A body of water

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

There is something about water that just attracts me, whether it be the ocean, a small little pond close to your home or in this case, the Rietvlei dam, just outside Pretoria. Just don't try and get me in our own pool at home. The temperature of that thing just isn't doing it for me. I swear that it would make the Arctic ocean feel like a sauna bath.

Anyway, the Rietvlei is the perfect escape from the city. It's situated almost right next to a highway and a suburb, and you couldn't even hear a single car. It was serene and lovely! Summer isn't even here yet, but I think this would be a summer favourite.

It's the absolute serenity of water, the knowledge that you are loved, the good weather, the wind blowing slightly, just enough to cool you off, that makes one appreciate life and makes one thankful for what you have.

I am thankful for my health today. I am thankful for having a roof over my head. 
For having food, friends and Flip. 

What are you thankful for?


Jenna said...

Looks stunning - so wish we would have been able to join you guys - next time!


Sheila@TheFailteHouse said...

Love this and especially your last paragraph ;) Something about water is wonderful... I am thankful for beautiful weather, cool breezes, and getting to see friends from home soon!

Johlet said...

WOW! Didn't know about that place! So many places to still explore in our own country!


Rach @ This Italian Family said...

I'm with you. I love bodies of water. Definitely am partial to the ocean, but lakes and ponds and rivers all have their own beauty too. :)

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