way to feel closer to you soulmate.
    Take care my dear and have a beautiful weekend.

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  3. What a lovely way to spend a day - what I wouldn't do for a similar one just now (as I look out of the window at the snow and howling frozen wind, mopping up the latest playground facial injury on my perfect peach of a girl. Sigh.)

    Winston clearly has impeccable taste in company. x

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  4. What a splendid way to enjoy your day off.

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  5. What a serene day; I so want one of those:-D We actually had our first snow fall today, but that beach is calling my name...XOXO

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  6. The way you take your photos, I feel as if I am there with you.
    Cute story about the dog.

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  7. A perfect day, and Chuck really with you, only you just can't quite see him!
    xx
    julie

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  8. what a wonderful way to spend your day off. i miss the beach so much. and what a gift to find... a vase of flowers. what a lovely to leave behind. :)

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  9. have a wonderful WE Lori!
    It looks amazing there where you live!
    oh the ocean, it's quite far away here where we are!

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  10. Now that is my kind of day off. We have rain and it's cold. Please can you wrap up a little bit of that beautiful blue sky and send it over here. Brr!

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  11. Such a beautiful post, I feel the serenity of the sea in your pictures. Winston looks like a cheeky friendly fellow!

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  12. Beautiful... you are beautiful.X

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  13. I was wondering who owned the dog!! I enjoy how your photos tell a tale. I have a few more days then our son leaves. It's been a fantastic week :)

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  14. Looks like such a lovely day. Winston is so handsome. Have a great weekend. Tammy

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  15. What a great day off - hope you felt refreshed xx

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  16. What a breath of fresh air these photos are! (she said as she headed off for a ski...)

    :)

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  17. Beautiful and peaceful. You've given me a little ache for summer, and ocean, and sand. Such refreshing photos.

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  18. This images just relax me. Sounds like the perfect day off. xo

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  19. Lori, Thank you for these beautiful beach photos, how I wish I was there. xoxo

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  20. Teeheehee, hello, beautiful girl! Ah, a day of blissful peace and solitude. How wonderful! And how nice of Winston to come and share your shade. He looks lovable. :)

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  21. What a lovely way to spend a day off. Happy weekend.

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  22. Dear wonderful Lori,

    I tried, in vain, to leave you a comment last night: I think Blogger was playing tricks again. I'm back simply to let you know that I always feel happy and inspired after seeing your pictures and reading your words. I loved seeing your enchanting creations in your previous posts: your choice of colour, soft and muted, really call out to me at the moment. I love the shades of the sea off the coast of Normandy, where we lived before - greys, bluey greens; and CELADON! Don't you love that name?

    Happy weekend dear Lori.

    Stephanie

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  23. Oh if I could just spend one of these last days, expecting, at a sight like this. Oh if only. Thank you so much for sharing your day off with us! Too much grey and snow and cold over here. No surprise baby wantst to stay snuggeld up inside ;-) Hugs!

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  24. This all looks so beautiful Lori! Sounds like a delightful day. It makes me want to go to the beach as well, but it's icy cold in Holland at the moment.

    Happy weekend,

    Madelief x

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  25. love , love your post ! Always warms my soul.

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  26. what a sweet little story about winston coming to steal your shade and pettings. : ) i love your creative spirit everywhere lori. xoxo

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  27. Wonderful, peaceful day off. Your new doggie friend is very cute, with his little paw on your leg!! The beach looks so empty, but I imagine it must get very full of tourists at certain times of the year.
    Spending my weekend at an international hockey competition that my son is playing in. For some strange reason I volunteered to help cook (and clean up!) for 500 mini hockey players!!... oh how I need a day at the beach (or a great big glass of wine).

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  28. Beach! Lori, as a Canadian still enjoying the wonders and sub-zero temperatures, that beach looks FANTASTIC and inviting. Thanks for the respite Lori. Love your pictures as always. YOu are talented in so many ways. xxoo

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  29. What a perfect way to spend your day off - I always feel like I've had a little holiday when I pop over here. Mel x

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xoxo lori