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!!!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Some Respite...and a Beach Walk for Two...!!!

A couple of weeks ago we were lucky enough to have our JoJo on Respite Care...for those unaware she is our Daughter that has a disability...so DH and I took this opportunity on a perfect coastal sunny Winter's Day...and headed off for a beachwalk...and we were a couple for a few hours!!!
This post is mostly purely visual...so sit back and come walk with us...
After walking 750m we crossed the grassy patch and upon entering the path way we came upon this wonderful sight...lovely little boats...Obviously a Club outing...they were going around, chatting with each other...and then continued on...





Seagulls on a log...not too many people on the beach...very peaceful...
What I call beachflowers!!!

Love the look of glistening water...
Came by this Sea Creature...a lovely purple shade...it appeared to be stuck in the sand...
so began our adventure with him...DH very gently picked it up...
put him into the ocean to wash the sand off...and voila here it is...What a gorgeous colour!!!


Hope you've enjoyed a look at our beach...a very peaceful place in Winter!!!
And just to finish off I found this very appropriate quote while flipping through a Homespum magazine...
This made me think of our situation...caring for JoJ0 and seeing life through her eyes...
It can be a hard and difficult road sometimes, but hey we wouldn't have it any other way!!!
She has made us see life in a different way, something we wouldn't of experienced otherwise I don't think...and we have learnt and are still learning so much...
~Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and I -
I took the one less travelled by
And that has made all the difference~
Robert Frost 1874-1963

18 comments:

Notjustnat said...

Lovely beach photos there Dzintra. It makes want to be there in person. Thanks for sharing such lovely spot. Hugs Nat

Mildred said...

Hi Dzintra, I am so happy that you and DH got away to enjoy beautiful and peaceful scenery. I sure enjoyed seeing the lovely pictures. I have been a caregiver to my dad, my mom and now my DH. Like you, they each have made me see life/small pleasures/blessings in a whole different way. JoJo is very blessed to have you as Mom.

a good yarn said...

Thank you Dzintra, I really enjoyed *my* stroll along your beach and best of all didn't get any sand between my toes! Ann :)

Cattinka said...

Thanks for taking me along on your walk at the beach. Beautiful pictures!
KATRIN W.

Fer said...

The beach is such a lovely yet moody place in winter, sometimes I love it more like this than in summer.

Thank you so much for sharing your walk with us, you live in such a beautiful area.

Natalija said...

Beautiful pictures, Dzintra!

Kimonos and Sushi said...

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Andrea

The Faerie Queen said...

Such beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing them. xxx

Micki said...

The pics os the beach were gorgeous! How wonderful that you and your husband were able to to have this special time together.
Micki

Fiona said...

Thank you so much for the stroll Dzintra - It took me out of the office for a lovely change of scenery - Love the quote also - I love quotes they say so much sometimes don't they?

Kath said...

My husband and I just had the same kind of weekend. He calls it "renewing our romance"...how lovely is that! I'm sure Jojo had a good time too. Love the photos, looks wonderful even tho it is winter.love Kath

vosges paris said...

I love the beach pictures, even off the beautiful sea thingies.... and to read the story you share with us ;)

Serena said...

Such beautiful photos. you've really captured a day at the beach. I'm glad you stay strong in your vision of life.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello Dzintra!
It is always a pleasure to get a visit from you! It fascinates me that it your winter; we are enjoying a most beautiful summer here. It is not too hot so we are not dealing with extremes. You asked if I still had my mom's vintage sewing trousse...unfortunately, all was lost when she passed away and I headed back to work and school in Massachusetts. She had the most lovely things, but most of all the memories of what she did with these tools are many. My adviser was happy to receive from me 30 pages 6 hours before the deadline! Because of that, my harp playing and blogging has dwindled, but my thesis will soon be over and then I can get back to writing about what I really enjoy: blogging about whatever! The photos on the beach are so good. That purple organism, what a wonder!!! We don't have an ocean here in the Midwest, but my DH and I love to walk around the many beautiful lakes here. MInnesota is land of 10,000 lakes and I estimate that we have even more than that!

Enjoy the rest of your winter and I will be back soon! Anita

Annabelle said...

So beautiful and lovely a place to share with a loved one. Glad you got a chance to have a little romantic interlude with the hubby; certainly it helps to replenish one's soul. Thanks for visiting Dzintra, always a pleasure hear from you.
Hugs Annabelle

MichCherie said...

These are truly beautiful and magical pictures. It looks like you all spent such a lovely day at the beach. So special and serene :)

Thank you for sharing them.
xox
Mich

vicki archer said...

Beautiful pics Dzintra and how poignant your words. I always believe that special children only ever are given to the most special of people and I know that you are no exception. I am glad you enjoyed your well deserved walk, xv.

Simone de Klerk said...

What a lovely post and such a wonderful quote at the end! Robert Frost was one of my favorite poets (I don't tend to read poetry anymore).
I am so happy for you that you and your DH had this wonderful time together!

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