It's nice to visit one of the outlying islands.
and to get there, of course you need a boat.
Whilst enjoying the sea breeze, one can always look at the clouds.
and a pier the boat briefly stops to enable the needed provisions to be delivered to the inhabitants further uphill.
Sometimes, clouds can assume strange shapes.
Ah, the shore at last
A few flowers high up there .
some growing by the road side
or beneath a window
Sometimes, you'd find the most incredible stuffs lying outside a house
or find some leaves preparing to go
There may be some hardy flowers too
just beside a rusty bicycle
or a rusty bin
covered over by pieces of string.
You may also find an old sofa seat tied with a chain
or an old but undiscarded foldable chair wired to the side of a wall
or a sewer secured with bits of strings
Believe it or not, these tiny flowers still find sufficient space to grow on a sewer pipe!
You may find an arbor formed by creepers
If you were to climb a few steps, you could see a little further
and find worm eaten leaves at the side of the stairs going up
and creepers with star like fingers
You may find a few small uninhabited islands or a huge rock here and there close to the shore
perhaps a beach where no one goes to
whose waters are, for a change, still crystal clear
There you can sit around and listen to the waves
and if you feel adventurous, explore a bit
and if you so fancy, you may even get down to the beach
and have it all to yourself
or simply look around
and find another angle to look at what's around
and enjoy the gentle motion of the swaying reeds
or gape at the color of the sea
You may even find an odd looking stump or two
and wonder at how clever these creepers can wind themselves up in search of more light
or the odd shape made by leaves going dry
or completely so.
If you're lucky, you may even find some flowers in the sun
or the odd shape of construction equipment against the sky.
But on the islands, everywhere you go, you'll find tiny flowers growing in the oddest places
and admire their will for life
and when you're done, you can always return the same way, leaving a trail of memories bubbling up and down with the lingering waves behind the boat: the sea, the sand, the sky, the clouds, the flowers, the leaves....