Reub's journey

13 August 2015

Down by the bay


"Down by the Bay" is an old children's song popularized by Raffi in the '80's. Remember?

Down by the bay
Where the watermelons grow
Back to my home I dare not go
For if I do
My mother will say:
"Did you ever see a......(fill in the blank with a rhyme...) down by the bay."


We just returned from Netarts bay, Oregon, and here are a few new verses for that old song.




Did you ever see a dune by the light of the moon?




Did you ever see the ocean all in motion?



Did you ever see a bird who had the last word?


Did you ever see a cliff with a rift like this?


Did you ever see a light flash all night?



 
Did you ever see a path all full of wrath?



Did you ever see an ATV outrun a tsunami?





Did you ever see egrets without any regrets?




Did you ever leave the sand with an empty hand...

...down by the bay.

32 comments:

  1. marvelous shots! love the craggy trees and roots in the sand. :)

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    1. Thanks Tex. I was going to ask everybody to rhyme their comments, but decided against it bc I would have to...
      rhyme mine every time
      as well.

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  2. A great collection of photos, greetings!

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    1. And greetings to you. Are you still in Lagos?

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  3. Amazing area to explore. I am envious, it has been a year since I saw the ocean. I have looked at exploring Oregon here in the fall.

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    1. It's a wonderful state to explore because there's something for everybody: ocean, mountains, desert, rainforest, urban life and western ranches. A lot of cool places to explore.

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  4. Great shots, love the beach by the cliff.

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    1. Thanks Joe...if only there were a way down to that beach other than the hard way...

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  5. Very cute rendition of that old Raffi song! And yes, I used to play it for my kids all the time. :)

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    1. Me too. It's kind of an ear worm though, like so many of his songs.

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  6. So sweet, from a girl who loves the sea shore!!

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    1. The Oregon shore is different from the Jersey shore, but they're all wonderful. :-)

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  7. I have never seen watermelons grow down by the bay and it looks like I still haven't.

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    1. Right? Where is it that watermelons grow by the seashore? I wondered that too!

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  8. This is truly lovely and completes the summer. Thank you.

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  9. A beautiful collection of images! Enjoyed all the rhymes, too. :) Can't wait to be in Oregon in less than 2 weeks. Yippee!!!

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    1. You're coming to Oregon at the end of the month! Yaaayyyy!!!

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  10. On the Oregon coast
    Kerry and the grandkids play
    With jackets and muck boots, they know the way.
    Sticks and pebbles in hand
    They explore the wet and windy land ...
    As Eddy and Reub splash in the bay.

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    1. Oh my gosh are you kidding me?
      Jessica McDonald is here to be
      The rhyming-est guest I ever did see!

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  11. Some great new lyrics for that fine old piece that now has me humming it all over again. We had that record for the kids.

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    1. AC, it has been playing in my head ever since I wrote this...

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    1. Trouble is, I can't sing worth beans.

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  13. I love, love, love those shots. Thanks. Really appreciated this post.

    Greetings from London.

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  14. You should have warned us with an ear worm alert! ;)

    I love your photos and your fun rhymes. The first image is just perfect and the last so sweet. And of course there's everything in between. I love your creativity.

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    1. Haha! It should've been the title of the post: "Ear Worm Below!" This tune ran through my brain for a week after writing the post.

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  15. The ATV rental in case of a Tsunami is great! Loved them all. No I never left the sand with an empty hand.

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    1. Me neither. I always have a handful and at least two pockets full. :-)

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