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Mystery Of Our Depths

“We are all bodies of water, guarding the mystery of our depths, but some of us have more to guard than others.”~Deborah Smith

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Water’s Edge© by Mac

Cee’s B & W Photo Challenge: Ground

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A Way Of Life

The beach is my confidant and my heart. It is where I go when I need sweet solace from the troubles of the world. To go and relax, breath in the sea breeze, listen to the lull of the waves, cry of the gulls and be one with nature. My soul yearns for it, desires it, really. To be at the sea, this is a way of life.© ~Mac 

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©SBDMB (MM)

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I Am Flowing

“And if the earth no longer knows your name, whisper to the silent earth: I am flowing. To the flashing water say: I am.” ~Rainer Maria Rilke

A walk on the beach turned into an amazing view of rippled sand. As the tide heads out pools will slowly trickle and leave these amazing grooved lines back to the sea. The sun captures the zigzags and seashells, making a beautiful scene. 

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©SBDMB (MM)

 

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©SBDMB (MM)

Dutch Goes The Photo

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Green Means Go

“Only one person can stop me or keep me going; I myself.”~Vikrmn, Corpkshetra

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©Green Means Go by SBDMB (MM)

Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Color Contrast

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wreckage

Wreckage

Anchor in the sea below
Darkness has become your tomb.
Waves above tease you with their playing
Reflecting light dances from the moon.

Anchor in the ocean deep
Coral reefs have become your bed.
Seaweed like a blanket caresses
Swimming fish laugh around your head.

Anchor in the sea below
Water has become your fray.
Once a friend to ship and captain
Lost to rust and to decay.

Anchor in the ocean deep
Sandy floors have become your keeper.
Crustaceans creep among your bones
And surely salt has become your reaper.

©Wreckage by SBDMB (MM)

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One Word Photo Challenge: Depth

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Sides Of The Sea

“There was a magic about the sea. People were drawn to it. People wanted to live by it, swim in it, play in it, look at it. It was a living thing that as unpredictable as a great stage actor: it could be calm and welcoming, opening its arms to embrace its audience one moment, but then could explode with its stormy tempers, flinging people around, wanting them out, attacking coastlines, breaking down islands…” ~Cecelia Ahern

It always amazes me how beautiful the ocean can be at one moment and how angry and aggressive it can turn the next. Nothing more surprising and sad than to realize the destruction from these horrific storms that come out of the water. Really a “Jekyll and Hyde” of characters is hidden within the sea.

By now most people are aware of this huge hurricane name “Matthew” that has and continues to devastate thee Atlantic. From Cuba, Haiti and the Bahamas, now headed for The States. Florida soon to be hit by a Category 3 to 4, many evacuated or in evacuation mode. Truly a scary event and the worst to hit since 2005.

Living on the coastline of South Carolina, our family has been in preparation for the past few days. Buying water, non-perishable foods, filling gas and propane tanks, as well as buying batteries. Today Hubby and Son have worked on getting the hurricane shutters in place and all lawn items have been moved indoors. They will soon be helping a neighbor do the same.

Thankfully we are outside thee evacuation zones that have been set for our area. These zones are due to not just one’s proximity to the ocean, but also the sea level. We are prayerful that by the time it gets to our area on Saturday it will be a “Category 2” or even less. Next will just be to ‘hunker down’ and perhaps some family board games or movie marathons (if we don’t lose power).

So much unpredictability, such is the way of weather and the sea.

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“Sea Surf” ©SBDMB

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Liquid

 

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Time For What’s Important

On this particular morning the sky looked like God’s canvas. The colorful clouds, in beautiful hues, appeared as painted on brush strokes. It was amazing!

“Never waste any amount of time doing anything important when there is a sunset outside that you should be sitting under!”~C. JoyBell C.

I adore sunrises and sunsets, as I’ve mentioned before. Since moving to the beach just over a year ago I have found my greatest joy is to make time to get up for the sunrise. I hope that I never take this beauty for granted. Life is fragile, we must take time to enjoy every aspect of this beautiful world! 

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“Painted Sunrise” by Southern By Design

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“Painted Sunrise” by Southern By Design

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“Painted Sunrise” by Southern By Design

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“Painted Sunrise” by Southern By Design

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“Painted Sunrise” by Southern By Design

Photo Of The Week Challenge- Sunrise

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