Contrast

We live a bit more than 10 minutes from the beach (Lake Ontario). When Lauren and CJ were visiting, it was cloudy, but we told them it didn’t necessarily mean it was cloudy at the beach. Although it’s only 10 minutes away, the weather is often quite different. We shared this story with them:

There was one day a couple of years ago where I thought Chris would be joining me at the beach. I waited and waited, and I managed to get a nasty sunburn while waiting (unusual for me–I usually tan). When I got home, I found out Chris had been thinking I’d show up any minute all day since it was so rainy ๐Ÿ™‚

Anyway. Coming home from the beach we had a decent illustration of this, which I find so fascinating. It’s in the featured image for this post (at the top). Check out the grey skies as we face home, then look at the image in the rear-view mirror. That’s the beach.

Sunset at the beach

Bonus image that has nothing to do with the post — except that it’s a pretty shot from my favorite beach. Couldn’t resist adding it ๐Ÿ™‚

My Ears Still Have Sand in Them

Even after a shower. Is there any better example of a blessed life? The sand came on a gentle wind as I lay at the waters’ edge listening to a fabulous story (Hidden Figures) with the sounds of peaceful waves and seagulls in the background.

(Note – picture from the other day — not today. It’s not sunset yet. I was too relaxed to take pics today — even more blessed. Two amazing beach days within a week ๐Ÿ™‚ ).

Interrupting Lisbon Thoughts

April/May came and went overseas. Meanwhile, back at home, my favorite beach in the entire world disappeared!!!!

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Now I’m going away for another month, and when I return, I expect everything to be put back just as it was when I initially left … ๐Ÿ˜‰