Thursday, September 26, 2013

salty kisses and percolator coffee

Our little camping trip at the Outer Banks was...

a bonfire on the beach
with a full harvest moon casting light
on the waves and
from cattails.
me in awe of how much more
terrifying the waves' pounding
is in the stillness of night.
reading A Gift From the Sea,
cross-legged on the beach
as Trevor caught waves on
his boogie board,
grinning back at me as if
checking to make sure
I saw.
goofy and
laughing like
the curly-headed
boys I hope we'll one day have.

sailing, sunburns, seashells.
percolator coffee as the sun bloomed
out of the east
watching happy little fish
jump out of the water.
I read that verse about animals
giving praise to God
and I smile.

lighthouses, dinner with the mosquitos,
sneaking into the backyard of a
swanky bed and breakfast
to take pictures.
ukulele serenades on the beach,
endless video footage to make a
vacation movie which, of course,
we later lost.
flannel, constellations, memories.
salty kisses, best of all.


  1. How lovely! "A Gift From The Sea" is one of my favorite books. I read it every year when we vacation at the shore.

  2. Looks like a wonderful time! I love your recap of it. That sucks you guys lost your video footage. I hate when things like that happen. At least you have some lovely pictures!

  3. Love all these sweet + precious details! Where did you get your hammock from?

  4. I've been reading for a while, but just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your blog and how lovely you are :) This little trip sounds like end of summer bliss- and "A Gift From the Sea" is one of the only books I read every single year. Thanks so much for sharing your words and thoughts!

  5. Beautiful! Sounds like an ideal vacation :)

  6. Love this, looks like you had a blast!

  7. Looks like an amazingly fun camping trip!!! I absolutely adore all the pictures you took! :-)

  8. mmmmmm. this sounds like a perfect trip. so glad y'all had a good time! also, i think i'm going to need to find a copy of "a gift from the sea" pretty soon. i've heard too many good things to pass it up!

  9. I can't wait to go beach camping! Your trip looked like so much fun!


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