April was always going to be a busy month. Easter happened with family gatherings and then 4 birthday parties were on the schedule. Lots of happy, busy occasions. Life, however, added in some very challenging times with worries, tests, appointments and follow-ups. I am very pleased to report that the future looks very positive and reassuring.
The drought has broken and the weather has been more autumnal at times. On Friday afternoon some time in nature called and I walked with my daughter near the Pauatahanui Inlet.
Two white faced herons were fishing in the shallows near us. Their deliberate and precise movements can be very slow but momentarily swift as they catch tiny sprats. I find them very restful to watch with their grace and elegance and their methodical stepping, attentive way of life. It is very easy to slow to their pace.
Even the normally hyperactive, bossy, noisy seagulls were content to paddle in the shallows.
The contented birdlife and the almost silent lap of the waves provided me with some much needed stillness and peace.
“Being still does not mean don’t move. It means move in peace.”
― E’yen A. Gardner
The sea can be very healing
Lovely quotation and photos. I love herons too. I laughed at your description of seagulls; so true. Glad you had some peaceful time.
Love this, and love the quote…
Thank you. The quote was a real find and matched my post and my needs.
Nice! And I laughed at your description of the seagulls – “hyperactive, bossy, noisy” – oh, yes, and very pushy with it! 🙂 !
Beautiful pics, nice post 🙂
Thank you. It was a very restful visit to the beach and the birds.
Glad all the test results were ok – ((HUGS)))
A very mild autumn – loving it.
That is why I love the beach and the sea so much. The nature I love so much, the animals that I can not miss. I need stillness and peace. I am a high sensitive person who loves solitude. I have the privilege to live on the countryside. But my dream is to live near the beach.
Beautiful post Linley, thanks.