5 September

in the stillness of an evening

a hush came down

so at the end of day

 they rode their bikes to the beach

and rambled out amongst the slippery seaweed

to the big rock where the two seagulls were

where daddy had walked with his father when he was a little boy 

crabs were there and mussels and clams

sometimes lobsters - but not that night

up on the beach a family had dug a pit in the sand 

and built a fire in it

their children played in the surf and their grandmother sat in a pink and white chair

 nothing disturbed the stillness of the twilight

even the moon daren't rise for fear of rippling the water with her silvery light

when the tide started to turn and the sun began to sink low

they walked back up to the bikes

laughing at clams spitting water 

and imagined they could hear mermaids 

laughing with them


  1. Gorgeous images and I love the description of how you got there. Have a lovely day. xo

  2. Lovely mental picture you've created. I would love to be in the scene!

  3. Beautiful serene images


  4. beautiful photos - so peaceful

  5. I am easily carried away with your story - so tempting to ignore the cry of work to be done in order to mentally escape into the simple pleasure of the beach as you have so aptly set the scene and mood. Beautifully done!

  6. I love your gift of putting words together....Beautiful....The ending was a wonderful surprise...

  7. I can picture the family playing on the beach, having a great time! Beautiful images and a lovely post. Have a happy weekend!

  8. You make everything sound so magical. Makes me want to join them on the beach! Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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