Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Overwhelmed by Nature's Beauty

Last week I discovered another park near home. 

It was a crisp and clear afternoon. 

I was bundled up in my warm coat, boots, gloves and scarf.



The seagulls gathered in numbers.




Frost still covered the grass and along the shore.








A view of Seattle in the distance.




So many discoveries.







Oh what a treat it was to see this! 

A bald eagle keeping a close eye on all of the 

black birds flying around nearby. 




Nature's beauty all around me, and so close to home!




I spent a lot of time here enjoying the "feel" of this day. 




 Finally, as late afternoon moved in and before I 

got back into my car to head home, 

I sat here....

for the longest time...

swinging and looking out over the water.




 I would expect that this park in the summertime is 

filled with families and children running around. 


But for now...

This was my swing...my day. 


 Becca

15 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

really lovely. thanks for sharing it with us. :)

Maggie from Stillness at Cherith said...

The photo of the seagull flying over the water is serene =)

Kim Andersen said...

Beautiful Becca! You had a nice day for getting out :)

Rustic Vintage Country said...

Beautiful photos! x

Caterina Giglio said...

lovely post and I see you are still really enjoying your environment.. it IS beautiful...

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing this new place; my favorite image is the frosty feather.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Your photos are SO beautiful, Becca, that I felt I was right there on the swing next to you...just enjoying it all! It is a joy to watch you explore and enjoy your new home!

Tammy said...

Sounds and looks like it was very soul gratifying afternoon. We need moments like that in our every day. Have a great rest of the week. Tammy

Linda R said...

That sounds like a perfect way to spend a day. Such pretty photos my friends..

Hugs

Catherine said...

What a terrific park Becca! That beach ~ fantastic! Oh you are a lucky girl getting to see new things. Lovely.
xo Catherine

beatrice De said...

Lovely.
hello from Lausanne, Switzerland.

Jillayne said...

How sweet this is Becca - a little oasis, all for you. I could just imagine it all, as you wrote it, and it was magical.
I loved this post,

jillayne

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The swing looks like the perfect place to stop and just...BE! Lovely photos my friend! What a variety of wildlife and interesting things you saw!

Jinglbells said...

Ahhhh I just love days like this when you can connect with nature and yourself .... Serene!

Georgianna said...

I just love seeing our area through your fresh, enthusiastic and so appreciative eyes, Becca! And soon your first full spring here. You will LOVE it!

Can't wait until we can get together. I'm almost fully mobile. :)

xo

G