Thursday, October 1, 2009

Other worlds


from TYanceyIV

One of my favourite activities is night swimming. I’m lucky there’s a pool here. And lazy backstroke is my preferred stroke. I can look at the stars and the moon then. It’s like a meditation.

Sail Us To The Moon Print on etsy from Velvetwoods

Living close to the city we don’t get the vibrant view of the stars that you do out west, and I miss that, but there’s enough here to remind me that there’s another world up there.

Elena Kalis underwater photography available from here

I like to walk along the river bank earlier in the evening. Most days I see at least one fish jumping, as if to remind me that there’s another world down there too. Life is so good.

photos from Kevin Raskoff via


Hypnotransformations said...

ahhh, life certainly is good =)

DELiciousDesignz said...

The ocean is a wonderful place - i love living close to the beach, it is so relaxing!! BTW I love your Alice Cups & Saucers. xo

Renee said...

Lif IS so good. And with you in it, it is even dreamy.

Love Renee xoxo

Miss•Elena•Eous said...

Such beautiful pictures! Thank you for uplifting my spirits.

Bridget said...

I love nightswimming too. and the song by R.E.M. "Nightswimming"

demandablog said...

beautiful post. I wish I lived somewhere warm enough to go night swimming.

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

There is nothing more tranquil than floating in a pool at night gazing upwards at another world!

Jessica Cangiano said...

I adore night swimming, too. Thank you for posting about this tranquil joy, it reminded me of nights spent floating on the water a of large lake in my hometown that runs along a motel/hotel/restaurant lined street. Against the indigo black of summer nights, I used to love squinting my eyes up and watching the lights on the buildings across the street twinkle like fireflies.

Wishing you a marvelous month of October, sweet dear!
♥ Jessica

LindaGJ said...

Wow what a beautiful post about swimming at night. I have done that before and it is so serene. I envy those that live near the beach or even have a pool. At my condo, we can't swim at night time. Against the rules, but I often wish I could. Your post really sets the mood and I took myself to your place in your mind and was the one swimming!
Linda :)

Sam said...

So pretty Chrisy! I used to swim in the evenings and at night when I was younger but I can't seem to get back into the routine of it even though I know what bliss it is to do so! Maybe this Summer! Fingers crossed!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Life is grand. This post made me smile. Thanks.

velvetwoods said...

I love night swimming specially when I had pool ! I also like night swimming out in the ocean on a hot summer night,so relaxing.The stars,the sky and warm breeze at night while floating in the coolness of water, I love that feeling of being in the water, it is so soothing.
Happy summer and happy swimming !
Thanks for including sail us to the moon !

Rose said...

Lovely photos. I dont think ive tried night swimming, but it sounds lovely, i bet it would be perfect on a warm summers night.


gretchenmist said...

a beautiful reminder ~ it's been almost 7 years since i swam at night :)

Bri said...

I love those pictures! Especially the first one. Now I really want to go swimming. :)

BlueKlein said...

night swimming is humans best invention :)
loving the first pic :)

Hey Harriet said...

Oh night swimming is lovely! I only wish I had a pool. Doin' backflips into my bathtub just isn't as much fun!