Monday, March 17, 2014

On a Beach in the Morning

This morning. 6:28. I awaken to the sound of a neighbor scraping a car window. Frost again. I smile inwardly. A sunny day ahead. And so it is. I drive my parents to the ferry at 8 am. On my way home I stop for a walk on Island View Beach. Come along and see what I see.

A luminous hour. Clear sky. Crisp air. White gulls. White wavelets rushing on the rocks. Ebbing tide. White gulls wheel and cry. A pair of Canada Geese lift off the water in synchronized motion.

A weathered and twisted tree trunk provides a peek hole. Frosty logs. Sun will soon melt that. 

Gulls and geese on a rocky islet. Are they enjoying the morning air as much as I?

Returning homewards I see the tide has ebbed to reveal the islet is connected to the shore by a rocky bar. The sea. Always dynamic. Never static.

Home again to upload my photos. I left my phone at home and discovered that my parents' ferry sailing was delayed due to high winds in the strait. Hard to imagine when I look at these images. Now the sun streams in my living room window, so welcome after the rainy weekend. 

Today: some tidying of the house, some cooking, studying for my boating course, hopefully a little stitching or sewing. That's my plan. What's yours? 


  1. It looks so nice to be on the shore and enjoying the brisk spring air. The beach is ever changing with the tides and there is so much birdlife and sea life to see and enjoy. Thanks for taking us along. I hope you had a good day. I'm sure it was too quiet in the house after your busy weekend. :)

  2. What a way to start your day....a walk on the beach. Pretty wonderful.

  3. Your photos are gorgeous!! Looks like it could be summertime.
    Thank you for your visit.
    Mary Alice

  4. That looks so lovely, and as always, brings back so many memories of visits to Canada.

  5. Sounds like a good day. Especially the walk! We had sleeting rain for a time this morning, Maybe it's the last hurrah! All Saturday we worked in the garden, quite a contrast in weather. Don't you wonder--or do we remember-how we managed before the instant communication of our phones?

  6. Planting two apple trees in the garden, a walk in the sunshine and I am making homemade pizza for dinner tonight.
    Your picturesque walk looks tranquil and serene...unlike the windy gusts we are experiencing here in town.

  7. Anonymous3:38 PM

    Wonderful pictures. Hope you have enjoyed your afternoon. Happy St. Patrick's Day.

  8. Poetry and photography are melded in lovely words and images here today. Today we are wearing a bit of the green and will have a glass of Guinness with dinner. Happy St Patrick's day to you!

  9. Some phone calls to make - a little laundry - a little housework - and a piece of apple pie to eat - sounds like a good day. Love the photos of the beach.

  10. We had snow this morning so how delightful to see your beautiful photos!


  11. What a lovely way to start the day. Sure looks nice! Hope your warming trend will continue. It's hump day here. 2 more days at school and then another weekend. Honestly, these days, the weekends just can't come fast enough. Lots of crazy stuff happening. Have a good rest of the week. Tammy

  12. That was a lovely trip to the beach. Our days aren't nearly as exciting, LOL.


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