Day 142: The Sea in Me




My nano was an Italian fisherman.

He sailed most of the year up the Pacific Ocean from Central California (Monterey) to Alaska.

He was the designated cook on the ship, because of his talent for creating a scrumptious meal from the gifts of the sea.

I thought of him today, as I walked along the docks.

I thought of him today, and his journeys; how I wish I could speak to him now—hear his rough Italian dialect weave the ocean tales of sea monsters, mermaids, and giant jellyfish.

The sea is in my blood.

I know this now.

I can never live away from the ocean again.

The salt water is my refuge.

The seagulls my angels.

And the waves, as they move, confirmation that I am just as source intended.

Whether I wash ashore, retreat, break, or beckon onlookers, I am exactly as I was made to be—an endless ocean of mystery harboring the secrets of generations.



Ocean Legs








My angel



The green that makes me scream in delight!!!

33 thoughts on “Day 142: The Sea in Me

  1. Hi Sam the clam, my you are looking quite glam(orous). I am such a witty nutter, butter. šŸ˜€

    Love hearing (reading) about your family history and you! I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed these pictures! I just got back from the beach, it makes me so happy. I belong in water. I am feeling sad about leaving it, but I will be near my river that I grew up at. šŸ™‚ As long as I have water around me I am a majestic feeling being!

    Beautiful bad hair picture! You should see mine right now, it is in a bun frumped on top of my head – all floppy. Hee hee

    Love and light!
    Angel fish

    1. Sam the glam clam. he he. With a bird’s nest in her hair! lol. I love nutter butters…the nuttier the better!!!!
      Oh, isn’t the sea and any water simply divine. I want to live in that little house boat I took a photo of. I am glad you will be by the river. Photos, you must take photos.

      Frumped and floppy…..that’s how I feel! he he
      You are such a delightful joy of light. Bubbles and bubbles from fishies with big smiles and big kissy lips….but they won’t touch you…no worries. LOL HUGS, Sam šŸ™‚

    1. It’s one of the most beautiful places I’ve been in my life. And I’ve been to some lovely countries. But… have to love the rain…or tolerate it at the very least. Lots and lots of cloudy days. But when the sun appears….HEAVEN. šŸ™‚ Sam

  2. Perfect post, love the photos but you already knew I would.
    So want to go on that walk with you one day, it is beautiful.
    My great grandad was a lock keeper on the canals, I love water too.
    And my great granny was from a family of gypsy travellers.
    Love you loads my lovely friend.
    Lees. xxx šŸ™‚ ā¤

  3. Your post is so calming and beautiful. A lot of that looks familiar from summer trips we took when I was a little girl. Days with puffy clouds and sun – rare- wouldn’t you say, overall? šŸ˜‰

    Salt water, yes, I’m totally with you on that but mine would be a more southern latitude that where these photos were captured, accompanied with a grass skirt …

    You keep looking younger! And your little furry companion is a cutie.

    1. We get a lot of skies like these. But like today, only lasted a couple hours, until the dark clouds rolled in. I try to get out whenever there is blue. Today’s blue was enough to get me through the dark.
      Maui….here we come.
      Sigh….it’s the lighting….I look young with the flash light covering all my wrinkles…he he
      Isn’t Violet cute?
      thanks for the visit.
      Hugs, Sam šŸ™‚

    1. The sea in us!!! Yay, us. But you get the soft, sandy beach….warm I imagine…Here sooo cold. But 12 hours to CA beach in Monterey…taking a road trip with my boys in 2 weeks. And we do have a sandy shore about an hour from here….I was soooo spoiled by Carmel, Pacific Grove, etc. And never did appreciate growing up there…too young to know. Salty hugs back to you. Your Sea Twin, Sam šŸ™‚

  4. Sam….I feel like this is the fourth of July…these photos have opened the pleasure receptors in my brain full flow!!!! its sooooooo gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!

    1. You are one happy guy, lately. Must be those summer days of fun and freedom. Glad I could help with those pleasure receptors….lol….are you seeing fireworks? Give me some of whatever high you are on, Mr. W., PLEASE. šŸ˜‰ Glad you liked….I really, really liked taking the photos and sharing. Hugs, you happy guy!!! Sam the avocado of green whole and complete.

    1. Thank you for the kind comment. The sea is wonderful. I am by the Puget Sound….so not the waves and beachfronts… but thankful for the salty air and beautiful water. šŸ™‚ Sam

  5. Great Shots Sam….Greens make my soul sing song…
    and hey we don’t ( never ever) have a bad hair day..that’s tousled hair… its for us the sexy people and we don’t have to work on it we just own it šŸ™‚

    1. I love green. Green helps me breaths. Plus I’ve been feeling super green lately. LOL šŸ˜‰
      Yes, tousled hair is right….sexy people like us….WE OWN IT. he he…You’re so cute and funny.
      Sam šŸ™‚

  6. I love the oceans too! They’re beautiful! and you’ve captured their beauty beautifully! šŸ™‚ Great shots Sam! šŸ™‚

  7. Sam,
    I’ve always lived near water, until now, and am realizing how much I miss it. As a boy I lived on a river, later years on lakes, in the recent past, on the Gulf of Mexico (loved that dearly) and now am a landlocked landlubber…. Damn!!!!!
    Liked the pictures and the story that accompanied them

    1. šŸ˜¦ I am sorry. You live in a lovely community. And you have such nice winters and fall….it’s hard to live here January – June….trust me. Come visit. HUGS. I love you. Take a trip to Grass Valley soon. xoxox

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