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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A perfect day on the Pacific



Some days the sun, the sea and the waves call you.
You stand across the street
You look at the possibilities



Then, you see
another soul like you
walking back from the dunes
the scruffy terrain
returning from the beach




Across that  sand, that rivulet,
an ocean of waves
just right
just frothing
calling your name


You will have to traverse this path, driftwood and broken shells and hidden dangers.  Your eyes will keep looking out to the waves, the surfers barely visible, the sand warm and inviting.  Paradise is awaiting.  Go on, cross the street, carry your board. Go on, enjoy your last summer day.

41 comments:

Gaston Studio said...

I definitely hear it calling my name.

Monkey Man said...

The Southern Oregon Coast. It calls at all times of year. Those shots are just a peek.

Janna Qualman said...

Beautiful, lakeviewer. Such a lovely and peaceful picture you've painted here, with both words and pictures.

ellen abbott said...

It's quite beautiful and I hear it calling me.

potsoc said...

You know what struck me when I first set foot on a pacific ocean beach, in Tofino, B.C.: you smell nothing. On an Atlantic ocean beach, you smell iodine, salt, algae even fish. On the Pacific side...nothing.
Atlantic salmon has a pungy taste, Pacific salmon needs seasoning. Strange! They say it is because the Pacific is cold while we have the Gulf Stream on the eastern coast. Any other explanation?

lakeviewer said...

Potsoc, you are right about the smells. They are subtle, hints of sea, most of the time. Your guess is as good as any I'd come up with. Perhaps the wind currents have a lot to do with the smells too.

marc aurel said...

It's already cold, rain and windy here, but I'm not giving up my shorts and sandals until I freeze. And freeze I will all too soon enough.

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

Now this is getting to be the time of year we like to down to the gulf
(70 miles) hang out, eat seafood and sit on the beach and gaze at the water. I'm not a summer beach person at all because I rarely get in the water. :0)

Beth said...

Oh, to be where it is the last summer day. I'm a little burned out on the heat and humidity right now.

Beautifully written!

Delwyn said...

Hi Rosaria

I know from experience that surfers do a lot of wave contemplation...
its part of the process and the enjoyment I think...and then there's the recall and recollections and embellishments...


Happy days

Lori ann said...

Yes I do know those days too.Beautiful day and a beautiful post Rosaria.

Eva Gallant said...

I'll be starting down the Pacific coast from Seattle to Los Angeles on Thursday as part of my coast to coast sight-seeing trip.

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

Last summer day ???

Maggie May said...

That looks quite a trek over rough terrain. well worth the effort once you're there.
I can pick up on the peace and beauty........ even from here!

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Really nice places there to photograph. Not so much here. Cornstalks and clouds in the sky. LOL

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Arkansas Patti said...

Ah, makes me miss getting sand in my shoes--- and elsewhere.
We are really getting nippy here. Enjoy your beautiful views. I'll be content with your pictures.

Fire Byrd said...

Oh yes please!I'll climb down to the shore and put my feet in the water and feel the last rays of the sun on my shoulders. Sounds wonderful
x

Reasons to be Cheerful 1,2,3 said...

I'm already in those waves, you'd better hurry up!

Ribbon said...

still chilly here in my corner of Australia and I'm wishing for long hot days :)

best wishes
Ribbon

willow said...

It is calling out to me, as well! Beautiful.

Polly said...

Summer is long, long gone where I am... but your photos brought that warm ocean breeze back. Thanks!

Renee said...

Rosaria what beautiful words.

Love Renee xoxo

Brian Miller said...

that was wonderful...enjoy that last day...but know we will part for only a bit and summer will be back soon...

Elizabeth said...

The sea calls me constantly.
Such lovely pictures.

Elizabeth Bradley said...

I want to go to the beach, it's forty minutes away. You really are lucky! Love the pics.

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Signing up immediately.

pink dogwood said...

beautiful - both words and pictures :) I just came back after spending 3 days by the beach here in Maryland and my daughters and I were ecstatic to spot a family of dolphins rolling along one morning.

nancy neva gagliano said...

well, hi. glad you found me via willow's....i fit the description!! 32 years an educator, 3rd year of retirement, and a breath or two away from 64!! it'll be nice to have your site for future visits! thanks, neva

R2K said...

: )

Gran said...

Great photos, lakeviewer. Goodbye summer..

Sniffles and Smiles said...

What a beautifully poetic photo narrative!! I adore this post!!!! It captures the longing for the sea...and the sadness of saying goodbye to the season! Simply lovely! ~Janine XO

the walking man said...

I tried surfing the Detroit river but the waves refused to break unless it was the wake from a passing freighter.

enchantedoak said...

Thanks for taking me on such a visit. I needed that sense of serenity and just get up and go!
Chris

NitWit1 said...

I enjoyed the walk and the visual accompaniment. Beautiful

Lianne said...

(sigh) Here I sit, in my bunker of an office (concrete, windowless) gazing at the Oregon Coast. Thank you so much.

Renee said...

Dust with consciousness. How you open my eyes.

Love Renee xoxo

The Things We Carried said...

The ocean is calling me via your words!

Barry said...

I wish I had remembered to enjoy my last summer's day. But summer slipped away from us and it has been cold and raining here for over a week with the promise of much more to come.

Suddenly summer is no more.

sigh

Hilary said...

As it turns colder here.. farther from summer, the call of the waves sure sounds inviting. Lovely post.

Margo said...

love this. What an evocative post. Why are these perfect days so often on the cusp of something we're not looking forward to? Hope you are having a good weekend, and the winds having started blowing yet :)

Woman in a Window said...

Always cross the street, Rosaria. It is always worth the dangers.

Beautiful journey.
xo
erin