The Restless Sea

The salty body of the sea
Rolls in endless restless waves
Pouring up from the ocean bed
She lays the soft foam of her hair on pillows of stone.

About greenmackenzie

Hi, I'm Seonaid, and I share my home on the shores of Loch Ness deep in the Scottish Highlands with my husband, my son and a couple of dogs. I love art which is here now and gone 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 Cancer Support Specialist in Maggies Highlands
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35 Responses to The Restless Sea

  1. I love your photographs! Serenity and beauty!

  2. janineyork says:

    Absolutely breathtaking!! I love catching up with your gorgeous photography and your beautiful words and imagination that complete them. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Paula says:

    Beautiful, creamy sea ๐Ÿ™‚ Well done, Seonaid!

  4. says:

    Works so well together !

  5. Beautiful photograph – I was wondering how you got that softness in the water over the rocks, but from other comment guess it is long (slow?) shutter speed. A bit special. One day I must look into these more esoteric ways of using the camera, if you can get such lovely effects.

  6. Suzanne says:

    What a lovely photo and poem. The sea looks so soft

  7. love that last line, especially!

  8. Which lends itself to which? The words lend themselves to the image … or is it the image lending itself to the words? I do not know. The synergy is what works here. Nice use of a slow shutter to capture the feeling you sought. D

  9. LB says:

    To use the local vernacular (and I may have used this re: one of your posts before): Dang girl! Beauty!

    • What a great comment, and feel free to reuse it as often as you please ๐Ÿ™‚
      Glad you enjoyed it, I had fun playing around with the camera and some of the shots came out nicely for me…..many others were deleted!

  10. Rachael Charmley says:

    Beautiful photo, powerful imagery. I loved the way you elevated the ocean into a mystical being.

    • Oh thank you, and I just can’t resist romanticising nature, the ocean, the sun …….so it goes on! She seemed sleepy when I visited on Tuesday afternoon ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Rachael Charmley says:

        Ah – I wouldn’t call it ‘romanticising’ if your intention was to belittle what you do! Just think how our distant ancestors (and our so called ‘primitive cultures’ today) give meaning to their lives in a way that we (well so called ‘civilised’ societies) think is just plain silly because it’s not explainable or understood. Oh dear – rant over!
        Long way what you do, continue! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Mama Ocean looking serene, I hope she comes back south soon.

    • I know, you guys have been seeing the rough side of her nature…..this afternoon was calm and peaceful up here on the East coast. I hope you are all surviving, and I’m certain she will show her soothing face again soon down in the south west.

  12. So wonderfully descriptive, Seonaid, and perfectly illustrated. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. colonialist says:

    Lovely. That sea looks rather like silk.

  14. Sharon K. says:

    Mackenzie, this is beautiful. ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. dadirri7 says:

    ‘resting her head on pillows of stone’ will stay with me Seonaid, so lyrical, she is an awesome lady, with so much to teach us ๐Ÿ™‚

    • That’s very true, and each time I visit her she shares something new ๐Ÿ™‚
      Glad the words caught in your mind, they’ve been rolling round my head since Tuesday visit to the sea.

  16. Ooh I love it! I really want a set of graduated filters to do some long exposures of flowing water.

    • You know I didn’t even use a filter for this shot, and in fact had even forgotten my tripod, so it’s a hand held shot which limited my settings! I was kicking myself as I can’t use my ND filter without a tripod, and I haven’t played with it nearly enough, but liked the way this shot turned out!

  17. looks ethereal ๐Ÿ™‚ and great words ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. theinnerzone says:

    Love your pictures as much as your precise words

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