I don’t think my dad has ever used a curse word in his 74 years of life. As a kid, I often heard him say, “Take a long walk off a short pier.” He had a dry sense of humor but sometimes I thought that this was his nice way of telling someone to “Take a hike.” Funny how we remember things we hear from childhood.
When I looked at this photo this week, my dad’s quip immediately came to mind. I could just imagine a walk right off the end of this little pier.
My entry this week is more nostalgic than it is anything else. No beautiful path. Just a reminder that hurtful words can not be recaptured and that how we use our words is important.
In the movie, Step Mom, the biological mother often tells her son to “use his words”.
Words are a powerful tool. By adding some thought before use, we accomplish so much more.
I hope you enjoyed my walk down memory lane today as my entry for Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge 2014 #16.
Hey, the weekend is not far away. Have you had a good week?
My flowers are blooming. Spring is here and I’m excited by the sun’s warmth today.
Just the motivation I needed for a walk today.
My husband agreed to come with me. He decided to check out the camping ground for a friend.
While he did that I snapped a couple of photos of a NZ magnolia. Being the novice photographer that I am, I didn’t get a great shot. Looks like I have more to learn yet. Don’t we all?
Played with a shot of the sea through the playground. A lot going on in that photo. Sometimes an idea works and sometimes it doesn’t.
We walked down to the light house because I knew there would be gardens blooming there and I love the sound of the waves crashing against the rocks. That sound is calming, isn’t it?
I was right, blossoms are bursting forth. Look at that the water. It is glistening!
The waves did not disappoint…can you just hear them? My troubles were splashing away as I stood there with my eyes closed breathing quietly…at least for a few moments anyway.
Moving along, as hubby doesn’t stay in one place for very long. Try as I might to get him to feel the moment, just breathe with me…he’s too busy for all that. lol. We are very different species, eh?
The flowers along this path looked as if they were just waking, leaning toward the sunshine with the fresh morning dew covering their pedals.
We weren’t the only ones out enjoying the day. Tourists were taking in the view. I even took photos for a lady who drove down from Christchurch to have her hair done in Bluff. What? She really did.
London is 18,958km from here…too far to walk, I think.
Dog Island is closer. There are no dogs there but my husband says there are plenty of white pointers (sharks!) won’t be heading out there anytime soon either.
Although, it made an interesting photo, someone smashed the glass baluster. What a shame.
Time to leave the point and head back home…
Just a conversation or two with the locals…
and a few more photographs along the way.
Hope you enjoyed walking with me.
Have a great day!