Wednesday, June 9, 2010

On Break

By Debby Giusti

When I worked in an office during my college days and in hospital laboratories after graduation, the afternoon break was a time to grab a soda and chat with co-workers. Now that I'm writing at home, I still need time away from my workstation, AKA my laptop.

My house sits on a lake so around 4 PM, I usually leave my computer, grab some bread and head to the docks. This summer, we have fifteen adult geese and eleven goslings that live in the dock area, along with six ducks and three ducklings.

(The picture above shows the nine gosling family, swimming behind their mother. Dad is taking up the rear but is hidden from view.)

I love to see how the various birds interact. Sometimes the baby ducklings try to outrace the goslings for my bread offerings and get nipped by Daddy Goose, who chases them off. The geese are extremely protective of their offspring and squawk and hiss when any adult geese venture too close to their youngsters.

Watching the birds relaxes me and allows me to come home refreshed, ready to once again tackle my novel. What do you do when you take a break? Grab a cup of coffee? Get some exercise? Enjoy God's beauty in nature?

Wishing you abundant blessings,
Debby Giusti


joy filipovic said...

Hi Debby!
I usually take my mp3 and go for a quick run-more or less about a km. I enjoy doing this since it's like hitting two birds in one stone-enjoying nature and exercising ( actually hitting three birds not two when I count on listening to music.)
Your picture is very relaxing. I envy you since you can afford to quit your day time job. At this point, as an aspiring writer, I can't do that yet. But you'll never know, life is full of surprises. :)

Thanks for sharing! Greetings from Croatia.
God bless!

Christina Rich said...

I love fishing. It's so quiet and peaceful. Unfortunately, we don't get to go often.

Debby Giusti said...

Hi Joy!!!

Greetings back to you in Croatia!

You have a beautiful country.

I used to run and loved it. Always came home refreshed and renewed. Now I have to settle for a fast walk! :)

Thanks for stopping by today. All the best!

Debby Giusti said...

Hi Christina,

I'm not a fisherman, but I love water...lakes, streams, oceans. There's something calming and so peaceful about water that soothes me like nothing else.

Hope you get some free time to fish soon!

Debby Giusti said...

Hi Cindy,
Seems you and I share a common love for the ocean. I pray as I watch the waves and feel such a connection with the Lord.