1 EAGLETON NOTES: Behold The Sea

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Sunday, 31 July 2011

Behold The Sea

I love the sea. That's no secret. I live by the sea. Rarely does a day go by when I don't sit and watch it. The moods of the sea are as many and as varied as the moods of the sky. I love the sky too. In Eagleton, in particular, I live with BIG skies; 360 degree skies.

Some years ago when I was in The National Gallery in London I saw a painting by Akseli Gallen-Kallela entitled Lake Keitele and I was mesmerised by the patterns in the water.

Lake Keitele by Alseli Gallen-Kallela

I see similar patterns quite frequently in The Minch from my Study window:


10 comments:

  1. It is mind blowing. so serene and yet in an hour it changes. Rarely for the better.
    ' Be afraid of the sea for those that are afraid of the sea are only drowned now and again. Those that are unafraid are drowned over and over again.'

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  2. PS. I got over excited.....great pictures.

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  3. Wonderful series. And peaceful for me, thinking about sitting there, watching patterns change.

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  4. To be in quiet freedom and listen to the sea, watching it transform before my eyes....this is peace. Instead, I steal a moment and try best to drown out the noise of arguing and clutter to focus only for this moment on the beauty in your photos, Graham.

    Blessed I am.

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  5. just one more time...I'd love to have a view like yours! thanks for sharing

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  6. That is a wonderful painting (I'd love to have it on my wall!)... But you've got 'the real thing' just outside your window!

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  7. Fantastic!!
    I hope I'm always near the sea :-)

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  8. I have a lovely print of that painting hanging on my wall. Thank you Graham for letting me have the pleasure of it. I hope you dont want it back too soon!

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  9. Adrian: It's rather like rock climbing. I was in a pub in Keswick many years ago after a very modest climb and was asked by as fellow pint-downer if I was scared when I climbed. I replied that I was. He commented that he wasn't. A very well known climber piped up and said to him "Then you'll be the one who most likely dies first!". I have the utmost respect for rock faces and for the sea!

    B & B: Peaceful at that moment but, as Adrian commented, how quickly it changes.

    Heather: Once you are emerged in the sound of the sea all else disappears - nothing matters.

    Norma: I am very conscious of how lucky I am.

    Monica: It is a memorable painting. He's captured the sea perfectly.

    Jaz: May you always be near the sea. It's not such a difficult ask in New Zealand.

    Spesh: You are very welcome. I can always see it when I pop in for coffee.

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  10. Stunning, is all I can say. Too good for words, really.

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