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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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Weekly Photo Challenge~Morning

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive—to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love—then make that day count!”― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Since moving to the beach I have enjoyed some spectacular mornings. This is my most recent visit enjoying the beauty of the sunrise… the first picture is my husband and daughter walking together. 

DSCN7971Myrtle Beach in the Morning by Southern By Design

 

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DSCN7975Myrtle Beach in the Morning by Southern By Design

 

Morning

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The Narrow Trickle~Reflection

“Reflection~Looking back so that the view looking forward is even clearer.”

One of my favorite pass-times since moving to the beach is going to view the sun rise. I came across this narrow stream of water that was getting fed every time the waves came in. Usually when the tide is out all that remains is smooth sand, but the water had worked at this little alcove and it created this most beautiful effect as the light reflected off the zigzag of water along the beach.

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“Reflections” by Southern By Design

 

DailyPost Photo Challenge: Mirror

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