Girls three and the sea

The beautiful three and I danced and jumped at the water’s edge together, while the sky threatened rain.  A crazy wind blew us here and there, and the girls became friends on an autumn afternoon that really was something in between summer and winter.  I adore the beach and could happily sit for hours.  Every moment is different to the next, and colours change by the minute.  There’s something so free about the ocean that reflected in the girls as they kicked the water and tried to leap higher than each other.

Here are Felicity, Maya, and Ruby.  And the sea.

I am the little raindrop
That now has seen the sea
Though once it thought itself
The world of water, be

The surface tension grew
Until it burst it’s skin
And, falling on the wave
It heard a growing din

It thought the sea a whole
A solid thing, that roll
To crush the little drop
Beneath it’s giant bowl

But just before it fell
The little dropp woke up
And saw the shining faces
In the splashes, spraying up

The other drops did play
In the water’s mighty hand
And from sea to farthest sea
Did the water’s smile expand

Until horizon’s bloomed
Upon some sunny shore
Where the little raindropp rose
Into the sky once more.

~ Patti Masterman

M x

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  1. Anastasia April 12, 2012 at 10:08 am #

    I love all the images Mel. Very heartfelt, romantic, and beautiful. Timeless. The girls are gorgeous.

  2. Jane April 12, 2012 at 10:24 am #


  3. Jen April 12, 2012 at 10:25 am #

    I am running out of words to describe how much I love your work! xxx

  4. Helen April 12, 2012 at 11:02 am #

    Beautiful photos Mel x

  5. Angela April 12, 2012 at 11:08 am #

    So, so beautiful Mel!

  6. melriddell April 18, 2012 at 2:28 pm #

    Thank you all so much! xx

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