It’s a time of the year for mulling things over.
Today, in a lull, between rain storms, I stand on the shore in Annestown and feel the power of the sea overwhelm the questions I have queuing up from 2015. Like fragments of flotsam and jetsam they end up in flithers on the high tide line.
With New Year resolutions being made all around me, my vague musings on 2016 are blown away on the wind, evaporating into white foamy bubbles.
The cold saltiness is an ice bucket challenge. The eyes are focusing on the horizon, capturing the constant changes; the head full of the roar of waves. Don’t stumble, don’t drop the camera, don’t fall in.
Under her spell, hanging in there, mulling……
Happy New Year and great mulling dear friends!
PS Speaking about the sea, this moving piece by Ruth Fitzmaurice blew me away…..
Gotham Girl says
beautiful! Here's to mulling!
Thanks Robin! Yes lots of mulling!!
Marigold Jam says
Nothing like the sea to help put things into perspective with a bit of mulling and what stunning photos to go with your lovely words.
Thank you my dear and for all your support and kind words throughout the last year!
Annie Cholewa says
Oh. My. Goodness. These images are stunning! And they've left me longing to visit the sea at it's wildest.
Happy New Year Catherine x
Happy New Year Annie. Let's hope it brings lots of fresh air and sea breezes into our lives x
Diana Studer says
yesterday the sea was luke warm, heaving with people.
I prefer the coast on the other side of our valley, with COLD water and just enough people to be companionable as we walk.
Diana……how amazing, what I wouldn't give for warm anything!!!! Sounds divine, and Happy New Year x
Mulling and musing is what I have been up to as well Catherine, in this time betwixt old and new. What better place than a wild beach to let go and see what comes back? Great photos. Glad you stayed upright and didn't drop the camera…you didn't did you?!
Haha! Mulling and musing will make the old head a bit wooly!! But no I didn't! I hope the New Year brings you lots of space to think and be, big hugs across the planet. x
Kerry O'Gorman says
Mulling is so neccessary to remain sane. It sets the pace for the day, the week and the coming year.
I'm still at it Kerry and quite un-dynamic at this moment. Let's hope a bit more mulling will help our sanity so…..X
How I wish to be there tossing my own flotsam and jetsom into her power!! Your words and images are compelling… thank you, thank you and a very happy new year…x
Thank you FoxySue! I think your flotsam and jetsam are definitely in the mix somewhere. Thanks for coming here and adding it in. Happy New Year! x
windrock studio says
I am trying to imagine what it must feel like to be standing next to all this awesome energy! I do know that I appreciate all the beauty you have shared this past year, the bold & dramatic, the soft, the lush, the human and I look forward to more. Happiness to you in this beginning of such an exciting new year.
Thank you for all your support, for reaching out, and for lifting me with your happy voice. Here's to a great 2016 Susan:~))
What a magical way for a new year, mulling by the sea and its everlasting waves. Happy new year, dear Catherine. I'm sure you will fill it with beauty and gentleness. Your words are always as precious as your images.
Thank you Amelie and especially for all your photographic inspiration in 2015. Here's to good 2016 for all of us and here's to continuing on our path x
I also find the sea is a great place to mull things over…and I felt the fierceness of the sea in these pictures but also the peace there….wishing you a wonderful 2016 Catherine!
Wishing you a wonderful 2016 Donna……a creative and innovative journey. It's calm now between storms and we are all wondering what is coming next……
Elizabeth Musgrave says
Happy New Year and I hope your mulling does what you want it to. I have been mulling too.
Happy Mulling Elizabeth, it's the time for it. I seem to be doing more of the mulling and less of the setting intentions at the moment. And that's fine too! We can be a bit hard on ourselves so here's to taking time:~)