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Someone once said… “Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live.”

A sea of whispers

sea scape

A little seascape made from reminants of my 2007 sanibel vacation.

It’s time to make my reservations for another spring break by the sea. Every year I pick out a cottage on-line with a preconceived notion of how it will look. It’s always perfectly fine and usually quite lovely but never exactly as I envision. Below is what I’ve imagined for this year…

Standing alone in the silent little rented cottage, she sighed and sat down in a comfy slip covered chair near the open window. The warm salty breeze felt wonderful against her skin. She loved the way the long sheer curtains blew across the floor. It felt as though the room was alive and breathing.    This cottage had a life of its own and somehow offered a sense of companionship. The old girl had once been a care takers cottage to the slightly dilapidated mansion up the hill.  It wasn’t in the best of shape and the weeds and wild roses had grown up all around but she kind of liked it that way. It felt hidden and safe, just like her secrets; the ones that she had locked away in the vault so long ago. This cabin was part of a cottage row and the closest one to the sea. All of the cottages were old and failing but somehow this old girl had fared the best. She was still quite structurally sound. The inside was painted a creamy Casablanca white. The ceiling was cedar and there was a large wooden beam across the middle. The cupboards were cottage blue with weathered metal handles. The square kitchen table had a chopping block for a top, and faded blue legs. The chairs were wooden, straight back- two painted cottage blue and the other two in a sunny yellow. The appliances were white, quite old but still very functional.  The floor boards were wide wooden planks and in some places the gaps between them were wide enough to see the sandy soil below. She didn’t mind and felt a kindred spirit toward this old place.  The gardens, now slightly overgrown, must have been someone’s pride and joy. There were so many wonderful flowers that had been carefully planted along the picket fence. The colors of the roses blended together perfectly. The soft peachy roses next the baby pinks then fading into the creamy off-whites and finally a stellar white to end the row. She loved the honey suckle vine that climbed the trellis wall; the smell was divine.

The setting here was lovely and mysterious. The old cottages seemed all but forgotten and the intriguing Mansion on the hill looked so ominous. All of this was constructed so masterfully on beautifully lush grounds overlooking the sea.

I have a vivid imagination that is hard to live up to. Enough day dreaming- off to work!



November 4, 2009 - Posted by | lovers, me, photography, secrets | , , , , , ,


  1. interesting pic

    Comment by maplesyrup10 | November 4, 2009

  2. How beautiful Junie.


    Comment by Renee Khan | November 4, 2009

  3. I am crazy about this photo. I love your little seascapes, a perfect place for a Sea Witch to hide into. I spent many Christmas’ at Sanibel Island growing up…back when you had to take the ferry across and it was just a few hotels and Captiva was uninhabited. I loved it there and have boxes and boxes of shells that I picked up along their white beaches. Thank you for bringing these lovely memories to the surface. Sea Witch

    Comment by Sea Witch | November 4, 2009

  4. The cottage you described sounds beautiful. A one day wish for my own sea side cottage.

    Comment by Shell | November 5, 2009

  5. I’m just sighing wishing I was staying in the cabin next door.


    Comment by Renee Khan | November 5, 2009

  6. Oh Junie!!! What a fabulous photo! The colors **swoons** how you caught the reflection in the glass. De-Lovely!! Your words flow smooth like honey. And tell Renee that I already have the cabin next door. Renee wants EVERYTHING! Have you noticed that she wins a LOT of give aways??? teehee. Wishing you a lovely weekend, my little Junie Bug!
    **blows kisses** Deb

    Comment by Deborah | November 6, 2009

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