Gusting breezes, wind-swept sand, dark clouds rolling onto land,
Summer’s sun gives little heat, with winter’s sand beneath one’s feet.
Waves roll in as sunset looms, as winter lowers its darkening boom.
Waves crash in for day’s last light, as summer bids its last goodnight.
© Huffygirl 2012
(Summer returned to Michigan for one day only, when temperatures reached 70 degrees in the aftermath of Super Storm Sandy, November 11, 2012.)
One summer’s day in November, original poem by Huffygirl, © 2012)
That’s an amazing piece of driftwood, wouldn’t you just love to take it home?
I would, although I don’t think it would look as cool sitting in my green grass as it does settled in the sand.
I hated that storm.We lost our playscape and siding on the house.Also took a bunch of shingles off.Love that Michigan weather.
Sorry LN. We were pretty much unscathed except for some impressive winds.
Awww… I wanna walk on that beach as well 🙂
You’ll have to make your way over to Lake Michigan some time – the best beach walk in the country.
And you’re a poet too! Bravo!
I try. I’ve found poetry inspiration lately. Not sure how long it will last though.
I think that grill full of leaves is one of the saddest pictures I’ve seen in a long time! And there’s something mysterious about the stack of bricks and rocks – not so much the things themselves as why they were left like that! (Oh, all right, it was probably just somebody fooling around on the beach a few months ago, but it still looks strange 😉 )
In case it wasn’t clear – I love this post!
Thanks so much Sharon. The pile of bricks and rocks is something a lot of people do at out beaches these days. Some people are building cairns, a pile of man-made rocks to serve as a landmark or monument, or for decorative or artistic purposes. There is also a Buddhist tradition of the stones being symbolic of ones balance in the spiritual world. There aren’t too many Buddhists in Michigan so I suspect the ones we see on our beaches are the former and not the latter.
Or, it could have been just folks fooling around with stones on the beach! 😉
Just moved back to the midwest – originally from MI. loved the weather! (barely escaped the hurricane)
Glad you got away from the hurricane in time. Hope you enjoy your stay back in the midwest. Thanks for stopping by.
Brilliantly captured. Looks like a magical day. Love seeing all the waves. Wow.
Thanks. The wind was amazing that day – I was trying to catch the spray blowing off the tops of the waves and the sand swirling across the beach. I’m glad we took the time to go to the beach that day.
SO makes me miss the seasons! Still hot and sunny out West–boring. I want a BBQ covered in leaves…
I could send you a big bag of them…but there’s probably some kind of law against that 🙂
I’m really loving the poetry with the pictures. I raked leaves today, now that our one tree finally shed, and I couldn’t help think about the long winter ahead. After Christmas, it just seems to drag on forever. Great post, HG!
Thanks Susan. I’ve been bitten by the poetry bug lately. I hope it lasts for awhile.