11/1/19

Nature Friday - Cheering Up by the Sea

 TGIF and welcome to Nature Friday!  Today I want to show you how Mama and I went from being frustrated and sad, to being happy and smiley faced all thanks to getting out in nature!


 The past month has been a rough allergy month for me, a sad month for Mama and then, on top of that, there are all the California wildfires and resulting power outages. Mama and I needed a break, big time! As you can imagine, Mama jumped at the chance when I asked her to take me on an adventure!



 I put on my fall bandana and told Mama we needed to go to our happy place....can anyone guess where that may be??



 Just over these weeds Mama....



 Aaaaahhhhhhh, smell that salt air! If you guessed the ocean was our happy place, you were  100% right!  If it looks familiar, that's because it's the same place Mama took Rosy for her birthday! The northern part of Route 1, also known as the Pacific Coast Highway!


 Here is the Point Cabrillo Light Station! I can see why Rosy and Mama like this place so much. What a pretty light against the blue sky!




We were lucky enough to basically have most of the park to ourselves. We sat at a picnic table for a little snack and photo shoot and then we headed out for a walk.



We found a nice trail right along the bluffs that had a wonderful view...



Both Mama and I felt the blahs lifting as we  walked and listened to the ocean sounds.



We saw some beautiful nooks and crannies filling with water as the tide came in.



Before I knew it, it was time to head home.  But the ocean had done its magic!



Mama and I both left smiling from ear to ear!
We sure hope you all find your happy place this weekend!



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24 comments:

  1. oh the ocean has a lot of magic powers... we totally agree!!!

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  2. Oh Arty, thank you so much for taking us all to your happy place. We love the ocean too. Those photos are lovely and Gail and I are also now smiling from ear to ear, along with you and your dear mama.
    We love your Fall bandana too.
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.

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  3. By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea ... always always a happy place to be!

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  4. The ocean is so beautiful and the sound of the surf is always calming.

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  5. Whenever my mom is down, she goes for a run or walk with us and it helps her clear her head and feel better too. The ocean area is beautiful. Hopefully you will both continue to feel better.

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  6. You're a smart boy to suggest something to make you both feel better, Arty. How wonderful that you can do a quick getaway to the magical ocean. Xox Lucy and Xena

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  7. I share the same love of your happy place, not the Pacific ocean, but sea air and smell and breezes. our sea air is the Gulf of Mexico, and the other is the Atlantic. I have only seen YOUR happy place in movies and your photos... but I can almost smell and feel what you felt looking at your photos

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  8. Hari OM
    Oh yes, the moving, deep waters of our sweet earth bring an amazing sense of calm - all those negative ions filling the lungs!!! Thanks for sharing your visit and walkies with us Arty. Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

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  9. What a beautiful place! Great place to share.

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  10. What a beautiful place to visit. We can see why your spirits were lifted by being there.

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  11. Oh my. I've been to that lighthouse. I love Fort Bragg. How fun.

    Have a woof woof day and weekend. My best to your peeps. ♥

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  12. Bless your sweet heart Arty for thinking of a way to turn the sad upside down into a smile.
    The ocean is healing for hearts and souls.
    Hugs HiC

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  13. You're so right, Arty...the ocean is very soothing to the soul. What a beautiful adventure. We hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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  14. Everyone needs a 'Happy Place' and we can fully understand why the ocean is yours. It is so beautiful. Just your photos gave us huge smiles this morning.

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  15. How wonderful you both got to enjoy that happy place! I've never been to the ocean but I think I'd like it too Arty!

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  16. We hope that today was just what the doctor ordered

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  17. Thank you for those wonderful pictures! If we only watched the news these days, you'd think California was only full of wild fires and homelessness. My ghostwriter (who has lived in Western NY all her life) hopes to see the Pacific Ocean some day. It's on her bucket list.

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  18. So glad you and your mama found a way to lift your spirits.
    lots of love and puggy kisses
    Mabel & Hilda

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  19. We are so sorry your month has been so sad. Ours has been challenging too. Thank you for sharing amp lace that can make us all smile.

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  20. Lulu: "You have had some scary fires up there this year, Arty, and it was for sure a good idea to take your Mama to the ocean to cheer her up. Dada is saying something about negative ions and blah blah blah but we dogs know it's the smells and the sounds that really does it!"

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  21. I am glad that you went to your happy place. I like seeing the smile on your face, and I’m overjoyed that you took your mom to her happy place!

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  22. It certainly looks like a great place for walks.
    Thank you for visiting us and your lovely comments. Purrs and hugs!

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  23. We can certainly understand why it is your happy place! I hope that it recharged your smiles and that life gives you many more reasons to grin.

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  24. Oh yes, the ocean is definitely a happy place....sure to cure all ills. ♥
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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