Sunday, May 26, 2019

Along the Corniche

Smell the sea,
and see the sky,
let your soul and spirits fly.
(Van Morrison)

Another seaside walk today with a view of Kuwait City in the distance.
There was some trash collecting as I went along.  Even though there's many trash containers out there, some people just can't bring themselves to use them.  A couple of fisherman were making quite a mess, so I asked them to clean up the area before they left and they did so without hesitation.
Grateful for trees and green spaces.
 Have you ever seen a crab spider?
I've spotted so many of them this year.  They get their name because of those pincerlike legs.
This colorful little insect better be careful or he might be a spider's lunch.
Even though there is still lots of green space along the walkway, I was disappointed to find that an area had been cleared and the path was blocked because of destruction and construction.
A large grassy area and many, many big trees taken down.
It's quite depressing because there is just way too much of this going on right now.
Apparently the Scientific Center is expanding.
But when is enough, enough?
Met this sweet little kitty while out there.  Gosh, the coloring on it was so gorgeous.  Gray and black with splashes of ginger thrown in.  And so very sweet.  I wonder if it was recently dumped because it is just too clean and was purring like crazy.  It breaks my heart to walk away but all the rescue groups are overrun so there's not much I can do.  There are people who go out there every day to feed this group of seaside kitties.
Sending love across the world.
Sunday blessings,

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Saturday Seaside

Although the beach is just a few minutes away from me, I don't go there very often for this very reason.
Garbage, single-use plastics. plastic pollution ... left behind by lazy people who can't make use of the many trashcans found along the corniche.
Today I even found several diapers.
I'm sure the half-full iced coffees were strategically placed for a nice photoshoot and unfortunately that's where they stayed.
It makes me very angry.
Someone left all their toys behind, thankfully far from the shore, so I gathered them all together and left them there.  But the underwear went in the trash.
It's very easy to find empty shopping bags floating around so today I was able to fill two.
I will never understand why people want to enjoy the sea, but are not respectful of all it has to offer.
 The good news is that every time I put myself out there, I do have some really lovely encounters.
Like today when I said hello to the lady feeding the fish.  We chatted for a little bit and I found out she is an art teacher, so now we follow each other on Instagram.  She thanked me several times for cleaning up the beach.
I also said good morning to the lady who showed up with a big bag of food to feed the seaside kitties.
This guy seemed a little sad.  Poor baby.
And this one wanted all the attention.
 So despite the garbage, I'm glad I went.
Really love all the cool formations in the rocky shore.
Happy Saturday!

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Flowers for You

I only have to walk a few blocks to find a variety of gorgeous flowers thanks to neighbors that garden.
I saw a dragonfly, moth and two types of butterflies but none of them would sit still for very long.
Bees might be busy but they are much easier to capture because they have a one track mind.
A little ways up the road and there's a lovely row of sunflowers that continue to bloom with each passing day.
They are certainly a bright spot along the way.
I took the pedestrian bridge up and over the highway so I could do some grocery shopping and get in a little walking.
Left a little heart behind;
and then found a heart-shaped rock on the other side.
Happy Mother's Day and Sunday blessings!

Monday, May 6, 2019

Yellow Monday

Last year on December 4th I posted about the colors of the week that I look for whenever I'm out for a walk. 
From dark to pale, yellow is the color of the day.
I took a yellow heart with me and hung it on a fence pole.
Spotted this pretty flower poking out from the side of someone's driveway.
Any idea what it is?
Sometimes I find interesting things on the ground, like lost toys, and thought to myself, wouldn't it be fun if I found something yellow.
You can imagine my surprise and utter delight when I came across this guy.
We find from experience that yellow excites a warm and agreeable impression.... The eye is gladdened, the heart expanded and cheered, a glow seems at once to breathe toward us.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE, Goethe's Theory of Colours
Yellow is the colour which is closest to light. We associate the rays of the sun and the stars with it. It is the radiance of the spirit.
UELI SEILER-HUGOVA, Colour: Seeing, Experiencing, Understanding

Last night the sighting of the crescent moon marked the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan.
This afternoon I quickly whipped up a moon and stars.

Ramadan Mubarak (Blessed Ramadan)
Happy Monday!
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