Our World Tuesday: Home Away From Home


I came back to Topsail for winter vacation. I love this beach particularly because my parents chose it as their home away from home, and it has become mine. I like being here for a thousand and ten reasons but mostly because it is unpretentious and peaceful. No fools, no foolish demands, no lies. Life is simple among the creatures that have been around since the dawn of time, like this feathered dude.
From December 26, 2011
Today, when I took my first walk on the beach after the long ride down from Yankeeland, I found myself trying to read the discarded feathers as if they were tea leaves.
From December 26, 2011
From December 26, 2011
From December 26, 2011
From December 26, 2011
I think our story is what we stop to think our story is. It's that simple, even if it isn't easy.

Comments

  1. Life is never easy. It is the best thing you can do for yourself to look at the positive things. Don't dwell on the negative. It will drive you crazy. You do such a good job of appreciating the small gifts that nature gives us. You are blessed.

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  2. I do so agree with Lisa. I do so try to focus on the beauty of nature and appreciating the many small gifts that come my way and make such an incredible difference in my life. I think you and I are both blessed in this respect. I know during this very difficult time in my life it is light that always shines and leads out of the darkness. Superb captures of a beautiful place. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and wishing your a very Happy New Year!

    Sylvia

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  3. Anonymous5:19 PM

    The first picture is definitely my favorite. It is such a pretty shot.

    Happy New Year,
    Antonette

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  4. So very lovely! A toutch of happiness! :)

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  5. I love looking for feathers on the beach. It seems like good luck when I find one.

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  6. fascinating reading stories into feathers...wow!

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  7. The feathers tell a simple but profound story.

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  8. Simple sweet captures.

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  9. A perfect post!

    I'm so happy that you are in your special place, Sandy-


    Aloha from Waikiki
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  10. I'm with you a 100%. I deal a lot with very young, very smart and capable, people right out of college who are all worried about their careers. They ask me what I think about careers I tell them you work until you decide to retire and then look back at all you did and that will be your career.

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  11. I agree Sandy.
    Unfortunately every one has to come back to reality and this spins a different tune

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  12. Anonymous11:03 PM

    Your post reminded of my day at the river. The feathers I saw weren't as varied as the ones here. Your photos are beautiful! All my best wishes for the New Year!

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  13. Life is fragile and delicate, like those discarded feathers. Beautiful post, Sandy. Topsail looks like a beautiful and tranquil place to visit.

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  14. I have so many feathers in my house. I pick up the ones I find (unless they're in large numbers like that) and keep them in clay jars, bowls and a feather keeper. They're beautiful, soothing and a reminder of our connectedness. Your feather photos are especially lovely, Sandy.

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  15. Anonymous1:38 AM

    So lovely in its simplicity!

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  16. Words of wisdom Sandy and beautiful photos. The feathers become art forms in B&W.
    Have a wonderful time away from it all.

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  17. Lovely post and photos, Sandy! Sounds like you have a wonderful home away from home. I hope you and the family had a Happy Christmas and I wish you all a very Happy New Year!

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  18. And we all have one!! Makes us all interesting and keeps us endlessly fascinated!!
    Hugging you
    SueAnn

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  19. It must be a beautiful place !

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  20. You are so creative, you even make fallen feathers interesting.

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