Thursday, July 28, 2011

Ode to the Ocean

Forget all your troubles, and come out with me

for a day by the ocean, a day by the sea.

You can walk on the sand with the breakers quite near

or gaze out contentedly over the pier;

but no matter your viewpoint, the tides and the swells

will remind you of secrets your heart rarely tells.

(Oh, happy the family that by the sea dwells!)

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34 comments:

Deepa said...

lovely dear...

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

For a few moments, I felt like I was on vacation with you. I do believe my blood pressure even dropped a point or two. Then, the last photo made me smile brightly and feel like I was an honorary member of the clan.

Terra said...

it doesn't get much more perfect than that!

Stacy Crawford said...

Seeing the Pacific is on my bucket list. It looks so beautiful.

Jo said...

Sue,lovely family and great photo's.I love the "O"cean too,wish I were there right now,getting sand in my shoes!
~JO
LazyonLoblolly

lissa said...

sweet pics, thanks for sharing.

Dominique Goh said...

It's always so calming to see pictures of the sea..great trip that you had.

Pondside said...

Lovely music to go with this post! I don't usually have the sound turned on, but happened to this morning.
It is, indeed, a joy to live near the ocean. We can be at the beach in 5 minutes and I love it summer and winter.
What a cheery picture of everyone by the shore!

Ames said...

Lovely! I'll be right there~Ames

Dixie Mom said...

Yeah for the ocean!!!

Barbara F. said...

Beautiful, just beautiful. Wish I was there. Visiting from Jenny's Alphabe-Thursday. xo,

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh, I LOVE this!!! I adore the beach--it's my favorite place!!

XO
Cindy

anitamombanita said...

ahhh...the ocean. I love its power and its calming affect. Say hello to the ocean for me.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This is lovely. It makes me long for the beach. We hope to go in the fall.

Grandma Honey said...

We have such beautiful beaches in California. But the best picture is the happy one at the end. :)

karen said...

One of my favorite things is to walk out on the pier, watch the surfers and feel the breeze. The weather has been stellar! Thanks again for the fun last night. We loved busting out our basketball skilz. The night was so perfect I wish I would have walked down to the water. The waves are so beautiful at night sparkling in the evening light, and their whooshing power, and the bubbly fizz of the foam at the end is more pronounced.

Farmer's Wyfe said...

Oh, what fun to spend a day by the ocean!! Thanks for bringing us along...wish I could smell the ocean and hear the gulls, too...almost could! :)

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

I love it, Sue! You are one good looking crew! Oh happy indeed! :)

Cherie said...

I would have to agree 100%!
That is the one thing I miss about living in California.

I love the family picture!!

Darlene said...

Love this, the poem, the pictures and the family photo. Who did you get to take it?

We look forward to the white coat ceremony. I wouldn't miss it for anything. I probably will have to go in my wheel chair as I won't be able to walk very far.

Hope you enjoy the last couple of days.

Andy said...

Listening to the background music and scrolling through your photos made me feel like I was on vacation, relaxing & writing poetry under an umbrella sipping my favorite non-alcoholic beverage! I guess my upcoming Caribbean vacation is on my mind (lol)

Lovely post.

Thanks for sharing and for visiting. I appreciate it.

yaya said...

Great poem! Love the pics. It's been way too long since I've seen the ocean..our cruise to Alaska 3yrs ago was the last time. It looked cold, here it's so hot and humid it's just crazy. Glad you had a great time!

taylorsoutback said...

Enjoy all that ocean - and the breezes...we poor upper mid-westerners are locked in hot and humid weaather - so uncharacteristic for this area...wish we had an ocean nearby..even the lakes are too warm.

mom2kiddos said...

What a lovely poem and a lovely family you have!

chancythegardner said...

I have never been on an ocean beach or had any desire to go to an ocean but your words and pictures are temping me. :) Great pictures and that water is gorgeous. Hugs

storybeader said...

so nice to be by
the ocean, by the blue sea
that keeps on going.
{:-Deb

Joy For Your Journey said...

I loved that!! It sure made me want to head for the beach. My daughter is in on the beach in Florida right now having a wonderful time. Now I am even more jealous!

Stef said...

Oh I bet you are having a blast.

Gattina said...

Looks similar where I am right now on holidays, lol !

Cathy Kennedy said...

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Cheryl said...

This was you time away for the wedding, yes? That last shot is perfection.

myorii said...

Wonderful photos of the ocean! Makes me want to take a trip down to the beach too if not for the whole radiation scare. Love that last photo of your family :)

Amy said...

:) What a delightful time after all the worry and stress. Glad you were all able to enjoy it.

Jenny said...

What a beautiful family and a lovely mini-vacation.

I could smell the salt on the air, hear the relaxing rhythm of the surf.

This was a lovely post!

As always, everything you share is Outstanding!

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