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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Ocean



The ocean tells me
You're away, you're away.









The waves call to me
"Come play, come play."






And so I surrendered
my place in the sand









and forgot to remember
all that I planned.

anonymous




Thank you to Susan at A Southern Daydreamer for hosting Outdoor Wednesdays.

22 comments:

susan said...

Thanks for that. I can hear the waves and gulls, feel the breeze and salt. Is it really warm enough for swimming?

Ms. Bake-it said...

I love that poem, it suits me perfectly!

Thank you for sharing the poem and beach with us! Oh how I wish I was there right now.

~ Tracy

Stine in Ontario said...

I'd love to be at the ocean, walking barefoot in the sand. :)

Shellbelle said...

What perfect words, I hear the beach calling me everyday and I'll probably answer this weekend! The sun is so warm today, I was tempted to forget about the housework, but alas, here I sit, waiting for the next laundry to go in.

Jenny said...

Oh my, what a totally relaxing and lovely post. I really needed that today! Thank you!

Peg @ Bloomfield Farm said...

Beautiful photos of the ocean and I loved looking at all the pirates below!

ellen b said...

Beautiful shots Jane and I love the poem you illustrated with these...

Light and Voices said...

I have my sandals off too. Ocean is calling always smiling and those sounds. I love the sea!
Joyce M

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, Yes! Yes! Yes!

Loved this post, Jane. I hear it calling my name, too, and I can't wait till we are through March! Yes!

Speaking of names, I called yours on my blog. I did a roll call of thank yous to you and to other bloggers who were so kind as to pass on blog awards last year. So your name is in the honor roll. Just wanted you to know!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Maria Killam said...

I would love to be there right now!

Regina said...

Beautiful scenes and captures. One of my favorite views. Thank you for sharing.
A great outdoor post!
Have a nice day.

Maya said...

... to forget what I've planned, wonderful!!

Tammie Lee said...

wonderful images~

LDH said...

Such beautiful pictures and delightful poem! Perfect post :)

Kathy said...

Ah, Jane...beautiful ocean/beach photos! I NEED beach! It's 5 degrees here in Michigan tonight - horrid. Spring cannot arrive fast enough for me. Sorry to be so late in visiting you for Outdoor Wednesday. Have a great weekend...Kathy

theoldboathouse said...

Hey Jane, just dropped in to say hi and to see what my fellow drummer mother has been up to. My drummer is still thumping away...Love the pics so peaceful, cheers Katherine

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Jane
Well.. i thought i had commented on this post last week.. glad i came again.. sorry about that...

these images and the wonderful words that accompany them are fabulous!! don't you just love the beach!! xxx Julie

Maria Killam said...

Hi Jane,
Thanks for your comment, I ended up wearing flip flops all weekend because I was wearing pumps when I left and forgot to stick my regular shoes in my bag :)
Needless to say I didn't go for any walks outside!
Maria

Hootin' Anni said...

That was beautiful....and the pictures?!!! Breathtaking.

You had asked about 'hints' for finding large seashells...around here, the winter months are the best time...and after a storm. That's when I have more luck finding the bigger ones.

Good luck.

Designs on 47th Street said...

Oh how I love the ocean. We live far away from the coast (in fact we are still buried in several blankets of snow.) We have relatives in NC so manage to get to the beach once a year.

My dining room paint Cajun Red is by Sherwin Williams. It was fun having you stop by today! :)

Donna

Beach Vintage said...

Love the shoes on the beach. Although just back from the beach, this post has made me want to return already!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

How lovely, Jane! I am ready for a trip to the beach...but that will have to wait.:-( I scrolled down to get caught up...love your pirate themed party...so fun! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie