Posts Tagged ‘Sea’

Duck, NC: sunrise, rainbows, pétanque.

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

Duck, NC: sandwich, sandcastle.

Sunday, August 5th, 2018

Duck, NC: Currituck sunset, Sanderling trail.

Saturday, August 4th, 2018

Duck, NC: ghost crabs, and other beach adornments.

Friday, August 3rd, 2018

Duck, NC: leaping, splashing, dozing.

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

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Duck, NC: singing, storming, shopping

Monday, July 30th, 2018

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Duck, NC: off we go!

Sunday, July 29th, 2018

Finally posting my sketches from our family vacation.

 

Beach Houses, Big Sky

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Although it’s still summer, the first of September feels like a turning of the year, a return to school and schedules, and a farewell to cicadas and the least possible clothing. In parting I celebrate the day with a watercolor of Duck, NC, where the family just spent an idyllic week, and, attesting to the season’s ambivalence, a poem by A.E. Housman.

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XXXIX (from Last Poems)

When summer’s end is nighing
And skies at evening cloud,
I muse on change and fortune
And all the feats I vowed
When I was young and proud.

The weathercock at sunset
Would lose the slanted ray,
And I would climb the beacon
That looked to Wales away
And saw the last of day.

From hill and cloud and heaven
The hues of evening died;
Night welled through lane and hollow
And hushed the countryside,
But I had youth and pride.

And I with earth and nightfall
In converse high would stand,
Late, till the west was ashen
And darkness hard at hand,
And the eye lost the land.

The year might age, and cloudy
The lessening day might close,
But air of other summers
Breathed from beyond the snows,
And I had hope of those.

They came and were and are not
And come no more anew;
And all the years and seasons
That ever can ensue
Must now be worse and few.

So here’s an end of roaming
On eves when autumn nighs:
The ear too fondly listens
For summer’s parting sighs,
And then the heart replies.

—A.E. Housman

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Elizabeth

Duck, North Carolina, Part III

Sunday, August 28th, 2016

Starry skies, sunrise, and sea maidens.

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Johanna

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Karuna

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Katherine

Duck, North Carolina, Part II

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Creatures of air, land and sea; and a search for gifts.

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Bill Elvin