Coast to Coast Project ~May | New Forest Photographer | Ann Owen Photography
“The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. To dig for treasures shows not only impatience and greed, but lack of faith. Patience, patience, patience, is what the sea teaches. Patience and faith. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach—waiting for a gift from the sea.” Anne Morrow Lindbergh, from A Gift from the Sea.
Welcome to our Coast to Coast loop. We are a group of photographers from around the world, from timezones as far flung as Australia to Canada and in between, each with a different seascape. Coast to Coast aims to document our changing sea views and perspectives - both literal and philosophical - of what the sea means to us, month to month through the changing seasons. To follow the loop go to the ever so amazing Jo Haycock.
This has been a strange month, last year the month of May felt like summer but this year the skies have been dark and moody filled with rain and instead of wearing tshirts and summer dresses I've been wearing fleeces and have been bundled up in blankets and have had more indoor days than I'm used to. My morning bike rides have still been happening and to smell that sea air first thing in the early morning is still one of my favourite sensations. When the skies did clear for long enough me, Forrest & Nixie spent many afternoons at our special little spot which I feel so blessed to have because it is a place where we are always finding treasures and creating memories.
The beginning & the middle parts of this month may have been a bit of a let down but the end of this month has made up for it. The sun has been shining and we even managed to have our first mini family holiday after over 20 months of not going anywhere to Durdle Door which is one of my favourite places. We enjoyed slow days by the beach and late night chocolates. We spent hours upon hours in a meditative state sifting through the sand in search of sea glass. I was deeply mesmerized by all the shades of blue. It was truly blissful in more ways than one. I think I had forgotten how much I need to get away and explore and sleep in new places and this little mini trip did so much for me on all levels, as cliche as it sounds I truly feel like a new person.