Sunday, 11 October 2009

Mosaic Monday from Hilton Head Island, SC.

I Saw From the Beach by Thomas Moore.

I saw from the beach, when the morning was shining,
A bark o'er the waters move gloriously on;
I came when the sun o'er that beach was declining,
The bark was still there, but the waters were gone.

And such is the fate of our life's early promise,
So passing the spring-tide of joy we have known;
Each wave that we danced on at morning ebbs from us,
And leaves us, at eve, on the bleak shore alone.

Oh, who would not welcome that moment's returning
When passion first waked a new life through his frame,
And his soul, like the wood that grows precious in burning,
Gave out all its sweets to love's exquisite flame.

It's Mosaic Monday over at Mary's Little Red House.

The weather here in Hilton Head, SC is glorious, so wonderfully warm.

After a so so summer in Normandy we are basking in the sunshine, reflecting and remembering the good times.

Soon after we arrived so did a welcome basket from "management" and a wonderful Autumnal floral arrangement from our friends Tony & Jan in the UK.

Tony was Roger's best man all those years ago (30) when we said our marriage vows and remains a close friend to this day.

Happy Mosaic Monday everyone, be sure to visit Mary @littleredhouse.

Maggie & Roger


  1. I am so glad you are having such a good time (and good weather) in Hilton Head! Enjoy your time here in the states.
    Your mosaic was beautiful as always!

  2. Hi Maggie,
    Isn't Hilton Head beautiful? I was there last Novemeber when they were having unseasonably cold weather. The locals apologized everywhere I went for the lower-than-usual temperatures. I had fun anyway ... put on a jacket, rode a bicycle around the "plantation" to shops and restaurants, and took (short) brisk walks along the shore.

    Hope your week goes well!


  3. Hi Maggie

    pleased to hear you have arrived safely and and now have a great holiday and wedding anniversary celebrations!!

    Love the mosaic, Jackie

  4. Maggie,

    I am so glad you are having a wonderful time. Your mosaics are wonderful as usual and you both look very happy and relaxed.

    Carol at Serendipity

  5. Hi happy that your visit is going well! Best wishes for a happy vacation here in the beautiful USA! I sure hope the weather co-operates...

    Thanks for sharing part of your time with your blogging friends...

  6. One of my favorite places to visit.

    Have wonderful week..

    Dorothy from grammology

  7. What lovely images of the beach! And a lovely poem.
    Your life sounds charming.
    Enjoy you beautiful Autumn in Hilton Head:)
    Thanks for stopping by

  8. Beautiful mosaics...grand way to remember special trips.

  9. Salut Maggis. Well, we just missed you. We left Hilton Head on Saturday. We dawdled as long as we could before we finally left. We went and looked at another beach rental, then had lunch at "Just Pasta", then went around the corncer for ice cream - you ought to try the "pumpkin"! We finally got away after 12, instead of our normal 9:30 departure. ENJOY! We just left, but we still wish we were there! Linda

  10. Great mosaic, beautiful pics! Looks like a grand time!

  11. Maggie and Roger, it's good to know you are at least in the same state. I am pleased the weather has been nice for you. You should just stay and go on over to Dallas now, or do you plan to?

    Have a great day!
    All best,

  12. We have a home in HH Plantation. Next time you plan to come down let me know in advance. We were going to go down this weekend for a few days but had to babysit. I spend the entire summer there from May to July. Too hot in August and way to many jelly fish. We will live there all year in about 3 more years. Now is a great time to buy a home as the market is flooded so prices are lower then they have been in years. Enjoy your stay.

  13. Your pictures reflect what a beautiful place Hilton Head is. The beach is beautiful year round!

  14. What a lovely mosaic! I've never been to Hilton Head and now you're making me want to go on a trip! :)
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  15. Enjoy your time here in our lovely Southeast, so happy you have good weather - just wish I was closer and we could meet up! Happy anniversary too.

    Joanne Harris' book YOU will probably enjoy, being English! Set in an old established all boys school (crusty masters, latin, uniforms etc.)it may be a bit strange for Americans who aren't familiar with the classic British education system........however, she takes it and weaves a very stange and frightening story which kept me turning the pages! Won't say anymore in case you read it. I can see this one being made into a good movie some day - just like 'Chocolat'.

    Maggie, I'll be happy to mail you my copy (it's paperback) if you like. I really have nobody to pass it along to here. Just e-mail me with your mailing address and I'll send it off.

  16. Love the beach! Beautiful mosiac. Enjoy your little break and have a grerat week!

  17. Isn't Hilton Head glorious???? I'm living vicariously thru you as we've had nothing but dreary skies, rainy damp weather for a couple weeks now. Wish I could feel the sand between my toesies :o)

  18. Hi travellers,
    So glad you have your laptop with you this trip so we can stay in touch. We saw you on the beach yesterday but could not get your attention !! Have fun and enjoy.

    Diane and Jack

  19. Hey, Maggie! So happy you two have this beautiful spot to share your big anniversary. Thanks for sharing photos while you are there. I know you two are going to have a delightful and restful vacation. Meeting just went over the 100 mark. We have 101 signed up. You know we will miss having you there!
    Take care and hugs to both of you. ~ Sarah

  20. Beautiful mosaic! I long to see the ocean, and this does my soul good!

  21. Looks like a lovely place to spend some down time! My daughter has been there, but I haven't. I'll have to ask her if she has pics. These are beautiful!

  22. I had the opportunity to visit Hilton Head some years back... you have captured it well.

    Enjoy your travels...

    If you have a moment I would love you to stop by and say hi.

    TTFN~~ Claudia ♥ ♥

  23. Oh, I'm so glad you're enjoying your stay in Hilton Head! Thanks for the lovely pictures, and for sharing that beautiful poem at Mosaic Monday. :)


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