Mother’s Day View

My feet softly held
by the sand my ears holding
on to the sounds
of the waves rolling
in tune with my heart
how do I sink deeper into
the endless layers of truth staring back
as I stare out catching my breath
making me wonder how
I have lived loved danced
sang shouted embraced
without knowing
this view before

** This post is part of Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness Challenge. You can find the wonderful gallery of all the entries, HERE. It is no surprise that each time I visit this beach the view is new. We went for Mother’s Day, early to catch the low tide. Watching the sun touch the waters as it rose over the hillside from behind us was enlightening!


    1. We do live in a rather remote area. We were there at 7:30 am so no one else was there 🙂 Thank so much Chris, I love this beach, I come here often. There is a short walk from the car and a steep trail down, well worth the effort!

  1. Gorgeous view and wonderful words.
    This image has so many layers and looks brilliant in BW.
    Have we seen this view before in the One Four?

    1. Well, not this exact view 🙂 But my youngest was perched on a rock marveling at the view for one of the challenges. You probably remember that tree covered island. Thanks so much, Robyn. I don’t think I would have had the opportunity to find this edit with LR, it jumped out at me in Silver Efex Pro, I was so happy when I saw it come together.

      1. I do remember the image Carrie 😃 I wish I’d been standing there! How great that you’re enjoying Silver Efex. Awesome – look forward to seeing more and I love the depth you created in this week’s image.

    1. Hello Pam, wonderful to hear from you. Sorry it took me a bit to get back to you. My son broke his arm a few hours after this was posted! Life has been hard to catch up with since then. He is fine, all will be healed in a few weeks. I’m glad you like the words with this image, I wasn’t sure they did it justice actually, this is quite a place!

    1. Thank you for saying so, Maria. I really appreciate your kind words. Sorry I didn’t get back to you sooner, my youngest son broke his arm a few hours after this post was published :/ he is fine but life has been moving very fast ever since.
      This is such a gem of a location, I feel fortunate every time we are here, particularly on special days like Mother’s Day 🙂

      1. Thank you, Maria. He is going fine, not happy about taking it easy, he is a coyote at heart 🙂 We’ll get through it.

  2. What a glorious and productive Mother’s Day morning you and your family had, and your readers get to share in it through your photographs and words. Thank you for being so generous with your gifts, Carrie.

    1. Glorious, is just how I would describe it. No one there! Early morning sunlight, first ones to add our footprints to the sands. And, spending time together celebrating Mother’s Day. The only thing better would have been if my own mother was there too. She loves the beach. You are most welcome, Janet. I love to share beauty like this!

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