Tiny Waves Upon the Shore

Welcome to Day 2 of #write31days and 31 Days of Five Minute Friday Free Writes. The prompt word for today is tell.

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Art, music, pantomime, photos, words and drawings are all useful in telling stories. For example, I am using photos and haiku toΒ tell you about my time at Long Lake in Bridgton, Maine.

Every day for the past two weeks I was able to sit outside by the lake. It never grew old.Β  Sometimes it was very windy. Other times there was a gentle breeze or stillness.

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Of course they only came when there was a wind or when motor boats would go by stirring up the water. But that was pretty much every day. It was enjoyable for me to watch and listen to them as they hit the shore.


Waves on the shore


Everything about this place inspires me. It is beautiful! There is a little beach area with water so clear that you can see the bottom. On the second day of our vacation I decided to write a haiku about the wind and how it formed waves across the lake.

Waves on the Lake

Wind blows steady on

Small waves glide across the lake

Lapping at the shore


Please tell me what you think. I’d love to read your thoughts!

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I’m linking up with: #LMMLinkup, #Glimpses, #InspireMeMonday


27 thoughts on “Tiny Waves Upon the Shore

  1. Beautiful! I could use a few weeks at the shore right now :). Oh, wait! I just got back from San Diego–but the ocean with 51 teenagers is different from the ocean with a camera and a good book ;).

    1. Thanks, Anita! Oh my! 51 teenagers???? Yes, I’d say the ocean with a camera and a good book is very different and much more relaxing!

      Blessings to you! xo

  2. Dear Gayl,
    Yes those quiet waves are so soothing. Your words are reminding me how blessed I am that we live just a few blocks away from a beautiful Wisconsin Lake with waves that sound the same. And while I may not be able to walk there as I used to do, He has gifted me with a husband who also likes to drive there and take in the beauty and stillness with me. Thank you for encouraging me with such sweet words today! xoxo

    1. Dear Bettie,
      So glad you were encouraged. It’s great that you live so close to a lake and that your husband enjoys it, too. πŸ™‚ You reminded me that I actually live near several lakes. It would just be a short drive to enjoy them. I’ll have to do that. πŸ™‚

      Many blessings to you, dear Bettie, with love and hugs! xoxo

  3. One of my mom’s favorite things when she was alive was to hear water. It didn’t matter if it was rain, a fountain, a river, or waves. She loved them all. Thanks for sharing your love of little waves on the shore!

    1. Dear Aileen, thanks so much for stopping by! I love the sound of water, too. I’m glad you enjoyed the waves on the shore. πŸ™‚

      Blessings to you!

    1. That is so weird. I pin on Pinterest and seldom have a problem. Oh well, you never know what kinds of technical problems show up on these websites.

      Anyway, yes I know you enjoy photos and haiku. πŸ™‚ Thanks for visiting, Susan!

      Blessings to you! xoxo

  4. Oh my, what souls soothing sights and sounds you have provided for us, Gayl! It makes me feel like I am right there with you, drinking in the view and enjoying the beautiful, peace-inducing scenery. Listening to those lapping waves would be a marvellous way to send me off to sleep! Blessings and hugs to you, dear friend. Zzzz.. 😴 πŸ’œ

    1. I was hoping to give people the sense of being there with me. πŸ™‚ I’m glad you felt that way, dear Joy! Wish you really could be here. πŸ™‚ Maybe one day we will meet.

      Much love to you with blessings and hugs! xo

      1. I would LOVE to be there with you, Gayl, though I’m guessing we would probably talk too much to pay close attention to the waves! What a great idea to provide a mini video clip to allow your readers to truly feel part of it all. Lovely…. πŸ™‚ <3 ox

        1. I would also love for you to be here. πŸ™‚ I think you are right, Joy! When I met Michele Morin last Wednesday, we pretty much talked non-stop. πŸ™‚ It was great!

          1. Even of we never get to meet up in this lifetime, Gayl, I look forward to enjoying cosy chats with you in heaven! The prospect of getting to meet all my online friends there sounds heavenly in itself. xo πŸ™‚ <3

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