Sanctuary: Oasis-a pleasant or peaceful area or period in the midst of a difficult, troubled, or hectic place or situation.
Given a choice, I would go back in time. I am no fan of “the new normal”. I am, however, an optimist, and I remain determined to find my sanctuary that is in nature. Given a choice I would shop outdoors, eat outdoors, walk outdoors, open our doors, and sleep with windows open, lulled to sleep by the breezes, crickets, rain or ocean surf. This year I have not let the heat stop me and I get up at the crack of dawn to experience the peace that the outdoors brings to my soul.
A few weeks ago we stopped by a nearby lake area that I had not yet explored. We thought about walking around the lake one evening, but it’s been so hot. Today was the day. We arrived soon after the gates opened at 6:00 am and experienced a beautiful and partially shaded recreation area. It is also a fishing lake and there were multiple small groups and individuals fishing around the lake. In addition, there is an area for remote control boats and airplanes.
It was beautiful, peaceful, and although there were quite a few people around, it was not crowded in any way. I have found a new sanctuary 💙
It was fun to watch the remote control boats circle their small lake. Up close they almost looked real!
And yes, I did discover dragonflies!
Posted for this week’s Lens-Artists Challenge 😎