At the Beach for Wednesday Whimsy

002Seems to me the hot days of August are a good time to share my Victorian trade (advertising) cards that depict good times at the beach!

The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach. Henry Beston

The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach – waiting for a gift from the sea.  Anne Morrow Lindbergh

A beach is not only a sweep of sand, but shells of sea creatures, the sea glass, the seaweed, the incongruous objects washed up by the ocean.  Henry Grunwald

I remember having this friend in school who said she didn’t like the Beach Boys. And in that moment I knew we couldn’t be friends anymoreZooey Deschanel

Words today are like the shells and rope of seaweed which a child brings home glistening 004from the beach and which in an hour have lost their luster.  Cyril Connolly

I think that going to the beach as a child, being in the water and smelling that salt air and hearing the seagulls, it had a real calming effect. But also, it was a mysterious thing – I remember wondering what was under those dark New England seas.   Brian Skerry

Every time we walk along a beach some ancient urge disturbs us so that we find ourselves shedding shoes and garments or scavenging among seaweed and whitened timbers like the homesick refugees of a long war.   Loren Eiseley

You can take for granted that people know more or less what a street, a shop, a beach, a sky, an oak tree look like. Tell them what makes this one different.   Neil Gaiman

005Total physical and mental inertia are highly agreeable, much more so than we allow ourselves to imagine. A beach not only permits such inertia but enforces it, thus neatly eliminating all problems of guilt. It is now the only place in our overly active world that does.   John Kenneth Galbraith

I’ve never been one to run around in Speedos on the beach.  Jason Statham

The thing is with hip-hop, it has its waves and the waves crash against the beach and the new waves come in. So to stay relevant you have to roll with that.   Ice Cube

011Twenty or 30 years from now, I’m going to be on a beach in Jamaica.  Idris Elba

Wherever I can go, I hit the water, whether it’s the ocean, or in L.A. it’s Zuma Beach in Malibu; I just hit the water.   David Hasselhoff

The moon is essentially gray, no color; looks like plaster of Paris or sort of a grayish beach sand.  Jim Lovell

I have spent many hours on the beach collecting sea glass, and I almost always wonder, as I bend to pick up chunk of bottle green or a shard of meringue white, what the history of the glass was. Who used it? Was it a medicine bottle? A bit of a ship’s lantern? Is that bubbled piece of glass with the charred bits inside it from a fire?  Anita Shreve009

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