Summer Seaside

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Summer Seaside

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I squint at memories

 burning rays of summer’s sun

reflecting off sand and water

the beach too hot for a barefoot run

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Now our days have shortened

tea candles flicker and sway

shivering feebly at unwelcome drafts

no longer a seaside on a summer day

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The same wind once welcomed

is now considered a wintry foe

shoulders ache as grasses bend

when easterly winds begin to blow

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Closing my eyes I hear playful gulls

and yesterday’s holiday voices

I admire bleached bones of trees

tossed ashore when a storm rejoices

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And so I realize the seasons

all must have their turn to play

for they’ve each painted a portion

of a seaside on a summer’s day

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Wendy/2013

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This lovely beach was such a treat to visit last summer.

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It is not open to the public;

however, a friend, who has permission to visit it,

invited me along.

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What bliss to take pictures

 with someone else who also enjoys photography!

I hope you felt the summer breeze

as you visited along with me.

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Summer Seaside Blessings ~ Wendy 

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65 thoughts on “Summer Seaside

  1. Loved this reminder that each part of the year has its part to play in the year. Kind of like life. Each incident is another stroke of the brush on the canvas of our lives.

  2. Your images are superb, Wendy, and your words express a real gift of soul – so inspirational. Those shapes in the wood are marvellous.

  3. Very good post and photos, Wendy. I loved what you said about all the seasons painting the landscape and you are so right! I’m also envious because I haven’t been able to make it to the beach yet this year and now time is running out. Thanks for sharing your time there with me. Blessings, Natalie

  4. How lovely that you were able to visit a beach not open the public … by taking these wonderful photos you are sharing another little piece of heaven on earth which we would have not been able to see … thank you Wendy xxx

  5. Reminds me to enjoy the present and not judge, which we often do especially in life and about the seasons. A very contemplative poem.

  6. so sorry I’ve not been well enough to swallow and wallow in your journaling of emphatic wonders~ these are beautiful ! Doesn’t everything seem to sink into a quiet whiteness? xo your faithful friend ~Debbie

    1. Yes, it does seem that “a quiet whiteness” wins out in the end…until the return of the King when bones will be resurrected incorruptible. Thank you, Debbie, for your always passionate and deep words.xo

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