Today’s Adventure January 19, 2013
Today was a day of exploration of a seaside town. J and I decided to get away, just the two of us. We walked the historic district, and I took some (hopefully) great shots of the buildings. I spent an hour in a local used book store! We enjoyed a great cup o’ Joe at a local shop, walked a river walk section of town, and had lunch at a local burrito restaurant. The weather was perfect for our day! J was in good spirits, so it was very enjoyable spending time with her. After lunch, we went down to the beach and took pictures. I discovered a little sound side park with beautiful twisted trees. All-in-all, it was a wonderful and relaxing day!
Having Fun December 30, 2012
It is cold today. This is a great day to curl up with a good book or watch a movie on the tube. My preference, of course, is to curl up with my computer and edit my photos. I love going back through old ones and discovering a different beauty that I hadn’t noticed before.
Photography has become my newest way to express myself. I am very much an amateur, but I am okay with that. I know what I like, so I take pictures of it. All I have is my little digital Nikon and a free online editing program, but it suits me for now. I don’t have the drive to make jewelry or complete paintings at this point in time; I hope I feel those creative urges again. As long as I can write and produce some visual type of work, I am a happy soul.
Most of my posts are on my other website. I don’t write anything, except the titles, because I want my followers to have their own sense of the photograph. Many of my photos I take because I felt some feeling or mood in the frame, but I don’t know if that comes across to others or not. So, no words, just photos so it can evoke an emotion in you. I save my words for this blog!
Here are a few for you to (hopefully) enjoy.
Take a Trip with Me! August 2, 2012
Let’s go to the beach, shall we?
You feel the warm breathe of the ocean breeze on your face. When you remove your shoes your toes wiggle and sink into the rough grains of loose sand. Some of the sand clings to your feet as you walk the path between the dunes. The sea grass sways as you stroll by, each one bowing its head as if in honor of your passing through.
As you hike closer to the top of the dunes, you hear the crashing of the ocean as it pounds the sand. The smell of salt infuses your nose and the taste creeps into your mouth as you lick your lips. The sun heats your skin and you begin to glisten. You anticipate the refreshing splash of water you soon will feel.
At the top of the dune, you pause. Stretched out in front of you is the glorious ocean. It swallows the horizon and eats away at the beach. The water is a mix of grays, blues and aquas that dance and play like lovers. White ridges rise to the top and ride the darker hues all the way to the sand, where it crashes into nothingness. You stand and stare in awe.
After gazing for a few more moments, you walk until the thick loose sand becomes flat and packed down by the receding surf. You deposit your blanket and slip off your shirt. As though mesmerized, you walk straight toward the water. As you approach, a small wave reaches out and touches your feet. The cool water makes you gasp, but the sun beating down makes it feel delicious. You continue. The next wave is not so gentle and as it slams against your knees you brace your legs for the impact. You feel the sand beneath your feet shift and slide away. A few more steps, and you are up to your thighs. You know the next wave, the one you see building in the distance, will be the one that takes you under. As the white caps rise to the top, forming a towering wall of water, you suck in your breath and close your eyes. The wave crashes over your head and envelopes you in salty coldness as it swirls around you. You rise up and gasp in air, preparing for the next wave.
A Canadian Wave July 22, 2012
Click through fast and you will see the wave! I took this series of shots while in Nova Scotia two years ago. So I guess this is a Canadian wave from a crazy American! Hugs, Rainey
A goodbye Sail July 18, 2012
Trigger warning: this poem deals with death and saying good-bye to someone you love.
I awoke with a longing to sail the fair sea
The water sparkles as the sun rises before me
The day is so lovely, the skies so blue
All I really want is to spend it with you.
We pull up anchor and set sail together
I wish for this moment just to last forever
The sun rises higher, caresses my bare skin
I close my eyes as you kiss me there and then.
We feed one another and share the red wine
Your soft touch gives me chills down my spine
You look into my eyes and I feel it in my soul
I beg you to hold me and never let me go.
All too soon the glorious sun slowly begins to sink
the skies turn marvelous shades of purple and pink
We turn the bow back toward the far land
You smile, reach out, and clasp my hand.
“This moment”, you say, with your eyes on mine
“will forever be ours for all of time.”
We speak our good byes as we sail to the dock
both wish we could stop and turn back the clock.
We’ll meet again soon, your eyes say to mine
There’s lots of life left, we have plenty of time.
My eyes fill with tears because I know this is not true
but I smile and hide them so as not to upset you.
We soon part and go our own separate ways
vowing to do it again in the upcoming days
I let the tears fall when I am all alone
unknown to you I will soon be gone.
This was my gift, my one last goodbye
I have less than a month before I will die
As pain ravages my body and drugs help not at all
memories of you help me hold myself up tall.
Our memories flash before me as if on a movie screen
The time with you were the best moments I’ve ever seen
Death hovers now and soon my life will soon be over
But please know I will carry you in my heart into forever.