What Does Waiting Look Like to You?

Each week, I eagerly await the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge that asks bloggers to share appropriate images based on that week’s theme.

As I anticipate my last weekend at the Sacramento River delta, I keenly recall animated conversations during the late winter and early spring of how we were going to spend every weekend windsurfing. “Best laid plans” and how quickly time flies!

While we anxiously waited and dreamed of our new season, I am sharing some older photos that have been waiting to see the light of day and work for the theme of windsurfing and Waiting.

Waiting for ??

Almost two years ago to the day, I posted this image of a man observing the windsurfers and kiteboarders waiting for wind.

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Waiting for wind in Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

Waiting to Sail

This photo taken by my husband (with my phone) illustrates the wait and the fear involved in ocean windsurfing.

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Waiting for Fish

While campers wait for the late morning winds, pelicans wait for their breakfast in La Ventana, Mexico, a winter windsurf venue.

35 Pelicans

35 pelicans waiting for fish

More Waiting for Wind

Smart windsurfers use their non-windy times wisely by enjoying a SUP session.

Stand-up Paddle

Morning SUP session while waiting for the wind.

 

Waiting for a Weekly Cigar

Not me!!

Hubby and some friends love their weekly cigar after a weekend on the water. I included this because of the surf motif of the ashtray.

Waiting to be smoked

What does waiting look like to you? I will leave you with this quote (author unknown):

“Two of the hardest tests in life: The patience to wait for the right moment, and the courage to accept that you have waited for nothing.”

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36 thoughts on “What Does Waiting Look Like to You?

  1. I agree with Jodi — ‘Waiting’ is a very intriguing category.
    You have captured it incredibly well. Love the photos and the quotes.
    My patience in waiting usually depends on what I am waiting for!

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  2. Presently “waiting” for the birds to finish their breakfast of sunflower seeds…so I can harvest some for next year—and your garden. Stay tuned πŸ™‚

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  3. Those are some incredible photos perfect for this WP challenge, Terri. I guess soon, you will be waiting again for summer to come around and head back to the Delta every weekend! πŸ™‚ I, personally, hate waiting. I do find it a waste of time and the older I get, the more precious that time becomes. But, being able to slow down and see waiting for something is “extra” or “free” time might be better for our general well-being, bodies and minds.

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  4. Very good examples of ‘waiting’ and the quote is excellent.
    I am fine with waiting for things that I have planned or that depend on me to happen. There is the in-between activities type of waiting time, and there I again have patience by reading, observing, playing with my phone, etc. However, if I’m waiting for someone who is very late and doesn’t call but forgets to cancel appointments, or was supposed to do something and didn’t, my patience is gone.

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  6. Brilliant post as usual, Terri. You’ve made me think about photos I’ve taken that represent waiting and just this week I took a picture of my 5 yo grandson while he was waiting for the bus to take him to kindergarten. Your photos are all terrific and I loved the way you worked the cigars into the them, which reminded me I have not had my annual summer cigar. Guess I’d better add that to my list before it’s too late!

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  8. How timely to have discovered your Blog. I am currently awaiting the arrival of Irma in South Florida. Luckily for me, the track shifted yesterday and the East Coast catastrophe that would have engulfed my home has now moved to the West Coast and will most likely be devastating to much of that coast. As you might imagine, we have done our fair share of waiting these past few days.Looking forward to reading more of your posts and will return soon.

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  10. This is a very enjoyable post as usually waiting is a boring to totally unpleasant activity. You showed us another side and showed how waiting can be anticipation of something wonderful.

    In fact I waited on the phone today for about 30 minutes more than I should have had to while I was transferred from one department to another. The last person told me I wasn’t even in the correct place, and me, I’m at the mercy of people forwarding me via phone. Ugh!

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