anticipation

steps to the sea

over the dunes

out to the sea

“To stand at the edge of the sea, to sense the ebb and flow of the tides, to feel the breath of a mist moving over a great salt marsh, to watch the flight of shore birds that have swept up and down the surf lines of the continents for untold thousands of year, to see the running of the old eels and the young shad to the sea, is to have knowledge of things that are as nearly eternal as any earthly life can be.”
~ Rachel Carson

as I climbed the steps over the dunes
I could smell the salt air
and hear the waves crashing
I was filled with great anticipation
nothing like the first sight of the sea
after many months away…

I hope that you are all anticipating a lovely weekend ahead!

19 Comments on “anticipation

  1. I’ll bite my tongue about the B&W treatment. 😉 But that’s quite a boardwalk to the beach. It’s almost like mine, except my version is very nearly vertical. I need to get back in shape to be able to climb back up from the beach without a couple of stops to catch my breath.

    • Haha…I thought I may hear something about the b&w’s!! Sounds like a few walks up and down your boardwalk will have you back in shape in no time!

  2. Fabulous compositions, a great quote, and all together wonderful post! Have a wonderful weekend! Robyn

  3. your writing is as inviting and pleasurable as your photos. And I also love that quote by Rachel Carson.

  4. Black and white makes us enter into another world – a bit more nostalgic and morose than one with color, perhaps, but one that is holding hope, or as you call it – anticipation.

  5. Hi Sue – Beautiful photographs, and yes the smell and sound of the sea makes my heart beat faster.

  6. this makes me want to go back to the sea… haven’t been there in such a long time.
    have a wonderful weekend!

  7. I see the snow is melting! Lovely black and white shots. I love that second image, it makes me want to walk faster to see beyond the horizon and glimpse the sea. You’ve captured the atmosphere here which goes beyond the visual and touches all my senses.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  8. I love the smell of the ocean, but I bet it was quite cold for you that day, especially if there was a little wind.

  9. Another beauty of the sea…I’m assuming Plum Island again…the boardwalk shots are really nice. Great dof.

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