Beauty in the Ordinary

This is not about being brilliant, or extraordinary, it's not about wanting to be famous, or making headlines, or trying to impress...this about sharing a 'gift' each day with the lift the spirit of people when they read this blog, to show them the beauty in the ordinary.
"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." Raold Dahl

Monday, October 4, 2010


There really is something intoxicating about

My beach,
Lake Ontario, taken from Niagara-on-the-Lake
(that's Toronto on the horizon)

V's beach at Tofino, Vancouver Island BC
sits on the Pacific Ocean

I 'borrowed' this photo from Razmataz,
which I believe (correct me if I am wrong Chania)
is Georgian Bay, Ontario

V. tells me that water is all about emotion.  I get that.  She tells me that we need to be careful when our homes are situated where water rushes toward it (too much roiling of the emotions, apparently).
I also read somewhere that our tendency to covet property by the water harkens back to a time when we needed to live next to a source of fresh water to survive...that makes sense to me too.

I love to sleep with the windows open when it's raining...I find the sound soothing.  And unlike poor Suzan over at the old grey mare, I even love thunder and lightening.

My best friend loves to swim.  In an icy-cold lake preferably it seems, but she will take a salty ocean or a  swimming pool, if push comes to shove.

So what is it about water? it because our bodies are about 70% water; that our tears so closely resemble the chemical make up of salt water; or is it that for nine months we sit below our mother's heart surrounded by amniotic fluid?

What's your theory?


  1. It's peace, destruction, power, and life all at once.

  2. I have never heard that about living with water rushing towards you.

    I am so drawn to water. It relaxes me and I find it exhilarating.

    Lovley photo of Lake Ontario.

  3. The pictures are beautiful J and so is your new header. We have a stream running along the border of our garden hedge. On warm summer nights with the bedroom window open you can hear the sound of the water clinking over the cobbles - so therapeutic I agree.


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