Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Fall Tide at Maquoit Bay

Let us ride one last time to the ocean.

Where light plays drama,

Perspective shifts,

And islands hide in fog.

The coastline is awash in color,

But pastures dull toward winter.

Autumn's sweetness dissolves.

28 comments:

Tracy Golightly-Garcia said...

Lovely pictures and words Sarah. I love the island that is hidden by the fog--Maquoit seems to be a peaceful place.

Best
Tracy :)

tina said...

So beautiful and such nice descriptive words that paint a wonderful picture.

Paul C said...

Your few lines of poetry and pictures speak volumes of your beautiful setting. I just want to hop on that bike!

Rose said...

So beautiful, Sarah! It's always sad to see autumn's glory fading away.

Bonnie said...

So evocative Sarah. I could imagine being in each setting. I was particularly 'taken' by the last photograph.

A Cuban In London said...

The contrast between the sea and the inland foliage is amazing. Autumn's sweetness dissolves ME! :-)

Greetings from London.

Edith Hope said...

Dear Sarah, Such beautiful images and their essence captured with your pithy and poetic prose. Maquoit Bay, seemingly all to yourself, what more could one wish for as Autumn quietly makes way for the drama of Winter.

walk2write said...

I love that last line and pic. You've captured perfectly the idea that seasons are meant to be savored, each one in its own way.

Amanda said...

this is pure poetry, sarah. your words capture the transition of the seasons and the emotions that go along with that......and the images, as always, are such eye candy. especially the first one, sigh.....

Elenka said...

A sad time of year for me. Pitch black at 5 pm, cold and bare outside. Not very inspiring.

Les said...

Dulling pastures and all, it is still beautiful.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Oh, I love those fall colors and the islands in the fog. Gorgeous, as is that line, 'Let us ride one last time to the ocean.' It's so cool that we have the East and West Coast tides on our blogs today. :D

bicocacolors said...

amazing blog and amazing pictures!
really I like a lot!
you're so talented!
grt from Spain

Ruth said...

Ahh, Maine. What is there about standing at the coast, looking into the great expanse of water, water, water, with the beautiful landscape behind? It's about possibility. Beautifully open, thank you.

Sarah Laurence said...

All, it’s interesting how some of you commented on the joy of autumn and others noted the sorrow of it fading. I felt both emotions. It’s a bittersweet time of year. Biking to Maquoit is a six-mile loop from my house, passing by sea and farms. I do it at least weekly from April through October. Now it’s time to park my bike in the shed. November is my least favorite time in Maine because hunting season makes it unsafe to hike in the woods. Still, the sun is shining on this holiday weekend and we will walk on the coast or in the woods near town wearing bright orange.

Tricia, both coasts are connected in the cybertide, how fun!

Bicocacolors, gracias and welcome to my blog!

Ruth, the sea is gloriously open and uncluttered.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Sarah! I just read your comment. I had no idea you had lost the lovely Stella. I am so sorry. She was a beautiful dog and I know she had been through many family adventures with you. You are in my thoughts today.

Sarah Laurence said...

Pamela, thank you. I blogged about Stella here. I think you may have been off in the mountains then.

Bee said...

I find those last two lines rather unbearably, poignantly true! But at least in Maine's case the dullness will be replaced by all of the brilliant whites and blues of winter.

Donna said...

This is really nice. You are a talented poet!

David Cranmer said...

This past Thursday I flew from Boston to Maine (7,000 ft) and just soaked in the beauty. Whew! Words can't express how magnificent this country is.

Top pics, Sarah.

cynthia newberry martin said...

Dulling toward winter--I was writing about that today. Especially loved the black and white.

☆sapphire said...

Thanks for these lovely photos and words! Love the trees and fields tinged with the color of withered leaves of late fall in the 6th and 7th photos !! Our autumn is leaving too. I wish it could stay here much longer!!

troutbirder said...

Just catching up after our Irish vacation. The sea looks so tranquil, even thoughtful here. Not at all like the angry tides and storms we saw hitting the west coast of the Emerald Isle.

Barrie said...

I still miss seeing the fall colors. Beautiful pictures and poetry. Also, I'm impressed you bike 6 miles weekly during the good months. ;)

Just a Plane Ride Away said...

I needed this today, one last ride to the ocean. Our days are considerably shorter now and today was one of those days when I thought--did we even have any daylight?

Thank you for sharing this beautiful outing with us!

Yolanda said...

So beautiful . I hope you have a wonderful holiday season.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sarah what is the only flower in the world that actually BLOOMS underneath the Atlantic tides?
My name is Paul retired sea captain, brunswick and go to Maquoit year round for the last 50 years.
Your photos have that nice quaility in that they
EVOKE so well. They do not preach. They surely ILLUSTRATE nice job Sarah and a nice name too!
see ya on my bike someday sent at dec 11th on a cold
Maquoit day

Sarah Laurence said...

All, thank you!

Captain Paul, welcome to my blog and thanks for your praise! Yes, it’s a little nippy for a bike ride but not bad for a brisk walk.