I just want to thank all of you who said such kind things after my last post. The comments here on the blog, on Facebook, and in personal messages really mean a lot. I'm touched by your response and just want you to know how much I appreciate you guys (hint: it's a lot). My weird little heart is pretty full and grateful, really. Thanks so much for that, and for being here!
Today all I've got are some pretty pictures: just a little October eye candy that I hope calms your spirit and brightens your day a little. It's not your usual bright and showy flavor of eye candy you might expect this colorful time of year, but for those of us who love our Pacific Northwest it's some of the best there is.
One sort of sucky detail about this past year was that I went an entire 13 months without visiting My Favorite Spot on the Face of the Planet, but that was remedied earlier this month with a quick little overnight trip to the cabin.
Just 24 hours there and my spirit was renewed, my breath smoother, and my soul even more hopeful than before.
This is an icy surf, and these are the happiest toes on the planet.
Breathing this air - this cold, fresh, air - nothing can touch this. Nothing.
I've missed the textures
and the shapes,
...the din0saur skulls.
stories about time and weather,
stories of survival.
Stories of trees that once were
and always the surf.
The sun sets in metallic sparkles
and comes back around again to a crisp blue morning.
And then there was the driftwood cat. Hello, little driftwood cat.
It's always hard to leave, but I know I'll be back soon. See you next month, Favorite Spot on the Face of the Planet.
And in the meantime, I've got Driftwood Cat to remind me.
I hope you had a beautiful October too, wherever you are!