Days End

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The day never ends
The silky lip of the sea
Simply swallows light.

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About greenmackenzie

Hi, I'm Seonaid, and I share my home with my husband, my son and a collection of cats and dogs. I am forever snapping shots of things which catch my eye. I love art which is here now and gone tomorrow...like food and nature...but also have a passion for vintage and the ancient past! Nature is my favourite muse, with her wild ever shifting seasons. I have been using and teaching mindfulness and relaxation for over 12 years, and have yet to become any sort of expert :-) I'm a Psychotherapist, and run the Maggies Highlands Cancer Centre, in Inverness, Scotland.
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45 Responses to Days End

  1. Tina Schell says:

    Gorgeous capture Seonaid and lovely text. Really altogether beautiful

  2. Stephanie says:

    I think this may be my favorite haiku of all time, and I’ve been a fan of the form for decades. “The silky lip of the sea”: gorgeous, perfect.

  3. Paula says:

    Amazing photo, Seonaid ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Liana says:

    as if those words could possibly get better…there it is, that scene of those words…swooning, girl, I’m just swooning

  5. Gorgeous – there is nothing more I can say, really…

  6. Hanna says:

    Lovely words, Seonaid. I adore that coastline of yours.
    Do you take a swim in the summertime, or is it too dangerous with currents and tides?
    All the best,
    Hanna

    • Thank you Hanna, and it’s a great place for swimming if you can bear the cold water. With the wonderful weather this summer I swam a few times, and the dogs love it when we join them in the sea :-)The beaches along this coast are a great mix of soft shallow sandy ones, and dramatic cliffs. Because it’s an estuary the waves are usually not to bad for swimming.

  7. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Haiku as it should be!

  8. Amy says:

    What an awesome shot, Soeonaid! Love the soft and smooth feeling of the water…

  9. Love it … nicely done. Beautiful. BP 110/70. D

  10. LB says:

    Lovely ,,, photo and haiku

  11. restlessjo says:

    That shot is so beautiful, it’s almost edible, Seonaid! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Beautiful haiku and picture.

  13. Amazing haiku, Seonaid. This image is just a perfect end to the day. ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. The silky lip of the sea…swallows light. What a wonderfully delicious metaphor for this transitional time….

  15. Colline says:

    Beautiful photo. Looks so tranquil. In a setting like this, I would never want the day to end.

  16. twoscamps says:

    This is beautiful Seonaid. It’s a scene I could gaze upon for a long long time.

    • The light was beautiful, and it changed slowly over half a an hour, giving us a wonderful array of feelings and colours.
      This was around 3:45 in the afternoon.
      It always amazes me to remember sitting at the same spot around midsummer at 10:30pm with similar light!
      I love the dramatic shift over 6 months.

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