:To The Moon Alice: I Saw The Moon














i saw the moon ... he kissed the sea
oh how i wish that he'd kissed me
i saw his light ... touch her face
he filled the evening with his grace
i saw the moon ... kiss the sea
why oh why won't he kiss me?








i saw the sun hide her face
the boats sailed home ... and slowed their pace
i saw the moon caress the sea
why oh why
won't the moon ... caress me?









i saw the moon
did the moon see me?










All text, photography & artwork - by [beingRuby©]











To The Moon Alice: August 2010





Moon Notes
Harvest Moon
August 25, 3:06am Sydney Time




... One of my long held dreams.. is to own my own home... a home overlooking the sea ... Lately I've come to realise that this imaginary home... this abode 'alla Ruby' must also face east... East to the rising moon... where she throws her silvery cast upon the salty waters. Of course to achieve this dream I may just need to win the lottery... but thankfully ... taking a stroll by moonlight ... and looking out to sea ... is still an experience that has no price tag ...


Thankfully ... I do live close enough to the sea ... to take a stroll when the moon is full.... I do live on the east coast where the sea meets the sand under a rising moon ... and thankfully... the moon has the ability to soothe my worries... enrich my heart and renew my spirit...I'm grateful that I was born with a love for La Luna .... and I am grateful that this evening ... 






I Saw The Moon ... 
Did the moon see me?













Giveaway Coming Soon



I hope the moon ... fills your world with love .. just as you do mine with all your kind comments and visits to Ruby land. For it is you guys that inspire me to continue chasing the moon and make my dreams a reality .. one being able to share my art with you ... I hope to have some exciting news soon... and very soon a giveaway from a talented blog friend who has been with me since the beginning of my journey.



So keep your eye on the moon and watch this space ...






Julie b


IMAGE SOURCE:
Images: text, photography and editing by [Being Ruby©]










57 comments:

oldgreymare said...

One of my favorite posts so far my brilliantly talented friend.

Just beautiful.

xxxx


z

angelina said...

beautiful .x

becky at abbeystyle said...

Keeping my eye out, dear Julie...for the moon and for your giveaway. Thank you again for another moon sighting...when I return to Florida in a month I'll be able to better able to sight the moon for myself...but my camera won't be able to capture its face as beautifully as yours does...so keep the moon coming my way each month, Ruby...ever so delightful each time.

Drawn to The Sea said...

Oh, Julie, this is so wonderful.
One day we will live at the edge, you at your sea, me at mine.
My house will face east too :-))
The moon did see you, he kissed your cheek.
Even if you didn't feel it, he did.
Hugs to you, my dear moon chasing friend.

Just Martha said...

Beautiful post Julie. You have such a wonderful way about you. I just l-o-v-e your photos and.... you are pretty good at poetry as well. I did a '5 year plan' board which had a house by the sea, a specific car, and a girl in a great bikini. I pulled it out after 5 years when I was unpacking for my house by the sea. The car was also the same and even the same colour as the picture. Go figure!!!...

C.J. said...

oh Julie, I love you! Your prose and photos are so wonderful, I envy your talent. God bless you Julie, the moon did see you and certainly "kissed" you.

Stephanie said...

Absolutely lovely words and images. The third one, of the sailboats is my favorite. Always glad to follow where you lead us - it's always an interesting journey. xoxo, stephanie

erin said...

you have done it again! amazing images and poetry!! i know i have told you this before, you are lucky to live NEAR the water. to live ON the water would certainly be a dream. i long to see the sea...

count it all joy said...

Julie, as always you have touched my imagination and heart with your beautiful photos and words. I can't wait to see where your moon chasing journey takes you. To the moon Alice, indeed. Meredy xo.
p.s. my kids were all agog at the big orange moon sitting low in the sky tonight. Missy Moo said "Imagine what it's like in real life!" Too funny.

mise said...

Super, Julie! Both images and text have a simple Victorian grace.

Zuzu said...

I love your moon posts, Julie, as the moon always causes me to stop and dream.

Wishing you a lovely week, dear friend!
Zuzu

Fräulein Klein said...

Oh, Julie, I love your photos! There is some magic in there!!!!!!
Have a great day,
Big Hugs, Yvonne

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I always love it when you post shots of the water. This is truly beautiful. I long to have a home near the sea as well. My taste has changed as I've gotten older. I used to picture the fancy house or upscale condo...now, I see myself in a cozy cottage. *Sigh* I need a lottery to win as well.

sharon said...

I love that last picture Julie, it's such a great and calm composition. I was admiring the full moon here last night, and listening to owls!!

Sharon

myletterstoemily said...

your poetry is as beautiful as your photography.
i will be praying that you find that cottage facing
the east to see your precious moon.

i get to see it rise over the mountain, when i
am in the mountains. my favorite place.

this is such a sweet place to visit.

Splendid Sass said...

Oh my goodness. So beautiful!
Teresa

Giulia said...

Thank you, Julie. You know I was waiting for this, it was worth it...

ciao bella

Anne said...

Bathing in moonlight is one of my favorite pasttimes. You have captured that same dreamy feeling here. The moon exercises its pull on me, too. Afterall, our bodies are mostly water, right?
xo,
Anne

Blue Muse said...

Mmmm, mmm. I share your siren's song of the moon and sea - thank you for sharing your beautiful words and amazing photography and for taking us to that dreamy place with you. I thoroughly enjoyed it, as did my soul.
xo Isa

desde my ventana said...

I accept your offer, if you come to Spain I will show you my country. I will love seeing it by your camera ... I adore your photos. That nice are those of today!!!
Bss

nerines said...

That was so beautiful Julie. You know, I love your art and visiting your blog, your just really cool to hang out with in bloggy land:)

nerines said...

Can I just add that I've read your poem over and over, and love it!!

Jen said...

I couldn't agree with you more. I have always wanted a place by the sea. What beauty, what serenity, oh how I wish I were there now!!

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Your talents never end....now your a poet!!! I kept reading it thinking I was embarrassed that I'd never heard it before...well of course not YOU wrote it....WOW I can't even write a simple sentence..lol
I think the moon did see you and is smile down on you right now!!!

xxx

It's me said...

Thanks for comment on my blog........what a great moons !!.....what a pictures......love you blog !!! come back soon...happy day love Ria.....

Kerry said...

As a Cancerian, I feel the moon really strongly. Thank you for those beautiful images. I used to live in a house where my bedroom faced east and I always slept with the blinds up so I could see the full moon. I hope you achieve your house dream.

Greet said...

Dear Julie,
Oh my gosh! So long time ago I visited you! And when I do I am always so pleased to read and see your fantastic posts! As this one! Oooh wonderful and romantic! Hmm I enjoyed it! I hope everything is fine with you and how is your new house! I read you live close to the sea! Must be wonderful!
A big hug!
xx
Greet
PS Julie, I want you to meet the Belgian artist Luc Vervoort (I will do a post of him later).His work reminded me on your blog pictures! Here is the link :http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/yourgallery/artist_profile/Luc+Vervoort/102061.html

Petit Coterie said...

I always love visiting your blog. Sorry I have been missing for awhile, I do hope all is good with you.

xx, Michelle

A-M said...

Gobsmackingly, breathtakingly beautiful Julie. A-M xx

simon said...

great photos again Julie. I can never get the moon right, no matter how hard i try..:o/

Angie Muresan said...

This is so romantic, Julie. I bet with spring on the way there, the moon looks even more enticing.

Anne Marie said...

I love the harvest moon shots!!! it's a bit overcast - but we have the huge telescope out on the deck anyhow...just in case there's a break in the clouds

thanks for your well wishes dear Julie....it really means a lot

xo+blessings,
Anne Marie
p.s. i think you are right - maybe I should look for that daybed!

Chatelaine said...

Julie, you absolutely have the most beautiful moon shots. Can you believe we missed the full moon here in Boston? We had a noreaster or rain storm and it was too cloudy. So disappointing!

So glad I can look at the moon through your lens. Love those ocean shots!

Splendid Sass said...

Love, love your poem! I love the beach too, and hope to be visiting there soon.
Teresa

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

When I win the lottery I will buy you your house by the sea!
...your creative talent is amazing!
:)

Francine Gardner said...

From the opposite side of the planet, I was just enthralled by the beauty of the full moon to-night.I have been sleeping outdoors many nights this summer and felt so at peace, falling asleep under the starry sky...your house by the sea may be a dream...you can always live your dream.

Princesa Nadie said...

Dear Ruby
Just yesterday I was watching the moon too,It's beautiful in this summer days...we returned to home walking by the seaside ,I use do it as I live closed to the beach and walking nearby the sea in the night is a wonderful experience
I have loved your post about Lisantum ...They are a very dainty flowers
Your photographs...stunning!
Hugs

Killiecrankie Farm said...

imagery is superb - sets your poetry off to perfection

Alison Gibbs said...

Love watching the moon and it's brilliant light on the water
Alison

Completely Coastal + Daily Vitamin Sea said...

Most importantly...YOU saw the moon!!

Ellie said...

I love your poem and your passion for the mysterious moon~! It sure is alluring no matter what the season. I fondly view it, when I walk at night. I am happy it is my guide~ Really lovely!
Nothing like the view over the water, it is like
quicksilver~xXx

maría cecilia said...

Hola Julie, your images move me to a very relaxing state of mind and I thank you for this. In fact, all your images are amazingly beautiful!!!
Thank you so much for your kind comment on my wedding anniversary.
muchos cariños,
maria cecilia

Mary-Laure said...

How did you manage this? Whenever I try to take pictures of the moon, they come out very disappointing, not lyrical and beautiful like yours...

theoldboathouse said...

Hi Julie darling....I needed to chanel a bit of adventurous, brave Ruby this week...so glad it is Saturday. Love the pics and the words. I used to sing I see the moon to son number two, so enchanting "I see the moon the moon sees me, high up above the big oak tree, please let the light that shines on me, shine on the one I love"....happy the moon was shining on you this week my friend and she obligingly let you snap and tweek her image, thank-you for always leaving me such lovely comments even when I am a bit slack in the return, Katherine xx Ps giveaway sounds very exciting and had a chuckle at the spinster...such a horrid word...why are single women old maids andvsingle men considered fancy free....another injustice lol.

Ange said...

I know the moon saw you! I know it did!! Oh Julie, we share the same dream of a house by the sea. Maybe we should share a lotto ticket too! I'm so sorry I haven't been around. I've been thinking of you lots and lots but have been too wrapped up in preparing for the start of the school year. Phew. It's nice to come home to your blog.
Hope you are well and still following your dreams. Your moon pictures make me homesick for Aussie...Not long to go now
Much love

Pooch Morning Glory said...

stay with your dream... you are part way there.
awesome shots. i saw the moon the other night too and she was stunning.
~pooch xx

Fragrant Liar said...

What a beautiful series of photos and poetry.

Debra Phillips said...

julie you take my breath away! your images and prose combined are always sheer magic. when you are finally discovered by the masses, i will love to see the east facing shore home you choose
xo
debra

Ellen said...

So very lovely....I love the moon....and watch her whenever I can....smiles.

Beach Vintage said...

Keep visualizing it Julie, never stop! You will get there.

laura said...

Hi there, I have just found your blog and your photography is just beautiful... so peaceful and dreamy/ Looking forward to reading through the rest of your posts!
have a very lovely weekend,
Laura curriex
summerhouselc.blogspot.com

Nevin said...

Your moon make make my heart go boom boom!!

xxx

Karena said...

I loved this post such beautiful poetry and images. Perfect!! I am ready for a wonderful ocean view spot!!

Karena
Art by Karena

Millie said...

You hang onto this dream girl - it's a wonderful one to have! Looking forward to seeing what your little 'tease' is.
Millie ^_

Exquisite Accessories said...

Oh Julie I love your Pictures, love your whit, love how you write & boy do I wish the light of the silver moon sends you all your dreams :))))

JBeaudetStudios said...

I also love the moon but never could express it as beautifully as you! I love that poem!

Shellbelle said...

This is what I wish for you my dear sweet friend…a home by the sea where you can dance in the moonbeams.