Saturday, June 25, 2005

Return to the beach

Happy weekend, everyone. The weather continues to be ungodly-hot here, so I thought a neat way of thanking you all for your excellent cooldown suggestions would be to post a new picture.

This is one of a series I took at Deerfield Beach, Florida, last December. The transient nature of the weather that day - set against the already unthinkable enormity of the ocean - reminded me how small and insignificant I felt as I stood there and tripped the shutter.

Strangely, that didn't bother me. I felt seriously at peace. I hope you do, too, after seeing this image.

Your turn: The first three words that come to mind as you see this are...

55 comments:

kenju said...

Beauty, Peace and Light.

It's gorgeous, Carmi! Michele sent me.

Zee said...

Gorgeous, God, Huge

Wow, what a beautiful photo. Michele didn't send me this time - just poking around a bit! It is supposed to be extremely in Boston today, too. Thank god my apartment has central air! Best of luck keeping cool.

Heather said...

Beautiful, Brilliant, Heaven

Love the Photo!

Mellie Helen said...

Peace, power magnificence.

Lovely shot. I sent me.

L said...

clean, salt, cool

nice photo :)

Better Safe Than Sorry said...

god shining through

beautiful shot, i'm hiding in the ac today!

(aka janie q, had to get a new page)

Crazy Single Mom said...

majestic
awe-inspring
desolate (but in a GOOD way!)
Beautiful pic Carmi!!!

Karen said...

Will it rain?

(Gosh, my answer was really different from the others!! Must be current events...)

Here via Michele's weekend meet 'n greet!

puremood said...

Heavenly
Stunning
WishIWasThere *LOL*

Here via Michele's M&G :)

Ruby in Paradise said...

I remember you! Your site is still filled with great writing. Happy weekend...and Michele sent me!

puremood said...

I had to come back for another look... Michele made me.

So, the unGodly temps - how hot was it? Was 100 here today. Whew!

K Jones said...

Serenity, Awe, and Tranquility

Love the photo. Oh, how I wish I lived by the beach. Michele sent me but I've dropped by on my own a few times. You have a very well written blog.

-xtessa- said...

hi! michele sent me... but i was on my way anyway... to thank you for the kind words you left on my blog...

the first three words?
bliss, blessed and silence...

great photo...

notyourtypicalsouthernbelle said...

1. breathtaking
2. exhilerating
3. calming

I love storms, and this looks like the start of one.

Michele sent me; great photo!

Kimberly said...

The first three words? God is in... the first three words of "God is in his heaven, and all is right with the world."

Good luck staying cool. I suggest applying a very cold beverage container (can of soda, bottle of beer) to the back of the neck and inside of the wrists. Then drink the contents.

Faye said...

Hawaii

Raining

Can't go today...

Ok, so that was more like 5 words. But the ocean is calling out to me. *reaches for swimsuit*

Le laquet said...

rays of light
waiting for the storm
magnificent

Fantastic picture!

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

"wow" and "I want to go there" (or, strictly speaking, "wow" and "I want" - but I didn't think that would make as much sense!).

RC said...

Duckie, Sally, beautiful

That picture is really beautiful, Carmi, but I think I just said that!

Courtney said...

Move. There. Now.

Great picture, Carmi. I love the ocean. And by the way, Michelle sent me. Isn't she strange and unusual (in the best definitions of those words)?

Bonnie said...

Keep boat docked.

Beautiful photo. I've been bouncing around via Michele. Thanks for dropping by.

Indigo said...

Heaven, peaceful, amazing.

Michele sent me!

Kross-Eyed Kitty said...

Heaven, serenity, hope
Hello from Michele!
It IS hot,hot,hot here in Toronto too, I don't remember summers like this since I was a kid!
See if you can get your hands on a Lola...remember those?!

Last Girl On Earth said...

Peaceful, Relaxing, Blue-est!

OK, maybe blue-est isn't really a word, but that picture reminds me of bluer-than-blue. That would have used up all three words! Carmi, face it, 3 words just aren't enough... at least for me!

Michele sent me, and I'm glad she did. Looks like we share lots of the same blog buddies. Come on over when you get a chance. I'll be back soon!

Elke said...

angel, serenity, powerful

Michele sent me and hello! great blog!

A Woman Changed said...

"Whoa!"
(This was involuntarily spoken out loud.)

"Stunning."

"He did it again."

RC said...

sky, clouds, water, rocks

Was it suppose to be three words, I forgot!

Hi Carmi, Michele sent me, again.

I hope you are still having a nice weekend!

millennium hippies said...

God
Rain
California

Lovely photo!!

Thanks for visiting me today, I really enjoyed your comment!

colleen said...

Really nice...thanks. I'm putting our local newsletter together today and was looking for any summer poems I had to fill in. I could only find one. I guess I don't write much poetry in summer! Too hot to think straight? Michele told me to say hi.

terrilynn said...

Serenity, joy, home. That's beautiful, Carmi.

I'm here via Michele today, but you know I visit often.

PresentStorm said...

Majesty,God ,Peace

Very beautiful pic ..
I always feel so insignificant standing on the beach looking out at the ocean but like you it is also very very peaceful ..
Great post :)
Have a great weekend !!

Rhodent said...

Beautiful picture... I love the clouds and the ocean (or Gulf) and you captured a wonderful moment!

Easy said...

Hi. Michele sent me.

Breathtaking pic, but it's pretty hot here so I am done for the day outside.

f14 said...

heaven, god, beauty

Beanhead said...

I know I posted on this yesterday but i don't see my comment so I will say. God created it!

Dawn said...

Beautiful, Heaven, Peaceful

I am here via Michele

Raehan said...

Painting of the Heavans

Raehan said...

I'm here again via Michele. Funny how karma works. I will take a longer look around this time.

Square1 said...

Solitude, Peace, Breathe... Don't as me why the last. I don't know.

Here via Michele's Meet N Greet.

Thaleia said...

Heaven, Love, Peace

That is a very beautiful picture. It's breath taking.. love it.. thx for sharing it.

BTW, here from Michele's

texasblu said...

Magnificent, serene, forboding

(Looks like a storm rolling in...)
Thanks for visiting - I like the way you write too. I'm going to stay awhile & poke around...

:)

Kevin said...

Three words: Heaven on Earth.

Incidentally, thanks for the kind words back at Poop'D Culture. Although, you might have given my sense of humour a bit of a swelled head.

Angel of Music said...

Breathtaking, vast, breezy.

Michele sent me. :0)
Love your pic!

Kross-Eyed Kitty said...

Carmi!!! you are STILL on-line! LOL! That is a great way to beat the heat.
Hello, again, from Michele's!

kristal said...

break light blue

Michele sent me!

Misti said...

Peaceful,Home, Brother

Great picture!! San Diego is my home and seeing pics like this make me miss it. I do love where i live now so its okay.

Michelle sent me :)

thequeen said...

god loves me

honestyrain said...

good, nice, like.

puremood said...

3 more words...

Gates To Heaven

You arent sick of me, yet, are ya?

Michele says hi.

TrueJerseyGirl said...

Michele sent me, but I have been here before!

Beautiful, Heaven, Grandma.

(I always thought that when you saw light streaming out of the clouds, that was your deceased relatives shining light on you from heaven!)

Lisa said...

peaceful, God, reflection

Tammy said...

What a great picture!

Michele sent me....this time. :)

~Cathy~ said...

Peaceful, serene, eerie

What a beautiful picture. Makes me wish I was on that beach relaxing...

Carmi said...

Tammy: that is indeed composed and taken by me. My wife and I had gone to the beach while on vacation in Florida. Her parents were watching our kids, and we decided to head to the beach despite the threatening weather. The wind was strong, and the skies alternated between dark clouds and brilliant sun.

Ultimately, the gray and the wind won out. But not before we had a lovely walk to the pier, and had captured a whole slew of memorable photos.

I will very occasionally run a picture from another source. But the vast majority of photos on my site are indeed mine. I post them because I love sharing the story behind the picture. I'm glad you're enjoying it!

Angie said...

Breathtaking, God, Beauty

Gorgeous photo!