Sunday, January 2, 2011

New Year's Day On the Rocks

I opened the door on New Year's Day and saw a rainbow across the waters.  I called to Mark and he grabbed his camera and captured the colors.  I was content to have seen the pale colors shimmering in the morning air.  I never feel like my pictures do justice to what is before me...but then they remind me, and I hope you too, of the glory that is if we stop long enough to  see.

I did take some pictures walking about after  a late breakfast.

looking out through the walls of the southern cove

I'm always happy to spot an otter. Sometimes there are weeks when I don't see any, but lately they've been visiting the southern cove.  December 30th we had turbulent waves and I watched two otters diving for dinner.   New Year's Day, at low tide, the cove was calm and before I saw a tell -tale shape in the waters, I heard a crack, crack crack, echoing across the cove and then saw an otter cracking open a shell on his chest as he lay on his back.    After lunch I think he took a nap which they also do on their backs.

Add to this pretty view the sounds of birds and water and wind and the smells of trees and salt and earth. 

The colors of blue, the scattering of light..waves of light...the shorter waves of light...
  That is ocean water straight below me in a very narrow inlet cove.  I was only able to see this color from this angle. The color stopped me short on the steep cliff.  I'm glad my snapshot captured what I could see.

The northern cove...

point and shoot untouched photograph...colors of the day

As I took this picture my camera battery light began blinking... but I myself felt all recharged.

I hope you feel recharged in the New Year and that we may each do our part in making  the most of 2011.
Rather than make any new resolutions... I  am reminded of the daily need to rein myself in, and steady my aim on unchanging requirements.
~seek justice, love mercy, walk humbly~

from Micah 6:8
"He has shown you , O man,
what is good.
And what does the Lord
require of you?
To act justly and to love
and to walk humbly with your God."



Rosannah said...

absolutely fantastic!!!

Boppin'Robin said...

What a glorious beginning to a New Year! You are very blessed to live in such a wonderful place.
With Love,


Jeannette, I am glad you have the eye and the skill to capture God's glory all around you, and that you share it with us.


GretchenJoanna said...

Ah, "steady my aim on unchanging requirements." That's it!

Marfa said...

What beautiful photos...happy 2011!

Sarah Beth said...

They are all great photos but I like the one of Gideon the best!! :)

Carol............. said...

All the photos are great but y favorite is picture #1 the lone tree on the little hill! Almost a silhouette...

Have a Good Year!

Rachel Federman said...

Cannot believe you live here. Stunning photos, the dog is my favorite. I think that is brilliant --not to make new resolutions but to recommit to the ones that matter.

Rachel Federman said...

found this & thought of you

There are things I have wanted so long that I would only consent to have them if I could keep wanting them. Robert Brault

Jeannette said...

I often forget to come back and respond to the kind people who leave comments. Rachel, what a great quote you have shared here, thank you.

To everyone who stops by, but especially those of who you also leave your kind words, I am always glad to know something I have shared strikes a chord with a fellow traveler. Thank you.