Happy trails. Donna George
Go to the ocean. All else can wait. Everything will be there waiting for you when you get back.
How can you resist the call of the sea? Where is the will power to stay home and do laundry or anything? It’s a call hard to ignore. Have you heard it before?
There’s no regret once you arrive. It’s worth it!
And don’t worry over the weather forecast, they are wrong most of the time. And besides, if it rains you won’t melt :)).
If you get too hot there’s always the pier. A delightful spot to find some shade. Before you settle down on the beach, look first for a nearby pier and get closeby. The piers make for an interesting place to watch the different goings on, fishing etc.
Lie back and take a nap.
Don’t forget your flops! The sand is super hot, so be kind to your feet.
Make friends with the seagulls. They are beautiful, friendly creatures and will gladly come and visit. They love to eat food from outstretched arms. No fears, they don’t bite.
If you enjoy people watching there’s plenty here to entertain yourself… People are sleeping, others quietly reading, many talking, and everyones enjoying themselves mostly simply relaxing.
For me, it’s all about swimming. July is the perfect month for ocean swimming. The water feels like cool, liquid velvet swallowing your skin.
As the roll of the tide tosses you about to and fro, swimming parallel to the shore makes riding the waves smoother, and easier.
Experiencing “big blue” creates a state of calmness, openness, peacefulness and a great depth of happiness, often referred to as “the happy place”.
A blue mind. Do you have one?
To stand in front of the ocean and watch the waves crash against the shore, and to feel the sand tug under your feet is to fully know that you’re alive.
And this is the place that binds the soul by captivity with ocean forever. A relationship is formed that’s forever loyal, and dedicated to a certain kind of serenity not found anywhere else on the earth.
The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul.
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Happy trails Donna George
The Carolina Coast luckily dodged the storm over the weekend making beach-lovers and vacationers happy. Nothing but blue, sunny skies and surfs up. Riptides rode the blue, but really – was there a storm really coming?
Big brands + local boutiques unite with a fashion show to benefit children’s program. The Cape Fear Volunteer Center sponsored the 2nd annual Heart of the Matter fashion show to raise awareness levels and money for the Big Buddy Program, which supports 325 at children in the local Wilmington NC community.
The event brought together a talented model cast that walked the runway flawlessly and worked diligently to make this event successful.
Model Cast Partners
Highlights from the show…
Byrds View Photography and Videography
Bruce AlleyCat Evans
Event Hair & Makeup
Bangz Hair Salon & Spa
Margaret Parr, Primary
Annie Anthony, Directot CFVC
Faith Priore, Event Intern CFVC
Donna George, Stylist
Don Jewel, Event DJ
Ashlea Kosikowski, Host
Collaboration / Mentions
Shinita Williams, Planning
Mark Steelman, Planning
Backstage Direction, Alison Sessoms
Beach & Boots Dancers
Song, Jeremiah Conway
Special thanks to over 30 Volunteers! You were wonderful.
The Heart of the Matter show was a successful, fun fashion show. Thanks to all who participated, purchased tickets and attended the event. Congrats! United we can make a difference.
Thanks for your help.
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And wait, there’s more to come! Like it or hate it, doesn’t matter. There is no stopping Mother Nature.
All the trees are loaded with snow. No doubt the trees are stunning, gorgeous, appearing magically, like decor additions to a winter wonderland of some sort.
Over 5,000 flights were cancelled today, with most highway travel extremely treacherous and impossible except for interstates.
Many can’t get out their driveway. And the south is practically paralyzed, shut down.
It might be a day to stay in PJ’s, keep your snow boots close by and wait for the next snow dump that’s on its way.
A day that kids across the east coast relish to be outside, building crazy looking snowmen. All adorned with a carrot nose, grandma’s scarf paired with a top hat. Each snowman constructed with family fun and togetherness. Even the family dog enjoys the strange, powdery white stuff.
Make sure all the furry friends are not left outside, it’s way too cold for them out there.