January 15, 2013

the sea + its potent power



Henri is right. There is something about the ocean that makes you gasp. Even if you are going through the roughest of times, the sea has a calming power. The beauty and majesty of it is overwhelming at times. 

I remember when I went to the Grand Canyon for the first time. As I looked around at the orange rocks, and the sun setting down over it all, I thought to myself, "God is amazing, this is all so beautiful." It's one of those things that makes you forget yourself. 

The sea is like that too. 



















and then sunset came 













goodnight california.

22 comments:

Meredith Sledge said...

Oooooh, I love these!!! Why are you in Cali?! Can I come?!

Allix B. said...

soooo i love this.

Hannah Nicole said...

this is beautiful. and I love it.

Elisha said...

GAH, love this so much. The beach is amazing!

Oriana said...

these shots are gorgeous. i hope you are having a wonderful time in california. xoxo

Jocee said...

and this is why i love california.

carlotta said...

this is gorgeous. it kinda reminds me (on a much, much, MUCH larger and MUCH prettier scale, of course) that one night you and I spent by the river with the little band in the background and the sky setting so beautifully. love you.

sarah b said...

so if this is a real place, why am I not there?

also, it's joyous news to see what I presume to be you and sarah c. in the same picture. :)

Capturing the Moment said...

i love it!!!:) so amazing pictures!!!:)

Jennoelle said...

I've been seeing some of these pop up on facebook, but ahh. just gorgeous.

Natalia G said...

Uhm this is amazing! However it just worsened my ache to go somewhere sunny, because this winter is so dreary. Wish I was there! xx | Natalia.

Olivia said...

oh wow. God is amazing. that sunset- ah. and the sillouhette is so pretty. xo

maryrachel said...

These photos are stunning. Beautiful words, too. xo

Bree Holloway said...

ohhhhh. you just stopped my heart. I love the seaside. (Not to mention I read this post with some soft instrumental music in the background). And these photos are so gorgeous...while still being peaceful. I really love that.

hugs,
~bree

ⓜⓔⓔⓝⓐ said...

These photos are breathtaking! I love seeing all of this every summer!

Anonymous said...

Why didn't you take me with you?!?! I DEMAND TO KNOW. TELL ME.

-emilybee

Abbie said...

gah. so beautiful it almost brings me to tears. i've always dreamed of seeing the ocean but i haven't gotten to yet. you captured it so wonderfully.

Kiley Marissa said...

so beautiful + jealous! i'm going out to cali (lord willing) with my family this fall. so so so excited, i've been wanting to go there for so long. :)

Kristyn said...

i love the ocean - it's so so so beautiful and i hope to see it in person someday. the color of sky and sea has to be my favorite thing in all of creation.

lotus said...

so beautiful so beautiful so beautiful.
you have a talent in both photography and writing.
xo
-l

Lindsey Madison said...

oh my goodness. i love the beach. ♥ these are gorgeous.

Simply me said...

These are all so beautiful. I found myself stopping just to say mmm to myself because they were really that beautiful. Raw beauty. Love.