Monday, August 10, 2009

Mosaic Monday: Hilton Head Island


My summer slipped quietly away this past week....
It didn't happen immediately.
It just slowly slipped past
as clouds drifted by
and playful waves lapped onto the shore.
Sitting under a blue umbrella,
I looked out over the ocean
and saw diamonds glittering
on the slate blue sea.
I watched birds glide with ease
on currents of ocean air.
truly free
I let the wind dance in my hair.
I let the sun warm my face.
And I read and relaxed and dreamed good things
as my summer slipped away.
Photographs taken on Hilton Head Island
South Carolina
August 2009
For more mosaics visit Mary at her Little Red House!

23 comments:

Caroline said...

Oh Roban...this is beautiful! Hilton Head is a wonderful place...you captured the essence perfectly!

Ebie said...

Roban, the captures are so soft and poetry so beautiful. I love the row of umbrellas. Happy MM.

Riet said...

LOvely mosaic and poem.

miruspeg said...

Very soft and artistic Mosaic Roban. There is something so peaceful about the colour blue.

Your summer is slipping away BUT my summer is drifting forward. If it is anything like you have described in the beautiful poem I will be in seventh heaven!

Ahhh diamonds glittering on the slate blue sea.....

Lots of love
Peggy xxxx

Mummy McTavish said...

Beautiful, just beautiful!

Carolyn said...

I love your poem and mosaic!

Carolyn

Kris said...

paradise!

my home sanctuary said...

Lovely and what a beautiful place.
Thanks for sharing,
Sherry

Really Rainey said...

I feel like summer is slipping away too... With school starting in August now! I have always wanted to visit Hilton Head... someday in person... pretty mosaic! Very relaxing.

Candace said...

Love the poem and pictures. It's funny I never knew you were so creative and that we had so many similar interests when we worked together! Sorry your summer is almost over. Now that I don't work, everyday is pretty much the same, just with different weather. Hope this school year is a good one for you!

Journey said...

I haven't been to Hilton Head in years - thanks for rekindling those memories! Pictures are wonderful!!!

olivia said...

Your words are as lovely as the photos ...

McMGrad89 said...

I love the mosaic and poem. I went to a workshop on documenting and assessing limited English proficiency students. It made school starting soon so real.

ellen b. said...

Beautiful! your mosaic really speaks well of the beauty of this spot..

Mary said...

So beautiful and serene! Your words are as lovely as your photos. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful images at Mosaic Monday. :)

Cass @ That Old House said...

Love the verse -- love the mosaic -- and love that line of chairs on the beach; it looks so beautiful, all of it. Thanks!
Cass

Relyn said...

Ahhhhhhhhhh....

So very glad you were able to enjoy such peace before the rush of fall begins.

Jenn @ youknow... that blog? said...

Wonderful - both the poem and the images. I'm feeling a bit melancholy about summer as well. Very nice mosaic!

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

a Perfet post

The colors the lines the connections of all the photos were perfectly selected along with your post.

Loved it!!

My summer slipped quietly away this past week....
It didn't happen immediately.
It just slowly slipped past
as clouds drifted by
and playful waves lapped onto the shore.
Sitting under a blue umbrella,
I looked out over the ocean
and saw diamonds glittering
on the slate blue sea.
I watched birds glide with ease
on currents of ocean air.
truly free
I let the wind dance in my hair.
I let the sun warm my face.
And I read and relaxed and dreamed good things
as my summer slipped away.
Photographs taken on Hilton Head Island
South Carolina

Bethany said...

Wow, it's gorgeous! I've never been there, but it looks lovely!

charrette said...

Lovely. You captured it. Exactly the way our summer felt too. (Minus the exotic trip to Hilton Head). :) But I so identify with the slipping away....

Joyce said...

I have a home down on Hilton Head and this past weekend I was down to the house and I found the sun going down by 8:30 and felt the summer is slipping past way to quickly. Loved your poem but for some reason I can't view the mosaic today???
Joyce

Heather of the EO said...

It is really slipping. I like to say that motherhood and summer are holding hands. They both steal time from us in so many ways.

Beautiful poem, of course.