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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Sea Fever~June Note Card Party

Welcome to another Note Card Party! Hope that the last day of spring and the first day of summer are weather kind to you.

I've decided to share some of the Maine coast this time.

Summer 2010 - Portland
 Summer 2010 - Portland
 Summer 2011- Freeport
Summer 2011- Freeport

I found this poem in my grandmother's treasures. Fortunately, it was also available online so I didn't have to type it up.


Sea Fever  
by John Masefield

I must go down to the seas again,
to the lonely sea and the sky
and all I ask is a tall ship,
and a star to steer her by;

And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song
and the white sails shaking,
And the grey mist in the sea’s face,
and a grey dawn breaking.

I must go down to the seas again,
for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call
that may not be denied;

And all I ask is a windy day
with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume,
and the seagulls crying. 

I must go down to the seas again,
to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull’s way and the whale's way
where the wind’s like a whetted knife

And all I ask is a merry yarn
From a laughing fellow rover,
and quiet sleep and a sweet dream
when ere the long trip’s over

Love Vee


53 comments:

  1. Your photos are lovely, Vee and the poem is perfection! I'm going to print it out! I long to be at the sea!

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  2. I want to go to there! Beautiful photos, Vee. So inviting. xo

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  3. Your photo cards are beautiful and are perfectly refreshing on this very hot day!

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  4. I LOVE your cards this month. I am so wanting to go to some WATER...maybe for the 4th...woo hoo.
    Thanks for your fun party ea. month, Vee. This was such a great idea.
    xo bj

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  5. Your note card photos are so cool and tranquil, Vee! Perfect Maine summer vistas.

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  6. Gorgeous sea fever photos, Vee. Makes me want to be out there, if it weren't for the cool weather. Your poem selection is one of my favourites. I remember loving it in Grade 5 and memorizing it then.

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  7. Hi Vee! So happy to join in the fun at your Note Card Party! Your photo journal postcards of the Coastline of New England are stunning! The blue so deep in sky and sea - lovely! I'm looking forward to visiting some new - and some old - blogger friends here. Thank you for hosting.
    Joy!
    Kathy

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  8. Vee, your note cards are absolutely breathtaking. I love the poem. It touches my heart, too, to know that those special words meant so much to her.

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  9. What a wonderful poem and I really enjoyed seeing your Maine Coast! I love all of the rocks. I did a similar post on the West Coast of Florida...
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  10. Lovely beach scenes. We are so hoping for some beach weather here in the great Northwest. The next couple days sound good! I'm finally joining in with some Note Cards this week!!

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  11. Love that poem! Thanks for sharing your pics and for hosting! This is fun! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  12. Your beach scenes look SO refreshing!

    Thanks for hosting a great linky party!

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  13. Great photos of the coast of Maine and would make great note cards.
    It's been hot like August today here.

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  14. The Maine coast looks like a place I would like to be right about now. So pretty and your photos do it justice.
    The poem is wonderful too.

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  15. Vee,
    Wonderful note cards! And now I can hear my mom reciting that poem in a sing song kind of silly voice - thanks for the memory!

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  16. Oh how I love the coast of Maine! Beautiful photos Vee. I like how you layered them - nice feature. Thanks for hosting this party. It's always fun to visit around.

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  17. Oh they are beautiful! We visited the coast of Maine once on vacation. It still ranks as one of my favorite vacations ever, and Maine was beautiful! The top photo is my favorite!

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  18. Your notecards are so beautiful, Vee. I love the poem, too! Now, I'm off to see if I can round up some photos to join in this fun party.

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  19. The poem is fun and suits your photos.
    Judith

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  20. Hi Vee: Thanks once again for having your party. Your photos are beautiful and I look forward to visiting many of the blogs. Hugs, Deb

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  21. I'm sorry, Vee. I entered the wrong post first. Please omit the first entry. The second one is the correct one. Deb

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  22. So pretty! I can just hear the wind blowing of the sea and smell the air! :)

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  23. Gorgeous, gorgeous pictures, Vee! Makes me long for a visit!

    Oh, and I love this poem. I first read it in an anthology that I have (The Best Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis) and it called my name. Don't you love when a poem does that?

    Thanks for hosting the party again this month!

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  24. Gorgeous seaside photos Vee. I would rather be close to the ocean than anywhere else in the world I think. thanks for hosting this party once again!

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  25. Vee, I was dreamin' of the opposite coast! I joined your party for Wednesday! YEA ME - I made the Linky thingie work! Have a wonderful week!

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  26. I love your Sea View photos!! Very refreshing for my eyes in this hot weather. I have never been to Maine and would love to someday.

    ~Linnea

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  27. With some hesitation I am joining your party today...everyone else's photos are so much better than mine!
    I love your note cards today...I would love to go down to the sea again...but alas, we are right in the heart of the continent!

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  28. I'm ready to go down to the sea. Beautiful shots and I love the poem. Thank you for hosting. This is such a fun party!

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  29. Your pics are great, looks like a wonderful place to visit:@)

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  30. Vee,

    Beautiful, peaceful photos of Maine ... your trips to the coast look so refreshing, just like a get-away should. "I must go down to the seas" myself soon, been too long.

    I don't have anything to post to the party as I haven't blogged much at all this past month. I'll enjoy visiting the participants though.

    Did want to let you know your idea of the notecard party inspired me to actually have one of my photos commercially printed to a notecard! It is so cool to be able to send a handwritten message to someone and a bit of my "art". I posted about it on my blog with credit back to you :)

    Robin
    happilyhomeafter.blogspot.com

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  31. Beautiful! Oh, I love the sea...I especially loved the Maine coastline...these are beautiful photos and make me want to be there again!

    Deanna

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  32. Those are beautiful! Sorry that I didn't participate this time. I've been distracted with my photo studies lately and processing work!

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  33. As we head into a heat wave those photos are very inviting! Beautiful blues and that sailboar is lovely....

    Thanks. I posted. Hope you don't mind the links to my shop.

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  34. Your photos are so lovely and relaxing - makes me want to swap my coffee for a glass of iced tea :-)

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  35. Oh beautiful...I do need to see this part of the country, how relaxing...yes, I would enjoy a post card from here

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  36. wow, you have such lovely summer views. i can not wait to see what you do this summer 2012? fun. (:

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  37. In reply to your question about the lily variety, I am sorry I don't know. They were bought at Costco a few years ago. By the way, I am really enjoying the notecard party...such creative ideas.

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  38. Lovely.............!!!


    "Love looks not with the eyes,
    but with the mind..."

    ~W. Shakespeare, 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

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  39. Your photos are beautiful! I can feel the ocean breeze from here!

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  40. I love that poem...once had it on a wall hanging. And the seaside note card pic's are perfect...to usher in the summer!

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  41. Inspiring photos Vee ~ I really MUST go down to the sea again. I live in a beach community and NEVER go down to the ocean. It's now on my TO DO list. Thanks for throwing a great party (:

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  42. My favorite time of the month. Thank you so very much!!!

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  43. Your notecards are stunning, Vee! This is a really fun party; thanks for sponsoring it.

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  44. Vee, you photos were spectacular! Wow.

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  45. Such a beautiful area in which you live! I get so tired of looking at field after field after big, flat field - your oceans views are amazing! I hope you're thankful. :)

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  46. Such wonderful photos! And a poem I've known from my childhood, but not thought of for quite a while! Thanks, Vee!

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  47. i love the maine coast, and you've
    captured is beautifully!

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  48. Just discovered your link party via Pamela's blog. Lovely photos.

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  49. Hello Vee,
    I joined your lovely party this week and feel blessed to have found you!
    Your summer beach photos are a welcome sight for this Aussie girl- who is rugged up in front of a roaring fire, lol!
    The white sailboat against the blue sky and water is fabulous!
    Thank you for hosting such a wonderful party.
    Have a very blessed day..Trish

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  50. Your photo's are beautiful!
    It's been a while since I've been to the beach...your photo's are a nice reminder.


    Thank you for hosting!

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  51. A lovely post, Vee --- and so many interesting links. Thank you! Loved your photos!

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Thank you!

DB