Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Beach Combing, Shells and Magic





there is something magical
about beach combing
at 
dusk..









it is clever..
magic..
you never know when it will 
sneak up
on 
you...






Meg DeWeese and Mr. La Dolce Vita, on the beach in St. Petersburg



we
were off and ready to stroll..
wiggling toes in sand..

and feeling
a tug on the heart from the waves...








magic makes memories...








and pulls us pensively inward...








there is a true color to magic..










and you know it when you see it...

pearly,

and just barely shimmery...








you feel it..
a sparkly kind of feeling...









but... 
try as you might...
to savor it...
it is transitory..
momentary..












like a melting snowflake,
a good bottle of wine,
or words written in sand...












and so all sweet things
must end...

even
magic..




xo

28 comments:

Sharmon Davidson said...

Brilliant and magical words and photos, Cat... you have captured that fleeting glimpse of heaven perfectly - I could almost smell the salt in the air! xo

Caterina Giglio said...

Ah, Sharmon, what a kind thing to say... so happy you caught the feeling.. xo

sharon said...

so beautiful Cat! You drew me right in!

Dorthe said...

Oh Cat, such a wonder of magic and beauty, each glimpse lasts only few seconds, and then comes the next magic tone , untill the end, and the sun goes to sleep . What amazing pictures, and wonderful shell ,looking like the head of a seagull ,in painting !
Hugs, Dorthe

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Elusive, evasive, but you know it when you see and feel it. Beautiful photos to go with your beautiful thoughts. And beautiful thoughts to go with your magical photos!

Analia Cristina said...

Hi!Very beautiful photos!!

Caterina Giglio said...

Sharon, dear, thank you! xox

Caterina Giglio said...

Ah, Dorthe, you know the feeling well, don't you with your beautiful ocean around you! Yes, magical! xoxo

Caterina Giglio said...

Absolutely, E! You do know it when you see it and feel it and i think it must be universal... x

Caterina Giglio said...

Analia Cristina... Grazie, Grazie!

Margie said...

Cat, I so love the beach and so miss it living in Colorado but we have those beautiful mountains and I am not complaining ...

Your photos are truly magical and brought some magic to my day!
So, thank you for that!

xo

Pallas said...

I'll always remember my first visit to the beach in St. Petersburg, Florida - that white powdery sand was beautiful, and the water was warm. It was so different from the California beaches I went to while I was growing up, where the sand is coarse and brown and the water is cold.

~*~Patty S said...

magical and wonderful
Mr M and I can spend hours and hours walking on the beach especially early and late in the day
thank you for sharing ♥
oxo

Jo Murray said...

Wonderful words to go with those evocative photos.

suziqu's thread works said...

Yes Cat every photo is pearly and magical which can only really be appreciated by being there!
So lucky you and we are to have this opportunity!

Lisa DiNunzio said...

one might call life
effervescent:
delightful
tingly
vanishing...

how wonderfully
you drink it in
bubbles
and all.
xoxoxox

Caterina Giglio said...

Margie, I know, I loved my time in Colorado... 20 years of mountain living, but the beach just kept calling my name... hope your springtime is gorgeous! xo

Caterina Giglio said...

Dear Pallas, I lived in the San Fernando Valley for a time and I agree, the beach and waters are very different... I love the water here and the sand is so divine...

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi dear Patty, yes I agree that sunrise walks are nice too, and we love to beach comb before everyone else gets up... it was crazy to find such large shells so late in the day.. but magical too! xoxo

Caterina Giglio said...

Thank you Jo, and thanks for stopping by..

Caterina Giglio said...

so happy you enjoyed the pearly tour, Suzi, thanks for popping over here!!

Caterina Giglio said...

oh beautiful Lisa, you are such a lovely poet... I hope you know it.......... xoxox

MB Shaw said...

Thanks so much for the comment on my blog. Yes. It is divine to get back to my own work :) And I adore your photos, they are so beautiful.

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi Mary Beth! thanks for stopping by, and so happy you enjoyed the beach outing!!

Becca said...

Beautiful photos and thoughts! I love beach combing and was thrilled to find sea glass during my last visit to the ocean. Especially love that first photo. :-)

Caterina Giglio said...

Well, thank you Becca, I love it too... and I knew that this post would be liked, who doesn't love a day at the beach? thanks for stopping by the sweet life..

layers said...

Beautiful beach and water images.. living in each moment.

Caterina Giglio said...

Thank you Donna, you are so right, you have to be in the moment to know it is magic...

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