Just Right



Just Right


Just right

Some days are just right

The beach is bare

and the scene before us

beckons us to draw near

and cast aside

our daily cares


An ocean portrait

with a chosen hue of blue

that provides us with

color therapy

to pacify

a manic mood



with moments like this

we can go on

walking ahead

facing each stumbling stone

on our path

and not give up



Is this

what You had in mind

when You carved out

the sea’s bends

and fastened a frame

of crushed shells

and burnished giants

that graciously garnish

the ends?



This is Fanny Bay Park in October.  We stopped here since we were passing by anyway.  Ian wanted me to see this serene little spot.

Bay Blessings ~ Wendy

25 thoughts on “Just Right

    1. Thanks, Calee! Ian has always loved introducing me to new places. Our power went off, for awhile, this morning from high winds…I’ll bet Fanny Bay looked wild!
      Blessings ~ Wendy

  1. This is all wonderful, Wendy–but for some reason my fave line is “An ocean portrait with a chosen hue of blue”–Love it!! God bless you–love, sis Caddo

    1. Thank you so much, dear sis Caddo! I had trouble with that line and it finally came together after a night’s sleep! He choses the colors – creation is definitely not a paint by number… you just made my day!
      Blessings to you, dear friend ~ Wendy xo

  2. I loved the line about color therapy for a manic mood…and I’m glad you have that serene place to seek out in person or memory when the thoughts get frantic! I was stirred up emotionally yesterday, and I am looking forward tonight to the serenity, peace, and encouragement of praying with my dear husband…we always say after we pray together, “we need to do this more!”. I hope your power came back on! –Alison

    1. Hi Alison,

      Our power went out twice this morning. It had been windy. Then it cleared up, and I was able to rake up the last of the willow leaves in the sunshine.

      I think my husband is never more handsome than when he takes my hand in his and says, “Let’s pray.”

      Motherhood and life in general are good for making manic moods! I got upset at a radio interviewer I was listening to while loading the dishwasher… I won’t go into it here, but my nickname for our CBC station is “Can’t be Christian”. I like our national radio most of the time…

      Blessings to you dear friend, and I hope your evening is packed full of peace. 🙂 ~ Wendy ( I wish we could run out for a cup of tea/ coffee together.)

      1. The real cup of coffee or tea would be so lovely! Our evening was very peaceful, thank you. Tears of gratitude, praise, and desperation to God always wash our hearts and minds. Prayer as a married couple is definitely one of the most precious gifts ever. I still remember praying with V. on our first date by the Mississippi River in New Orleans!
        I hope to write in my blog soon…these days and evenings are whipping by and I haven’t say down to just write in what feels like a long time!
        Must wake up my sleeping girl in the backseat to get her brother from school! –Alison

        1. Alison, you are focusing on your young children and that is good. As they get older you will gradually have more time to write. I do not regret the time I have spent with my kids, and I know that you don’t regret your mothering either.

          That is so awesome that you prayed together on your first date! We played racquetball and he won while playing with his left hand to give me an advantage… I have beaten a guy at it before; but that guy beat me the second time.

          I need to get ready to drive my daughter to piano lessons – time to sit in the van and write poems ( with no interruptions! 🙂 ) One day we will miss the busyness.

          Blessings to you dear friend ~ Wendy

    1. Good morning, Paula! I hope you got more sleep than I did last night… my son and I were watching spider footage on Youtube. Our cat darted past our legs during a scary part, and we all jumped. She likes to startle us!! Then we couldn’t stop laughing… 🙂
      Blessings to you dear friend ~ Wendy

  3. Wendy, I loved the idea of color therapy too and how with “moments like this we can go on.” 🙂 Thanking Him for giving us moments like this! God bless you and your sweet family!

  4. Wendy, I love these photos!! What a special place. I’m so thankful for places like this where “the scene before us beckons us to draw near and cast aside our daily cares”… love that line!! That is exactly how I feel when I come upon one of those places. I thank God for them, and for the wonderful sense of His presence. Thanks for sharing that lovely poem and the wonderful pics! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Daisy! I truly enjoy the posts that you share of beautiful places and of that beautiful spotted horse you posted today!!

      Blessings dear friend ~ Wendy

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