Thursday, April 10, 2014

Birthday Beach


Birthday Beach

The Artist has chosen a limited palette today; only tiny gradations betwixt sky,  sea and sand.  The waves come in like sighs. Three large pelicans, their strange anatomy more noble than humorous in the paleness of this light, glide along atop the water, wings stretched kite-straight, sleek silver feathers casually grazing the water. Like grey rocking horses, a tracing of porpoises, parallel to the shore. The horizon vanishes, married finally to the sea, and all that remains is soft wind, soft sound.  My book remains as unopened as my thoughts.  I wrap my spring green shawl round my shoulders and close my eyes.  There is no better way to spend my birthday.  Be back soon.



24 comments:

  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PAMELA!
    I know Edward was right there with you guys.
    I also know you had a wonderful day.
    xx's

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  2. I am thinking of you, contentedly swaddled in a sea of green, and wishing you a very happy birthday. Penny

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  3. Happy, happy birthday Pamela - and may the good feelings of celebrating this special day by the sea stay with you for the entire lovely year ahead.

    Blessing and many good wishes -
    Hugs, Mary

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  4. A particularly poetic and peaceful post…perhaps inspired by a pale palette? "The waves come in like sighs…" Beautiful!
    Your inbox holds at least one birthday card! Many happy returns!

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  5. Dear Pamela: Best wishes for a very Happy Birthday. I am sure your Songwriter, Edward and Apple were there to share your lovely day with you. Warm Regards, ~Kathleen

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  6. Hello Pamela,

    Wishing you a very Happy Birthday and many happy returns!

    How beautifully you express the sweet contentment of your birthday day at the beach. The picture captures the essence of your poetic words. How we love the idea of the waves reaching the shore in "sighs". An inner calm is one of Life's greatest treasures.......the perfect birthday present!

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  7. Have a lovely peaceful, contented and gentle birthday.

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  8. Have a wonderful wonderful day....xoxo

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  9. You and I share the same April 8th Birthday
    Much love and many blessings. May Heaven hear your every wish and may they all come true.
    Happy Birthday

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    1. Oh, Happy Birthday to You, Jeanne!
      Actually my birthday is the 7th. I'm lazy this week!
      Isn't April a glorious month to have a birthday??
      xo

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  10. Sto Lat--Polish greeting for a long life. Enjoy your blog
    And this painting is by?

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    1. Not a painting, Marilyn.
      Photograph I took from my spot on the beach.

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  11. Happy birthday Pamela. I first thought this was a painting and then realized it was a photograph. A great picture and lovely words to describe it.

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  12. happy birthday, dear pamela. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

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  13. Many, many happy returns Pamela ……… wishing you the most wonderful of days. XXXX

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  14. Betwixt, sky, sea and sand and from across the seas, I send you a big warm birthday hug! Happy Birthday Pamela...I can feel in your words, that you have made the most of this special day. Sending birthday love from Saigon..Jeanne xx

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  15. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday dear Pamela!

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  16. Wishing you many happy returns of the day, dear Pamela.
    What a beautiful way to spend the day. Enjoy!

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  17. SEIZE the DAY!MOTHER of EDWARD………….looks like the artist knows YOU well!ENJOY!
    HAPPY HAPPY DAY!
    XX

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  18. Happy Birthday, Pamela! Enjoy your day, week, month and year. :-)
    Karen

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  19. Happy beauteous, bountiful birthday, Pamela! And a hug for Edward. Lovely photograph. Serene and spring like..

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  20. A late happy birthday, Pamela! I hope you had a warm and happy day.

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