Thursday, August 26, 2010

What Do You Do When You Feel Blue?

What do you do when you're feeling blue?

I follow the gulls to the sea, do you?

I count every cloud in the bright, blue sky

and watch as the sun sets on one kite, flown high.

Sometimes I pretend I'm a young girl once more,


digging for sand crabs and seashells galore.

I find bits of sea glass. Night lights the sea foam...


and I carry bright, ocean memories home.

35 comments:

Tracy said...

AH you have just reminded me of sunny times on a beach thank you as I sit here in the cold and rainy England

Kat said...

I love this, Sue. The ocean is my cure of choice also. Beautifully written, and perfectly illustrated.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This is beautiful. I love the mixture of paintings and photos.

myorii said...

I love your selection of images for the color blue. They really remind me of just how beautiful the ocean and being at the beach is :)

My name is PJ. said...

My favorite blue post by a long shot!!

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

What sweet painting on the first shot. simple and adorable.

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

Those clouds against the bright blue sky are beautiful and definitely something that would cheer me up when I'm blue!
This is beautiful, Sue! :)

Nora Johnson said...

Love all that blue in your post! Wonderful blue post!

Happy Rainbow Blue,

LOLA:)

btw My Rainbow Blue link is here for you!

Momza said...

So nice. I've been feeling blue, that's why I wrote my post of GraceFull Women--to remind myself of the goodness in my life.

BECKY said...

Such gorgeous pictures! I especially love the first one, of the little boy, and the last one (I think) of the window pane!

Amy said...

What tranquility. I think the sea could calm anyone. Which is why in so many books, people go out to the beach and watch the waves. Lovely.

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Stopping by from Rainbow Blue School party!! What beautiful paintings! Blue is my favorite color and always has been!

jen said...

That first painting needs to be on my favorites list.
Thanks for this.

Darlene said...

Great post, as usual. I love the poetry and the pictures. I also love blue, in any shape or form. The ocean, however, is probably one of my favorite expressions of blue when the sun is reflecting on it. Still, you need to go to Lake Tahoe. You would love it as much as the ocean, I think. Well, almost anyway. Too darned bad the elevation is too much for you as the beaty of that place is indescribable, and the way you appreciate outdoor beauty would make you absolutely love it!

Sue said...

I've been to Lake Tahoe, Mom. And I do love it! The water is such a brilliant blue that it's amazing.

=)

karen said...

Did you write that poem for me?? I will think that you did, because it's perfect. It reminded me of digging for sand crabs when I was a kid. It made me smile. Even thought I'm home sick recovering from a migraine.

Mumsy said...

What a wonderful post. I love the first painting, it is precious. Hugs

Melinda Cornish said...

what beautiful paintings...I love the ocean.

gabe said...

Thanks for stopping by. . .

we definately were on the same page!

We are taking lots of ocean memories home!

Jess said...

I love all of the shades of blue in the pictures. That's the right kind of being blue- the water fun kind.

Vicki said...

AH, LOVED this one! The happier side of the blues :)

Jackie said...

I am going to feel blue just because I love this post so much!

easternsparkle said...

This is lovely - I'm with Tracy, it remeinded me of sunny days, when we ave just had two days of solid rain in the UK :(

Cheryl said...

Me too. It's grand to live by the ocean. Thank you for all these wonderful portraits and photos.

Mumsy said...

Gorgeous painting, and wonderful pictures! What a beautiful blue post!

Julienne said...

A beautiful blue post, Thank you for dropping in and I will visit again

Jo said...

Sue that was just lovely! your post was totally enjoyable, i loved some of the images ... wonderful!

Brenda said...

What a wonderful post. I am waiting patiently for my vacation in the Upper Peninsula her in Michigan. It will not be as hot in a couple of weeks but I will still enjoy walking on the beach and sitting on the shore reading a good book. Your poem and pictures make me yearn for the time to go by fast.

Pondside said...

Gorgeous blues - especially the first image. The ocean always brings me to where I need to be.

Myrna Foster said...

I love this one, Sue.

Lourie said...

The beach is my happy place. I love to go there. In my mind and for real!

Jenny said...

Sue, this was truly lovely.

And your illustrations were perfect.

Sometimes I come here and you leave me almost speechless.

I really love your work.

Thank you for linking to Rainbow Summer Schools color BLUE!

A+

And a great big serving of wonder and awe.

Just ME the MOM said...

Ahhhh . . . I think I do all those things . . . just not so poetically. How lovely!

Kristin

H said...

I love this Sue; pictures and poem. Beautifully done! Like a breath of fresh air.

PERMANENT POSIES said...

I love to see little children playing at the beach. One day, I will be able to paint that. Nice photos!

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