April 18, 2009

"Foot-prints on the Sea-shore"


"I find myself at the extremity of a long beach. How gladly does the spirit leap forth, and suddenly enlarge its sense of being to the full extent of the broad, blue, sunny deep! A greeting and a homage to the Sea! I descend over its margin, and dip my hand into the wave that meets me, and bathe my brow. That far-resounding roar is the Ocean's voice of welcome. His salt breath brings a blessing along with it. "

~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

A stretch to include this photo in Hey Harriet's Shadow Shots
Some of the wispy clouds have under shadows....

8 comments:

Sweet Repose said...

What is it about a long stretch of beach that makes us so longing...is it a primal calling to go home...love this shot, so calm!

Jill said...

How close are you to the ocean? Meaning--how close do you live?

Golden West said...

Wow - that is an extreme low tide! Lots of sand for Trux to run on, off his leash!

Judi FitzPatrick said...

Great photo, and perfectly paired with the writing.
Peace, Judi

Pfeiffer Photos said...

We were down last weekend--rain! You're in for sunny weather--enjoy!!

willow said...

Ah, the ocean's voice! How I long to hear it.

The Junkin' Yaya said...

Hey girlfriend!

Just droppin' in to say "hey" and hope all is going well! Have a beautiful rest of the weekend...xo..deb

Rosebud Collection said...

It is so nice to walk on the beach..One of my favorite things to do..Peaceful..Happy SSS..