Sea-filled clouds

More skies from England. The Sussex coast.

I love the way the shabby beach huts

Give the tinted clouds a splendour

That trickles down as warm honey onto the pebbles.

I love the way the immense clouds of silver plate

Can make me feel as small as a tiny boat

In the palm of the world

And turn the sea to icy green.

I love the way the pearly clouds, the smooth pebbles,

The loving curve of the rocky promontory

Can be as vulnerable and tender

As a small boy and his father

Sharing sea-filled dreams.

(Click the photos to enlarge.)

For more visionary skies, please visit: Skywatch.

43 responses

  1. mother of the cousins

    Lovely, Lady Fi. You really do capture a nice angle on the beach huts. X

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    August 12, 2010 at 16:09

  2. Your words are just as beautiful as the pictures.

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    August 12, 2010 at 16:25

  3. Danielle

    Ooooh yes! So eerie and mysterious. Nice writing too 🙂

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    August 12, 2010 at 16:59

  4. I could spend some time there.

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    August 12, 2010 at 17:44

  5. lilalia

    And I love the way that your imagination is forever alive with nature’s wonderland.

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    August 12, 2010 at 19:29

  6. I am so, so very glad that I found your site. If you don’t mind I’ll be coming back!

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    August 12, 2010 at 19:45

    • Thank you for your kind words. Welcome back any time!

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      August 12, 2010 at 20:16

  7. waystationone

    wow. i dont know which is more beautifull the clouds or your words….

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    August 12, 2010 at 20:04

  8. So what is the scoop on the huts? Do people use them for storage? Love the sea views..very pretty! 🙂

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    August 12, 2010 at 20:28

    • People have little kitchens in the huts and store their deckchairs and make tea or coffee for themselves. In other words, it’s like a mini-room that you use for a day at the seaside.

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      August 12, 2010 at 21:08

  9. You captured your sky-watch magnificently. I’m in awe of your beautiful pictures.

    I must say I’m quite curious about the huts.

    God bless ya and have an incredible day!!! :o)

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    August 12, 2010 at 21:06

  10. Great shots, though not sunbathing weather!

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    August 12, 2010 at 21:16

  11. Great shots lookin out over that water! Cool skies

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    August 12, 2010 at 21:32

  12. Marvelous captures and such beautiful thoughts and words! Always a delight to visit your blog, Ladyfi! I hope you have a wonderful, fun weekend!

    Sylvia

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    August 12, 2010 at 21:36

  13. Beach magic!

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    August 12, 2010 at 21:40

  14. your summer skies look like ours. lovely captures.

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    August 12, 2010 at 21:46

  15. I love the color of the water. It does look very peaceful! Happy Friday!

    SkyWatchFriday

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    August 12, 2010 at 22:41

  16. Jen

    Sigh….

    No words this time. just contentment.

    Jen

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    August 12, 2010 at 22:51

  17. Clive

    Loved the photos, loved the words …

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    August 13, 2010 at 01:17

  18. AL

    Those are really nice beach huts, looks very different to me. I like your poetry, sounds serenity.

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    August 13, 2010 at 01:41

  19. Di

    Love the icy green color of the sea against the gray clouds.

    Di

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    August 13, 2010 at 02:40

  20. I always feel the freshness when I come to your place.
    Cheers!

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    August 13, 2010 at 03:16

  21. — I love the way you describe those beautiful skies. Your vacation back “home” was lovely — thank you for sharing it!

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    August 13, 2010 at 03:56

  22. And I love these shots.
    Beautiful series presented.

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    August 13, 2010 at 04:57

  23. Look how still that sea is. Amazing, beautiful, powerful shots.

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    August 13, 2010 at 05:07

  24. Wow such fantastic skies!
    Happy vacation.
    Thank you for sharing Lady Fi.

    Enjoy SWF weekend.

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    August 13, 2010 at 05:12

  25. I can feel the cool summers of Felixstowe through your photos. I have to say, I’ve always been a Caribbean woman. especially after the cold water I swam in at boarding school. Thanks for bringing back memories from my UK days.

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    August 13, 2010 at 05:25

  26. oh Fiona..very nice shtos..I visited this place last year..love it
    nice weekend, dear

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    August 13, 2010 at 06:04

  27. Your images are beautiful and your words a lovely accompaniment!

    Thanks for your visit. 🙂

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    August 13, 2010 at 07:48

  28. Amazing shots. I loved the way the huts are lined up.
    The sky looks very stormy.

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    August 13, 2010 at 08:32

  29. rosadimaggio63

    Hi LadyFi
    mi piace molto la 2° foto.
    Grazie della visita.
    Buona giornata 🙂

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    August 13, 2010 at 10:07

  30. You’ve captured the spirit of the hutter perfectly! See the entries on our Beach Hut of the Year website – huts are small but the imagination of proud owners is often limitless http://www.beachhutoftheyear.co.uk

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    August 13, 2010 at 10:34

  31. Fantastically atmospheric and very like the summer we’ve been having here in the NorthWest.

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    August 13, 2010 at 13:41

  32. Amy

    Eloquently written and smashing photos as usual my friend! Have a super weekend! Hugs from the gang here in Norway 🙂

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    August 13, 2010 at 20:02

  33. You make me draw breath. I wasn’t at ALL sure that was possible today. So very lovely in words and photos.

    And promontory? TRULY, I was looking through my brain files for that word not FIFTEEN minutes ago and could NOT find it. Now I know why. You were using it! 🙂

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    August 13, 2010 at 21:30

  34. Oh, wonderful place! And great skies for skywatch.
    Wish you a nice weekend:-)

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    August 13, 2010 at 22:09

  35. nice when you visited the village my side ! wonderful pictures you have here 😉 have a great weekend 😉

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    August 14, 2010 at 08:54

  36. Sea and sky go well together Fi. Good photos.- Dave

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    August 14, 2010 at 10:08

  37. That’s a very poetic take on a grey day! 🙂

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    August 14, 2010 at 14:51

  38. The advantage to gray days is that you can often have the beach mostly to yourself. Thanks for letting us peek over your shoulder and enjoy with you.

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    August 14, 2010 at 22:10

  39. I’m in love with those little beach huts

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    August 16, 2010 at 02:26

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