Sunday, 28 October 2012

Sea Beams



I sit here in the quiet house waiting on David to return from his weekend away.  The heating has clicked off and the house starts to cool back down again - its very definitely verging on winter weather here in Glasgow. And I am thinking about the last day of our October holidays in Dysart.  We spent our first weekend away together 15  years ago in Fife and on the way home we visited Dysart to see where D's much loved granny lived.  I remember being touched that he shared that visit with me and I thought about how good it was to return with our precious wee family in tow.  I love the second picture of him and the boy, one looking out to sea and one looking into the past.

Sadly its not the most attractive environment these days, despite a lot of innovative regeneration Dysart  remains a deprived area - but there are still so many unexpected and beautiful reasons to drop in if you happen to be passing.  The blue poles at the harbour are stunning, Sea Beams by Donald Urquhart.  Nine 20 foot poles in an arresting range of blues meant to signify the breadth of blue in the ocean.  Here they are again if you missed them before.


And with that I wish you all a bright and happy week, Jo xx

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  1. Aww, so beautifully written : )
    Have a great week Jo xx

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    1. Thank you, I was trying hard to convey a very nostalgic and sentimental feeling I had about a particular day, hope you are well, Jxx

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  2. It really is cold isn't it! I'm another Glasgow local feeling the chill. Crocheting myself a snood at the minute. Your photos are just lovely :) x

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    1. Hi Emma, I checked out your blog but missed that you are in Glasgow too! Great you have visited and welcome again, Jxx

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  3. I definitely think winter is on its way - even down here, the leaves are fast falling from the trees now and our wood burner is on duty. Somehow I never mind this time of year. I loved your words and pictures on this post - it had a beautiful feel. Have a good week x

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    1. Thanks Karen, How I would love a woodburner. That would be very toasty. Thanks for your positive comments they mean a lot, Jxx

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  4. Beautiful pictures; I can smell the air! I love that cool, cloudy grey.

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    1. Thank you, I am mad on those colours too. It was a very sentimental visit. Sometimes when your heart is in your mouth it makes for the best memories. Jxx

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  5. What a lovely post. Nostalgic and heartwarming! Lovely x

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    1. Thanks Hazel, you just summed up perfectly what I was trying to say. Lovely of you to visit and comment, welcome, Jxx

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  6. What a lovely post Jo ... so glad you included the Sea Beams ... lovely photos ... Bee xx

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    1. Thanks Bee, you inspired me to write a little more around that particular day so thank you very much. Hope you are well jXX

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  7. Great piece Jo - gave me a lump in my throat as I read it and reflected back on the photo. Beautiful. Has got me thinking about my own gran. She has given me so many memories that connect me to times and places. She said to me once that she always wanted a house with a view of the sea but I know realistically that won't ever happen now that she needs so much care. Gavin Clark's Never Seen the Sea has such a special place in my heart for that reason. Much love.

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    1. Thank you and I really am very happy you commented. You know me well so will understand how much writing this blog means to me. Trying hard to work on my writing and images. I am happy this post connected you to your Gran, I know how close you are. I will need to listen to this song now. Much love too, hope to speak soon, Jxx

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  8. Hello fellow blog-school-er! Really enjoyed reading your post. Love your description of the second photo. Beautiful words.

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    1. Hi George, Thank you so much for visiting me here. Your positive comments about my writing make me sooo happy! Thanks! I am off you pay you a wee visit, Jo xx

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  9. Wow, blown away by those Sea Beams xo

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    1. Thank you, they reminded me that there is always beauty in unexpected places. The hardest, most difficult places often have beauty too. Lovely to meet you, Jo xx

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  10. I am very late to this post (life has kicked my arse these past weeks), but I wanted to pop in and check on you. I quite like Dysart. I think beauty can be found almost anywhere.

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It is always amazing to know you read and comment - so thank you very much.