Sunday, January 17, 2010

Bliss .....

While my mother in law was staying with us over Christmas, we took a week down at Lakes Entrance staying at a friends holiday house......BLISS. We had 180 degree views of the lakes and the ocean from our huge balcony and the most perfect weather. Not too hot, not too cold....25-30 celcius each day. We sat out on our balcony or at the big table sketching and painting. We dined out at local eateries on fresh seafood.....many visits to the co-op to pick up prawns, oysters, fish freshly caught that morning and we *shopped*. It was lovely to go to sleep each night listening to the sound of the ocean and watching the fishing boats coming and going. View from our balcony overlooking the golf course, lake entrance and the ocean.
View from another angle. The home is called "The Crows Nest" and the views were fantastic.
I have taken other photos of the lovely sunsets from our balcony in the evenings, but somehow messed up while downloading them....will try again soon and show you some more.


Eastern Beach entrance. Norma and I didnt get to walk along the beaches much as she has lung issues....but here's a glimpse. My husband and I are going to try and get back their in the next few weeks as I want to walk along the beaches and find sea glass, shells, pieces of driftwood and all of those lovely treasures that the sea brings forth.


Remember this little fellow? He has been named Grunchen by my little art friend Svea in Germany.




He has arrived.....the above photo, thanks to Lawendula , is of Grunchen in his new home. You must visit Lawendula's blog to see what her daughter Svea has made for Grunchen to keep him warm in his new abode....check out her flickr photos to see his sweet little sleeping bag. He is "loved", I am very happy!
I am hoping you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. I am looking forward to this bright New Year.....
Sing a song of surrender.
Leave your bags.
Lift your self up.
- Sark -



Enjoy your week.
Jacky xox




30 comments:

Studio Sylvia said...

Hi Jacky. Wonderful photos. My brother came back from Lakes Entrance last week and said how beautiful it was down there. Glad you found time to paint. Svea's new friend is so cute.

Ro Bruhn said...

Ah one of my favourite haunts, I love it there. Shelley Beach on the Lake Tyres road is the place for shells. They can be hard to find sometimes though, depends on the weather. I found a beautiful conch shell there some years ago.

Lawendula said...

Ohoh,says Grünchen, why must I be here in cold winter, while you are there on wonderful beaches? *smile*
Thanks for you wonderful posting.
Grünchen is warm, spent the night on Svea's pillow.
xoxo

Samantha Marshall said...

Love the photos, Jacky. Your owl is beautiful.
xox

lynne h said...

jacky, i love seeing this beautiful place that you went to... and grunchen - he's adorable and looks so wise! there are these pieces of you all over the world, you know... a very smile making thought... : )

xo

Jenxo said...

aww Jacky what bliss! Lakes Entrance is sooo beautiful....hope you can get away for some quality beachcomber walks.....

sweet liitle owl, off too check out his sleeping bag......jenxo

Nic Hohn said...

Now that looks like home to me....glad you enjoyed your time away, it looks beautiful!

Jo Wholohan said...

beautiful jacky, theres something so wonderful about listening to the ocean isnt there... cant get enough of those little owls girl xx

Jo Horswill said...

Hi Jacky, nothing like a beach holiday...sounds like yours was wonderful. It's been years since I visited Lakes Entrance!!! Need to get back there I think. xx

Marilyn Rock said...

This view is exactly what I need at this time of year here! Thank you for sharing - beautiful! Love Grunchen! xxoo

Evangeline said...

I came via Woven Letters, because of the wonderful little owl. He is fantastic, lucky Svea!

ArtPropelled said...

I can almost feel my feet in the sand. Lovely photographs.

Catherine V. Bainbridge said...

I did love Grunchen! Glad he's gone to a nice home. x

Julia said...

Hi JAcky,
Love your holiday pics, glad you had a good tim eaway.
Can;t wait to catch up with you...xx...Julia

rivergardenstudio said...

What a beautiful spot to sketch and paint... I want to go to the ocean again! Lovely post, roxanne

Caroline said...

Beautiful photos! How funny that I saw the owl on Lawendula's blog -- and also the sleeping bag -- and here it is.

Sandra said...

Hi Jacky, thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. I love your beach pictures and what a wonderful little owl you made, I think it's very cosy in its sleeping bag.
How's the pomgranate doing?

Twiglet said...

Love little Grunchen! I am off to see what he has been up to now.

grrl + dog said...

it a slow start to the year alright....

Twiglet said...

Hi Jacky - this is where I got my silk waste from but they seem to be restocking at the moment. Its gorgeous stuff to work with isnt it. Thanks for visiting my blog - Jo

http://www.ethniccrafts.co.uk/

Hoola Tallulah said...

Your holiday looks wonderful Jacky, and I love the little owl.
I hope you get back to that beach soon to find your treasures, it looks so so beautiful.

<3 Tallulah

Debrina said...

Hello my dear friend. Yes to the swap, still! I'll email you. Shall we sa in the post Feb 1st (a Monday). Lovely shot sof the beach - we're having a scorcher of a summer over here finally, but it rained today intermittently, which is kinda nice too.

jennyflower said...

Hi Jacky- there's an award for you over on my blog- I also wanted to say thanks for all the inspirational quotes. They have been giving me lots to feel good about. xx

Julia said...

Hi Jacky!

What can I say, I would do anything to have a room with a view like that for a week or so right now...and the entrance to that beach looks so very inviting!

Beautiful photographs!

Sending love
Julia x x x

karen said...

beautiful pictures Jacky, I can see why you want to go back.

Linda said...

What great photos Jacky - I especially love the one leading down to the beach. I wish I was there!!!
Glad to see Grunchen has a good home....
XX

mimilove forever said...

*squeeeek* oh well that's just rubbing it in with the beach pictures! x;0)
Cannot express how much I love wee owly!!
x

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Ooooh! Your pictures are luvverly and bright and sunny ... the complete opposite of here! I hope you have a wonderful week ahead and look forward to seeing more pictures of what you've been getting up to!

Love
Carolyn x

Pursuing Art... said...

Oh, heaven! What a wonderful week! I love the beach and your pictures are just beautiful! I can see why the home is called "The Crows Nest"...lovely view!

It sounds like you had a perfect time relaxing and sharing, sketching and painting, eating well and shopping...what fun. The beach, the smell and the sounds always do the heart and soul good.

Hope you'll get back to take a long walk on the beach and collect some of Mom Nature's gifts.

So happy that "Grunchen" is so well loved by Svea! ;-)

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