Pacific Ocean

A Promise

Instantly, I could see
the potential in this view, the expanse
in the sky and ocean horizon wide
with promise and depth the lone little tree
finding a way to stand tall
though I am sure it has seen (more…)


WPC: Wish

From the moment I knew
my body was growing you a wish
began to propagate within my heart a wish
that I knew I must pass on
to you, in no way could I buy speak make or bake
I couldn’t give to you or feel for you
no way to paint, explain, borrow or grow it
there it was and there were you
I see it finding a home within you I see you
doing what your heart tells you, learning

About all the animals of this planet finding
the highest point to get the best vantage point, I see you
opening your voice to the ocean waves
who gladly call back again and again you are small
but you are mighty wise to find your breath
within the Earth’s expansive skies to trust
your own body and what it feels to sense
that there is something beyond what you see
and most importantly you know that you can
find yourself when you are outside

** This post is part of the Weekly Photo Challenge, this weeks theme is “Wish”. You can find more entries, HERE. May we all find our own way to connect with ourselves when we are outside, uninhibited.

Seeing Differently Challenge- 10 of 15

Smooth and wide borrowed
time so little to see it is hard to breathe
but slowly I find the courage to stand
still to allow to open to the winds
and give my lungs what they crave
moisture rich tears sprinkling my face and finally
I am surrounded
with grace (more…)

WPC: Local

I have lived many places and in some cases I didn’t want it known that I was a local. That is not the case with our most recent move, over two years ago now. From the moment we unpacked I was instantly proud to say I live here. I am mostly asked this question when we are frequenting the beaches, although it happens occasionally in the forests too. (more…)

7 Day Nature Challenge/ Day 6

We went to our favorite beach yesterday (College Cove just outside of Trinidad CA), there was an extra low tide in the morning. We found starfish, sea enemies, crabs, barnacles, muscles and many extra rocks to climb and explore. The clouds assembled near the end of our time there. We are fortunate to live so close to such rugged, wild yet accessible beauty. I chose to share scenic images from our experience for today. (more…)

Sun Worship

Photo By: Carrie  Moonstone Beach, Trinidad CA

How can you not worship
the sun as it begins

Its decent beneath
the horizon it calls you in

Your footsteps slow
no conversation can trump its glow

It is mesmerizing wonderful
a glowing ball of fire dipping (more…)

Trinidad Harbor

Trinidad Harbor, Photo By: Carrie

My boys each commented on how amazing it was to see the water and sky melt into one another yesterday. We were visiting the beach for a picnic lunch just to the north of the this harbor. I have never seen so many boats anchored at the same time here.

In many ways this is how I am feeling about blogging at the moment, in the harbor at anchor. Not really ready to get back out in the seas quite yet. I am enjoying my time with my family, school starts up next week. Our summer has felt mostly wonderful and full. Not busy, just full, just right.