Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Please Enjoy This Public Way

There's a spot down at the water, one of the "Please Enjoy This Public Way" entrances, where the waves come in up against the sea wall, and as they roll back out, they pull the big, smoothed stones up against each other. The stones clack and rattle in the tide, and it is one of the most beautiful sounds I've heard in a while. I was hoping for a low tide when I went out to take some photos the other day, but the waves at high tide and this high pitched rattling pleasantly startled me. The photos were no good at the water, but I sat and listened for a while. I thought about writing a song before I realized that the stones had already written the song. Or was it the waves that did the writing?

Then I set off to take other Beverlean photos.
I call these Blue Sky Steeples.

 These are, "How to Walk in Beverly."