Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Wrinkled between earth and sky


Depositing a brother at Mass, I meander over to the lookout for a chat with a local. Invariably about whales. And the pros and cons of country vs city living. The bush vs the big smoke. Only dog-walkers are out this early on a Sunday.


Staggering onto the dry sand, I bee-line for the hard-compact, sudsy surface, and ease northerly. On my right, the Pacific Ocean. Where there be whales. Breeching, and frollicking. Heading south. On my left, a gnawed coastline. Crumbling. Succumbing to the ravishes of time.

I make for the entrance to Cathie Creek. Dim in the distance. I drift, trapped by dangerous beauty.

14 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

Ohhhhhhhh, whales! Oh, Julie.

freefalling said...

Look at this photo over here:
Same (but different).
http://richmonduponthamesdailyphoto.blogspot.com/2011/10/mediaeval-1292011.html

Julie said...

Amazing, Letty. I can see what you mean with Chuckeroon's post.

J Bar said...

Beautiful beach shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Joe said...

Imaginative title for these shots Julie.

Chuckeroon said...

Good ole Letty, indeed!!! I'm chosing yr last image. These shots are tricky to get, and that one pleases me most.

diane b said...

I can hear that you have been consumed by the beauty and serenity around you. Nature's Mass.

Ali - Scituate Daily Photo said...

The lines, the light - I love them all but that first image is stunning.

cassmob said...

An evocative post..and love the images.

Joan Elizabeth said...

If this had been one of mine the bottom shot would have been a 'sea lines' post for sure.

Mark said...

Yes the choices we make, the peace quiet and beauty of the countryside but it is sometimes boring, narrow minded and has limited opportunities or the excitement, culture and sense of being at the centre of of a great city but also the many inconveniences, unfriendliness and hassles.
There is no 'perfect' place to live, we have to make the most of wherever you are.
Good post Julie!

Nathalie said...

Julie I've been busy with work at late and have forgotten to visit your blog. How absolutely sorry I am. Catching up with your latest photos has been a joy. Your beach shots speak to me but not only - your beautiful details of the QVB and your Spring racing carnival hats are pure delights.

And then the 'seven little postmen' - how fun is that!

Jeff said...

Your gorgeous images and soothing feelings of the beach transport me to a much happier place. :)

JM said...

Love how the sea has shaped the sand. Beautiful b&w shots, Julie.