Friday, August 04, 2006

Lovely little Moments

It’s almost noon today and I just got home. Mr. Pop and I had another of our one night stands in the Daytona area yesterday and last night. Again he had a couple of meetings up there and again I went along for the fun of getting away for a bit.

Late yesterday afternoon we went down to the restaurant on the water and had cocktails. We were sitting out on the little pier and quietly watching the water. The sun was contemplating calling it a day and there was a sweet soft little breeze. There were several dolphins moving through the area, one was accompanied by her wee little one. Mom would surface and beside her was her baby.

Birds were returning to shore after a long day of fishing. They were preparing to spend the night in some nearby trees. Often there were minor squabbles over who got which branch in which tree, but everyone seemed to settle their differences without becoming physical.

Nature was in full swing and its rhythm was so wonderfully relaxing. I wish I could send you that atmosphere and that feeling. It was such a lovely group of little moments.

Have a pleasant weekend.

29 Comments:

Blogger bluegrrrrl said...

What a peacful scene. I can feel it exactly as you described it. Thanks for getting me ready for the weekend, and I hope yours is pleasant, too!

August 04, 2006 9:31 AM  
Blogger Human said...

You too Patty.

August 04, 2006 10:19 AM  
Blogger glenda said...

I think the point of getting away is to place oneself in another world, out of the mundane, in a sense to "wake up" to what is around us and feel how profound the small moments can be.
You describe it all beautifully.

August 04, 2006 10:44 AM  
Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

I started to hum, literally while reading your post - it was that refreshing. Take care, stay cool.

August 04, 2006 10:51 AM  
Blogger The Pagan Temple said...

"The sun was contemplating calling it a day"-I loved that line.

August 04, 2006 12:28 PM  
Blogger vanillabirdies said...

what a lovely day :) good weekend to you too :)

August 04, 2006 12:41 PM  
Blogger poopie said...

Too bad we can't just beam that peaceful feeling over to the Middle East.

August 04, 2006 4:07 PM  
Blogger windspike said...

Inhale, exhale. Inhale, exhale. Sounds wonderful.

August 04, 2006 4:08 PM  
Blogger Gordon said...

Nice scene. Thanks.

August 04, 2006 7:53 PM  
Blogger Bernie O'Hare said...

Very nicely done. Thanks

August 04, 2006 7:58 PM  
Blogger enigma4ever said...

Have a wonderful weekend with the MrPOP ....

August 04, 2006 9:41 PM  
Blogger Granny said...

Have a peaceful weekend and I'll try to do the same.

August 05, 2006 2:31 AM  
Blogger spadoman said...

Hope your weekend is wonderful as well.

Thank you PoP

August 05, 2006 4:01 AM  
Blogger Merci said...

I want some of that! Sounds marvelous.

August 05, 2006 6:34 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

Lovely little meditation to start the weekend. Enjoy all.

August 05, 2006 6:53 AM  
Blogger Blueberry said...

So nice that you are near the water and beach! It's the only thing I would love my area to have that it doesn't... of course we don't get hurricanes either... but with these crazy climate changes, who knows? Hurricanes without beaches.

August 05, 2006 7:10 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Thanks for the meditative post. We all need to take the time to sit quietly and enjoy creation for our sanity's sake. The turmoil in the world will still be there when we get back - sadly.

August 05, 2006 7:32 AM  
Blogger Rory Shock said...

nice

August 05, 2006 1:54 PM  
Blogger andante said...

I'm starting my weekend by digging up and repairing a leaky water line.

During my (frequent) breaks, I read this post.

Thanks for helping!

August 05, 2006 3:16 PM  
Blogger PoliShifter said...

I'm trying POP

your post helps...

August 05, 2006 3:50 PM  
Blogger Joe Tornatore said...

there is something about fishing so alluring. lol. if you want more puns, you know you can find me at Freudian Slips.

August 05, 2006 4:27 PM  
Anonymous Libby said...

What a refreshing post, I can smell the sea. I love that....

August 05, 2006 5:26 PM  
Blogger MichaelBains said...

There's really nothing quite like watching dolphins off the coast.

Hopefully they came by to say goodbye as well. {-;

August 06, 2006 4:04 AM  
Blogger Big Dave T said...

Our weekend was spent waterside as well. My folks have a cabin on Hubbard Lake in northern Michigan. We went hunting for a resident bald eagle (with a camera, of course) and found him atop a tree. There's no fighting for branches when this guy's around. He WILL get physical.

August 06, 2006 1:14 PM  
Blogger troutsky said...

I sat for an hour watching the sun come up over a lake. Trying to stay sane.

August 06, 2006 8:57 PM  
Blogger sumo said...

It cooled off here in Calfornia a wee bit...much more pleasant. I would have loved to see dolphins at play...

August 06, 2006 11:51 PM  
Blogger PaxRomano said...

Sounds sublime...

August 07, 2006 8:19 AM  
Blogger Sammi2u said...

Thanks for visiting & commenting on my blog!

I could totally feel the vibe you were experiencing when I read this post, definitely sounded like a moment of Zen, thanks for sharing!

Hope the rest of your weekend was as beautiful & relaxing :o)

August 07, 2006 10:34 AM  
Blogger isabelita said...

Lovely vignette, Pop. Although our weekend was sandwiched between horrendous traffic to get to the spot, we had a little taste of being out of our dauly context and in something more sublime. Briefly.

August 07, 2006 12:41 PM  

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