It is the small simple things of life that bring us peace.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

A Different Sunday Morning

I'm not sure why I decided to do this, but this morning I did something a little different. Sometimes you just need a change of routine and a little peace and serenity in your life.  I found mine this morning when, instead of going to church, I took Baylee and my camera to San Pedro Springs Park. 

I don't know what it is about this place that attracts me back to it.  I came here several times making pictures for the post as it took me a while to walk around to each of the areas; after all, it is 46 acres in size.  Maybe it is the fact that it is surrounded by the busy city.  Or it could be that all that history that has taken place here is sending me vibes!  At any rate I love to come here, even now when the fence is in place for the swimming season. 
This morning there was almost no one in the park and Baylee and I felt like it was our own private place.  I even dropped her leash, but she wanted to stay right with me.  She is not much of a walker, so we stopped frequently and walked slowly, enjoying the morning.
I had not noticed this charming water fountain before.  There was no date, but it was made in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Can't you just see a gentleman wearing a hat and a pinstriped suit holding the button for a lady carrying a dainty little parasol to get a drink?

We walked around the pool and then came to sit on the rock wall that overlooks it. This was the perfect place for a photo session with Baylee.  She was more than willing to pose as she was perfectly happy to sit and enjoy her outing without having to walk.
What was Baylee staring at?  A big black dog!  People were beginning to walk through the park, but even so there was just peace here.  I had to think that this was what the earth was like when God created it, before people came along to mess everything up!
A group of people approached the little gazebo, one of the ladies was wearing a white ankle length dress but the others were casually dressed. I suspected there was a little early morning wedding taking place.  When I heard applause, I knew that probably the groom had kissed his bride!

My different Sunday morning was perfect; sometimes it is good to do something different.  Time to be out of doors, time to be with Baylee, time to enjoy the beauty of a summer morning.  So peaceful, I knew that God was with me.


  1. I almost always have felt closest to God while out in his creation. A church is all fine and good but I'm most filled with his presence while outside enjoying the world he created for us. And you have the most beautiful dogs!

  2. There is something about the fresh air and the stillness of the morning that is what our soul needs, isn't it! Thank you for the doggie complement, too.!