GreenishLady

Originally Blogging the Artist's Way. Thoughts, musings, experience of the 12-week course, January to March 2006. And after that?.... Life, creativity, writing. Where does it all meet? Here, perhaps.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Sunday Scribbling: Miracle

Time passes. That is no miracle. That is what time does. Sometimes, the most mundane, ordinary things can seem like a miracle. Like, you can climb into a giant metal tube, sit in it for a couple of hours, and when you climb out, instead of leaden grey skies above you, you might see something like this: You lie down. You feel the warmth of the sun on your skin, soaking into your bones. You sigh. Many times. You begin to feel good. Really good. That is no miracle. That's what the sun is designed to do for us.

You spend days wandering from leisurely breakfast to poolside, to leisurely lunch to poolside - oh, with a trip to a beach for variety - and then out for leisurely dinners. You sigh contentedly. Many times.

You take clifftop walks, breathing in salt air, enjoying the cool sea breezes. You go visit an exhibition of sand sculpture. Now, this is a miracle! People who take sand and water and create...
scenes from all your favourite movies. There are so many, you can't photograph them all, and because it's almost sunset, shadows make it difficult, but you capture some interesting scenes

They were made in May. It's now August. That is a miracle - or where I come from, it would be for sure!


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That is my offering for this week's Sunday Scribbling prompt of "Miracle" Find some other, (perhaps more real) miracles HERE

HERE'S a LINK to a gallery of great photos of the sculptures

And there are a few photos of the site, with artists at work OVER HERE

Oh... Where was I? Carvoeiro, in the Argarve, Portugal, with my sister. It was lovely.

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16 Comments:

At 7/9/08 12:13 pm, Blogger anno said...

Wow! I've never seen anything like this before -- they are truly extraordinary, and extraordinarily beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

 
At 7/9/08 1:11 pm, Blogger Linda Jacobs said...

Something else! Wow! makes me want to go there!

 
At 7/9/08 2:13 pm, Blogger Tammie Lee said...

Hello!
Yes, amazing what folks create in the sand! So beautiful. The art that lasts a while and then it is gone, changed to another form. But hey isn't that the story of all life.
Thanks for sharing the pictures, I love seeing them. Glad you had a good trip.

 
At 7/9/08 2:18 pm, Anonymous missalister said...

Transport to a strange and beautiful land of sand sculpture is miracle enough for me! I especially enjoyed following your link to the photo of the two guys walking, as if wanderers from another planet, amidst the silent, monotone world of sandy fantasy characters…that no doubt come to life when no one is looking :-)

 
At 7/9/08 11:30 pm, Blogger Granny Smith said...

This is amazing and a tribute to the miracle of human ingenuity and creativity.

 
At 7/9/08 11:43 pm, Blogger Tammy said...

Beautiful and creative destination. It's so good to be back. :) XXOO

 
At 8/9/08 1:58 am, Blogger Becca said...

Amazing sculptures! I'm glad you've had some good times to share with your sister, too.

 
At 8/9/08 2:13 am, Blogger Wenda said...

:)

 
At 8/9/08 3:37 am, Blogger lila said...

What a wonderful trip! thanks for sharing!

 
At 8/9/08 4:28 am, Blogger tumblewords said...

What an amazing and fun time that must have been!

 
At 8/9/08 9:34 pm, Blogger Olivia said...

And Imelda, what you wrote about it was even more restful than the pictures, thank you! Love and healing, O xxoo

 
At 9/9/08 2:18 am, Blogger sarala said...

Great version of a miracle. To me it seems the relaxation of a good vacation is the miracle here.

 
At 9/9/08 10:16 pm, Anonymous tinker said...

Those sculptures are miraculous!
I'm so glad you and your sister had some time away, for some fun in the sun, Imelda.

 
At 10/9/08 10:17 pm, Blogger Nita Jo said...

Interesting take on the prompt! Love the images you provided to go with it. That looked like Hitchcock in one of the photos.

Loved it!
Nita Jo

 
At 12/9/08 2:03 am, Blogger Karen said...

The sculptures are so beautiful--did you know they would be there, or did you chance upon them?

 
At 8/10/08 12:58 pm, Anonymous robin bird said...

it doesn't look as though you made it to oregon this trip... when i first saw the sand sculptures i thought perhaps that is where you had been. but here in my home, like yours they never would have lasted more than a week. you are so good at finding and presenting us with the little miracles that make up a life. that take us from day, to day , to day. leading us onward ever feeling hopeful for the next momentous surprise.
love to you and your heart imelda.

 

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