This blog is all about me......I come here for respite in between caring for JoJo (our Daughter who has Special Needs)......I am addicted to starting new projects......I am becoming a fabric-a-holic... I love to try out recipes... take a beach walk and breathe in that salty blue air......love to have coffee...sip a glass of champagne......read a book......I am Queen of the Armchair and am inspired by all the wonderful blogs out there!!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Call Of The Sea...

Yesterday I put together the menu for our Playing Chef tomorrow at Tafe, organized the work stations with their jobs, work flows...thinking today will be clear and I won't stress myself out thinking too much about it all. Received a phone call to say that we have a diabetic coming in for dinner...and someone who doesn't eat capsicum or chilli. Now I think a gluten intolerant person would be so easy for me do deal with...being in the same boat myself...so before getting into it all...I heard the call of the Sea. A little post this afternoon and some of the photos I took just walking along...playing with the waves at the shore. It never ceases to amaze me how different the ocean looks every time...so....here is a little of what I saw, and what caught my eye...
These sandals have been here for a few days now...

Just beyond the foreground...almost a pool in a ring...







On the way back...the perfect beach car...a Volkswagen Combi...a reminder of the 1970's...

And to finish off...a beaut little book...Anne Morrow Lindbergh's "Gift From The Sea"...50th Anniversary Edition...purchased just before our Sea Change nearly two years ago now. The Sea is good for my soul...felt re-energized after my little walk...now back into it all for tomorrow.
The waves echo behind me. Patience~Faith~Openness~ is what the Sea has to teach. Simplicity~Solitude~Intermittency ...Anne Morrow Lindbergh.
Beautiful words and so very fitting...

15 comments:

Natalija said...

Lovely set of inspiring pics...

a good yarn said...

Well Dzintra, I'm allergic to garlic, onions, leeks, chives, capsicums and chillies...and sulphur (preservatives, antibiotics, etc). Sigh. Eating out becomes such a challenge. Sauces, stocks, dressings, flavoured butters all have to be scrutinsed. No wine, spirits or cocktails. Sigh. I've basically given up trying to eat out. At least I'm not yet allergic to chocolate!

Lovely pix of the sea, very relaxing.

Cheers...Ann :)

Simone de Klerk said...

Lovely pictures you share with us, Dzintra. And such a nice title to you post! It gives me a soothing feeling. Good luck with your Chef experience tomorrow. Look forward to hearing from you. Don't forget to take pictures of all the courses!!!

Mildred said...

Thanks for the lovely pictures.

vosges paris said...

I enjoyed your pictures... now spring is cpeaking now and then I really start to feel the need for some sunshine again.. and I really miss the seas, that i havent seen at all last summer... Can you imagine staying two years without being on the sea side.

Kath said...

What gorgeous photos Dzintra, you must find being by the sea very restorative. It looks idyllic. love Kath

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

How lucky to be near the sea! And expecially in such a beautiful spot as you are. Wonderful post. I felt as though I were walking right along with you....which you know I would love to do! A beautiful book too...calming. Hope all goes smoothly in the kitchen. I know how 'stormy' it can get in there...so it is perfect that you can meditate at the beach beforehand!
Much love,
Catherine

Micki said...

Your pics of the sea are lovely! You know how much I love it. Good luck with the course. I am crossing my fingers for you, but you will do grand!
Micki

Annabelle said...

My passion the sea, my fear the snake!Oooh Dzintra your home is so romantic....wish I could be there senza la snake...hehe. Lovely post and a book I just luv!
Hugs Annabelle

Fer said...

Such a beautiful bit of coastline you have there. And the Combi! so gorgeous!!!

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

The sea is so alluring and intoxicating...The horizon goes on forever.
Such beautiful photos. Did the VW bus remind you of your flowerchild days?
xo Susan

Millie said...

Gorgeous pics Dzintra - as much as I love living up here in the Hills, we are so far from the ocean & we do miss it. Life wouldn't be worth living if I had a chillie food allergy- I'm a hot & spicy gal thru' & thru!
Millie ^_^

Sandi said...

Oh Dzintra,
You live in a beautiful area. Lovely photos, they remind me of being on holidays at the beach. Have fun 'playing chef' :)

Margaret said...

I can smell the sea, and I walked along with you isn't the sea just so calming. Thanks for stopping by.

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

Oh Dzintra, what a wonderful beach you have! So different, and yet so the same as mine. I love every ocean color! Thank you for showing us. The tidal pools look inviting ... what have you found in them?

My daughter-in-law just found out her health problems are from gluten intolerance! She and I are trying to work through how to deal with it, what she can and can't eat... a real nightmare for her. Not knowing anyone who has had it before... I'm still trying to reassure her the her life will go on and we will figure it out together.

Thank you for sharing the photos. You live in a magical place.

xxxVicki

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