Meditation in Moments … Gazing into the Swirly Whirl

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One of my favorite stops at the park is the bridge that spans across Mount Scott Creek.
It’s especially fun after it rained and the current is swifter than usually.
I love how the light creates these abstract patterns and reflections in the water.

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My passions in life are vegetarian cooking, gardening, photography, writing, good books, traveling and nature. Thanks for stopping by, Sabine

16 thoughts on “Meditation in Moments … Gazing into the Swirly Whirl”

  1. Gorgeous shots, Sabine! The sound of the water is so calming. Each day The Grotto sends out an email which includes 30 seconds of peace. Your video reminded me of that. Thanks! 🙏🏻

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  2. It’s very relaxing watching that running water. Or a small stream that goes over rocks … you never hear the expression “babbling brook” anymore. My post for this Friday has a covered bridge that goes over the Rouge River with the same kind of bubbling water beneath it. I was looking to do a shorter post while I try to focus on getting caught up here on WordPress. I’ve never been so far behind before due to working in the house all weekend and staying late at work the last two nights.

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    • I’m glad that you enjoyed this post! I rarely miss stopping by this bridge except for when someone’s on it. Hopefully your schedule will slow down and you can relax. Your babbling brook sounds nice and I look forward to reading about it.

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      • I did enjoy it Sabine. All the variations on the water surface, not only in the still shots, but the video as well. I hope my schedule gets better too Sabine. I felt badly being behind here yet still posting three times a week. I will likely just post twice a week beginning November as I won’t be taking as many photos at that time, unless we have a very mild November.

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      • Thank you Sabine – I appreciate that. I am really enjoying blogging … the whole aspect, but I have known for a while that it is too much to do while working as I stay up much later than I used to, and I am spending way too many hours at the computer. That caused frozen shoulder a few years back before I adjusted how I sit and it gradually (18 months) has returned to normal again. I am going to slow down a little the end of this month, much as I hate to do that, but I am behind in everything. I bought the art books last year for sketching animals and never looked at them, but we had a great Winter (in my opinion). I also bought some books on Amazon after reading some reviews on a fellow blogger’s site … I got three read and the others are still in the drawer. I am behind in archiving my posts/photos – a year behind!! I hope the Winter will be better, quieter. I worry now with COVID-19 … I worry in a regular flu season and getting the flu, so try not to get run down, but this year especially … I need to sleep more than I do now.

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      • Thanks Sabine – I gathered pantry items today, so no walk but got almost 4 miles in doing two trips to the grocery store … I will leave the bags (many and messy) til next Saturday and find places for everything after walking. Yesterday was a gorgeous day here – went on a long walk, but very windy so the squirrels stayed up in their nests. I am getting ready to go to bed soon … I promised myself more sleep … have to stay health as this pandemic swirls around us.

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      • It’s been raining here for days, but sunshine is on the way. This will enable me to get more yard work done, go grocery shopping and visit the park this week. It feels like we’re going to have an early winter here! More sleep is good. I think many of us aren’t getting enough of it these days. 🙋‍♀️

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      • I am hoping to get caught up here and some in Reader before our storm hits around 9:00 this evening. We have had a pretty good run of weather lately and no complaints from me. Last Sunday’s all-day rain gave me a chance to do things in the house that I put off. We had that cold snap but I just bundled up. We’ve had a lot of very windy days though. They are saying this La Nina Winter will mean lots of precipitation, not necessarily snow, maybe ice or rain – ugh. It would be too good to be true to have two easy Winters in a row. I have to get more sleep … in spending all this time getting groceries loaded in for Winter, I have had a tough time keeping up here the last few weeks.

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      • I’m not sure what kind of a winter we’re supposed to get. Somewhere an article said we’d get lots of snow and rain. We always get rain but not so much snow. I guess it doesn’t matter since we’re not really able to go anywhere anyway. We will all have plenty of time to catch up on our chores and sleep.😉

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      • They’ve been predicting our La Nina Winter since we had that really cold last week in August. It was about ten days of very chilly October-like weather. It was during this time period (Labor Day weekend) that I was walking along the water’s edge and my hands could have used a pair of gloves.

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