Washed Away Sand

Washed Away Sand

Last waves have just receded.

They washed away sand.

Leaving behind streaks.

Streaks are like scars.

Scars that won’t last long.

Just  like anything built on sand.

The next waves could heal the scars.

Or create new scars.

When I was young, I remember that I loved building sand castles (who does not like to do that?). I learned that waves would wash it away. I tried hard to protect my castle from the water, the waves. You can guess that it was fruitless efforts but as a young child it was fun. It was fun building it and protecting it.

Summer has peaked. It was hot and sunny this year.  People have taken time off to the beaches or elsewhere.  I hope you find some time off and have a great summer time (or winter time for those who live in the southern hemisphere) 🙂


65 thoughts on “Washed Away Sand

  1. anotherday2paradise August 13, 2016 / 4:30 pm

    Loved reading your thoughts on the shifting sand, YC. I also remember trying to protect my sand castles. 🙂

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  2. wakasahs15th August 13, 2016 / 6:21 pm

    It is a fantastic image. I enjoyed it in one`s days well on the beach, too.

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  3. inesephoto August 13, 2016 / 7:01 pm

    Beautiful post and stunning image. I could sit and watch the waves and the sand for hours 🙂 Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I wish the summer lasted longer 🙂

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    • YellowCable August 13, 2016 / 8:30 pm

      Thank you for your kind comments. Yes, I like summer to last a little longer too. I really like the long day light.

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  4. Otto von Münchow August 13, 2016 / 8:38 pm

    I love the simplicity of this photo. A bit of texture, a subtle colour palette, and a hint of water flowing in and out. Beautiful, as are the words accompanying the photo.

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    • YellowCable August 14, 2016 / 7:07 am

      I am happy that you like the simplicity and subtle colors of the picture. Thank you so much, Otto!

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  5. Miss Gentileschi August 14, 2016 / 10:10 am

    A very beautiful post – love the image and the words, they make me hear the sea rolling in and the whispering when the wave retreats again! And I still love to make sand-castles 😉

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  6. AmyRose🌹 August 17, 2016 / 7:48 pm

    Your words along with your image have given me hope, YellowCable. Very gentle, very soothing, and I thank you. I also remember building those sand castles. Oh the JOY I had doing so! 🙂 ❤

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  7. Dalo 2013 August 18, 2016 / 3:50 pm

    You seem to cover every emotion and beauty of the summer season with this poem and your words ~ and isn’t life just like this? Always fun to build, a challenge to protect but with the inevitable just around the corner…yet we still do it again, and again 🙂
    Awesome poem…

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    • YellowCable August 18, 2016 / 8:48 pm

      I really like your view of how we go through in our life. Sometime it is hard, some time we even know the end is coming.. but we keep on. Thank you so much!


      • Dalo 2013 August 19, 2016 / 5:28 pm

        Yes, something about always moving and trying to find the ‘one thing’ is reason to keep going ~ and whether it happens or not is very much a secondary concern 🙂
        Cheers to a great weekend ahead!

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  8. cindy knoke August 22, 2016 / 8:59 pm

    I loved your poem about the sand and your photo too. I remember building walls to save my castles from the sea, but the sea always won~

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    • YellowCable August 23, 2016 / 7:27 pm

      I did that too! I think I dig small cannel direct water down too. All failed though 🙂 Thank you, Cindy!

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  9. Suzy Hazelwood August 23, 2016 / 7:08 pm

    I’m so sorry I missed your post – stupid me, not paying attention again!! 😉

    I love the thoughts on the water washing away the scars, that’s a reassuring thought. It really does happen in life, bad things kind of get softer with age and sometimes seem to disappear. This would work well with a video of sea and sand – awesome You Tube poetry!

    I bet where you live, you built a lot of sandcastles when you were little?!! I built a few myself in the 70’s, but not that often, as my family lived nearer London than to any coastal areas. I loved the feel of wet sand on my fingers, and really liked those beach buckets shaped like castles, so you could spend less time making them, and build an empire of sand castles really quick!!! 😀

    Thanks for the thought provoking poetry and sea and sand!

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    • YellowCable August 23, 2016 / 8:06 pm

      Oh no, please do not be. I understand completely. I do miss many things too 🙂

      You are right. As we age, bad experiences fade away or even loss. I think that is a good thing to our mind otherwise we might not be able to go on.

      🙂 I did not build many sandcastles when I was little. I was not live near beaches. Going to the beach was a long hour driving. I only remember built only few times (could be more but my memory about good things also fades with age too 🙂 ).

      Oh yes, feeling of wet sand on fingers or feet is fantastic. I am sure they still feel good even now.

      Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts!


  10. Charlotte Hoather August 24, 2016 / 3:57 pm

    Loved reading your poem and memories of fun on the beach, we used to build sand castles my brothers and I, and Dad would always dig a big moat and build a big base with the sand from the moat so when the water came in it lasted as long as possible 😄

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    • YellowCable August 31, 2016 / 8:16 pm

      Yes, building moats that what I did too. I am sure your Dad did it such that it steered the water away from the castle as much as possible. Thank you.

      I am sorry for replying this late. For some reason your comment got in the spam bucket.


  11. Pride in Photos Photography August 25, 2016 / 8:15 am

    I for one, love the sandcastles, missing the great Florida Sandcastle Festival that we would go to every year when we lived there. Thanks for bringing back the memories.

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    • YellowCable August 25, 2016 / 6:59 pm

      Thank you.. this picture was also taken on a beach in Fl too.


  12. prior.. August 26, 2016 / 10:30 pm

    great pen YC / beautiful actually!
    and I remember sand castles – we would build ours far back – but as the tide rolled in – the mote would fill and then – um – no mas!
    also – we finally had some beach time this month – super grateful too – I was in Colorado for over 8 years and as much as I loved it – missed the beach – missed the sand – and simple pleasures like what you captured with your words – simple pleasures of watching he water come and go – and maybe thinking of this and that –

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  13. Christy B August 31, 2016 / 9:09 pm

    Oh yes, I liked building sandcastles too as a child. Summer comes with nice memories 🙂

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  14. Andrei Barbu Photography September 1, 2016 / 4:10 am

    Excellent light and colors! Beautiful image!

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  15. Inger September 3, 2016 / 3:24 pm

    Lovely capture, and a beautiful text to go along with it. I am not much of a beach person, but have definitely enjoyed the summer other places. Hope you have as well!

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    • YellowCable September 3, 2016 / 4:49 pm

      I have not gone anywhere this summer but definitely enjoying the season. Thank you so much.

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  16. ventisqueras September 20, 2016 / 10:47 am

    sogni e castelli di sabbia…ma hai proprio deciso di farmi tornare bambina?!!!! i miei primi castelli con altissime torri…impastavo la sabbia con l’acqua e lasciavo gocciolare sulle guglie…era spiaggia di Torredel Lago Puccini ( si il luogo dove riposa il grande musicista, da lui molto amato, ed in sottofondo c’erano sempre le sue musiche….che splendidi giorni mi hai ricordato! 🙂

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    • YellowCable September 20, 2016 / 7:53 pm

      I am glad this reminds you of your lovely time at the beach and the great musician. Thank you..

      Liked by 1 person

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