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Cypress

the Lady Cypress threw back her head and laughed

as her beau, the ocean, roared along with her

at his own salty joke

and the sea breezes rippled through her hair

while smoke from her cigarette drifted toward the sky

and painted it

(On our trip up the coast last year, I was fascinated at how the Cypress trees grow at an angle away from the ocean)

Have a great weekend!

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11 responses

  1. Beautiful especially your words.

    January 21, 2011 at 6:43 AM

  2. That is a gorgeous & colorful view… lโ™ฅve all that blue & the trees are awesome, growing sideways like that! How cool! =)

    January 21, 2011 at 1:04 PM

  3. Awesome view, love the creative caption!

    January 21, 2011 at 1:16 PM

  4. Gorgeous photo!! Happy weekend, baby!! I miss you! xxoo ๐Ÿ™‚

    January 21, 2011 at 4:17 PM

  5. Ha! Bad hair day for Lady Cypress! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    You have a good weekend too. ๐Ÿ™‚

    January 21, 2011 at 5:16 PM

  6. It’s amazing what the sea breeze will do. Nice color!

    January 21, 2011 at 9:18 PM

  7. Yes that has always fascinated me too..some of the Cypress here have limbs growing at 90 degree angles. Most mysterious! and great photo/journalism by the way

    January 22, 2011 at 1:26 AM

  8. Mother Nature shapes us all.

    January 22, 2011 at 3:00 AM

  9. What a beautiful scene! I can almost smell the ocean breeze.

    January 22, 2011 at 7:41 AM

  10. Magpie

    Beautiful photo, Trace. Love your words as always.
    Let me know if you come up with any free time this weekend.

    January 22, 2011 at 9:48 AM

  11. I love the story you wove through her flowing locks.
    It just goes to show you that there is constant wind at the ocean—up this way too. but I LOVE it. MB

    January 22, 2011 at 10:27 AM