Saturday, March 08, 2008

Round Robin Challenge: A Nice Place To Sit

"Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom."

-Buddah


I have shared to place with you before, it is the Point Montara Lighthouse and Youth Hostel grounds. When I saw the topic for this challenge, I had to smile, because this is one of the most beautiful spots in the Bay Area, and it is never crowded when I go there, almost like it is one of the best kept secrets as well. :) I have visited this place often for it's quiet, calming, feeling.



When I am sad, it provides the right kind of solitude to let me just sit and think things through, when I am happy, it is fun to sit on one of the chairs that the Hostel provides, and just enjoy the sounds of the Pacific ocean, and the fun seabirds that fly past, on their way up the coast toward San Francisco. It's my favorite place to take a little time out of life, to just enjoy being away from things. I went their this past week, and did a little meditation, and when I was finished I felt so good, relaxed, but invigorated at the same time. Does that make sense? :) We should all look for places like that, it does a body good to take the pressure off once in a while.


I took this picture at a beach park along HWY1, just south of Hearst Castle, near Cambria, California


Some very comfortable looking pelicans, kicking back at their perfect place to sit, near Pismo Beach, California. October, 2006.

Tammie Jean, who authors the blog, Long Drives To Know Where, suggested this topic, a few months back, when we did a special challenge that called for new topics to be submitted as part of the challenge. We got a lot of good ideas that day, but we are always looking forward to more ideas being submitted. So put on your thinking caps, and send us those suggestions for future challenges. You can email Karen, Steven or myself, and we will add you idea to the challenge list pool. Who knows, you idea might be next! Now, go visit the Robins who participated for this challenge, all you have to do is follow the links below!

:)

Linking List

1.Tammie Jean... Long Drives To Nowhere


2. Karen... Outpost Mavarin
POSTED!

3. Carly... Ellipsis
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4. Kiva... Eclectic Granny
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5. Gattina (See RR Sidebar For Link)
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6. Jill... Letting Crazy Take A Spin
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7. Sandra... Strong Chemistry
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8. Jan AKA Wammy... The Ellis Family Cincinnatti
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9. Lisa Marie... Lisa's Chaos
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10. Nancy... Nancy Luvs Pix
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11. Vicki... Maraca
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12. Sarah... Charish-Me


13. Martha... Perception
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14. Suzanne R... Living ... Suzanne R's Life
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15. Sandy... Myanderings


16. Momma... (See RR Sidebar For Link)
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17. Jan... The Prytz Family
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18. Chrissea... Chrisseas-Corner
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19. Old Dog... (See RR Sidebar For Link)
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20. Teena... It's all about me!
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21. Celeste... Ragracers
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22. Becky... Where Life Takes You
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23. Vicki... Visions By Vicki
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24 Jama Hameed... Sweet Memories
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-OndineMonet

16 comments:

Sandcastle Momma said...

What a beautiful place! I can see myself spending hours and hours there. Gorgeous pictures!

Jan said...

Beautiful photos. The California coast is unbeatable for beauty. I really like the pelicans. They're such interesting birds.

Suzanne R said...

I've been trying to comment, but Blogger wouldn't let me.

Such lovely photos, especially the sunset one! I can see why you enjoy those spots.

Celeste said...

Great pictures. I often miss the CA coast, but I don't miss the difficulties finding a place of solitude.

Teena said...

The lighthouse looks cute. Alas, there's just an "x" for the other pix.

Thanks for stopping by mine :)

Wise Old Dog said...

That sure looks like a pretty spot. I could wander around takin pictures all day or I could just sit and watch the water.

Karen Funk Blocher said...

Great pictures as usual, each one very different from the last. My favorites are the Adirondack chair and the bench at sunset (of course; I'm a sucker for a really good sunset photo!). Maybe next week or the week after I can get away to somewhere up a mountain, since a lighthouse on a beach is out of the question from here!

Gattina said...

The pictures are beautiful especially the last one with the pelicans which I really like. The places are nice to sit I would sit there with pleasure !

Becky said...

Oh heck yeah! I wanna sit THERE!

Nancy said...

Truly Terrific entry....you always amaze me. Have you been reading "A New Earth" by any chance? I am!

Also, I'm so sorry for your loss. I just read that last entry.

Glad us robins were around to distract you a bit.

Love,
Nancy
http://journals.aol.com/nhd106/Nancyluvspix/entries/2008/03/09/nice-place-to-sit/2165

MyMaracas said...

All of these are gorgeous, and they all look like wonderful places to sit. I especially like those lonely benches in the sunset. Sad, somehow, yet peaceful. Your work is awesome. Very professional!

Martha said...

Beautiful photos and definitely great places to sit! Hugs!

Jama Hameed said...

I would love to just sit at the lighthouse and do nothing! Wish I'm near there!

Jama Hameed
http://mummyjam.blogspot.com

lisa marie said...

That looks like a great place to relax! Hard to believe that it's not normally over run with people!

Kiva said...

You take the most gorgeous pictures. The quote with this one is most appropriate. I'd like to kick back with the pelicans as long as there is no guano on my seat!

Janet said...

I love the perspective on that first photo...HUGE picnic table & tree, toy house and lighthouse :-) Well done!