No time for sunning lazily on a Lake Superior rock, watching the waves lap in and out, in and out.  No time for enthusiastically snapping photos, attempting to capture ordinary every day objects at odd angles and views.

No.  Because of this perceived lack of time, this qualifies as semi-cheating blog.  Even though the outdoor commitment has been accomplished for today (walked a mile or two with my friend Lyn, picked spinach and lettuce in the garden, ate dinner outside on the deck tonight as the temperatures have unexpectedly soared back to the upper 70’s) there are no new photos to post from today’s activities.

Our cold and ripply Lake Superior

Our cold and ripply Lake Superior

These pictures were taken a couple days ago, in Baraga, on the way to Cindy’s house.  I parked the car next to the lake and sat along her shore feeling the cool wind blowing while simultaneously soaking up the warm sun. 

It’s a peaceful feeling sitting by the lake, admiring the ancient stones.

Glistening rock

Glistening rock

But sometimes we have no idle minutes to dangle our fingers into the cold lake.  Sometimes we need to scurry from errand to appointment to visit to commitment.  At times like this, when we think there’s too much to accomplish, we need to murmur to our energized thoughts, “Slow down.  Don’t worry.  We’ll get everything done.  Everything that needs to get done will get done.”

The umbrella of a tree reaches out to almost touch the waves

The umbrella of a tree reaches out to almost touch the waves

So today has been a deep breathing type of day in between “doings”.  Deep breathing was especially required when I backed up a little close to a parked SUV behind my car.  The almost-hit happened because I was staring riveted at  two perfectly matched sandals sitting in someone’s driveway.  My mind was occupied trying to figure out why the sandals were positioned just so.  There was a story behind those sandals.  There had to be. Or at least a photo opportunity.  My reverie was rudely interrupted upon noticing the SUV a foot from my tail lights.

But no time for any more reverie on this blog.  A half dozen things still need to be done before the moon rises in the night sky.  May all of you enjoy peaceful moments with nature in between the business of your days.  May you practice deep breathing if things get too hectic.  Breathe in your memory of that day of the lake; breathe out your feelings of too many things to check off your list.

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