April 27, 2010

windswept weekend

It was one of those weekends... wind-in-your-face-oh-I-feel-alive kind of weekends. One of those weekends when you wish Monday would hold off until... forever. But it never does... and so I tuck the windswept memories away for safe-keeping.

~the whisper of salt that the breeze has wrapped around my straw.

~how quickly those little sandpipers can move their legs, and the way it makes me laugh.

~watching her dig a hole down into the sand... and her making scientific references about groundwater, when all I could think of was that Robert Louis Stevenson poem... When I was down beside the sea, a wooden spade they gave to me...

~her silhouette in the setting sun... and the glittering of sunlight across the gulf.
~the wind rushing at my face... and the exhilaration that makes me wonder why I am not an adventure girl.

~seemingly endless blue skies that surround me from all sides.
~being with my Mom & Bob out on the open seas (or the little-bit-rough Gulf of Mexico.)
~squealing at the sight of dolphins... and realizing later that I did indeed catch them on film.

All little bits of perfect that make me want to turn back to clock... or rush ahead to the next bits of fun.

Celebrating the beautiful on a Tuesday... and the mess? It is simply not worth mentioning.
tuesdays unwrapped at cats


Southern Gal said...

I love your perspective. And I love the beach. Thanks for the pictures.

Kat said...

We were at the beach on the Gulf last week. We went to Dauphin Island, AL. We camped at a campground that had a private boardwalk down to the beach. It was heavenly. I thought about you so much each time I was at the becach knowing that you lived close to such a treasure. Hearing the waves, tasting the salt from the mist, watching my children, and twirling my finger through the sand was such therapy. And last week I really kinda needed therapy. Anyway, you are so blessed to live near such a treasure. I haven't been commenting much here or anywhere lately, but I think of you often....cause we never loose thought of friends that are in our heart :)

Corinne Cunningham said...

What beautiful wind swept gifts :)

Jen said...

love your unwrapped posts!

Busy Bee Suz said...

You find the beauty in the normal, the joy in the daily stuff.
I love that about you...thank you for opening my eyes to the daily wonders!!!

ps. I think dolphins will always make us squeal. I still want one for my very own.

Loui♥ said...

thank you!
you so eloquently verbalized my thoughts..
and needs..
the very same things I'll be doing in about 3 weeks!
yep, heading home for some R & R with my Florida family..
a little bit of business..
and hopefully a whole lot of pleasure..
warmest hugs..

Anonymous said...

What mess? ;) Who cares about housework when you're capturing dolphins on film, and celebrating beautiful moments?

Melissa said...

looks like you had a fabulous time!!

Richella Parham said...

What fun! What great pictures!

And you--NOT an adventure girl? Pshaw! You're a mother; of course you're an adventure girl. And you're going to Africa, remember? You, not someone else! Dawn the Explorer! :)

Beth Zimmerman said...

I think I am going to LOVE your blog! :) New follower. Found you through Tuesdays Unwrapped and grabbed your button while I was here.


Unknown said...

Not only were you at the beach, but you went to Sweet Tomatoes?
Perfect day, lucky duck!

tracie @ {tsj} photography said...

sounds perfect to me!! and dolphin photos to boot!?! ;)

happy tuesday!

keLi said...

yes to poetry over science! oh, what i'd give for an ocean view right now ...

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