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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A Day By The Sea.....

 I had Columbus Day all to myself so I decided to venture out to my beloved sea shore to breathe in some of that salty ocean air. Cape Ann, and the quaint seaport of Rockport, is my all-time favorite place to go when I need to nourish my soul. It was a picture-perfect Autumn day here in New England and my prayers were answered when I saw that I'd have the beach pretty much all to myself as well! 

Let the tourists shop to their heart's content...this gal was happy filling her sea basket with 
"cadeaux de la mer"..."gifts from the sea"....

I found this sweet silk flower just sitting on a rock....can't imagine why the wind and waves didn't whisk it away. Although I so very much wanted to add it to my basket of sea "tresors"...I left it there for someone else to discover.

Where I ate my lunch.....
....and the view from my "table"....


Bearskin Neck.....

My beloved father's number....
...I see it everywhere and always "feel" his presence, 
especially at the sea.

Strolling through a historic burial ground.

For my dear friend Glenn who is facing a difficult battle with hope and grace.... 

..."may you feel her loving arms around you dear Glenn."
And to all of my precious followers, I kindly ask that you pray for her healing.

Sign on a seaside cottage....
"Coup de Coeur"...."Favorite".

“I long for moments all alone
to absorb nature...
become part of it.

I long to taste the salty ocean air 
while walking along the desolate shore....
The sound of seagulls crying above 
and the cold water gliding over my feet 
as the waves come gently rolling in.

Collecting perfectly imperfect seashells,
smooth-colored glass
and rounded pebbles.

Sitting on the rocky coast with the wind in my hair....
talking to the sea
and with each breath...
letting the wind blow my worries and cares away...
until I am filled with the salty ocean air...
and peace.”

~Written by me.....Age: 16


  1. Wonderful walking along the shore with you... What a delicious day.

  2. So beautiful...the sea refreshes the depths of the soul. It always returns me to the immensity of God's love.

    PS I am wondering if your dear friend Glenn is Glenn Bliss? She is my dear friend too that I am praying healing for.

  3. Any day at Rockport is a great day. So many happy memories....thanks for sharing your day! Terri

  4. Beautiful words written by you . . . beautiful photos . . . thanks for the virtual tour.

    We just returned from a bicycle ride along the ocean on a glorious fall day with no wind . . . it doesn't get much better.

  5. What a fantastic place and sooo beautiful photos, Michelle.

    Hugs from here

  6. I need to get back to this beautiful place Michelle! What a beautiful day, beautiful memory!!
    LOVE your new header...it is so you!!

  7. So very beautiful, Michelle. You took gorgeous pictures and it felt like I was there, they are so clear. That wonderful flower on the shore, simply amazing. J'adore your new header - xo Rhonda

  8. Michelle-- your day by the sea was absolute bliss and you captured it SO perfectly.,the sea treasures are just beautiful-- what a view from your dinner table! Sigh---- those are my favorite kind of days-- they nourish my soul.

    Your photos made me feel like I was there with you :)

  9. Oh Michelle, your photos are breathtaking! I know that you and I can enjoy the beauty of the New England seaside on a whim, but I'm sure so many of your readers are taking these vistas in with such amazement. Your friend Glenn has my prayers. And wow, your soul yearned for and appreciated the sea even at age 16. What a glorious poem.
    LOVE your new header!

  10. Wow, so many beautiful pictures. What a wonderful day you must have had!

  11. Oh, Michelle, how I wish I could spend a day walking that beautiful serene area. My soul is in need of some alone quiet time. It is hard to find. Your photographs are beautiful and I enjoyed them so much. Thank you for sharing your day.

  12. michelle i truly love the images of our Blessed Mother, she is so peaceful and my prayers are with your friend..
    and wow.. such wise words from a young lady... beautiful poetry.. im sure comes easily from the soul at the sea... i know it calms me... and its always exciting when we go every year as a family.. sigh
    have a great week

  13. Thank you for sharing your beautiful day

  14. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing, could almost smell the sea air.Your poetry was wonderful, and I add my prayers for your friend Glenn. Take care and God Bless

  15. what a beautiful day! Love your found sea treasures, I miss the beach sometimes, haven't had the chance since the 70s-thanks for all the photos Kathy


Taking the time to share your thoughts...your words...and your inspiration fills my soul....Merci.