Gray, breezy day
with songs of the ocean
young children at play
with their imaginations
creating happy faces
in sandy surfaces
and half broken
with a feeling of
Lauren Scott © 2014
(This beautiful painting by Lamarr Kramer
was found on Google and there’s nothing like the
innocence of children and the simplest things in life
that brings delight to them.
This was written from a memory with my son.)
40 thoughts on “Salt and Sand”
Reminded me of the joys of childhood on the beaches around our coast line.
It sounds like you have wonderful memories, Ian, and I remember many fun times at the beach when our son and daughter were little…thanks for stopping by!
An idyllic scene
It is, isn’t it? Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
The beach seems to always evoke a peaceful time, Thanks so much for your visit and comment!
This is so beautiful!! I agree with you, Lauren.
Thanks so much, Cha! I hope all is going well for you!
This is so beautiful, Thank you my friend for sharing it for us. With love maxima
Thanks so much, Stefan! I appreciate your kind words! Much love to you, too!
Childhood joys from the beach, wonderful Lauren! We can never measure accomplishment really can we. Its all relative I think. What is small to someone could be huge to another. ❤️ Xxx
They do make some good memories, whether our own or of our children. And yes, accomplishment is all relative, I agree with you, Chris! Thanks for your kind comment! Hugs and Blessings! ♥
A charming poem Lauren.
Thanks very much, Kim!
Aww, a lovely poem, Lauren.
Thanks, Miwako! I appreciate your lovely comment, too! Have a great week ahead!
This is lovely, I grew up in So.California and the beach was just a part of my life–so much to discover. Have you read Mary Oliver’s poetry? She’s on the Atlantic and is a dog-love like we are. As for your little Copper (did I get the right dog?)–I’m so glad you haven’t given up on him. Have you tried those really tough Kong toys?
Thanks so much, Victoria, and it looks like we’re both So. Cal. girls! 🙂 I’m from Orange County and spent many days at Huntington and Newport Beaches. Good times and memories, but too much sunburn. 🙂 Yes, I’ve read some of Mary Oliver’s poetry, but I’ll do more now…Copper is correct and no, we didn’t give up on him. He’s mellowed out a lot and is still young for a lab, so that’s just the way it is. He loves the Kong toys and also Nylabones are the best for chewing. They are indestructible. 🙂
My 93 year old Mom is still in Huntington Beach–I visit (from Reno) a lot and in the winter am in Palm Desert for 4 months. And those are exactly the beaches I went to!
It’s a small world! My Mom passed away two years ago at the age of 90; Dad is living in Riverside county, age 94, still drives! 🙂 I’m planning a road trip to see him next month. It’s nice to meet others in blogland who grew up in similar areas…we currently live in the bay area, north of S.F.
And we moved here from Half Moon Bay. A small world indeed. If you ever get to Reno…
Wow, that’s interesting…okay and the same here…
I agree with you about the painting, Lauren, but your words add a light elegance and child-like remembrance of my own yesterdays as a little girl. Thank you, my dear friend! A wonderful poem! 🙂 xx
Thanks so much, Penny, for your kind words and something clicked when I saw that painting. I’m also glad my words evoked good memories of your childhood, too. Thanks again and it’s nice to see you. I hope you’re doing well! xo
I am Lauren, busy but doing well, I wish the same for you also! xo
Ah yes you conjure up a great beach scene here, Lauren! I hope your day is going well xo
Thanks so much, Christy, and my Monday has been pretty nice; can’t complain! 🙂 ♥
Collecting seashells is great fun for kids and adults alike. It’s like finding buried treasure.
I agree, Binky, and I remember fun times of doing this when our kids were little..
Lauren, just adore both the words and the painting. Oh, the inspiration of the sea!
Thanks so much, Jean, I agree, the ocean is so inspirational, as well as, our little ones. 🙂
I love this, Lauren – that’s where I wanna be today!
Thanks, Betty, and me, too! It’s nice to see you!
Makes the heart smile very happily Lauren! Thanks for sharing!
I’m glad, Wendell! Thank you and I hope you have a great tomorrow and weekend ahead! Blessings to you!
Lovely thoughts on being a child at the beach, they are some of the best days! I find when I go to the beach now, the sounds, the sunlight, the food, the whole atmosphere really brings back so many memories, and I find as I get older visiting the beach is a lot more emotional, not in a bad way, but the emotion and memories have taken me by surprise sometimes. And I can still remember the sheer excitement at looking out the car window and seeing that huge blue sea as we approached, the vastness of the ocean and an environment that was so different to everyday life, was like arriving in a heavenly realm – beach heaven! 🙂
Thanks, Suzy, and I loved hearing about your beach memories…mine are from my teen years going with friends and then taking our children when they were little. Many great memories and I can understand how your visits now can be more emotional. There is something so powerful about the ocean and all it evokes. Happy weekend to you! 🙂
Wonderful and brought back many a memory of collecting shells with my children and on my own lonely walks on the beech.. 🙂 Thank you xox
This is amazing, childhood, long gone away, but still wafting through in bits and pieces.
Perfect words to reflect a sweet painting capturing a precious moment. XO ❤