Saturday, February 26, 2011

Seaside Saturday: Images of the Maine Coast ~ Feb. 26th

Welcome to Saturday, but not just any Saturday -- Seaside Saturday! Here is your chance to take a few relaxing moments for a dream vacation on the Maine Coast. Please click on each photo so you can really "feel" what it's like to be seaside.

Can't you just smell the salty air and hear the waves crashing on the shore?

If this isn't heaven, I don't know what is!

I love looking at the patterns in the sand -- Mother Nature's artwork.

I hope you've enjoyed the latest Seaside Saturday. Have a wonderful weekend, wherever you may be!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Seaside Saturday: Images of the Maine Coast ~ Feb. 19th

This week's Seaside Saturday is all about rowboats! Because sometimes it's fun to actually get out onto the sea. Or if you're like me, sometimes it's fun just to take pictures of boats! I can't remember the last time I was in a boat on the ocean. But I sure do like to photograph boats in their moorings.

I also like to dream about what it would be like to be a little boat on the lovely, rolling ocean...

I wish I were a rowboat,
Rowing out to sea
And all the pretty mermaids
Would come to visit me.
I’d toss and turn in waves of green
Tickled by moss unseen
If I were a rowboat
Rowing out to sea.

Monday, February 14, 2011

It's that time again: Happy Valentine's Day! ~ February 14th

May you have love in your life & in your heart! ♥♥♥

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Seaside Saturday: Images of the Maine Coast ~ Feb. 12th

This week for Seaside Saturday, I've dipped into the archives and chosen images I took at the Maine Coast in the fall of 2010.

The winter images that I displayed before are gorgeous, but with Maine, and many other parts of the world, covered in snow right now, some of us could use a change from Old Man Winter.

As always, please click on any photo for a better view of the seaside.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Seaside Saturday: Images of the Maine Coast ~ Feb. 5th

I'm back with more seaside images. These are photos I pulled from the archives, but they do give you an idea of what the Maine Coast is like at this time of year. To really see them well, please click on each image to enlarge it.

The great poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born in Portland, Maine, and spent much time along the Coast of Maine. It's not surprising then to find that he often used imagery of the sea in his poems.

I'll leave you with one of his poems. To read more about Longfellow, go here

The Tides
I saw the long line of the vacant shore,
The sea-weed and the shells upon the sand,
And the brown rocks left bare on every hand,
As if the ebbing tide would flow no more.
Then heard I, more distinctly than before,
The ocean breathe and its great breast expand,
And hurrying came on the defenceless land
The insurgent waters with tumultuous roar.
All thought and feeling and desire, I said,
Love, laughter, and the exultant joy of song
Have ebbed from me forever! Suddenly o'er me
They swept again from their deep ocean bed,
And in a tumult of delight, and strong
As youth, and beautiful as youth, upbore me.