January 23, 2011


I spent Saturday at Olympic Sculpture Park, jogging and taking photos while Steve-o worked. It was a gorgeous day, and I remembered right away how much I love being near the ocean. I don't see it that often though, since I usually choose nearby Green Lake for my [occasional] runs. Living near Green Lake is great, but the ocean is its own majesty.

My visit also reminded me that Seattle has so many pretty places like this, and that I don't spend enough time outside in them. I think it would be a great goal to revisit one park (preferably with an ocean view) each week. For some reason, I just think it would help me keep a perspective that I need in the midst of a busy work week. This Saturday I couldn't help but think about how large the ocean is, and how small I am (my worries included) in comparison.

This weekend I also happened to read a quote by C.S. Lewis: "We need to be reminded more often than we need to be instructed." I like this. Revelation is not only about learning new concepts or gaining new perspectives. It's sometimes about simply returning to the very things that we've always believed in. God can be found in creation is one of those beliefs for me.

So, I'm hoping that I can spend more time outside, enjoy God's creation, and breathe in some healthy doses of Pacific Ocean air. :)


  1. gorgeous photos (i thought they were from your engagement photo shoot...so professional!)

    simple but deep thoughts, you're my kind of gal!

  2. so beautiful--these shots all together in the grid, rachel. i am especially drawn to the bottom row. ah, sunshine! we truly do live in such a gorgeous place, and getting outside and breathing deep is always good for the soul!

  3. Oh Seattle, how I miss YOU! Thanks for lifting up my day with your Seattle highlights!

  4. Beautiful thoughts. I wish I could have been with you running along in the beauties of Seattle. Running by myself, though, has become my time to ponder. One day maybe I could convince greg that we need to move out to Seattle.