A Simple Walk Out the Door

There’s no doubt in my mind.

No matter what’s going on in my life, getting out there, alone, with my camera, and searching for nature’s beauty


Is the best way I know for getting back on an even keel again.

Ready for whatever comes next.


Imagine that.

Just a simple walk.

Out the door.  😉

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Peace Like a River

I went in search of peace this week. All week long I kept hearing that song over and over again that I knew as a child, I’ve got peace like a river, peace like a river in my soul.

The tide was unusually high at Forest Beach marsh when I arrived there just before sunset on Thursday. The water was a deep, moody blue and the marsh grass a burnt cinnamon color. A sinking sun seemed eager to head to bed for the night as it sent its long shadows out across the marsh.

forestbeachloop930-blogAt a distance I spotted several pairs of geese feeding in the bright sunshine.

forestbeachloop932-blogApparently excited about their tasty finds, the geese swam back and forth, rapidly tipping and dipping.

forestbeachloop933-blogCloser by, a group of brown ducks were quietly enjoying their own evening meal in the shadowy shallows.

forestbeachloop935-blogIt was then that I noticed we were not alone. Another group of Canada geese were busily grooming and feeding along the edge of the marsh as well.

forestbeachloop939-blogAs busy as they all seemed, everything was incredibly quiet, amazingly still.

forestbeachloop940-blogUntil one of them lifted up, flapped its wings in dramatic fashion before settling down again to feed and groom.

forestbeachloop938-blogJust then a song sparrow popped up out of the brambles, shook his tiny head and exclaimed, There’s always a ham in every crowd!

forestbeachloop943-blogThe geese seemed aware of me yet unafraid as I continued to stand there a bit longer, absorbed in their simplest of daily rituals.

forestbeachloop947-blogIt was then that I realized with a smile that I had found that peaceful feeling I had been in search of all week long.

It was right there in front of me, a gift from a tiny gaggle of geese. Flowing just like a river in my soul.

forestbeachloop942-blogThanks for visiting me here at Images of Cape Cod.

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In Search of Peace

It has been a time of upheaval both in the weather patterns here on the Cape, and in my own life as well.

Last evening, after the recent storms within and without, I went to the shore in search of peace.

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And there, as the sun was setting, I found the inner calm  that I lacked in reflective pools…

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Among the shells…

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And along the jetties where others, too, seemed to be finding their own moments of reflection and pause.

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I was pleased to see that in my recent absence the marsh had been slowly pulling on its luminous autumn garb, one blade of golden grass at a time.

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Tomorrow will come soon enough, and I’ll dig in and face it all again, I told myself.

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But for right now, let there be peace…

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Thank you for visiting me here at Images of Cape Cod.

Sally