Sunday, 30 August 2009

The perfect day

Sometimes life gets too much, and rather than keep calm and carry on, the only possible course of action is to panic and freak out.


 And sometimes there is a necessity for neither. No action is required - just perception. Sometimes the perfect day in a perfect place ...  just happens, unexpectedly.

What made this day?

Wind in the sails ...


Pelicans in the garden ...

A gateway, inviting ...


Breakers and wet sand ...


Time to look at the clouds ...

Time to stand and stare ...


Flowers in the sun ...


Books to read ...



Time to sit quietly, knitting ...


 Beauty in the commonplace ...



 And a sea view.



Yesterday I went to a place where I found all of this - an English seaside place, where peace was to be found on an August bank holiday weekend.

I hope that you have found peace and perfection this weekend, too.

28 comments:

Michela said...

Thank you for sharing your perfect day Pomona...I'm green with envy! But I must keep calm and carry on...!

Itch2stitch.com said...

Oh thats lovely. really lovely. so many wonderful things around us every day! Thanks for visiting me again! Suzie :)

Cathy said...

Glad you had a lovely rest. Gorgeous photos of beautiful things, especially the pelicans. It is lovely to break away now and again and take some time for yourself. I really like the little red check dress too. Reminds me of school summers although ours was green check.

marigold jam said...

Loioks as though the weather was kind too - what a lovely day and such great photos. Thank you for sharing your day with us.

Jane

andamento said...

Lovely photos, weather looks great, lucky you!

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Wonderful place the seaside...Looks like you are having a great time! Hope the weather is better there than it is here!
Isabelle x

jennyflower said...

Bliss. My mother pften quotes a line from a poem; I'm not sure which;
'for whatever we loose, like a you or a me, it's always ourselves we find by the sea'....(I think it might be cummings) true I think. x

Adele said...

Looks beautiful. Where did you find those pelicans. Years ago we had a chance to buy one of those little houses not dreaming that anyone would ever get permission to build such lovely contemporary homes in their place, I'm glad they did. Looks like a lovely place to stay.
Adele

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely series of photos, specially the pelicans and the blinds at the wondow...

Florence and Mary said...

Sounds like the perfect way to spend a Bank Holiday weekend,

Victoria x

Flower Girl said...

Such a lovely post - thank you for sharing your perfect day! Rebecca x

heidi said...

i think both of those mugs apply to me this weekend,it certainly has not been a pleasant & peaceful one for us little people!!
glad you have had a good one though.x

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Frances said...

Well Pomona, every single that that you've show and mentioned as a comfort really resonated with me.

I will have to remember to follow your lead.

Let me also say that I do love the wit of the choice between those two mugs. xo

beck said...

I loved this post! Life is so complex isn't it? It's so good to enjoy those special, peaceful moments that fall between the hectic and challenging days. Lovely photo's that took me out of my world and into yours xo

Floss said...

Oh, swoon, what a wonderful day! Pelicans? Where did you find THEM? Otherwise, it's beautifully reminscent of our Brittany holiday - thanks for your kind comments. I loved the fact that we were slightly isolated on one side of a ria, which was almost island-like in the way we could walk or cycle along the coast and ria-bank, with lots to do and explore without getting into the car.

Insomniac Mummy said...

Beautiful pictures.

I need a perfect relaxing day too and you have helped me relax a little.

Off to daydream.....

cathleen said...

I enjoyed looking at your lovely photos very much.

Pipany said...

I do love your posts Pomona and your knitting too. Such gorgeous colours. I am desperate to pick mine up again, so maybe tonight x

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Perfect simplicity what a lovely day :D x

Elizabethd said...

What lovely photos! Thank you for visiting me, it's nice to meet new friends.

The Garden Bell said...

What a beautifully relaxing day you had...

Fun Fact -

What is the number 1 cause of death to pelicans.....

They starve, because they from cataracts from diving into the water so much and then can no longer see the fish.

I know a little morbid but true

littlesliceoflife said...

Hello,

Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog. Thought I'd call by and take a peek at yours and what a treat! Beautiful pictures - glad you had a peaceful time.
x

Karen L R said...

Thanks for stopping by my spot. Indeed, we do seem to have a lot in common! I'll check back often!

Pink of Perfection said...

I so needed to read this today. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Ticking stripes said...

I've just discovered your delightful blog - I love it. Great post and what a fabulous place to stay!

meplusmolly said...

Fab post, great photos! ;0

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