Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Sea Captain

For years my husband told Sea Captain stories to our children.  The Sea Captain and his little friends had all kinds of adventures.

Only once did we think we might have caught a glimpse of the Sea Captain.  He came visiting one evening.  But we were not there.  The Sea Captain left a big pot of fragrant hot chowder on the stove along with some crunchy brown garlic bread.  His note said he was sorry he'd missed us, but had been called back to his boat because of an emergency.   (wink, wink, wink)

I've always had a picture in my mind of what the Sea Captain might look like.

Last weekend my husband and I traveled to the Oregon Coast.  We had a lovely adventure, including staying with Captain Grady and his lady Sandy.  You've probably already guessed, but Captain Grady is exactly as I have always imagined the Sea Captain might look.

The Captain and his deck hands fish for crab off the Oregon Coast.  We actually had the privilege of hopping aboard his boat, the Aquarius.  Learning how a real Captain and crew ply their trade was fascinating.

As are all Sea Captains, he is a wonderful storyteller. His stories about close encounters with modern pirates curl one's toes with fear!  There is an atmosphere, a mystique about the sea and those who seek her treasures.  It is a whole different world with its own wonderful rhythm.

What a charming couple are the Captain and his Lady.  I know we will be back for a hearty hug and a warm hello.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Beauty in a Mud Puddle - Weekend Reflections

It has been raining so much here in Oregon, that even for those of us who consider ourselves as having "webbed feet," are tired of it.  This has been the wettest March on record!

Setting that aside, it is amazing the beauty one can find reflected in a mud puddle.

For more wonderful reflections from around the world, be sure to visit James at Weekend Reflections.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Daffy Down Dilly Springtime - Weekend Reflections

Spring has arrived early this time around.  A few weeks ago, I took this picture when we were threatened with some light snow and freezing temperatures.  The snow did sprinkle the ground and the dew froze.  Here you see our garden's Springtime Daffy Down Dillies resplendent in gorgeous frozen dewdrop earrings.  It didn't hurt these miniature daffodils one bit--they're in full bloom now.  What a spot of bright color they make on this gray, gray day.

For more wonderful reflections from around the world, be sure to visit James at Weekend Reflections.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Heart of Bramble - Guest Heart Thursday

Walking in the woods of our childhood late last summer, Sissy and I happened upon this broken bramble--one of the leaves had browned and curled into this perfectly shaped heart.

For more heart art, photography and altogether fabulous heart stuff from around the world, visit Clytie at Random Hearts for Guest Heart Thursday.