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...
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."
HAPPY NEW YEAR