Thank you dear friends and followers for your visits, for your love and prayers for both myself and Freddie.
I really appreciate you taking the time to call in, view my artwork and leave such wonderful comments.
Sending you all love, hugs and blessings,

June xxx

Tuesday 16 April 2013

By the Sea..

I have lived by the sea all my life, the North Sea. A sea of many moods....calm and serene one day and the next, dark and menacing with gigantic waves. I have lain in bed and heard the waves crashing on the shingle banks and in the great flood of '53, it broke all sea defences with a mighty surge, causing untold damage and loss of life. The sea is never to be taken lightly....but always with great respect.   My mother's only brother died at sea during the '39-'45 war.
I found this wonderful photo taken in 1900 of two handsome young fishermen from the Faroe islands. I can imagine their life, working every day in all weathers, hauling their nets to feed their families. Not an easy life. So I had to make a collage using their photo and I was pleased with the way it turned out. I hope you like it too, whether you live by the sea or not.

And here are a couple of photos of long ago North Norfolk fishermen. In the top picture you can see their heavy boots. If they fell into the sea, the weight would pull them down straight away. These were the days when the Lifeboat had no engine but mounted the huge waves of a storm rowed by manpower alone to try and rescue a vessel in distress. heroes one and all...... 
Have a great day, I think Spring has arrived at last!
Love and Hugs
June xxxx


sirkkis said...

I do love your wonderful collage. I enjoyed to read your story about your life by the sea. I have sailed a lot and know dangers of the sea, too. The other photos are fantastic also. Thank you for sharing this us, June xx

junemac2 said...

Fabulous seafaring post June. I just wanted to pop by and see how you are.Just got back to blogging after losing my Dad. Hope you are doing ok my friend.
Hugs June x

Unknown said...

A truly wonderful post and a great tribute to the seafaring men. So pretty... Hope you're doing fine June, take care, hugs, Ira xox

Faye said...

Your collage is wonderful, June. I love seeing those old photos. What a difference life is now from back then!

Bill said...

I've always wanted to live by the sea, because I love the sound of waves beating against the shore. This is such a fascinating post! Your collage is wonderful. :)

Celestina Marie said...

Hi June, This is a wonderful post and I love your pics. Yes, the sea is to be respected. Your collage is such a work of art. Thank you for sharing.
Wishing you a wonderful evening.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Anonymous said...

Ah, the romance of the sea! Lovely post, June. It made me remember the wind coming off the North Sea when I lived for a few years in Tynemouth...brrrrrrrr. xx