Suddenly it lay before us, restless, mighty and unending.


The sea came towards us like an immense silver sail.
Long before we reached it we could detect its salt breath;
the horizon became ever brighter and more distant,
and suddenly it lay before us, restless, mighty and unending.

~ Erich Maria Remarque, from Three Comrades

Notes: Prose – the distance between two doors. Photo: Shae Fierce

It’s been a long day…


This is one of the finalists in’s 12th Annual Photo Contest.  It was selected from over 26,500 entires by photographers from 93 different countries. This photo of a wave striking an elephant seal pup was taken by Anthony Smith on South Georgia Island in January, 2014. “Young elephant seals were sprawled all over the upper beaches in a remote sub-Antarctic region of the Atlantic, but for some reason this youngster had chose to lie down to rest right within the surf!” says Smith.

Don’t miss the other finalists here at 12th Annual Photo Contest Finalists

Sunday Morning: The inrush of power and light




Share Inspired by Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek:

“We bump against another mystery: the inrush of power and light, the canary that sings on the skull. Unless all ages and races of men have been deluded by the same mass hypnotist (who?), there seems to be such a thing as beauty, a grace wholly gratuitous…”

Image Source: The Coast by NRS Films via vimeo.



“Getting tossed around by shorebreak and slammed into the sand day after day is a rough go; Clark Little wouldn’t have it any other way. In fact, for the North Shore local, it’s all in a good day’s work. But the Waimea addict didn’t grow up snapping shots with his father’s camera like so many photographers do. He instead set out to capture his longtime stomping grounds when his wife came home with a framed photograph of Waimea shorebreak, an image he figured he would be able to easily replicate. Having never owned a camera, he threw a cheap “waterproof” casing over a cheaper point-and-shoot and headed out to the beach. Since that first attempt, Clark has not only emulated his wife’s purchased wall art, but — with a gallery in Haleiwa and international recognition — has become a heavily respected fixture of wave photography.”

Check out his images on Clark Little Photography

Thank you Evelyn

5:00 P.M. Bell: Feel it

black and white, photography

Source: burrrr-ee


Yes. Large.

hawaii,photography, wave, giant wave

Worry gives small things a big shadow.

~ Swedish Proverb

Credits: Image – Thank you madamescherzo. Quote – Thank you Sundoginthesky

The Ocean is the most elemental…

The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach. I have heard them all, and of the three elemental voices, that of ocean is the most awesome, beautiful and varied.

Henry Beston

Quote Source: Thank you Rob Firchau @ Hammock Papers. Image Source: abirdeyeview

Silence is addictive…


It has a sound, a fullness.
It’s heavy with sigh of tree,
and space between breaths.
It’s ripe with pause between birdsong
and crash of surf.
It’s golden they say.
But no one tells us it’s addictive.”

~ Angela Long


Quote Source: creatingaquietmind).  Image Source: crescentmoon06

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