a bench with a view

a bench with a view

Thursday, April 24, 2014


A - Z, a hard letter

U can prove to be a challenge

but see what you think of

U for Unique

A giant screen; certainly unique by the ocean.

Actually, someone was shooting something down there.

We saw people setting up the screen and lights, people doing makeup on actors and actresses.  Didn't recognize anyone as being famous. Didn't see any signs of what they might be shooting.

But certainly unique to see a screen that day.

Would you expect to see this screen in such a situation?

Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Almost done with A to Z

T - Two

Two orange cones "shooting the breeze."  Any thoughts what they might be saying?

T is also for tents.  People will set up tents like this or tents like for camping.

In fact this past weekend with it being Easter, this area was "packed" with families enjoying their time together.  Tents were all over the place and not much spare area between "camp sites".

Speaking of camping, have you camped in tents? Honestly, I never have (and probably never will :)

(and do come back for U; probably the most unusual sight I saw down there, but that's not what U stands for :)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014


April, month of A to Z

S - Ship

Lots of ships (boats?) parked at the boat ramp where we walk Koda. 

Not sure if they are boats or ships. What makes them one or the other? I surely don't know.

Some people live on them. 

Think you might like to live on a boat/ship?

It could be interesting for a bit, but long term, I'm not sure.

S is also for sunset; these two pictures were taken on a night in December shortly after we got our "smart" (yes mine is still smarter than me, just like the corgi is smarter than me) phones.  Hubby was experimenting with the camera on a beautiful sunset.  When I see sunsets I always say "God can paint such a beautiful sky."

I never get tired of looking at them, you?

Monday, April 21, 2014


A/Z (exploring the area we walk Koda, our corgi)

R - Rock

Every so often I'll see a sculpture like this down along the water's edge while we are walking Koda.  They are fascinating to look at, wondering who gets the rocks to balance like that.

One time hubby happened to see the man who creates these rock sculptures.  He is a landscaper who enjoys balancing rocks, we'll call it.  I'm not sure what eventually happens to them, does the wind knock them over or the tide come up that high, but after a few days when you see them, they are gone until the next time he comes by.

Think you could balance rocks like this?

(Hope you all had a nice Easter, we did :)

Saturday, April 19, 2014


Perhaps a unique Q for A/Z

Q - Quiet

A sailboat without a motor, being quiet as it is returning to port after a day out at sea. 

I'm not sure I would enjoy sailing in such a small boat on such a big ocean.  What about you?

(be sure to come back on Monday for R; it is a very interesting one I do believe)

And Happy Easter to you all.

Luke 24:5-6  In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead?  He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ”

Death had no hold on him, the grave could not hold him.

He is risen.

He is risen indeed.

Friday, April 18, 2014


A - Z (pictures from where we walk our corgi, Koda)

P - Police

Every harbor or bay area needs to be kept safe.  There is a police office down there and a police boat that patrols the area. 

P is also for pair; lots of duck pairs down where we walk Koda (and he likes to chase them, as best as he can on leash).

So any plans for the weekend?

And I know tax day has come and gone, but did you procrastinate to get your taxes done this year?

(Not too many plans this weekend; and yes procrastinated a bit, got taxes done last Friday :)

Thursday, April 17, 2014


Continuing on with A and Z
Two O's for you today
O - orange

An orange cone faithfully doing its job, warning people of potential harm.

Orange cones, a favorite of a dear blogging buddy, Intense Guy.

What is your favorite color? Mine is blue, just like my mom.

O - Osprey

I've had this picture on my blog back in 2012, but he (she?) is such a magnificent looking bird; I never get tired of seeing them down there.  A few weeks ago when we were walking, we saw three of them either flying around, being on a tree like this one, or on the masts of ships.  Very impressive!

When I started putting together the thought of 26 posts from where we walk Koda, just one area where we walk him, I didn't think I was going to be able to pull it together, but it is amazing in such a short patch of land, so to speak, how we've come up with pictures to fit the letters. I thank my hubby for his help with it, but I definitely thank God for putting it upon my heart to choose this theme and then give me the insight on what to feature here and also help me set up the pictures I've been able to take. Its been fun; I hope you have enjoyed it so far.