Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Seaweed and Seagulls


 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
and
I spend all of my summer vacations with them.

Some of my happiest moments were there
and
it is part of who I am today.

I live along the Texas Gulf Coast
and
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
and
bubble wands.....

We found our favorite place
and
drove over the sand dune to where the sand meets the water.

Oh!!!
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
and
the warm waves roared as they rolled into the shore
while
the seagulls ran up and down the edge of the water
making
loud noises as they feasted
on
something they thought was delicious in the seaweed !

As
the twilight started to fall
I felt as though I was a guest at a very special symphony.

One you only see and hear
when
you open yourself to the beauty that surrounds you.

 
 





Oh!

I gathered as many bags of seaweed as I could
to
take home to put in the compost for the garden!

It was a wonderful Gift from the Sea!!!!

Waves,

Dottie



13 comments:

  1. It sounds like you had a wonderful day. I could almost smell the scents of the seaweed and warm air and hear the waves on the shore. GREAT post- xo Diana

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  2. Perfect day!!! seaweed or no seaweed!!!

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  3. What a wonderful day...the ocean is such a renewing place to visit.

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  4. You write so beautifully, I was just there with you. What a beautiful day you had! You know how to look for beauty.

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  5. I spent many days at a friends beach house in Galveston, actually San Luis Pass and loved every minute of it. We used to fish on their pier, well into the night when the green water came in. Beautiful days.

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  6. Jacques Cousteau. I loved watching his program when I was a pre-teen so long ago. I had a short visit to Galveston a few years ago. What I remember most was the HEAT. I'm a northern wimp. :)

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  7. IT looks like an amazing day at the beach. I am drawn to the sea too.. having spent much of my childhood fishing and crabbing on my dad's boat then with Paul and the girls.. As soon as we can, we will live on the water somewhere!

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  8. Nice photos....don't know where you live, but the shoreline looks like Mass, altho it can't be, because no one would be swimming yet!

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  9. Oh, I just KNOW I would like Galveston Island and your picnic sounds a treat. We live just two blocks from the Pacific Ocean and the Cousteau quote is correct.

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  10. Nice job on the sand castle. Thank you for visiting my blog.

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  11. My perfect day! We've seen seaweed wash up on the coast here...it's always different every time you visit the beach! Happy summer!

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  12. Thank you. I too enjoy the ocean I grew up in Cape Cod. My Dad would always say jump in the ocean it will cure what ails you.

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