Thursday, November 15, 2012

Beach products I love . . .

While vacationing in Duck NC, our beach house was decorated with charming prints by artist Sandy Gingras.  Her effortless line drawings and happy bright colors are perfect for decorating a coastal home or any room that needs a little reminder of the beach. 
 Her whimsical artwork can be found at:

One of my favorite posters is "How to Live on an Island"
Dance on edge . . . stretch . . . listen in on shells . . . put living things back . . . cultivate quiet . . . boogie. . . practice simplicity . . . sugar yourself with sand . . . float . . .  carry a bucket . . . ride rusty bikes . . .go with the wind . . . walk tender . . . tune up your senses . . . build castles . . .and leave them for the moon to find . . .run with waves . . . discover treasure . . . remember yourself . . . keep off the rocks . . . ebb and flow . . . laugh like a gull . . . thank your lucky stars! 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday - where I add some of my favorite pictures from my Pinterest boards.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Reflections on hurricanes and other storms in life

Just as all our days can't be sunny, so too with beaches.  This past week has made me reflect on the awesome power of nature where the ocean meets the shore.   The satellite photos of sailboats tossed upon the shore like toys remind me that sometimes wind, water, waves or other events in our lives are not for us to control. 

My heartfelt prayers go out to those who live along the northeast coast as they pick up the pieces of their lives and hopefully find sunny days and calm waters again.

This Sunday I offer up a navy version of the 23rd Psalm, called "The Sailor's Psalm"

"The Lord is my pilot, I shall not go adrift; He lighteth my passage across dark channels; He steereth me through the deep waters, He keepeth my log. He guideth me by the evening star for my safety's sake. Yea, though I sail mid the thunders and tempest of life, I shall fear no peril for Thou art with me. The vastness of thy sea upholds me. Surely fair winds and safe harbors shall be found all the days of my life; And I shall moor, fast, and secure, forever Amen.