Thursday, January 14, 2010

gently worn

near my mother's home


at the water's edge


ice and pebbles
dance
backwards and forwards
side-to-side
in the ebb and flow
of the waves


much like lovers


shaping
each others destiny


as much
as they are being shaped


40 comments:

Jenny Stevning said...

WOW! I have never seen photos like that! What an amazing combination!! WOW!

Sixpence and a Blue Moon said...

"ebb and flow" I love the way that sounds - romantic and poetic. No doubt, we are shaped by the intimacy shared with a lover. Maybe it's more than a lover? Maybe it's our soul mate that has the power to shape us? Or do we give them the power?

Amazing photos!

Steven, I am impressed with your ability to have a powerful and moving post every day.

Moira said...

Love it! love it, love it, love it! The pics, the words, everything!

Angelo azzurro said...

Ciao Steven!
these photos are enchanting, I like them very much. And the thoughts too.
Sorry for my English, but I am not so good...
have a nice day

Rachel Fenton said...

I know you usually like to quote someone but I much prefer your words, and with these images they are perfect. I find the last one really beautiful.

jinksy said...

What simple beauty you caught in these pictures, but how complex in its creation.

Lorenzo Lapis Lazuli said...

Is beauty always so spare and simple? It sometimes seems that way. Really beautiful, Steven.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

The ice and the stones together are a long history lesson. Front your ice on the pond and river to the last ice age. They go together like bees and honey.

Look at the polished stones. A lesson in shaping.

Beautifil post.

Elisabeth said...

Ice and stones, water and rocks, wonderful juxtapositions here, Steven and all of it close to your mother's house. There are subtle layers here whose depths I can only imagine.

Coastcard said...

So beautiful, Steven - words and pictures. I hear we have small ice floes on the nearby Loughor Estuary - pretty rare for 'mild' South Wales! Sadly it's just slush in our street - that 'in-between' phase ... but there is a beautiful 'gold metallic' light over the bay.

Barry said...

Images of great clarity and beauty Steven. Over time, the stone doesn't stand a chance.

steven said...

hello jenny stevning - thankyou! nature took care of most of the hard work for me! have a lovely day. steven

steven said...

hello sixpence - i think that with a lover there's shaping, with a soul mate there's flow. thanks for your kind comment. i love creating these posts - i feel fortunate that they resonate with people who see them!!! have a peaceful day. steven

steven said...

moira - i'm so glad!!! have a lovely day. steven

steven said...

ciao angelo! grazie. il vostro inglese รจ benissimo a proposito!! abbia un giorno pacifico. steven

steven said...

hello rachel - i'm not as confident in my writing ability as i am in finding the words of others infinitely more insightful and articulate to match the images but i want to try so thankyou for your support!!! have a peaceful day. steven

steven said...

hello jinksy - water and stones - so simple, so elemental and so fine in their creation. have a lovely day. steven

steven said...

hey lorenzo - now there's a burning question! i don't know that beauty is bound by scale but it's the format here that determines just how much beauty can be shared! have a peaceful day. steven

steven said...

hey abe - i love stones and i love that as barry mentions further down - the water will always win!! have a great day. steven

steven said...

elisabeth - there are many many layers to this post . . . many of them are tucked away but with a little gentle digging hmmmmm. have a lovely day. steven

steven said...

coastcard - the views from your little bit of the world are stunning. ice floes!!! that's hard to imagine but there it is! have a warm day. steven

steven said...

hi barry - soft and gentle persistence. wrapping and pulling away repeatedly until the stone turns to sand and then . . . . . beautiful words barry. thanks. have a peaceful and warm day. steven

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

pensive and romantic steven. thank you.

nollyposh said...

So ~Beautiful~ both words and pictures <3

Dan Gurney said...

Lovely words, images, and musings to carry with me today, or to put on: like a comfortable sweater, gently worn.

ellen abbott said...

amazing pictures as per usual.

Golden West said...

I love the sound the stones make as the water rustles over them. We're having exceptionally large surf today and I'm heading down for a face full of spray and ears full of waves pounding on the shore.

Kay said...

hi steven..once again fabulous pictures...i love the last one...the earthy colours of the pebbles against the frozen icy shard with the pebble shape repeated....wow!! xx

Kay said...

hi steven..once again fabulous pictures...i love the last one...the earthy colours of the pebbles against the frozen icy shard with the pebble shape repeated....wow!! xx

Alaine said...

Magic, Steven. I love a seashore; have never seen one dressed with ice before.

steven said...

bonnie - those are two of my favourite states!!! steven

steven said...

thanks nolly - i'm enjoying them myself!!! have a lovely evening. steven

steven said...

hi dan - i carry lovely gentle memories of that day although it was bitterly cold with an easterly wind carrying freezing rain that stung like sand on bare skin! the pebbles and ice side-by-side were more beautiful than my pictures show. have a peaceful evening. steven

steven said...

ellen thanks!! steven

steven said...

hello golden west!! i've never heard surf on pebbles - only on sand. i will hear it one day if i visit oregon and washington as i would love to!!! i hope you enjoyed your trip to the sea! steven

steven said...

kay thankyou very much. i love the colours of sea pebbles and then too to hold them in the palm of your hand and feel their unlikely soft smoothness - well that's magic! have a lovely evening. steven

steven said...

alaine - i guess that's true for you!!! wow i never considered how far out of my aussie friend's experience so much of what i post is!! have a lovely warm evening. steven

Linda Sue said...

Dearest best Steven in the universe! Thanks for the comment- you just SHINE ,shine ,shine! I do love these shots of ice and stone, like bright jewels on the shore. so beautiful I ...sigh...Thank you Steven! There SO should be more of you on this planet!Glad you had a son!

Delwyn said...

Hi Steven

I love the colours in your images and the hard textures of ice and stone juxtaposed with soft sand and water, but most of all I was imagining the sound of the stones and ice drifts swishing and piling on the shoreline...

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

outstanding!
every bit of it!
words and photos just amaze me
i do love coming here, even when i have a headache
have a wonderful weekend