The sea is a beautiful creature, she shifts and changes with the turning light, with the weather, with the moon and with the ocean tides. Never the same from one hour to the next she shows us our true nature. She shows us the truth of a life in constant flux, and she shows us how beautiful this constant change can be, if only we embrace it. Sunset over the ocean is achingly beautiful in its constant change, in fact the change itself is the beauty.
The next most beautiful change we see over the salty waves of the sea is the play of sun and rain. These two elements create one of natures most ephemeral and beautiful sights, the rainbow. I was already captivated by the play of light between the rain storm and the sunlight. It divided the sky and the ocean in two, and then suddenly a beautiful arc of colour sprung between them. The rainbow flowed on down over the sea and I was lost.
Other days the sea shows us perfect warmth and colour, inviting us in to swim in her gentle caress. The sun ripens golden grass and heats the shallow waves, creating an irresistible place to rest and relax, losing ourselves in thoughts which drift off across the water.
Then there are days where she throws a tantrum, and the clouds boil into bruises and the light is distracted off the rocks, sucked into the horizon. All blue light leaves the sea and she brews a dark mood beneath the gathering clouds. Drama is high and tangible on storm days, and a wild excitement fills the air, expecting the unknown to burst through in bright flashes.
And then she settles back into softness and comfort, nursing us out of isolation and hardness. On these days her golden warmth would melt the heart of an ice giant, and he would melt into her silk caress, and on into the horizon.
I am off across the waves on an adventure for the next few weeks, so I won’t be able to visit and read all my favourite blogs. Please forgive my lack of visits, and I promise to post when I can, and to catch up when we get back. Thank you to everyone who follows, and especially to the wonderful people who post their thoughts and comments.
Find more gorgeous posts about the sea at this weeks photo challenge