Thursday, April 16, 2009


Built upon the beach
A monument of cobbles
Rounded by the sea

23 comments:

Tom & Icy said...

and if a crow was sitting on the tip top of it, then it would be perfect.

tsduff said...

To give you an idea, my head only came up to about stone number 9... those were big rocks.

The southern California beach of Pt. Magu sported a lovely sunset - it made me homesick for times long ago on the beach - it was really fabulous to experience it once again after so many years (try 1974...)

Other than a stupid cut on my right index finger with a Swiss Army knife which for some reason just closed on my finger whilst I was shucking fresh oysters *yes, my weakness* - all else was superb. (no stitches on the index finger *band aids work okay* since I have run out of insurance, but hey, do guys find scars attractive?)

The Crow said...

Great stack, Terry!

Ariel the Thief said...

That is one beautiful monument captured in beautiful light, as fragile as we are.

Hope index finger is growing together now!

the walking man said...

And what is the cairn telling me...where is it pointing me to or causing me to remember...in the surface of each stone I see the reflected face of the one who placed it.

actonbell said...

*sigh* I'd love to be out there. Another one of your gorgeous photos. (you seem to have a probem with blades--take care!)

yellowdog granny said...

i love that!..makes me wish i was there..

Strumpet said...

You can be my oyster shucker any time....

But, I think I'd have to make you wear a cut glove, or I'd be too nervous.

And, yes, scars are hot.

Way hot.

Of course, this is coming from someone who has a few...so I'm biased.

=P

Stone 9? Those rocks look like little itty bitty things in that pic! How strange!! Optical illusionist, you.

Neosporin, Neosporin, Neosporin.

Doug said...

That cairn may be there when the rest of California has crumbled back to sand.

tsduff said...

Crow - The actual building of the cairn was done by my daughter's boyfriend Kevin, who is something of a master builder :) I merely snapped the result, as it was so cool.

Ariel the Thief - The sunset was glorious and as a backdrop I could not resist its capture. Finger is much better after one whole week since its splitation (ha ha I think I just made up a word). I didn't think it would actually begin to grow back together until today...No more knives for me.

Mark - It must be pointing you in the direction of a moment of enjoyment - a pleasurable pause to drink in the beauty of the earth's wonder. At least that is what it told me.

Actonbell - Yes *hangs head in shame and chagrin* I am a menace when holding a blade (or dropping it like last time) Whatever - I shall take a lesson this time.

Yellowdog Granny - Makes me wish I was there too. The beach is the best place to be.

Strumpet - Ha ha ha - I'll be your huckleberry ... ;) Actually I have a perfect oyster shucker - it isn't sharp, and I learned how to use it from a professional oyster shucker. Only problem was, I left it home. So I improvised - let's not talk about it any more. Arnica.

tsduff said...

Doug - What a quaint idea. We almost called you to help us build it.

Fred said...

Cool picture. With my luck, one of the rocks would fall on my toes and break a few.

weirsdo said...

Beautiful, but precarious looking.
I'm surprised by what you say about the scale.

lime said...

that's an impressive balancing trick!

SOe said...

I´m always collecting some smooth, round, sun heated, black stones at the beach of Vík. I cann´t resist them!

Mo'a said...

Wonderful sculpture. That is quite the balancing act.
I cut a gash on my left intex finger while cutting Icelandic lamb meat from the bone. I washed it well and put a band aid on it. This was just before I left for Iceland and Denmark.
There is a rather nasty scar now, I am thinking about using a scar cream on it.

Nessa said...

That is a great cairn. They build them in the creeks in upstate PA. I am building one in my backyard.

Dr.John said...

Beautiful picture
Yes I got your e-mail and am working on a response to it but I am old and slow.

jeff@sally said...

Terry, I haven't been on for awhile and I love all your posts and pictures. The rock monument is beautiful in the sunset. I sho with I could have joined everyone. :) I love that picture of all those horns on the wall in Iceland on a previous post. I am a little biased when it comes to horns. :)

jillie said...

That is such an amazing picture. I would love to be in that water right now and then dry off with a nice roaring fire, glass of vino, some good bread and cheese staring at my little pile of rocks....

Way cool Terry...hope all is well.

xo

Jonah K. Haslap said...

Reminds me of Jenga. Except with rocks. Renga?

jillie said...

STOP AT MY PLACE....I HAVE AN AWARD FOR YOU!

XO

Keshi said...

wonderful image Terry!

Keshi.