Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Beyond Winter?

When snow lingers longer than it ought,

The dune grass shivers,

Whilst sand freezes in windy ripples.

Still, the tide escapes the deep freeze.

The sun defrosts the bitter sea,

And me.

22 comments:

Jeanne said...

Great shots and verse Sarah...if feels cold and looks beautiful. This is the first time I have not lived near the sea...I miss it!

Have a good one!

Jeanne :)

Bonnie said...

Beautiful "me" takes wonderful pictures for those who long for the sea.

☆sapphire said...

Lovely photos! They make me happy and are very tempting. I feel like gathering shells at low tide. Love "Whilst sand freezes in windy ripples". It looks just like an abstract piece!

David Cranmer said...

You caught a slice of the season I enjoy. When the snow is off the roads (and its warmer) but still lingering here and there around tree, dunes etc.

tina said...

Happy winter to you! It'll soon be gone but it's nice to embrace it like you seem to be doing. Love this post!

A Cuban In London said...

The third photo, top to bottom, is a painting itself. If you hadn't mentioned the snow, I wouldn't have known it was the white stuff there. It's a picture (like the rest) beyond words. Nature, the greatest artists of all! :-)

Greetings from London.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

The rippled sand would make a fabulous fabric design!

troutbirder said...

Oh what a nice verse. I had to smile. Here we still have mountains of the stuff piled along the roads..... but I saw my concrete driveway this morning for the first time in months. :)

Kelly H-Y said...

SO beautiful ... the pictures AND accompanying words!

Alyson (New England Living) said...

I had never thought of late winter/early spring as anything than the ugliest time of year, but your pictures beg to differ. What cool images and compositions. Guess I need to check out late winter on the Maine coast because that is beautiful!

Charlotte said...

Beyond. I am READY, even I, am READY.

Bee said...

What a lovely little poem for winter's end! I know it must be bitter cold, but those sparkling blue skies always persuade me otherwise. I love to see the shimmer of light on the sea, although the frosted beach is pretty wonderful, too.

Is that a birthday smile on your face?

Elizabeth said...

It does look wretchedly cold
though rather beautiful.
Splendid photos.
I do believe that spring is approaching here. I might even go out for a walk just for the fun of it!

Judy Croome said...

Stunning photos. And, as we move into our winter, I'll stop moaning about the cold here because we still look a lot warmer than it does in those photos. The captions were captivating, too!
Judy (South Africa)

Amanda said...

what a stunning array of images - most of them a study in white and blue, including the great shot of you!

my favorite, however, is the shot of sand, ridged and encrusted with snow. how often does one see that, i wonder?

(probably a fair amount, in maine ;-)

Jan@Thanks for today. said...

Such pretty photos! Thank goodness for the sun...keeping things 'defrosted'! Hopefully the snow will not linger for you too much longer;-)

Carol said...

Lovely verse and photographs Sarah! It may still be a snowy landscape but it is beautiful!!

Rose said...

Beautiful photos, Sarah! I hope spring is on its way soon to your neighborhood.

Cat said...

This is a beautiful post Sarah. I was immediately drawn in by the composition of the photographs and your verse. Lovely!

Tracy Golightly-Garcia said...

Hello Sarah

Love all the pictures, but the ripple one is my favorite!
Looking forward to spring and the warm weather!

Have a great week!

Best
Tracy :)

Donna said...

I love your photo poetry. Spring is here in the Midwest. I hope it arrives soon in Maine.

cynthia said...

The ripple one is my favorite too!