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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

No Turning Back


Ocean Beach, San Diego. Seven p.m.. It's been a long travel day. A day of firsts.





There are the days that you will never forget for as long as you live. Perhaps only a handful. 



Some, unforgettable because they are marred by tragedy. And others, because of remarkable beauty.








Perhaps one was the first time you ever visited the limitless sea . . .




 And meditated on infinity.



Or the day you introduced its joys to your own children. For we dwellers of the high and dry desert, such a moment is as to be caught up in the very swell of a lovely fairy story if you're of the right age.



And then one sweet day may come, perhaps late some summer evening.  You watch on as your offspring introduces the vastness of that universe to their own . . . 

 









Wishing you beautiful new summer memories.

Jacqueline



27 comments:

Claudia said...

Ocean Beach in San Diego is where I met my husband at a Fourth of July party. It is the beach we revisited countless times and the beach I go to when I am working in San Diego. It holds countless wonderful memories for me.

xo
Claudia

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Looks wonderful. I love a cool day at the seaside. My favorite kind.

Victorian1885 said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time... what beautiful photos to keep the memories alive! Enjoy...

On Crooked Creek said...

Jacqueline,
Lovely memories captured with your beautiful photography! I, too, have wonderful memories from Padre Island of introducing the ocean to our first born son with my husband and my beloved brother. We captured them on 8mm movies and had them converted to dvd. These memories are priceless!!!
Fondly,
Pat

chateau chic said...

Your photos are breathtaking, capturing God's amazing creation! The ocean never ceases to intrigue me.
Mary Alice

Susy said...

Your photos and narrative inspire me to take a walk on our beach ~ and maybe take my camera along.

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Oh my goodness so very beautiful Jacqueline ~ I have tears in my eyes ~

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Beautiful images! We just spent a long weekend with our girls and their young families and it's a joy to watch them introducing their children to the wonders of nature!

Have a wonderful vacation!

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Jacqueline, You were in my neck of the woods... Your photos capture the essence of the beauty of nature. Spectacular ... Lovely memories for you. Have a beautiful day.
Ciao,
Mary

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

What lovely words and photos.

GardenGirl said...

just perfect <3

SizzleandZoom said...

Gorgeous photos!

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

How refreshing and invigorating. I need some sea this weekend. Lovely pictures.
Paul

Pamela Gordon said...

Gorgeous photos of the beach, ocean and wonderfully endless skies! Enjoy making new memories with your family. Blessings, Pamela

blhitchcock901 said...

Beauty capture of infinity! Love the way you have your way with words.

Mary said...

OOOOhhhh, those are so beautiful, early sun streaming. Feet in the sand. I love San Diego.

Cindy said...

It's just heavenly. You so captured the essence of the beach with your words and photos...

Cindy

Bella said...

Hi Beach Baby...
Well this is nothing shy of breathtaking... I am so glad you are having th time of your life! How did you find the beach so empty? Well, I am going to admit, I am a little jealous, dig your toes into the sand for me!!
hugs,
Bella

wendy said...

How lovely. I loved the comment....about days....
some being memorable because they were marred by tragedy...and others because of exquisit joy.
I have had both those kinds of days in my life.
The JOY ones are better.
I love the ocean. It is always quite breathtaking.

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

The photos have captured such beauty. As I'm sure the memories have captured your heart!

Pat

Linda said...

Very special indeed...
Are we not very lucky???

Cheers!
Linda :o)

Sarah said...

Poetry, Jacqueline, both the images and the message.

Honey at 2805 said...

So lovely, Jacqueline!

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

What exeptionally beautiful photos Jaqueline.
I agree.. we all have moments that we will always remember. Times to look back and talk about.
I too was at the beachside last week with my grandaughter and grand niece.. it was such a wonderful 2 days.. I couldnt take my camera, that was a shame.
enjoy your time in San Diego.
val

A Super Dilettante said...

My dear Jacqueline, you've just inspired me with this post - a beautiful, sublime meditation on the sea and nature. Exquisite words, evocative and delicate pictures (I love the picture of the sea and the heron bird).

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Thank you for sharing such a special moment ~ you captured it beautifully!

Haworth said...

What lovely pictures, Jacqueline. And what a lovely experience for you!

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