The calming influence of small waves breaking on the beach.
Breathing slowly and calmly brings helps us find a peaceful inner rhythm
which relaxes both mind and body and eliminates stress.
Here is a short video to help
This sort of breathing is called 'cardiac coherence' (cohérence cardiaque).
The gentle atmosphere and soft reflections before the sun comes over the hill.
The same window
illuminated by the sunrays
FIVE YEARS AGO
Five years ago, a new tin of brightly coloured felt pens
was given to him for his birthday.
The first thing he did was organize the tin with strips of colour and numbers,
so that the felt pens would always be in their original order!
I love his quietly pleased expression as he admires his handiwork.
We use our hands to express ourselves,
to create and to follow artistic pursuits.
They allow us to feel textures, like the smoothness of a mother-of-pearl shell.
Hands can soothe a child and express compassion and love.
When I take photographs, I am very conscious of my hands and their importance.
Every day I am grateful for all my hands allow me to do.
This hot and humid month of August has shown us the most wonderful
and colourful cloud formations.
These were taken in my neighbourhood as the accumulated heat of the day
was culminating in big dramatic clouds filling the sky
with their majestic presence!
Clouds to dream by
A mosaic of a few of the clouds I saw during the past week.
Today is walking along the lake in the early evening
and admiring the elegance of this beautiful swan.
This brings us to the end of the third week of the August Break.
See you on the last day of the month again!