When You Need to Breathe

posted by Sharon March 12, 2013 21 Comments

A walk on the nearby island of Coronado was just the thing. Last Sunday, we were facing a week with surgery and a hospital stay for my husband, plus the usual work and teaching for me. We needed to breathe, forget our worries, and take in the fresh sea air and sun.

The sky was a watercolor picture against waving palms.

Coronado is home to a naval station, and the nautical theme might show up anywhere. For example, in a little local park.

Historic homes line the streets. Some resident gardening enthusiasts are already working on spring gardens.

How can you feel anything but relaxed looking at this front yard?

Here’s an intriguing gate. We guessed no one had gone through it for a while.

Late afternoon shadows brought out the brightness in this freshly planted bloom.

Around the last corner, I found a new friend. Or a yard guard. I don’t know. He’s cute but inscrutable.

We ended the day with dinner at Miguel’s and pomegranate margarita’s. The week went well, my guy is recovering nicely. We really needed this mini-getaway, though. It let me clear my mind before jumping into the fray.

How about you? How do you gear up for a stressful week?

Linking up with Texture Tuesday, Sweet Shot Tuesdays, Little Things Thursday, and Communal Global.

Photos are processed with Kim Klassen’s textures Daisy and Isobel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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21 Comments

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Tamar Strauss-Benjamin March 12, 2013 at 12:00 pm

These are such gorgeous shots! Love all the light and bright colors!

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Molly March 12, 2013 at 12:17 pm

I love the ‘gate’ or doorway, looks like something from The Secret garden

Mollyxxx

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Life with Kaishon March 12, 2013 at 1:11 pm

What a lovely little walk about your neighborhood Sharon! My favorite is the kitty! Adorable. I also love the great weather and the flowers. I am looking for Spring to come to us soon! I miss it : )

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Susan March 12, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Oh my…what a beautiful place. Hope your husband did well!

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Kim Reardon Cunningham March 12, 2013 at 1:44 pm

Lovely images. So peaceful. Hope your hubby is doing well.

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Carol March 12, 2013 at 2:11 pm

Thanks for taking all of us on this walk with you. Thank you for sharing the beauty too. The guard cat is precious.

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Earl March 12, 2013 at 2:15 pm

Hope all goes well with your husband. Love Coronado. You can’t beat that part of the world. Wonderful photos.

Earl

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Kristeen March 12, 2013 at 2:25 pm

Great photos to start my day — the blue door I wonder what’s behind it.. Lots of wonderful photos here.. love them all.
Hugs

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Gracie March 12, 2013 at 2:42 pm

Beautiful shots, Sharon! I love all those pretty colors. Those alone will surely take my stress away 🙂

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Desktop Dreams~ Viv Halliwell March 12, 2013 at 3:19 pm

So beautiful love your shots ….

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Nicki March 12, 2013 at 4:31 pm

Beautiful lawns and flowers – love daises. I hope your husband is recuperating well.

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tinajo March 12, 2013 at 8:59 pm

These pics all look lovely! 🙂

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Janine March 12, 2013 at 11:06 pm

Beautiful shots. The light was wonderful.

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Pat March 12, 2013 at 11:18 pm

What a great way to de-stress! Beautiful photos. I love the blue gate and the garden kitty.

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Prairie Jill March 13, 2013 at 1:22 am

What a beautiful place. Looks like the perfect place to get away for a while.

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Jade @ Tasting Grace March 13, 2013 at 2:45 am

Looks like a lovely respite! I hope surgery and all else goes well this week!

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Karla Laura Smith March 13, 2013 at 7:18 pm

It’s nice to hear your hubby is doing better after surgery and I know how stressful that is indeed. I love your little getaway pictures you shared and the little kitty that made it into your collection as well.

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Amy March 14, 2013 at 2:41 pm

Beautiful photos! Glad you were able to take a break before your busy week and I’m glad your husband’s surgery went well.

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kleinworthco March 16, 2013 at 12:21 pm

Walking around Coronado would do it for me. It’s one of my favorite places on the planet. It’s where I met my hubs & where my best friend got married. Oh how I miss that area of home. Such a unique & beautiful place.

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Tonya March 16, 2013 at 7:15 pm

Love the contrast of the stones with the colorful flowers. Just beautiful.

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Tonya March 16, 2013 at 7:16 pm

Love the contrast of textures–the stones and the colorful flowers.

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