Category Archives: Coastal Living

Music…My Father…and…The Piano🎶

  “Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, story-tellers, and singers of song.” -Pam Brown     Hello, sweet friend… This past week the weather has been beautiful… and…   I’ve been enjoying the art… of creating a beautiful garden     around my sweet cottage. However with Father’s Day just around the corner…   I thought I’d share a memory of my wonderful father. One of the reasons I love to blog… is that I enjoy talking😂  telling stories.   more specifically sharing them…   I must confess the intro to this post has been edited several times.   I found myself in a quandry about writing “certain” things. Things of the heart are sometimes difficult to share. ❤️   Perhaps because it makes me feel a tiny bit vulnerable… To make a long story short…while deciding what to leave or take for my move to the Oregon coast…   … Continue reading

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Walking a Labyrinth

Hello, I hope you had a wonderful week. 🌻 I’ve been taking advantage of the beautiful weather… working around the garden…& walking the beaches. I think you will enjoy today’s post… 🐝 especially if you can’t walk the beach each day. Today you will get a little sand between your toes, and a little beach in your heart. perhaps even walk away with a little beach philosophy for everyday life🐳 🐠       Walking a Labyrinth by Marcia Ren Published July 2016   🐡🐠🐟🐬🐳🦀🦞🐡🐠🐟🐬🐳🦀🦞🐡🐠🐟🐬       Denny Dyke creates labyrinths… and… he is very good at it.🐠     🐟No doubt in my mind this guy is talented.🐡     I introduced myself mentioning I was a newbie to the Oregon coast…write a blog and was interested in learning a little about him. He was extremely helpful with sharing about himself.     Two things I’ll share… First, he’s … Continue reading

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Que Sera Sera

“I like joy; I want to be joyous; I want to have fun on the set; I want to wear beautiful clothes and look pretty. I want to smile, and I want to make people laugh. And that’s all I want. I like being happy. I want to make others happy” -Doris Day Hello, sweet friend… 🐝 Thought I would share a post I wrote when I first moved to the Oregon coast in 2015. It was called The Photo Shoot. I’ve re-edited this post in loving memory of Doris Day…a most loved…honored woman and the champion for animal welfare. 🌻 No doubt Ms. Day and I have lots in common. Did you know that she never tells her real age. She said she forgets if she’s 92, or 93. That is so amazing because I too forget how old I am. I agree with her age is only a … Continue reading

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The Music of the Season

“Maybe the journey isn’t so much about becoming anything. Maybe it’s about unbecoming everything that isn’t really you, so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place.”-summersaldana This past week I’ve been taking in the beauty of nature… The seasons are filled with messages and gifts to touch the soul of the seeker. I’ve been a seeker of rest this week.😉 🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻 I enjoyed many walks on the beach…and pondered about how in Winter…while sometimes waiting for the cold & darkness to pass I often dismiss the silence and solitude, and the opportunity to push back the cold and dark in the warmth and light found in the company of family and friends. Or during the summer while planning for vacations…it’s easy to miss the opportunity of the season by not going barefoot… or really savoring ice cream… by the time autumn returns…I realize the … Continue reading

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The Making of a Garden

Your mind is a garden. Your thoughts are the seeds. You can grow flowers or you can grow weeds. – anonymous Recently I decided that 2019 would be the Year of the Garden for this sweet cottage… That being said as soon as the rain breaks and frost stops…you will find me outside wandering around the cottage pondering this and that about what to plant and create.🌞 A quick glimpse of my week I hope you enjoyed the video…(if you want to view it larger just click on the upper left double arrows of the video)😘 This past week as I looked around the inside of the cottage I realized that things have come together nicely… I feel satisfied (content) with how this sweet cottage continues to evolve… It’s now time to envision the outdoor spaces of the cottage…garden Not exotic garden spaces…just small areas where a beautiful tree…shrubs…. flowering plants can grow…change…living happily together. I think happiness is a state of mind…everything here gives me satisfaction. My home…family…garden…animals…and the abundance of nature. A garden … Continue reading

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