Weekly Photo Challenge & Sunday Water Dragon Post~”Misty Morning”

Two posts with one image!  The theme for the Weekly Photo Challenge is “Near and Far”.   Jake’s Water Dragon Sunday Post theme is: “Morning”.  Today I decided to combine them.

This photo made me think of what mist on the moor might look like in Scotland or Ireland.

“I don’t ask for the meaning of the song of a bird or the rising of the sun on a misty morning. There they are, and they are beautiful.” ~Pete Hamill

“Misty Morning”   *click for larger image*

“A misty morning does not signify a cloudy day.”~Proverb

This photo was taken from our hotel in Mackinaw City, looking across a bay and into the Straits of Mackinac.  Mackinac Island is to the left of the photo and a 20 minute ride by ferry.
Mackinaw City is located at the south end of the Mackinac Bridge, at the northern tip of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.  (see my post from last week).    Despite the different spellings, both names (Mackinaw & Mackinac) are pronounced the same: “mack-in-aw”.

Compared to the slow pace of Mackinac Island, Mackinaw City is busy!  Souvenir shops, restaurants, tee shirt shops, motels and pasty shops abound.  Click here to find out about our yummy Michigan pastys…and the history behind them!   Click here to find out more about Mackinaw City.

Thanks for bearing with me on the double theme!

Judy

Water Dragon Weekly Sunday Post: Pleasure

 

the pleasures of the beach....

One of the simple pleasures in life for me, is sitting on the beach and watching the undulating ocean waves as they roll onto the sandy shore.  It’s peaceful and serene and it evokes a feeling of meditation.  The lofty gliding and dipping of the sea gulls and pelicans continue that theme.  Their soaring and floating on air is relaxing to observe.  Sitting very still, I can become one with nature.

I have always loved the beach.  The smell of the salty water, the wind in my face, the gentle roar of
the waves, all combine to create a sense of peace and calm.    ~anonymous

 

Have a good Sunday!

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