Sunday Stills – Life’s a Beach

Many thanks to Cathy over at Picture This for hosting Sunday Stills for us during Terri’s August blogging break. Our prompt for this week is “Beautiful Beaches”

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March of the sand crabs – Kauai, Hawaii

I was born to be a mermaid
but by nature was betrayed
to live this false existence
and walk this world on legs
the ocean’s song still sings
within my heart and mind
peace and calm engulf me
as I watch the waves unwind

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View from GuLangYu Islet off the coast of Xiamen, China
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Beach at Wakatipu Lake – Queenstown, NZ
8.2.20 surf Oahu, Hawaii
Surf on Oahu, Hawaii

Stronger — Under the Sea: A Descendants Short Story

til next time ~maluhia ~JP

Sunday Stills – Life All Around Me

For Sunday Stills – Life All Around Me

I am one of those who finds a special peace in nature. Trembles of a dark and stormy night are eased by the rhythm of wind through the trees. A sour mood is eased by the scent of basil and rosemary growing in pots outside my door. And the sight of flowers never fails to bring a smile to my face. Thus flows the qui of life all around “an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us, penetrates us, it binds the galaxy together.”

6.8.20 Mobile Garden

Gardens are hard to come by when you’re a full time RVer, but here’s my attempt a tiny potted “garden” that traveled around with me for a few years.

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A rose needs no compliment on it’s beauty, it simply is … a rose.

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Remember, life will ALWAYS find a way. 😉

Pastures of Plenty – The Kingston Trio

Til next time Stay safe, stay sane, stay sanitized ~JPP

Something to pass the time while in isolation – a Judy D-B challenge

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3.15.2020 Sunrise

So Judy D-B started this from a text she got and it seems like a great idea so since we’re in “self semi-quarantine” here thought we’d take a bash. What the heck is “self semi-quarantine? Superhubs and I are both in very high risk groups so we’re staying home or at least away from public places as much as possible. We use drive thru’s, grocery curbside pick-up, on-line ordering … yadayadaya. So what’s happening in my world? Our instructions are to: share the very last photos on our SD cards or iPhones

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3.16.2020 – a bunny finding a patch of new Spring grass

What we’re listening to:

You’re Sixteen — Ringo Starr

What we’re watching (later):

Once Upon a Time Season 5

So what’s going on in your world?

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

TPC — Junk Garden

tpc 3.4.20 cute little junk garden in Lusk WY

For fpj Photo Challenge our prompt this week: Junk.

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Very early spring in Wyoming, you gotta take the beauty wherever you find it. In a few weeks, the area will be covered in lush, vibrant life, but for now assorted “junk” garden will do nicely.

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Scene from the Halloween Party, chips and cookies and candy .. oh MY!!

Junk Food Junkie — Larry Groce

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

Monday Window — Far below

2.17.19 City Below Guangzhou
view from our window in Guangzhou, China

For Ludwig’s Monday Windows Challenge come have a look see some new perspectives.

Far Below

From my window I can see
a rooftop garden crisp and clean
the city stretches out below
the sky alight with morning’s glow
and people rushing to and fro

Amongst the fog and soot and grime
they seem to get along just fine
with problems city dwellers share
but life goes on as I sit and stare
longing for a single breath of air

and home

Shanghai Breezes — John Denver

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

Awwww Monday – Start the week off right

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Linked to Awww Mondays from Comedy Plus

This fur seal pup was a frequent visitor at the parking lot near the tip of the peninsula in Kaikoura, NZ.  We called him Toby and he was always up for a photo.

This is a Blog Hop, my first attempt so be kind.  😉

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Monday Window – It’s Remarkable

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View from my window in Queenstown, NZ
looking out at The Remarkables

For Ludwig’s Monday Window Challenge – Wonderful shots everybody, do pop over and take a look.

Monday Windows – It’s Remarkable

Isn’t it remarkable how a sound
can fill your heart with light
Even more so when it’s the sound
of your own voice lifted in song
for the first time, in a long time

Isn’t it remarkable how the year
now gone, passes into history
I look out the window and a new year
lies before me like new fallen snow
filled with the promise of
remarkable things

I Have A Dream ~ABBA

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

The Gael – a Which Way Challenge

7.9.19 WWC edinburgh castle

“We cross the bridge, and are transported back to a long ago age. Soot still clings to the stones and I cannot help but wonder if somewhere blood stains linger. The blemish of war wraps itself around the very stones and spirits call from the long empty battlements. Make no mistake, this is no fairy tale castle, this is Castle Edinburgh ancient stronghold and defender of the nation.”

~ JP Pearlman A Travel Journal

For the Which Way Challenge

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

Bleeding Hearts and Brain Surgery – FOTD

6.27.19 bleeding hearts

Through it all, late, late snow, floods, and everything else this little Bleeding Heart survives. What testimony to the power and beauty of nature. I need this reminder today of resilience in the face of overwhelming odds. Spent yesterday meeting with the vascular neurosurgeon. Those are just not words you ever want to say together … Everything will be OK, but we’ve got some work ahead of us to repair the damaged blood vessels in Superhub’s brain. Life my dears is seldom easy, but it’s always oh so precious.

For Cee’s Flower of the Day challenge

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP