Time by the Sea

Time by the Sea

Time is precious. We often find ourselves running short of it or not using it wisely. We may dwell on the past or daydream about the future. We all have the same 24 hours every day. How do we make the most of our limited time? I can’t answer that, but TIME is the theme Donna chose for us this week. How do we capture time?

In the picture below, the sky and the sea merge; there is neither a beginning nor an end.
No beginning, no end; equals eternity. Does time exist in eternity?

The waves of the sea, an endless beach, a moment of solitude, and time seem to stand still.

Footprints in the sand are only there temporarily; over time, they fade away.

“Footsteps in the sand will always leave an impression on my mind.”
– Anthony T. Hincks 

Sand crabs have created countless patterns in the sand since time immemorial.

“In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach,
in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth.”
– Rachel Carson 

Anyone who takes the time to look closely sees a footprint in the sand and a track made of what? Something indistinct lies on the beach, and an orange bucket while someone walks into the sea.

Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it.
You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it, you can never get it back.”
Harvey MacKay

Take your time for a closer look at what was indistinct in the previous image. A child has lost his cap but it has long been forgotten as the photo is almost ten years old and the child is no longer a child.

“The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour,
whatever he does, whoever he is.”
— C.S. Lewis



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20 responses to “Time by the Sea”

  1. Cee Neuner Avatar

    I’m in love with both your first and last photos. What a great series of photos. 😀 😀

    1. Anita Avatar

      Thanks a lot for your kind comment Cee!

  2. Kristallina Avatar

    Otroligt vackra foton och tänkvärda citat. En helt underbar serie!
    Ha en trevlig ny vecka!

    1. Anita Avatar

      Tack snälla för din fina kommentar Kristallina. Jag uppskattar det mycket.
      Ny vecka igen!? Hahaa.. time flies 😂 önskar det samma.

  3. Minton Avatar

    Fina bilder på mönstren i sanden
    Kramar från oss

    1. Anita Avatar

      Tack och kramar tillbaka från oss 🐕🐕💜

  4. bpz3 Avatar

    Både bild och text är en perfekt kombination idag – också. Väldigt tänkvärdiga bilder och tankar.

    PS. Headern är nummer #2. Ettan är den du hade förut. DS.

    1. Anita Avatar

      Tack Beate och jag uppskattar verkligen att du har synpunkter när det gäller mina försök att skapa en passande Header. Ettan känns lite för semesteraktig med den där kokosnöten och sugrör. Haha..

  5. Wind Kisses Avatar

    Wow. I love that you took us to the the beach to interpret, time. Thought-provoking from where the sea meets the sky image. Does time exist in eternity? Hmmm. We will all be asking ourselves that over and over again now. At least I will be. yes, I loved the footprints and the crabs “art” but your words with the hat and that moment in time will resonate with me. Loved this so much. Happy Sunday, Anita. Have a nice week.

    1. Anita Avatar

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Donna. I really appreciate you taking the time to provide such positive feedback. It means so much, especially when you yourself doubt whether what you did was really that good.

  6. Sofia Alves Avatar

    I miss the beach now, Anita. It is a timeless place for me, and your photos are beautiful.

    1. Anita Avatar

      Thank you kindly Sofia.

  7. Tina Schell Avatar

    Loved that MacKay quote Anita and your images illustrate the point perfectly. Loved the large/small footprints together – that rather says it all, doesn’t it?! Also loved the sea and sky blend – perfect!

    1. Anita Avatar

      Thank you kindly, Tina, for your comment and for visiting my site.

  8. Toonsarah Avatar

    By the sea is a perfect place to ponder time, and i love your chosen images, especially the one that blends sea and sky!

    1. Anita Avatar

      Thank you very much Sarah.

  9. Jag Avatar

    Dina bilder väcker en längtan till stranden, när var jag senast på en sån? Du har använt din tid väl här, när du har satt ihop bilder med citat och tankar. Jag fastnar för bilderna ett, två och fem, speciella mönster i sanden är fascinerande. Vad är det förresten för ställningar i vattnet i bild nummer två. Fångstburar? Vacker serie.

    1. Anita Avatar

      Återigen, tack så jättemycket för din fina kommentar. Vad ställningarna i vattnet har för funktion vet jag inte, kanske fångstburar som du säger.

  10. I. J. Khanewala Avatar

    Beautiful sunny take on the topic

  11. Åke Avatar

    Mycket kloka ord av Harvey MacKay “Tiden är fri, men den är ovärderlig. Du kan inte äga den, men du kan använda den.
    Du kan inte behålla det, men du kan spendera det. När du har förlorat det kan du aldrig få tillbaka det. (gäller att tänka till där)

Tack för din kommentar


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