Through the surf darkly

I went to the coast today, this is what I saw

and this is what I was inspired to write.

They stand tense in the knowledge

that feet giving way

would trap twist betray

one distracting sound that might pierce

the rage of ocean on rock

to knock them like dominoes.

each yearn to go further

to be the brave stepper

cheering risk taking surfers

while surreptitiously wondering

would the sea turn red

if instead of a wave

a skull breaks on the strand


Dinosaurs and sand between your toes

If you’re three years old and the beaches near home are grotty shingle, when you feel sand between your toes for the first time, it can be quite overwhelming, you have to pause and take it all in.

fun2Especially if you’ve just met a life sized dinosaur and been on a train for the first time ever.


But when you’re one and a half, it’s still a bit mesmerising, but if daddy’s there to throw you up to the sky,

then everything is really good fun!

A Seascape Framed

A seascape for Paula,


Paula says,

If you want to participate in Thursday’s Special challenge, link to this post and leave me links to your entries in the comment section bellow. Yesterday I started a poll where you can vote for your favourite “shadow” entry. The poll will be opened till next Wednesday, 17 August. For further themes and events please consult the Scheduled challenges page.

Mundane Monday

‘This is a challenge created to find beauty in almost everything. The challenge is simple : find beauty in everyday mundane things, capture the beauty and upload the photographs,’ says Jithin at Trablogger for his Mundane Monday Challenge. Here is my entry for the week.

sand rubbish

When I look back at my MM photos I think I’m rather strange, but I know I’m not alone, you know who you are ;-)


7-Day Nature Photo, Day Five

Day five of the nature photo challenge that Amy, The World is a Book, invited me to join. I thought something related to the beach would be a good idea, and then I remembered this rock pool photo, full of shadows and reflections.

I’m running out of victims uh friends to invite to the challenge. Several of you run your own challenges, that keep you busy – you know who you are, and so I’ve decided to throw it open to anyone who would like to take part. Just share a nature related photo, each day for seven, and enjoy!