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Who stole the sun?

Pounding the shore
Pounding the shore

Time is more complex near the sea than in any other place, for in addition to the circling of the sun and the turning of the seasons, the waves beat out the passage of time on the rocks and the tides rise and fall as a great clepsydra.

~ John Steinbeck

Shifting sands
Shifting sands

The remnants of Karen are still with us, twirling around, bringing us rain and wind, all of it moving backwards, from east to west.  High pressure and a cold front off to our west are promising to sweep it all out to sea.  Soon, they tell us, we’ll see the sun again.

The iconic palm tree being blasted by the wind.
The iconic palm tree being blasted by the wind.

Ocean City doesn’t seem to be suffering too much.  There were plenty of people there yesterday, most them driving classic cars because of the Endless Summer Cruisin’ event.  It’s amazing how many people show up to show off their restored and/or classic cars, even in bad weather.  Seems to me those old cars have a lot more character to them than anything they make today.

Surf, spray, sand, and sky
Surf, spray, sand, and sky

Here at the Wabi-Sabi Ranch, the rains have finally ended although the wind and dark cloud cover are still with us as of this writing.  I am not sure what the grand total of rainfall turned out to be.  We forgot to empty the rain gauge last night before going to bed, and it was nearly 5 inches at that time (which is as high as it goes).  Very early this morning we had a couple of episodes of heavy, pounding rain and gusty winds.  From the sounds of it, and judging by how long the rain went on, we may have gotten another inch or so.  I can’t say for sure since the rain gauge overfloweth.

The roses continue to hang on in spite of all the wind and rain.
The roses continue to hang on in spite of all the wind and rain.

Everything is thoroughly saturated.  Our trees have fared well.  We have some downed branches and pieces of branches, especially on the woodland paths, but none of the trees have toppled over.  On our way to Ocean City yesterday we noticed several trees that had given up due to the over-saturated ground.  Their roots had nothing to hang on to except for mud and water, substances that can’t be grasped and held for long.

Obsession
Obsession

The Morning Glories and roses all seem to be thriving in this weather.  I don’t know how they do it without the light of the sun.

Thriving
Thriving

Most of the yellow in the meadows has faded with the goldenrod.  The dominant colors are white from the asters and sea myrtle shrubs, and a variety of greens.  There are also some reds and yellows on the sweet gum trees.

Sea myrtle and asters
Sea myrtle and asters

A world of dew,
and within every dewdrop
a world of struggle

~ Issa

Worlds within worlds
Worlds within worlds

That’s about it from the Wabi-Sabi Ranch for today.  Thank you for stopping by.  Sorry about the dreary weather.  Someday the sun will return.  Or so they say.

Exploration
Exploration

Be good, be kind, be loving.  Just Be.  🙂

A star floats in a puddle.
A star floats in a puddle.
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Author:

Robin is a photographer, artist, writer, wife, sometime poet, mom, grandma, daughter, sister, friend, and occasional traveler currently living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She finished a 365 commitment to get outside every day in 2011, and has turned it into a lifelong commitment taking one or more walks each day. Robin will continue to share her walks through her words and images on Breezes at Dawn. Older posts can be found at Life in the Bogs, her previous blog. Robin and her husband are in the midst of renovating the house and property they refer to as the Wabi-Sabi Ranch, 35 acres that include marsh, a dock on a tidal creek, meadows, and woodlands. Every day brings new discoveries.

27 thoughts on “Who stole the sun?

  1. I think that we may have stolen your sun Robin, although we are sharing your gusty winds. Not cyclone strength though, that begins for us in January. Ocean City’s Endless Summer Cruisin’ event sounds like what we have here in June. In Coolangatta we used to have “Winter Sun”, a weekend of restored old cars and rock and roll, but they have changed the name now to “Cooly Rocks”. I think Winter Sun is the more self-explanatory title myself. Stay safe. The Morning Glories and the rose look just gorgeous wearing their raindrops. If they can survive outdoors, you’ll be just fine indoors.

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  2. What beautiful photos! Your beach shots remind me of happy walks on blustery October days along the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia. Always fun when foam blows in off of the ocean, piling up on the beach. Your morning glories look especially joyful for their prolonged life on a dull day. Thank you for sharing 😉 WG

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  3. A former coworker used to organize a Classic Car Show for Columbus Day Weekend…If the weather was bad, NONE of them would show up. Doesn’t bother the guys and gals down where you are, eh?
    We’ve got the high pressure that’s keeping you in that storm…sorry ’bout that….sort of 😉

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    1. lol, Marie! You are not one bit sorry. 😀 That’s okay. I wouldn’t be, either. Glad you had fine weather. We’re working our way back to it. As for the classic cars, it didn’t seem to bother anyone. The cars were cruisin’ around Ocean City, and people were sitting at the curb in chairs to watch them, albeit in rain gear, but they were out there.

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  4. The wet rose and the morning glories and the floating star – oh my! The sun has been a tease around here – peeps out in the morning making me believe we’ll enjoy its glory this day, then ducks away hours later behind thick clouds. I did spy some rogue morning glories on the side of my garage the other morning – your pictures have inspired me to go see if they are still there and willing to have a little photo session. 😉

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  5. You may have inspired an entire blog post now! Found a few photos to take and thoughts came bumbling along behind them! I’ve got two write-ups clamoring for space on my blog at the moment, hoping to get to them soon.

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    1. Thank you, Christine. 🙂 It was starting to get me down a bit, but then the sun put in an appearance around sunset on Sunday and cheered me up. The clouds keep moving in and out, but it’s good to get a glimpse of the sun every now and then. 🙂

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