Sunday, October 19, 2014

Wind Warning



On Friday morning the tops of the trees near us began tossing their heads to and fro. A trip to the water seemed like a good idea. Across the strait clouds and mist swirled around the mountains of the Olympic Peninsula. 


At Clover Point waves splintered against the rocks with satisfying crashes then trickled back into the sea. The restless water surged this way, then that, never ceasing.


Great flocks of gulls wheeled overhead, or faced into the wind and barely moved, held aloft by the forces of air. Their thin screams were whisked into nothingness by the gusts.


The fluidity of flight - wings curving and tail feathers fanned. The wind tangled my hair and blew sea mist onto my face. Oh, but it was exhilarating. Autumn's wildness is catching - I longed to lift off and catch the wind like the gulls.


Linking to Mosaic Monday hosted by Judith of Lavender Cottage.

34 comments:

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Wouldn't it be great to fly over the crashing waves and ride on the wind!
Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday.

materfamilias said...

You are getting SO GOOD with that camera! Love the seagull wings!

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous view of the coastline.. I love the gulls in flight.. Lovely images, thanks for sharing your trip! Have a happy new week!

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

Wow.... loved the line 'their thin screams were whisked into nothingness by the gusts.'

I feel the wildness of it all. Exhilarating!

Great photos.

Brenda
xox

Snap said...

I can just imagine the sounds ... the wind, the waves, the gulls. Great post!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It sure gave you some wonderful views for taking photos! I love the water...the crashing of the waves and the scents. Enjoy your week! Hugs, Diane

Cindy said...

I'm sure we got the same whorl wind here as well, we spent the night bing tossed back and forth sleeping in the RV. I think some amazing photos can still come out of such a grey day, the crashing of the waves looks frightful

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Absolutely stunning photos - and I love a good adventure on the ocean in a storm. We've had the same wind and it is really picking up - I suspect that we'll both have rain before long. But today was gloriously sunny - and very windy - and we found the Snow Geese in Skagit County - some flying up into the wind and when they did, they let it push them backwards for a long way before they flapped their wings to make progress - it was magical.

Leanne said...

Great photos as usual, I could feel that wind blowing in my face.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Your photos of the gulls are beautiful Lorrie.
I never have much luck with birds!
I love their wing span and the markings they display!
These would have been great photos for Donna's "movement" photo challenge!
Enjoy your week
Shane x

Elizabeth said...

I love he patterns that the wind creates on the water. Birds here have been very disturbed lately, flying round and round above us. I think it's the wind, and the promise of even more storm.

Mary said...

Oh to be living close to the sea again - I miss it so much, especially when viewing scenes such as you enjoyed on that blustery day. Lovely pics and descriptions of your time in the wind Lorrie.

We awoke to our first chilly morning of the season - 40F now but should warm up to 73F this afternoon. I think we'll shoot for the State Fair later this morning, just spend a few hours looking around the exhibits - should be a perfect day for that.

Another week - here's to a good
one for us all. Seize the moments as I know you always do.
Hugs, Mary

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

Poetic and lovely. I can smell the ocean air.
xo,
Lin

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Cheryl said...

Your photos and your words work together to recreate these powerful moments for us! Beautiful!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I had to go put a sweater on mid way through this! :) I could FEEL the wind and spray!

Jooles said...

G O R G E O U S !
love Jooles x x

ann said...

Not only are photos and mosaics wonderful, but so is your prose with such nice descriptiive language, which makes your photos really live. You live in a lovely place.

Veronica Roth said...

We've had some wonderful wind this weekend, haven't we? The snow geese we flying sideways over Richmond...lol.

Poppy said...

Lorrie, you managed to beautifully capture in stillness, the struggle of the seagulls' flight, on a grey, windy day, above the sea. So enjoyed your description of this blustery voyage.

Poppy

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Oh, Lorrie, your photos are wonderful! I felt like I was there with you!

happywonderer said...

You captured the wind well in these shots, Lorrie!

Deborah Montgomery said...

Beautiful! Your photos and wonderful descriptions made me feel I was right there!

Linda H said...

Beautiful photos Lorrie! I have always said, if a fairy came along to grant me one crazy wish, I would wish to be able to fly. Wouldn't it be wonderful to be able to just lift your arms and take off and soar over land and water... Sigh...

Happy@Home said...

Amazing shots you captured, Lorrie.
More than once I have wished to experience what it must feel like to be a bird in flight.

Denise said...

Oh my gosh Lorrie, these pictures are amazing!! I love the mountains in the first picture!! My husband and I took a photography class about three years ago, and the instructor said that birds are hard to photograph. You captured these gulls beautifully. I've seen seagulls all my life, but I never knew their faces had speckles like these. This is one of my favorite posts that you've done!

Have a great week, my friend!

Hugs,

Denise at Forest Manor

Sallie (fullTime -life) said...

Oh Lori ,I'm loving this stormy day. Your gull shots are outstanding. I can almost feel the wind ... What a great series.

aimee said...

I love sunny days at the beach...but stormy ones, in ways, are even better! Beautiful photos Lorrie!
Blessings,
Aimee

Forest Dream Weaver said...

It looks beautiful and very atmospheric......I love stormy seas!

Ruby

Donna said...

You are quite gifted as taking shots of flying birds and waves isn't as easy as it may seem....stunning images...you can feel the wild wind!

Pamela Gordon said...

I love your photos and description of the wild day you experienced. So beautiful! The pics of the gulls are beautiful and I often notice how they just sit on the wind currants and barely move. We have stormy weather coming for the next few days.

kyllimarjaana said...

You are getting beter and beter with your camera and your writing is like poet. I use to read out laud the text. It's good practice for me. And I learn something new every each time.

Mary Cromer said...

Those Gull flight images are wonderful Lorrie.

Cristal @ Dapple Design said...

This post is exhilarating and your photos are amazing. Such energy and motion. Well captured!