Friday, October 25, 2013

Gifts From the Sea

I have always lived in landlocked places, but I love the sea.  I have reminders of the sea all over my house.  I always have shells and stones in my pocket when I come home from a beach vacation.

The photo above shows a collection of sea glass mixed in with shells.  I have collected the shells myself.  I have a friend in Hawaii who sends me sea glass.

I always take a million pictures at the beach, too.  I like to remember EXACTLY how it looked.  Then I combine them with shells or stones I found at that place.  Here are a couple I put together in frames:

I have these reminders all around the house.  I wonder if I will ever have the chance to live by the sea.  If I do, I wonder if I will ever come to take it for granted.  I can't imagine that.  I would be happy to be able to walk on the beach every day.  I don't have to have entertainment at the beach.  I can just sit and watch the ocean for hours at a time.  The sights, the sounds, the smells, the feel of the sea breeze all soothe me and make me happy.


Pam said...

What you've featured here is beautiful!
There are definitely places our soul rests and our shoulders relax - for my husband it is alpine country, ski-able landscapes - he has a dread of flat landscapes and being landlocked - I am a red desert person, or relax into overseas celtic grey and green landscapes - something in the DNA of generations past.
In our home, I have done as you have done here, so I can lose myself in the memories and feelings that photos evoke...grey rocks and lichen landscapes for me. Love what you've done- so glad you shared it!

judy in ky said...

Pam, we must be kindred spirits. You always "get" me. It's interesting that certain places just "speak" to us and make us feel that we are being our authentic selves. Thank you for your kind words about my photos.

rachel said...

It would be the sea for me too. Never two days the same, always wonderful to watch, in all weathers.

judy in ky said...

I am never bored when I'm by the sea!