I chose this photo for Midweek Moment for no reason other than I thought it was pretty. I loved the colour of these mauve flowers from the next-door neighbour’s plumbago. I took a few photos in vivo, then cut some to bring inside and snapped a few more:
Whereas my photo has a tranquil feel, Monique’s is full of movement and looks exciting. The way she writes about it, however, makes it sound very restorative:
‘Much is said about the healing effects of salt water. These days I rarely do more than dip my feet into the water, but two weeks ago I was encouraged to swim in an ocean pool. After the first few cold shivers, I let myself sink into the water and started to swim. The water felt soft on my skin. My worries floated away. And I soon found that I didn’t want to leave. I wanted to enjoy the feel of the water, the sound of the waves, the cry of the circling seagulls for as long as I could, because I knew that once I left the water, the worries of life would creep back in.’
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Each week, Monique Mulligan and I share our favourite photos on our websites in a ‘Midweek Moment’. We hope you enjoy, and if you’d like to see more, click here.
I turned on my computer,switched to my email,and there was Midweek Moments. I ignored all the other emails sat back coffee mug in hand and sipped as I took in this week’s offering.. I’ve seen hedge flowers very similar to yours but I never really looked at them The blue background is perfect to set off the mauve of the flower It gives it another world feeling. Monique’s description is wonderful I almost said delicious but thought that was too over the top .Her photo captures a lovely spot. I look forward to next week’s offering
Thanks, Penny! Your comments are always so encouraging. Sometimes, I wonder if anyone does actually read these posts, but then comments like yours let me know they do! Plus, I enjoy taking photos anyway!
Thank you, Penny! It is a lovely spot, that’s for sure, but on the other side of the country for me, so I won’t be going back there soon. I’d love some of the energy again that the water gave me.
You girls need to make a coffee table book x
What a lovely idea, Rae! Who knows, one day we just might!
Great photographs, and a beautiful piece of writing by Monique! 🙂
Thanks, Marlish. I agree about Monique’s writing—that’s why I put it in whole!
I absolutely love both of these photos! They both bring back such memories of Australia – we had blue flowers like that in one of the places we lived in Melbourne, and the beach reminds me of the south coast, the sound of the ocean at night, sea mist cooling the air. Plus, they are just beautiful photos 🙂
Thanks, Helen. The plumbago is such a soft colour and it’s flowering here at the moment and looking very beautiful. I loved Monique’s photo—I just love photos that capture the ocean. We Australians like to hug our coastline, and are very lucky to as much as we do!.
Oh, it’s a gorgeous shot – you could blow it up into a canvas and it would be absolutely beautiful. Actually, that’s true of both shots – I have a photo here I took of the bay where we used to live. It’s now a wall canvas and a reminder of our old beach lifestyle. 🙂
I think I will have it blown up, especially because I took a series of photos, and I could put them side-by-side! (By the way, I’m about a third through your book—it’s very sad 🙁 )
Oh, that sounds lovely! The colours are just beautiful, I could imagine them in almost any room.
And things pick up a bit soon, if you’re about a third of the way through – it’s not all sadness (though there is a bit of that) Have you been to Valhalla yet? 🙂