A Whale of a Time

My day began with a shout, "Cheryl, the whales are here!"
It was amazing to stand at the above spot sheltered from the wind and watch 
the spouts, flops and tails of the passing whales. We'd been expecting them. 
I kept on eye on the whales as I worked in the kitchen. 
Simple work that I find relaxing and fulfilling.
The light coming through the windows is perfect. 
It is what makes the kitchen my favorite place to sit and write, read and take pictures. 
Simple things become extraordinary to me. 
An old silver spoon handle...
Roasted garlic..
A miniature seashell...
Simple items...
that the light glorifies.

I have to show you my set up and how I worked in the kitchen.
The coconut was the background for the silver spoon handle.
The brown leather notebook is perfect for a deep textured background.
Colorful cutting boards make wonderful backgrounds too.
But my favorite is the cookie sheet. 
I love the textured grey and how it reflects the light. 
I had a different post in my head for today, but the day unfold differently then I expected.
That is an element that I love about our island living...
Space to move about mentally and emotionally. 
Space to enjoy the simplicity of daily life.
"Space for significance and beauty. 
Time for solitude and sharing. 
Closeness to nature to strengthen understanding and faith in the intermittency of life: 
life of the spirit, creative life and the life of human relationships."
~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh