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Sunday, February 14, 2016

Eye Canada and Food for the Soul

Hello friends,

I hope you have all enjoyed your Valentine's Day and are ready to greet the week with joy.

I wanted to share some beautiful photos.  I call it eye candy because of the beautiful water and beach scenes.


When I see sailboats on the water it gives me a sense of calm.  I think they look so beautiful with their sails unfurled and the boat calmly bobbing along.


When I stroll along the beach I am always happy. I love to see the beautiful scenery and look at all the smiling people.


It was a glorious sunny day. It was a warm 18 degrees Celsius though you'd think it was colder the way some people are dressed. The temperature can drop 10 degrees once the sun goes down.


Food for the Soul


A friend shared the video I've posted.
I enjoyed the music, photos and words so much and thought it might be enjoyable to you too!


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I'm still reading the books I shared with you in earlier posts this month.  I'm working on another one for a book club meeting.  I hope to join a group of people over an African dinner in town to discuss it.
 
A book for book club meeting.
 I haven't started the book yet and just picked it up from the library yesterday. I don't have much time to read it as it took a awhile to get it. The library only has 2 copies and they were both out when I put it on hold.

I've got several books "on the go" at present and hope to finish a few of them in the next week or so.

Here is a summary of the book from Goodreads.

"Like very good dark chocolate this is a delicious novel, with a bitter-sweet flavour. Vimbai is a hairdresser, the best in Mrs Khumalo's salon, and she knows she is the queen on whom they all depend. Her situation is reversed when the good-looking, smooth-talking Dumisani joins them. However, his charm and desire to please slowly erode Vimbai's rancour and when he needs somewhere to live, Vimbai becomes his landlady. So, when Dumisani needs someone to accompany him to his brother's wedding to help smooth over a family upset, Vimbai obliges. Startled to find that this smart hairdresser is the scion of one of the wealthiest families in Harare, she is equally surprised by the warmth of their welcome; and it is their subsequent generosity which appears to foster the relationship between the two young people. The ambiguity of this deepening friendship - used or embraced by Dumisani and Vimbai with different futures in mind - collapses in unexpected brutality when secrets and jealousies are exposed. Written with delightful humour and a penetrating eye, The Hairdresser of Harare is a novel that you will find hard to put down."


I'm joining up with Lady Fi at Our World Tuesday this week.


42 comments:

  1. Those photos are so beautiful.
    Have a wonderful week,
    Meredith

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    1. Thank you Meredith. I don't get down to the waterfront as often as I used to but I am never disappointed. You have a wonderful week too! xx

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  2. 18 C? I thought life was good here at 5 C!

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    1. Red, 5 C is pretty for the dead of Winter in Alberta.

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  3. The photos are very relaxing and thanks re the book, I have just bought it on kindle :-) Take care Diane

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    1. Thank you, Diane. I hope you enjoy the book!

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  4. Your pictures of boats and water are wonderful!

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    1. Thank you Joanne. I always love to see these scenes at the beach.

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  5. The video was beautiful. I sent it to my sister in law who is in great need of such comfort and reassurance.

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    1. Thank you Anne, I'm glad you enjoyed the video too and I hope your sister in law gets some strength and comfort from it. xx

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  6. The sea, the water, the beach, a lake - all have a calming influence on most of us. Lovely seascape pictures.

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    1. I would have to say you're right! At least all the people on the beach seemed to enjoy it ;-)

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  7. Hello, lovely views of the water, I like the sailboat. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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    1. Thank you Eileen. Have a good week. xx

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  8. Hi Joyful, You know I love photos with a maritime focus. Very nice indeed. The video is a real pleasure ... calm music and encouraging words. Hope your week is getting off to a good start! Thank you, as always, for sharing!

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    1. Hi John, so glad you enjoyed the video and the photos. My week is off to a very good start and it will be a busy one. I hope you are off to a good start as well.

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  9. Lovely ocean photos ~ with the sailboats it looks warm there ~

    Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

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    1. Hello Carol, yes it was very warm on the day of the photos. 18 C to be exact. Currently we are having rain and cooler temps. It won't be long before our warm weather is here for good.

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  10. Its so beautiful there Im not suprised you find it calming x

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    1. Hi Joy, yes it is so beautiful here. I am blessed ♥

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  11. You live in a beautiful city. Not far from me! It has been warm here, but lately we have the rain. I liked the video also. I think the top picture is my favorite.

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    1. You are so right Nora. It is so beautiful here and where you are too. I'm glad you enjoyed the video and the photos. Don't feel bad about the rain. We have some now too. xx

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  12. I am saying hello from Colorful Colorado! You photos are beautiful and I am new following you. Came over to visit Denise and found you there too. Love meeting new bloggers. Enjoy a wonderful week.

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    1. So nice to have you join me here Anne. I too love meeting new bloggers and will pop over and visit you as well. Have a great week ahead!

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  13. The novel sounds 'delicious' as are all your eye candy photos....I always enjoy a great day spent at the beach.

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    1. Thank you Ann. I know you get some great photos at the beach.

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  14. the snapshot is like a paint that can beautifully displayed in one home

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words :-)

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  15. I can't tell you how much that beautiful water brightens up this freezing cold, gray sky day! I think it's time to whip out last summer's photos and remind myself that it will be warm again!

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    1. Hi Jeanie, so glad you enjoyed the photos.Yes, the warm weather will return soon ;-)

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  16. Such lovely pictures, Penny. Do you go out on the boats?

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    1. HI Woolie, I don't get out on sailboats. I just watch them from ashore.

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  17. Those sailboat images are beautifully composed-- "painterly" indeed!

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  18. the mountains and the horizon looks so blue and amazing :)

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  19. Lovely pictures of the sea and sailboat. I quite agree with you that it's very calming - bt it also stirs my wanderlust....
    I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the book!

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  20. What a beautiful place to walk. I don't think I've ever heard a book compared to dark chocolate before. It must be good!

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