Recently -- in between a horrible bout of gastroenteritis,
some other kind of awful ailment,
severe sciatica/back pain
and numerous challenges,
we took time to enjoy the high surf at a familiar beach...
The "regulars" were all there and we even had the bonus of sunshine--for awhile that is!
The beach wasn't cold, the tide was coming in and we got front row parking--
a benefit of the less crowded off-season:)
And the surf?
Well, the surf was glorious, captivating and beautiful!
The skies above were pretty awesome too.
The "regulars" were very entertaining...
Some of them, we discovered, were very skilled at fishing.
Others kept busy elsewhere.
Papa and the Small One seemed to really enjoy the high surf--
she also enjoyed watching the gulls, playing in the river and building a sand castle
(she also got her photograph taken by a REAL photographer--I can hardly blame him as it was pretty fun watching her and the wild waves)
It was a wonderful time of peace and wonder.
Even now, as I sort through the photos, I am reminded of the beauty we found there.
There's nothing like time in God's creation to feed one's soul and
I definitely needed some "food" this day.
I came, I ate and I left satisfied.
The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear Him,
and delivereth them. O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him.
O fear the LORD, ye His saints: for there is no want to them that fear Him.
Psalms 34:7-9 KJV