The Sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.”
― Jacques-Yves Cousteau
I was caught in that net of wonder
long, long ago.
My grandparents owned a beach house on Galveston Island
I spend all of my summer vacations with them.
Some of my happiest moments were there
it is part of who I am today.
I live along the Texas Gulf Coast
Galveston is just a whisper away.....
Yesterday my friend said, "Let's go to the beach!'
Away we went with
our picnic basket, a bottle of wine
We found our favorite place
drove over the sand dune to where the sand meets the water.
we were greeted by
two tons of seaweed and it seemed like two thousand seagulls!
My friend looked at me and said, "It will be wonderful! You will see!"
The sky was the darkest blue
the warm waves roared as they rolled into the shore
the seagulls ran up and down the edge of the water
loud noises as they feasted
something they thought was delicious in the seaweed !
the twilight started to fall
I felt as though I was a guest at a very special symphony.
One you only see and hear
you open yourself to the beauty that surrounds you.
I gathered as many bags of seaweed as I could
take home to put in the compost for the garden!
It was a wonderful Gift from the Sea!!!!