Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The Salt Water Cure With Sun Glitter



"The cure for anything is salt water-  sweat, tears or the sea."
Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen)


Okay then, I will take...the sea!












Sun glitter!  When you see the sunlight sparkling on water, that is the correct word for it! Did you know? " Sun glitter is the summation of individual sun glints, each one an instantaneous flash of sunlight from a wave at just the right angle to reflect light."  (from "Color and Light In Nature" by Lynch and Livingston".

And all these years, I have just called it sun sparkling on water! I love it by the way.  From my reading, it says that you could damage your eyes by looking at it, so you must be careful. Yes, I would mother the world if I could!

Hey! I have shared this video with you before but since this goes with this post, here it is again!  Richard took the video from the pier at Eastbourne and it was a windy day, so you might want to turn down the volume! That is me at the beginning saying "wow"!




40 comments:

  1. There's just something about going down to the sea. Beautiful photos.

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    1. And you are lucky to be able to see the Atlantic ocean where you are! I am wishing a salt water cure for you! x

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  2. The ocean calls me, as does the gulf. In fact, i hope to be there in a few months.

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  3. Hi Kay - those pebbles ... gosh they make some noise ... I used to live up near the end of that straight up the hill a little - cheers Hilary

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    1. Yes, in Meads! It is such a lovely area, I hope I didn't make you too homesick!

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  4. Water is soothing to be near and look at. I feel better just looking at the video.

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    1. We have a small lake where we like to hike and just that bit of water is so relaxing to look out upon.

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  5. Looking at a large body of water is soothing in any type of weather, but even more so with sun glitter :-) But yes, one should indeed be careful about the eyes. They are far too precious to risk any damage to them by not taking precautions.
    The book sounds great!

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    1. You know I thought about you when I said that you must protect your eyes! I think the book sounds good too, I only read about it when I was doing this post! :-)

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  6. PS: I hope whatever needs curing right now will be better soon, dear Kay!
    There is a little something on the way to you, I am not sure it will reach you in time, but I hope it will get there eventually.

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    1. I would also cure the whole world if I could!
      A little something for me? You are too sweet! x

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  7. Looking at the sea, in all its moods, is always calming to me. Lovely pictures, and a beautiful pier. I feel relaxed already :)

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    1. Oh good, it is the salt water cure sent to Australia from England via the USA! :-)

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  8. Yes, the ocean waves are so relaxing!

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    1. I hope you liked the video! It was from a few years back but this still looks just like this!

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  9. I love the words sun glitter! What a great description. A visit to the beach and some warm sunshine would be very healing. Winter has left me feeling weary.

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    1. I haven't been to the beach lately but I am living through my blog! :-)

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  10. Sun glitter! It sound lovely on the sea. But I will be careful of my eyes...Do you know this poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay - http://www.online-literature.com/millay/second-april/18/. When I was in high school I used to think it powerful and dramatic, but now, nearly 60 years later, although I understand the feeling she must have had, it seems a bit extreme. What do you think?

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    1. It is a very dramatic poem and I thank you for telling me about it but it ends with a thought of drowning and ...then, it loses me! Thanks for telling me again though, I can see how my post made you think of it! :-)

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  11. This makes me think of a favourite Bruce Cockburn classic called "All the Diamonds." If you don't already know it, I think you'd like it -- it's a beautiful song with a strong Christian sentiment as well. Here's a link to a YouTube video of it:

    https://youtu.be/Li5Vpnde5do

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    1. Thank you so much for telling me about this song! You are right, I love it.
      "All the diamonds in this world that mean anything to me are conjured up by wind and sunlight sparkling on the sea."
      Wish I could have written it!

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  12. I really love going to the beach and it's magic when the sun shines like that. Our water is fresh though here on the Great Lakes. Makes for nice swimming if you swim. I just sit in it.
    Janice

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    1. You know I LOVE your area even though you have FRESH water! LOL! Now, I need to do a post about pebbles on the beach in England and for you, those lovely stones, just gorgeous!
      I don't swim in water, I just look at it, or sometimes go wading in it, or as they say in England, I go for a "paddle"!

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  13. "Sun sparkling on water" is good enough for me! Love it. And I could almost smell the salt spray from your video - reminded me of my home town, just along the coast.

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    1. I once mentioned a book on my blog, "Crashing Through"by Robert Kurson. He was blinded as a child but had his sight restored as an adult. He said that he never understood the word "sparkle" until he could see again. I always think of that when I see the sun sparkling on water.

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  14. Great quote! I love sun glitter, though I never knew til today that's what it was called. :)
    When we went to Lyme Regis years ago, my first glimpse of the sea was sun glitter between houses at the end of a sloping road. Beautiful!

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    1. I learn new things every day and I like to share them here! Ah, that view of the sun on water at the end of a sloping road in Lime Regis, that truly sounds lovely. Hope you are well, dear Sue! x

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  15. Great pic of the sea!
    The sea is always good!

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    1. Richard took the photos, of course, along with the video! The photos themselves are very recent but the video is from several years ago.

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  16. I'll take the sea and the tears for healing...but not the sweat.

    I hate sweating...and we've had enough very steamy, muggy days this past summer that confirmed my hatred of sweating! :)

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    1. I am from Georgia, I know those sweaty, muggy days!!

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  17. Beautiful photos!!
    Thanks so much for stopping by and for leaving such a kind comment on my post about my nephew and thanks for your prayers.....
    Hugs,
    Deb

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    1. Hello Debbie! Thanks for YOUR comment here! You know we have a mutual friend in Nana Diana, don't you wish we could get all her friends together in one spot? We would have a ball!
      Hugs to you! P.S. I loved your post about your neighbor/dear friend who just passed away. It was lovely.

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  18. Great pictures, though I think I prefer the sea more when it is deep deep blue!

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    1. Oh, you have reminded me! I should do a post about the sea when it is that clear, aqua color! I have only seen it that way ONCE at Eastbourne, so it was very special to me!!

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  19. That's a lovely video Kay- like the people dancing in the waves, the shingle and the breakwater- the last two not common here. Keep thinking of salt water taffy now after watching Boardwalk Empire- had no idea that's where Opal Fruits came from. Not much chance of sun glitter eye damage here at the moment- a full month of dull, grey weather.

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    1. Yes, Richard spent quite a bit of time recently in England and it was the same for him, I wish he could have had more sun since he was dealing with his mother's serious illness and then, her death. Still, the sun did come out for him and the result for those few hours, the photos here.
      Glad you liked the video too, too bad I didn't know he was recording, I would have kept quiet at the beginning! LOL!

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  20. Your birthday? Well, happy birthday, Kay. Aloha from Hawaii.

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    1. Yes, those birthdays do roll around! Thanks for your Aloha every time you leave that comment, it makes me feel as if someone has placed a lei around my neck. Thank you.

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