I have really enjoyed reading your posts. I too love nature and find it to be so comforting and soothing. As I was reading your words, my mind was forming pictures of the places you have mentioned.
I grew up near the ocean and so love to go to the beach. The closest beaches to us are along the Adelaide coastline, so they are not all that quiet and peaceful at times. But I do try to shut out the noise of the world and concentrate on the sounds and smells of nature.
I recently had a weekend staying in a cabin in a park close to the beach in Adelaide. I spent as much time on the beach as I could at different times. I made myself a picnic dinner and sat there watching the sun go down for a couple of hours and stayed long after the sun has disappeared.
The funniest thing ever was when a couple of people came to the beach to take photos of the sunset. The guy and the lady were walking on the sand like they were in a paddock full of cow pads!
It was hilarious to watch. The lady ended up shouting at the guy to get out of the sand while she rushed back to the cement path.
They missed the beauty of the sunset, the sound of the seagulls as they flew towards their roosting area, the murmur of the waves rolling on to the shore and the feel of the sand beneath their feet.
They missed it. They just totally missed it!
I'm so thankful I can find the beauty and the peace that God/nature/the universe has to offer us.
I'm thankful for sleep as well.
Cheers guys, I have enjoyed this so much. We are going for a walk to a local gully today so we are looking forward to that, never been there before.
From Lauren / Mrs. Dools