Saturday, March 10, 2012

Wish you were here ...

Maybe it is the memories
the change of pace that brings us there
the sense of vacation
maybe the smell of the place
the sights of the gulls, the dunes, the grasses
but oh it is the feel of it,
the crunch and slide of it
the feeling of beach sand
so different from dirt, soil, loam
no, not earthy, moist, rich,
but oh so granular and gritty
even when wet,
moveable paper spreading under toes
sliding beneath the soles
smoothing my skin
clearing my mind
unburdening me of the rest
drawing me to the tactile, the feel
of beach sand

Beach Sand by Raymond A. Foss


imac said...

Very neat Rick, my friend.
I wanna be on Holiday NOW,lol.

Cloudia said...

Found this very healing, and I was walking in Waikiki today, Rick!

Aloha from Waikiki
Comfort Spiral

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ju-north said...

I'll have your warm sunshine! Great evocative shots

darlin said...

Rick you never disappoint, this is a fantastic collection of beach photos, well done my friend, extremely well done. I love the silky feeling of beach sand carressing the toes, the warm sensation feels like I'm walking on sunshine and I feel it in my soul. I can now say I know exactly what the author is talking about in your fantastic choice of poetry.

Where did you find the photo album frame? Or is that you're little secret? ;-)

Cheers from across the pond!

biebkriebels said...

Mooi gedicht passend bij de foto's, kan me alvast warmen aan de zon. Hier begint het weer ook al warmer te worden 16 graden vandaag!

Fábio Martins said...

Beautiful work Rick!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I can almost feel that warm sand now.I love these pictures and the way you have displayed them.

Lúcia said...

I wish I was on the beach right now...
Have a good week Rick! ;-)

Pamela Gordon said...

I love the poem. The writer puts the reader right on the beach. Wonderful photos to go with it too. Enjoy! Pamela

Hilda R.B said...

The poem and your series from the beach. Great job!
Have a nice week to you.

Scott said...

My Utah desert born and raised wife would love that beach. We'd need a truck to haul home all the shells. Great shots and I love your little calendar loop motif. I could really see these shots on a cool calendar.

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

Sand and sea and sunshine.. Big envy sigh, make that huge.
Lovely captures, Rick. Silly to say, but enjoy!

Michelle said...

*sigh* I do love beach sand.

Stephanie said...

I love the sand, especially on summer's day, under my bare feet. So soft and silky.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

The beach is a wonderful place to spend time and unwind. Great set of beach photos.

Nancy Claeys said...

Wish I was there too! What a beautiful getaway spot!

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Oh, I know just what you mean! We made a trip to the beach in the freezing cold, just to walk on the sand and look at the ocean. Of course, it's much better in the summer. These are lovely pictures.

Lisa Gordon said...

Beautiful words, and such perfect images to go with them!

Amelia's De-ssert said...

Hi Rick, thank you for sharing the poem and beautiful pictures.
All the pictures look excellent.

Have a nice day. Regards

Leslie said...

This poem and your images capture that beach essence perfectly. (And I had to chuckle at your comment over at my place about not having your camera with you when you spied a woodpecker on your walk. I don't often bring my camera these days, either - my dog is not as patient or obedient as yours, and when a family member is with me they get tired of me constantly stopping to capture some absolutely necessary shot!)

Lisa RedWillow said...

Rick how very beautiful. I can see why you love it there so much but also wish so many were there to join you and in fact I am..just loving the sun , the sand , feeling the warm ocean breeze. Loved this blog so very very much.

joyce said...

"moveable paper under your feet"......what a way with words!!! Love it!

joyce said...

"moveable paper under your feet"......what a way with words!!! Love it!

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Uhh yea I sure wanna be there too with you my friend. What a lovely way to discribe .... the holiday feeling.
Great shots too.
Hier begint 't heel heel langzaam aan ook eindelijk lente te worden.
Liefs Dag

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Yearning for a vacation at the beach now. Thanks, Rick.

magda said...

Lovely photos and poem Rick!!!
This place is a paradise!!!
Thank you for the nice tour!!!
Best regards

teca said...

Wonderful, honey!
I was missing here... and you.
Have a good weekend.
Many sweet beijos and a big warm hug.