Friday, July 20, 2012

Jockey's Ridge: The Sand Dunes, Flooded

We tried Disneyworld once.  

Although it was magical in its own way, the tinseling and tinkling of a theme park

has never been able to outshine

the natural wonders which we've happened upon in our wanderings.

no sing and dance or haunted mansion holds and grows the imagination

of the children like a surprise tadpole pond appearing seemingly out of nowhere

at the sand dunes.

Or a sting ray sighting under the pier.

Instead of lines....trails.

instead of whines....thrills

Tiny frogs, alive (and squished), provided fascination with which no fairy tale could compare.

Always, the happiest place on earth...

is where we're with the ones we love.


PacPaliGoulds said...

Beautifully written. I completely agree 100%!!

boomie said...

Thanks for sharing!

Kurt Knudsen said...

Looks Magical!

kera said...

i too feel the same about our time spent outdoors! we have been to disney twice & will return more i'm certain but nothing will ever compare to the magic in watching your childs imaginations come alive as they explore their surroundings in nature!

Sarah said...

Beautiful everything!! Seriously, WOW, pictures and words!

Rebecca said...

Amen! Thanks for writing again.

Becky Shuler said...

Beautifully written. Gorgeous pictures! I love the grandparents in these post - I grew up in Louisiana and know these wonderful people! Hope they are well! Please tell them that Becky Wood Shuler said hello! (My parents still live in Natchitoches, LA. Are Brother and Sister Mangum still in the Leesville area?)

Melissa Rozeski said...

So true! Give us tad poles and wide open space over crowds and packaged fun. Your children are so grown up. It seems like I know them from reading your blog. Enjoy the rest of your North Carolina summer!

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