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Making an impression

Impressions in sand.
Impressions in sand.

Touch is a reciprocal action, a gesture of exchange with the world. To make an impression is also to receive one, and the soles of our feet, shaped by the surfaces they press upon, are landscapes themselves with their own worn channels and roving lines. They perhaps most closely resemble the patterns of ridge and swirl revealed when a tide has ebbed over flat sand.

~ Robert Macfarlane, The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot

Making their own impressions.
Making their own impressions.



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.

13 thoughts on “Making an impression

  1. Sometimes, impressions on the beach can be a mystery … other times, the answers are obvious or a short distance away. Nonetheless, part of the fun of walking the beach. 🙂

    Happy Walktober … will we be celebrating again?

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    1. So true about impressions, Frank. It’s great to see you again. 🙂 We will indeed be celebrating Walktober again. This year’s dates for the walk are October 15 through 23 with post submissions due by October 25. But you know I’m not a stickler for rules and dates so if anyone needs extra time, I’ll be glad to wait. I’ll be posting a few reminders here and there, and then an official “link here” post on October 15 (for those early birds).

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Comments are delightful and always appreciated. I will respond when I can (life is keeping me busy!), and/or come around to visit you at your place soon. Thank you!

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