a peek inside the fishbowl

12 Jul, 2011

Moment of Bliss #013

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Moments of bliss|Multimedia experiments

I am lying on the border of warm and cold, cool and damp from a dip in the lake but quickly warming in the summer sun. The water beads on my skin and evaporates.

The sky, which had opened the day wearing shades of white and grey is now almost completely blue overhead.

I listen to the shouts of children amid the sound of waves hitting the sand. There is much happiness here and I feel like I’m absorbing it all, along with the sun, and it’s charging me up like a drained battery.

I turn my view upwards to take it all in.


4 Responses to "Moment of Bliss #013"

1 | binki

July 12th, 2011 at 1:32 pm


What is it about sun and water that makes us so incredibly happy? As my dad-in-law used to say as he climbed out of the water and stretched out in the hot rays…”sun, beat down and heal these tired bones”.

2 | Sara

July 12th, 2011 at 3:35 pm


We’re heading to the cottage this weekend, and for this exact reason, I can’t wait!

3 | Camping at Bon Echo, part 1 >> a peek inside the fishbowl

July 12th, 2011 at 4:01 pm


[…] which was super shallow and perfect for the youngest of children. You caught a glimpse of that in this post but here’s another […]

4 | Micheline Turnau

July 12th, 2011 at 9:57 pm


Great shots Andrea! So nice to see you on Monday. Take care.

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