Wednesday, January 23, 2013


There is one spectacle grander than the sea,
that is the sky;
there is one spectacle grander than the sky,
that is the interior of the soul.
~~Victor Hugo, Les Miserables

The South Jetty on the island of Venice, Florida, perfect for gazing inward and out.

"Doesn't it seem to you," asked Madame Bovary, "that the mind moves more freely in the presence of that boundless expanse, that the sight of it elevates the soul and gives rise to
thoughts of the infinite and the ideal?"
~~Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary


rosaria williams said...

Two great quotes; two great photos. Happy New Year!

AntKaybe said...

Love that spot. We are so blessed to have the jetty in our neck of the woods. Both sides are equally awesome. You captured it well.

Stan said...

Nice action!

helen tilston said...

Your images and post are just beautiful


I am looking forward to being at the Pacific Ocean next month.


Dewena Callis said...

"The interior of the soul"--beautiful, I love that phrase and the pictures are majestic.

yaya said...

Aren't we lucky to live in a country that has such vast scenery, beauty and diversity? Love your pics and wish I was somewhere near sun and warmth! It's freakin' freezing here today! But the outdoors and the sky can look amazing in any weather and location.

Hanne Bente said...

WAU Becky with some great pictures you show. Wish you a good day :) Hugs Hanne Bente

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Wonderful just wonderful my friend. Both! Pictures and words.
Hugs Dagmar
ps thanks for sending out some rays of sun...we only had gray days here.
Can't wait for spring to arrive.

jmac said...

...sigh. Once again, you fill me with thought provoking dreams! Love love love your insight!!

Leslie said...

i agree with both authors! (nice shots, too.)

Linda said...

This photo reminds me of the waves crashing on the rocks at our local seaside resort in Italy. Dreaming of those Summer days!

tammy j said...

i can smell it
i can hear it
you have given me a gift.
tammy j

RuneE said...

I love the sea :-)

S. Etole said...

Such an impressive sight.

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Indeed, indeed. How lucky we are!

The Silver Bunny said...

The sea is my natural element ; just love those pictures !x

Dimple said...

You caught that first shot perfectly-the spray resembles a flower petal.

Thanks for the visit--and the pun!


Regine Karpel said...

These photos and quotes are amazing!