Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Colors of Life: God's Painting - For Scribbit's Write Away Contest

Morning’s magical transformation; the blaze of fire waxes fiercely into a perfect sphere of blinding light; sparkling crystal sands, azure-blue ocean, and the golden fiery sun. God’s canvas is painted so masterfully. He has created nature’s eye candy that changes with the open and close of each day. Mighty winds curl into gentle breezes and glide through the open sails of tiny boats in the distance, dotting the horizon and sitting atop cresting waves. The strange salty smells fill my nostrils. Dark green clumps of seaweed lie up and down the beach. A single pelican floats on what seems to be an invisible line above the ocean, suddenly, spiraling downward crashing into the water for fish or just cool pleasure. Puffy white pillowy clouds hang lazily in the sky making abstract formations against a backdrop of powder blue. The sound of the ocean is hypnotic in its auditory sense, the constant whir of the waves rolling into shore making beige frothy foam. I can hear the conversations of the black and white gulls in the distance. They chatter and laugh entertaining themselves, gossiping about their daily routines, how many fish they caught and how many got away. Long legged birds wearing tight black stockings stalk through the shallow waters with their bright orange beaks picking through the grains of sand for edible treasures. Millions of periwinkles bury themselves again and again in their life-long arduous task. The tear drop shaped shells painted so vibrantly with royal purple, scarlet red, sunny orange and yellow, like bright little rainbows in the wet sand. Colorful crabs scurry back and forth across the sandy expanse. Bright white mountains are the dunes on the beach peppered with tender green sea oats swaying gently in the breeze. Standing in forceful juxtaposition is the deep red brick lighthouse trimmed around top with a black wrought iron walk and cap-like dome; sternly built with purpose climbing into the blue and white swirled sky. From the top of the lighthouse one can see the entire island peninsula. The water sparkles in the sun like diamonds in all directions and the housetops look like small squares amidst a menagerie of bursting, frenzied color. Even when the sun dips behind the clouds and a hazy gray covers the canvas of color, the beautifully colored kites take center stage, swirling and diving, twisting and turning, cutting through the breeze like a hot knife in cool butter.The burnt orange sun finishes the day with a sunset of glorious proportion, covering the once blue ocean in a glaze of gold. It sinks slowly into a hazy pink horizon tinted delicately with hints of violet and baby blue. The water ripples gently across the river catching the reflected colors of the slowly dimming ball of fire slipping into the sky. Evening glides in slowly showing her twinkling glittery lights. Far in the southeast corner of our evening cover appears the glowing pearly moon. Over on the beach the water is peaceful with small waves caressing the sandy shore. Tiny fish break the surface of the glassy still waters in the distance as they jump out of the ocean and into the cool evening air. Their skins catch the moonlight making them shimmer and shine.

Full moon, starry night, through the sky they drip and shed their glowing light. To the corners of the earth from whence the darkness gave birth, casting shadows on earth’s floor, through depths of ocean and miles of shore. The crickets chirp, the frogs sing and a gentle breeze makes the wind chimes ring. Slowly, silently the night is still, its beauty and mysticism are at planetary will. Colors!
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12 comments:

Scribbit said...

I've heard people say that Alaska has two colors: green and white, one for each season and I suppose that's true. I love how green it gets

lance said...

God paints with the colors of the rainbow.
You almost have your doctorate in business. Wow! what are you going to do now?
Go to Disneyland I bet. Just a little humor. Congratulations on your accomplishment. And you donot look nerdy like you said on your other blog. You are very beautiful woman and brains to boot. Your husband is very blessed by God with you. You guys made such a cute little baby in the picture.
God bless,
Lance
www.lancessoulsearching.com

MoziEsmé said...

Beautiful! God created such beauty for us to enjoy; I'm so glad for the colors He's made! And I feel like I'm right there enjoying it while reading this post.

Alison said...

I love that you chose the ocean as your backdrop and your ending is very restful.

Heather of the EO said...

One of my favorite places to reach out and touch our Creator is in nature. It speaks so loudly of His love.
Beautiful post!

jubilee said...

" . . . covering the once blue ocean in a glaze of gold" - my fav part! Though I must say that the last paragraph is beautiful too.

Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting.

imbeingheldhostage said...

This post makes me want to drive to the coast. I actually caught myself licking my lips expecting a salty taste. Lovely post!

marmiteandtea said...

Nicely put :) There is SUCH beauty in this world it's a shame our eyes are often closed to it.

ZenMama said...

You painted such a brilliant picture with your words - I can see it all right before me! What great descriptive writing!

Zen Mama Wannabe

Sara Carmichael said...

I am sitting with you there on the beach, seeing and smelling every little thing. Really well written. Very descriptive. Beautiful writing!

Tamie said...

my oh my what beauty you've created with your words. you have such a a talent! that was simply magnificent...i seriously was transported tothe sereneness of the ocean beach...thank you so much for creating that (and for stopping my own place...visitors are always welcome!)

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Wonderful piece Gabrielle! You have made me want to be at the beach!
I can imagine that in heaven...there will be colors that we couldn't even concieve of here on earth :) and more than 5 senses too!