Ode to Emma Wood…

Here’s a photo of Dear and me at Emma Wood State Beach this morning at Sunrise. We love this early morning walk and we’re going to miss it.

Ode To Emma Wood (Think “Harriet” from So I Married An Axe Murderer”)

Emma sweet Emma

You thrilled us each week

We hardly could speak

We listened to waves crashing near

Emma Sweet Emma

We’ll miss being here

Each week of the year

To see all your Tides High and Low

Your waves crash on shore

The pelicans soar

The Godwits and Sanderlings dig

Emma Sweet Emma…

Hope your Saturday is going well…

O.W. ~ Back to the Beach!

Warning Posted: Photo Overload!

It’s time to head over to Susan’s at A Southern DayDreamer for Outdoor Wednesday. All my photos were taken at Emma Wood State Beach in the wee morning hours this past Saturday.

Aren’t digital cameras great! I was just thinking about how we used to have to load a roll of film after every 24/36 photos and we never knew if the photos were good till after we had the film processed! I am so thankful for digital photography!!

Back to Our Favorite Spot…

…after a few months away and boy did we get lots of wonderful views…

As usual we arrived in time to see the sun rise.

The birds were mostly flying today because the tide was in and there was very little exposed sand.

We were treated to lots of dolphins. We even saw them jump over waves!

The dolphins weren’t concerned about the surfers and vice versa…

Tonight Dear and I are going to Tam O’ Shanter to celebrate our 35th anniversary that came and went with us in separate parts of the country in December. We are well on our way enjoying some of our favorite things here in Southern California. Dear has finally recovered from his ick and my ick didn’t get bad enough to keep me down! Praise the Lord!

Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him! Oh, fear the Lord, you his saints, for those who fear him have no lack!

Psalm 34:8-9 (ESV)


It’s always bittersweet to get on a plane and fly away from the Condo to our home in Seattle. I’ll be separated from Dear which is always hard but reunited with my children which is always good. I’ll miss our favorite early morning walks at Emma Wood. We haven’t established an early morning walk in Washington yet because duty calls when we are there. Here are some scenes I’ll miss…

Have a great Thursday everyone!

Counting Down to Saturday…

I love this view that we had on our early morning walk this past Saturday. The sky looks painted don’t you think? This coming Saturday I fly to Seattle and will be at our home there until the New Year. I’ll miss our early morning walks here in Southern California with Dear and with Willow. Dear will join me there over Thanksgiving and then have an extended vacation during Christmas in Seattle, too. I have projects to complete that require some extended time there for me. My countdown here includes projects that need to get done before I fly away on Saturday. On Tuesday I’m headed to my mom and dad’s for a meal with the girls in the family, sisters and nieces and a nephew or two. It will be hit and miss with me and the blog till I get my Seattle legs. In the meantime I’ll be praying for God’s blessings on my bloggy friends…

Where’s ellen b.? ~ She flew the coop!

Just wanted to share one last image of our first born Josh with his beautiful wife Laura at a good friend’s wedding this past Friday. Laura was in the wedding.

I stole it without asking right off of facebook!!

Good Saturday Morning!

It’s still morning on the West Coast. I took this this morning during our walk at Emma Wood State Beach. It was a crisp beautiful morning. I don’t feel like a half stuffed limpy scarecrow anymore. Hope you all have a great weekend.

In the morning, O LORD, You will hear my voice;
In the morning I will order my prayer to You and eagerly watch.

Psalm 5:3 (NASB)