Thursday, September 2, 2010

merigomish, old smokey, ingonish and all

week starting with that one who rides the sky in her orange dress...
she won't let me take her picture without dancing with her light.

and then catching a glimpse of how the inside calls me from the outside even when the moon and stars are moving and enticing me.



so on Monday hiking up to have a picnic with new friends, eating, talking, connecting while behind us we can see the curve of the earth, curve of the sea...
then off to Merigomish
to see Linder's tomatoes, peppers fattening on sun...
hot hot hot I swim in the French River where it consorts with the sea, a different coast...watched by a kingfisher on these halcyon days
then we gather up ourselves and get into another car to climb up to Cape Breton, a bee made the journey with us to see the world from Smokey - we live in ocean world. We mysteried and then dipped into a hidden beach rolling with the waves - four women who know what is up and when to forget it... buying hats and scones with apparent disregard for reality and why not?
now I'm home to family and my own tomatoes ripening and Felix, new dear boy...and kids getting up to ramble off to school so nonchalant in the new scene.
today swimming with step-dot and Felix in the ocean I thought how round my life is. Like the moon, like the earth, like the ocean warming up to welcome a visit from Earl...a very funny name for a hurricaine don't you think?

8 comments:

Jemi Fraser said...

You have the loveliest pictures!

We smiled at poor Earl's name too - doesn't seem fitting for a hurricane somehow :)

Clarissa Draper said...

Wow, so beautiful. I was taken aback by the lovely bay.

CD

Rayna M. Iyer said...

Beautiful- the photographs and the prose.

But, are you sure it wasn't meant for your other blog?

Words A Day said...

Gorgeous writing, delicious - yes Earl sounds he might be a very polite kind of hurricane - like a guest who'd bring lots of cake.

Ann said...

Hoping Earl takes a detour. Beautiful photos as always.

Jan Morrison said...

Jemi - thanks! Our last biggy was Juan and last year's mild one was called Bill. Hmmmm...
Clarissa - I think you mean the Cape Breton shots (long fingers into the water) but not sure...the smallish bay at the beginning is wildly gorgeous and virtually uninhabited.
Natasha - yah, I know but the writing was for my writing blog so I cheated...
Niamh - thank you! And yes, oh a case of 24 and his nephew Frank that he's supposed to be watching...
Ann - I know I am 'supposed' to hope that to but I don't. I really love extreme weather.

Anita said...

I felt like I was there. I wished that I was there!

Nicki Elson said...

So beautiful. I love that I get to travel vicariously through blogs like yours.

Best of luck to you weathering the hurricane. I pray that it only hits your area enough to be exciting but not so much that it causes real and lasting damage.

Take care!