Friday, September 12, 2014

from the crescent beach / cosmos bright lights part of a mixed bouquet from the garden & Oliver hard at work in the background - he's conceptualizing / the Prince high up on the ladder painting trim & getting 29 Black ready to sell / heavy dew - devil's paintbrush gone to seed (from the dandelion family) / seaside greens / an especially big ship and the ramp down onto dingy beach / oh my ! my sunflowers - they are spectacular / that big ship leaving port taken from my studio window + spectacular sunflowers / morning glory love / I must always live beside the sea / my poplars at the end of Water Street in summer they create the most wonderful canopy of green, rustling leaves

You have to participate relentlessly in 
the manifestation of your own blessings. 
Elizabeth Gilbert

In an ongoing, but recently cranked up, effort to make having a fit mind, body & especially spirit part of my daily routine every early morning I have a bit of a power walk (with my camera Canon G12 in tow of course). After I've had my stroll with Miss D and before I have my breakfast. It's the secret to successful exercise - do it as early in the day as possible. At low tide, a good  8 months of the year (maybe less) I'm able to walk laps up & down the crescent beach, listening to gentle waves and seagulls - my absolute favourite I usually walk for 40 mins to an hour.

Girlfriend's of mine, Deb & Carol, have been going to free fitness classes offered here in the village each Wed & Fri mornings, Zumba (yes I did say Zumba) highly choreographed* aerobics to music and Pilates (also to music) to great music! In an effort to leave my bubble house more often and to participate in activities with actual human beings I decided to join them. This week I had my first 2 classes and I think it's going to be a very good thing - two of my fav songs from each of those classes below, from the cool down portion of each class, also a favourite part ;-) 2 Canadian gals Feist & Jan Arden.

* me and choreographed anything is hilarious but it's OK also to flail & jump & dance which is mostly what I do at Zumba ;-) 


  1. I really love the colours of the Cosmos bright lights, I have been looking for seedlings without success but I haven't given up. Beautiful photos of your sunflowers, the harbour, your house and garden and the poplars. The flowers you bought from the farmers market were beautiful, I looked in the florist today, they had a small bouquet of daisies, bright zinnias and gerbera daisies, they reminded me of you. Sadly they were $45.00AU, I would have loved to buy them but at that price they are a luxury I cannot afford. I really like Leslie Feist, I have a copy of a video called 'One Evening' which is really good. Your power walking, Zumba and Pilates all sound wonderful, I have seen the ads for Zumba here, it is quite a workout but looks like fun.
    Love and happy weekend dear Susan.
    xoxoxo ♡

  2. I hope you are well dear Susan, missing your lovely presence?
    love and hugs
    xoxoxo ♡


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