Category Archives: seashore

Beautiful Prose: Excerpt #5

Here’s the fifth excerpt from my collection of beautiful prose. This one is An Unreasonable Woman, by Diane Wilson, a Texas gulf coast shrimp boat captain and mother of five who took on a powerful chemical company when she found … Continue reading

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Beautiful Prose: Excerpt #4

Here is the fourth excerpt from my collection of beautiful prose. I picked up this travel magazine in a doctor’s office and was mesmerized by the winter scene described by the writer, Peter Weller. From Travel and Leisure Magazine, “Venice … Continue reading

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Stoned on Beauty

I saw something intoxicatingly beautiful recently and it reminded me of a book I read years ago.  An old-timey book written in flowery language in the 1800s. The story is a memoir about the author as a young girl living … Continue reading

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A Sky Full of Crows

Had a rough night.  My woes and the woes of the world seemed to be in bed with me. When I woke up, the morning was cool and sunny so I decided to take a long walk.  Walk off the … Continue reading

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The Runaway

My big blue inner tube rolled, no, flew! across the hot white sand, parallel with the shore, perfectly balanced, not teetering once, as if some invisible hand were pushing it along. I chased after it forever, stopping now and then … Continue reading

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The Goddess

I’ve just returned from a yummy week-end at my favorite motel on my favorite Gulf of Mexico beach. The motel is located next to a little outdoor cafe right on the water that has live music on the week-ends. I … Continue reading

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By the Sea

Surrender. That’s what it felt like– my day at the shore. Like a baby limp with sleep I reclined in my beach chair, eyes closed, listening to the music of the sea– the gulls, the surf, while the silken breeze … Continue reading

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Bridge Street Pier at Bradenton Beach

On a whim I decide to check out this tourist haven I’ve missed on previous trips. Weary from too much sun and a rock-hard motel bed, I fortify myself with a frozen banana from Joe’s Eats ‘n Sweets, then progress … Continue reading

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The Pelican

Just back from a sunny Easter morning walk to a little neighborhood beach on a big lake. The Florida weather was warmer than usual, felt more like May than March.  Hadn’t really planned to end up there, my feet just … Continue reading

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The Drum Circle

It was the last night of my solo beach vacation – a Friday – almost sunset. Feeling too alone, I walked to an outdoor beachfront café near my motel to listen to music, be with people. But the music ended  … Continue reading

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