Moments/#SoCS

Life is merely a string of now moments, some larger than life….

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Like me, living in Costa Rica…ever!
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Having a Real live toucan sitting on my shoulder
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Being able to enjoy this ridiculously decadent burger at a new venue
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A refreshing drink after a long week

 

While others are magnificently subtle, creeping over you like the brilliance of a sunset and pulling you into their perfection…

 

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Watching the busy-ness of Nature like a voyeur
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Scratching an itch…we all have needs
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The fragrance a blossom that only comes once in the dark of night
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Baking birthday cakes for friends..and having a piece!
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Making a simple meal of plantains
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My feet in the cool waters of a river
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Freezing a mood for all of posterity.

 

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One of my all time favorite moments-the completely unexpected! 🙊😂

Moments make a life. We need to remember that all moments which are savored are holy moments and try to savor every one for whatever it is bringing into our consciousness at the time.

Happy #Free48. That’s 2,880 moments…172,800 seconds’ worth of opportunity..waste not, want not.

This post brought to you via Linda Hill and her #SoCS prompt “start your post with a noun. “

 

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In Unexpexcted Places/#ThursdayDoors

Since I rarely find myself walking among buildings in interesting big cities like our friend Dan , or remember to snap photos when I do, I am often left without new doors to share on Thursday. Still, even when out exploring in nature I come across amazing entrances and natural doorways that I consider worthy submissions. What do you think?

 

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On our most recent adventure in the Chatahoochie River  National Recreation Park area, we enjoyed a beautiful hike along the river and into the surrounding hills. This little Eastern Bluebird was in the entrance field to greet us as we began our hike. It was a total surprise and treasure for me since I thought it was a little robin when I took the photo. Hubby said he saw blue and sure enough….

 

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The trail was amazing. I even got some photos of a hawk that was hunting in the woods but have not edited them completely yet. I consider this part of Winter to be our doorway to Spring and it is pretty magnificent!

 

But, since we need a legitimate ‘door’ for this post I will give you the closest thing I found.

 

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Like something out of Roman mythology support columns under the bridge caught my eye!
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Who knows what lurks within the shadows of this doorway?

I loved the effect the perspective gave to the bridge supports, like a pathway to the unknown. Beyond the opening one can imagine anything from Gorgon to hidden city of gold. Or just underground city waterworks operations…

 

I will leave that to your imagination. Mine is already working overtime. 😉 It was a beautiful walk, a wonderful park and someplace we will visit again!

 

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Nature creates such magnificent edifices of stone.
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It struck me how much we imitate nature as we build our world.

 

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We kept pace just ahead of a brilliantly setting sun
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And watched it slip slowly into the hillside..

 

It was the perfect way to end my working weekend, allowing me to slip into another mindset, to let go of critical thinking and drift on the wind that whistled quietly through the trees….

I can’t wait until next time!

 

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This post was brought to you by Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors event.. Stop by his blog for more great doors and follow the little blue amphibian for a link to more doors posts and talented bloggers.

I hope you all have a great Friday and weekend!