Every now and then we need to pause. I’ve needed to pause. To take a breath and let things settle. And one of my favorite ways to take a breather is to get out and take a few pictures. Our spring weather has been a mishmash of the winter’s complete cloud cover giving way to sun and white puffy clouds, with a few showers that can’t make up their mind if they’re rain or sleet. We’ve had a cool spring so far, which suits me because I wasn’t made for heat and 95% humidity.
Lately, life’s focus has been on healing. Healing not only things from childhood, but echoing back many lifetimes. And since very late March, a thread that’s attached to my inner five-year-old came up, opening doors to more threads and pieces of the puzzle that Kundalini energy has been pushing me to complete.
Between healing sessions, life goes on. And so does TLC time. Taking care of myself so I can be here for my family. Other than making sure to get enough rest (which these days is non-negotiable), I’ve grabbed a few opportunities to take in the salt air and snap a few pictures.
The nearest saltwater is a large body of water that stretches between Canada and the US and connects to the Pacific Ocean: the Salish Sea. And there are several parks overlooking the sea within an hour’s drive.
One of the parks I visited required a drive up to a little over four hundred feet above sea level, making the severe drop-off a favored launch site for hang gliders and paragliders.
Not only do we have some spectacular views, but I love wildflowers that pop up here and there.
Another spot I visited was a spur-of-the-moment decision made after running a few errands. Taking the long way home, I drove along the bay and pulled into a small park.
In this part of the Pacific Northwest, we’ve got the sea, flats filled with farms, hills, and mountains. It’s truly a beautiful place to live.