Saturday, October 12, 2013

to the sea...

the beautiful, wild and wonderful sea

heaving, thundering, rhythmic... changing colour as it moves


these pictures are from cornwall... we were there just days ago

the finest rain ever - they call it "mizzle"

oddly enough, that's the colour of the painted breakfast room at a b&b we stayed at, weeks before in scotland - I asked...

mizzle...  i called it "water in the air", too fine for rain, too much for mist

i actually didn't mind it so much, except you can get awfully wet, awfully fast


cold, wet, wind - just what you'd expect for his time of year

we walked on the beach, around the headland, facing the wind and spray full on


cornwall is not for the faint of heart


i realized as i gazed around, the colours before me are my preferred palette, the colours of he sand and sea, the rocks and sky - i first learned them in the yukon, on marsh lake


i like how the mist makes everything seem to be out of focus - sometimes i think the world is easier to take if it's a little out of focus, a little less sharp around the edges...


the days are winding down now, we have only three left... thoughts are turning toward home, slowly it creeps back into the conscious

my mind is so full of all we have seen and done, all i have thought - the philosopher in me has been very busy... I have so much to tell you

but first, i have so much to pack!

11 comments:

Createology said...

Breathtakingly beautiful. I would not like cold, wet, wind all over me...however I love the idea of the color "mizzle". The sea and sand and misty wet air is somehow calming and restful. Happy Packing and Safe Travels Home Dear...

deanna7trees said...

oh the water looks delightful.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

That's my palette too Jillayne - soft and misty.
My husband's family came from Cornwall originally - we love that coastline too.

I've enjoyed walking along England and Scotland with you - marvellous photos.
I could easily live in a little cottage in the Cotswolds - perfect!

much love
Shane

Wendy said...

oh my! This is stunningly gorgeous! So awe inspiring to say the least! I am sitting here and can almost hear the crash of the waves! So, so beautiful. Thank you for sharing these with all of us in blogland.

Mosaic Magpie said...

Lovely photos...that is my favorite kind of day...grey and misty...the kind of day you want to snuggle up in fluffy quilt. Mizzle, really that is a perfect description isn't it.
Now remember if you have too much to pack, clothes are way overrated...you can always find more of those and the layered look is very fashionable...4 or 5 shirts all worn together is all the rage!
xo,
Deb

Suztats said...

Love your comment about the mist making everything a little softer, the sharp edges a little rounder. Mizzle is a beautiful word.
Safe journey home

Laura said...

Mizzle, ha! Looks awfully dreary, but also like a landscape that you'd appreciate. Not to call you dreary :)

Excited to see you soon! Doug and Claire and I were talking about doing dinner on Wednesday night before we take off for a shop around Chinook. Can't wait :)

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Jillayne,
Wonderful photos and your words match the greatness.
It all does have a soft look and misty. I can just hear the sound the water makes.
Have a wonderful week.
Hugs!

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

My gracious girlfriend. What an incredible adventure you are having. Awesome!

Becca said...

Hi Jillayne! I am so envious! I have always wanted to see Cornwall! Thank you for sharing your lovely photos!

Marj Talbot said...

Can't wait to hear all the stories and experiences. I think your frost project might be renamed mizzle????
Enjoy your dinner with your family on Wed - I'll be checking out this eye and hopefully will get a good report.
Till we meet again, hugs