Saturday, June 18, 2016

Shimmering sands


It was boiling hot
An Australian summer
Not a crow in sight

Mad rush to car parks
T’was the holiday season
Tempers are rising

Some seeking shadows
Others casting their garments
Blind to sun’s fury

No ripples at sea
Beaches swarming with bathers
Shimmering sands
 
Now laughter erupts
Parents paint their children
Soothing sun lotion

High in their lookouts
Patrols sweep the horizon
For swimmers in trouble

Image found at www.adelaidenow.com.au

7 comments:

  1. I am not sure if that would be heaven or hell..there is something to be said for a cold, grey beach (bah-humbug and all!)

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  2. I like a nice warm deserted beach myself, Oldegg, I don't really like the hustle and bustle of a packed one.

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  3. Luv the mood and the interlude of suprise painting
    "Now laughter erupts
    Parents paint their children
    Soothing sun lotion"

    Have a nice Sunday

    much love...

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  4. T’was the holiday season
    Tempers are rising

    Aptly captured the psyche of the holiday season. Mindful though tempers might fly right in the house even before venturing out. Such was the frenzy!

    Hank

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  5. You give us a closeup shot and then the sound erupts,

    Elizabeth

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  6. Oh, a day at the beach, first of summer! Your write takes me back...love it.

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  7. brilliant and vivid picture ... so bright that I can feel the sand...

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