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Saturday, November 7, 2009

magical moment



Its getting late and I've written thousands of words today - or 'southands' as some people would say.
This NaNoWriMo thing has taken over my brain - fun though it is - its a froggy leap of faith


so i thought we would nip away together to a special place where the sea is like warm silk and the fish jump out of the water and steal your sunglasses



we could go by boat - on the magnificent Dhow Jones. Her well worn timbers creak and moan when she is under way - its like she is talking to you or singing a wooden sea shanty



and then we could wish on stars!

25 comments:

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

I admire you for your writing dedication! The photographs are wonderful, I especially like the walkway into infinity... it's a terrific shot!

lakeviewer said...

If this post is a sample of your writing odyssey, you're on a great course.

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Lovely shots and captions. Your brief posts are as eloquent as your longer ones!

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

me again . . . just read the C.S. Lewis quote in your side bar as I was signing out. Wow - I love it!! Somehow I had never come across it and it really speaks to a certain period of my life. Thank you.

Lyn said...

Thank you for sharing these wonderful shots. I have a special place in my heart for starfish and the sea. Love them all.

Janet said...

I'm so glad you're taking that leap! (my FB status earlier this week: It's never too late to shoot for the stars, regardless of who you are ~~~~ Nickelback ~~)

Of frogs ---- did you know most girls have to kiss way too many frogs before they find their prince???

xx

Miranda said...

Ah great one! I love sunglass stealing fish. And well done you on more than 12,000 words! Woooohoooo!

Val said...

hi Lizzy - thanks for the encouragement! that boardwalk is a favourite. this was taken at spring equinox when the tide was especially high.

Lakeviewer - thanks!

Bonnie - thank you and that quote is great isnt it? and so very true!

Lyn - then you would love mozambique. the star fish come in all variations of bright dayglo colours - and the sea is clear as jello - looks like you can walk on it

Janet - yes i saw that one - excellent. should write it on my screen :-)
its true about the frog thing :-) it can be fun though... this one is a cutie - can only be a prince

Miranda - yesterday was a wordathon of note! yeah those fish are cheeky, they dazzle you with their silver blingness and then bam! hehe

karen said...

Hi Val! Great, I'm very impressed with the writing challenge you've taken up!! cool Dhow Jones, and stunning starfish...

Angela said...

Dear Val, I bow my head in admiration! And I LOVE your posts, your pictures and your words and your comments! I can sign each of the comments I read. I also LOVE the C.S.Lewis quote (love his books, too). This one is especially fitting to the Great Celebration that Germany is going to have tomorrow - the tumbling of the WALL. I`ll write my next post about it. Thank you so much for taking the time to write me such a lovely comment, too. And now run back and create more scenes and characters, and don`t forget to mention the jumping fish with newly stolen sunglasses on!

Val said...

hi karen - thanks - it sure is a challenge!! ah the dhow jones - uber-cool xx one day.......

Angela - thanks for your kind words always. cant believe its 20 years since that wall came down!!! looking forward to your post about it all. xx

Rob Inukshuk said...

Another brave soul taking on the big writing challenge. Good luck with that. I so know your offering will be awesome.

Loved the board walk pic especially. So could do a with some time on that beach in the sun....

Janelle said...

ah sigh sigh...lovely lovely..XX j

Janelle said...

whoa. here i am again on the 13...hence this...but also wanted to say, which i forgot to in last message, BEAUTIFUL lion pics...! x j

Catharine Withenay said...

Good luck with your NaNoWriMo. You write so beautifully that I am sure you will have no trouble. And I love the photos - so evocative. Thank you for bringing Africa alive for me!

Lori ann said...

Sounds great Val, brilliant idea to take an imagination vacation to stir the senses. Have fun writing!

pam said...

that is so great - beautiful pics - lovely words...

Verily I go. said...

Yes,yes, nipping away! Froggy leap away and 'one star.. at a time'. Bravo, Val. Best of fun. I'm going to meander around here for awhile. xoxo.

Anil P said...

A leap of faith. A leap of reason. Launched into the air, the uncertain balance makes for a dizzying feel, at once thrilling and satisfying.

So, good luck.

Reya Mellicker said...

I am very much looking forward to a glimpse or two of your November book, when the month closes. Do you think you'll share any of it?

Val said...

dear all thanks for your very kind words and encouragement - i NEED them!!! xxx
glad to have you with me on this escapist trip - maybe we will make a real bloggy escape there one day?

Reya - ooh i am not sure, its a real learning curve, and a lot of blabbing on - but it is fun! i think....:-) thanks for the interest xx

xxx happy blogging and thanks for visiting monkeys on the roof - your comments are like rain coming xxV

Val said...

dear all thanks for your very kind words and encouragement - i NEED them!!! xxx
glad to have you with me on this escapist trip - maybe we will make a real bloggy escape there one day?

Reya - ooh i am not sure, its a real learning curve, and a lot of blabbing on - but it is fun! i think....:-) thanks for the interest xx

xxx happy blogging and thanks for visiting monkeys on the roof - your comments are like rain coming xxV

e said...

I'm just catching up on your wonderful postings and photos. Congratulations to you!

I love this one and the other story about the dog who was so loyal to his human friend...Sometimes I think humans could take a lesson or two from the animals.

Happy Blogging!

Lorac said...

Good luck with all the writing. I went and took a look at NaNoWriMo. WoW! Great idea. Love the post, wish I could just take off somewhere for a few days.

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