Monday, 6 July 2009

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

I can finally say that I’ve been to the beach this summer! And I can tell you that it was quite rewarding… Well, I have to use the word ‘quite’ because not everything was perfect – the sun was shining, there were no clouds, the sand was warm, even the sandwiches, that we’d brought, tasted nice (I guess food always tastes nice outdoors), but… the water of the Baltic was still too cold…

I had my camera and was looking for some models. Suddenly some seagulls caught my eye.

Most of them were flying round the dunes – spreading their wings widely and then diving down. I was too far away in order to see what was happening, so I decided to move closer…

It turned out that a real life drama, probably worth to be shown on Natural Geographic, was taking place right next to the bent grass. Loads of bugs were happily enjoying themselves in the greenery and didn’t even anticipate that someone might be after them.

At first the seagulls thought I looked suspicious, but later on they had no problems flying around me and doing their dirty deeds.

Some of the photos that I took will be used to make a present for my friend, who’s getting married in August. She used to live on the coast, but now moved 300km away from it, so hopefully they will remind her how great our beach is! She’s also been fascinated by the book by Richard Bach ‘Jonathan Livingston Seagull’, so I’m sure it will be something personal and very special.

Jonathan is that brilliant little fire that burns within us all, that lives only for those moments when we reach perfection. Richard Bach


nikkipolani said...

Oh my goodness. That shot of the seagull headed right for you is simply amazing! Bravo! I hope your collection of beach images will encourage your friend.

Jo_vi_ta said...

Great pictures, as always!!!