Good Fences #57, Thankful Thursday, Skywatch Friday

Good Fences #57
Thankful Thursday
Skywatch Friday

I’m thankful for this place I call home.

I love the feel of bare feet on warm sand,
Water tossed to and fro, changed by the weather at hand.
Sea breezes ask tendrils of hair to dance.
For all these things I offer praise, and thanks.

All photos SOOCP, iPhone 6 Plus
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good fences

 

Share Your World–2015 Week 12

Share Your World

When was the last time you sat on a park or garden bench for more than ten minutes? Describe the occasion.
It was TOO LONG AGO! I went to the botanical garden for a walk and to write. It was WARM outside. I miss warm. 

Would you ever be interested in observing a surgery or do you turn away when the nurse brings out the needle?
I’m used to needles (trigger point therapy). It might be interesting to observe a surgery.

Where’s your favorite place to take out-of-town guests?
They usually want to go to the beach.

If you had an unlimited shopping spree at only one store, which one would you choose? Why?
Oooooh–shopping! I must consider this carefully. (Cue the Jeopardy music) Time’s up! It would have to be JERRY’S ARTARAMA! Because it’s an unlimited shopping spree and I assume someone else is paying for it.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I’m grateful for feedback when someone reads a devotion I wrote; and I’m looking forward to tweaking my schedule to include more time for fun things. 

That’s it for this week’s Q & A with Cee! Won’t you join us? Write a post and link to Cee’s blog, or share your answers to the questions in the comments below. Thanks!

A New Park in the Making

A New Park
with Good Fences!

The city of Virginia Beach sent their Outdoors Newsletter today, encouraging us to stop couch surfing and get outside! They listed new places to explore, so I didn’t waste any time. Right after lunch with hubby…and a short jaunt to the Apple store…I stopped at the Lake Lawson/Lake Smith Natural Area.

It’s a 42-acre preserve with over 12,000 feet of shoreline. It offers fishing, kayaking, a boat ramp, picnic shelter, playground, paved and soft trails for walking. Fencing is in place to stabilize the shore to prevent erosion and re-establish native vegetation. Lots of good fences! 

Click on any photo to bring up a slide show, mouse over for captions. Thanks for stopping by. I’ll keep you updated on the progress, as I intend to visit again.

Linking to Good Fences #44
and Skywatch Friday

Wild Bird Wednesday #123 and WATW

Wild Bird Wednesday and Wednesday Around the World (WATW)

Situated in the Atlantic Flyway, the lake at Mt. Trashmore is filled with migrating waterfowl.
Situated in the Atlantic Flyway, the lake at Mt. Trashmore hosts many migrating waterfowl.
Many are Double-crested Cormorants
Many are Double-crested Cormorants.

Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday
and Wednesday Around the World

 

Good Fences #21

The family was in town this past weekend, and we all went to Kids Cove at Mt. Trashmore. You may remember me sharing the birds and sunset previously, here and here. It started out as a landfill, and ended up being a city park. They have a large playground with all kinds of fun activities. Oh, and they have a great fence, too!

Mt. Trashmore
Mt. Trashmore

Linking to Good Fences

Thanks, Theresa!