Water01Behind a visage of driftwood and barnacle-scabs, there looms an over-brined mind as turbid as the ocean waves, endlessly spitting-up wrack and shell-hash.

Still mired in the murk as I contemplate the porpoise of this blog.

I guess to leave behind a little salt residue.

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Thank you for drizzling by,

Toad Smiling

81 thoughts on “Ahoy”

  1. I love the way you write, keeping your readers engaged with your deep, profound thoughts.

    • smilingtoad said:

      Oh thank you, haha. Lovely. I love the way you write. I am so glad we have come across one another. Definately looking forward to future blogging adventures sharing our profound musings, most stupendous! Thank you for dripping by, indeed.

  2. What a wonderful blog with amazing images and words!

  3. Thank you for following my blog!

  4. Matt Harp said:

    always a pleasure to drizzle by your beautiful blog !

  5. Matt Harp said:

    also I’m learning lots of new vocabulary while reading your blog πŸ˜‰

  6. I appreciate your work a lot. So I nominate you for the β€˜ One Lovely Blog Award’. More information here:

    • Oh my- very honoured, deeply gruntled, and smilingly surprised- I thank you, too kind! -Autumn Jade P.S. Greatly adore and am inspired by your work as well. Fabulous blog!

  7. Hi I find your blog a very interesting place to spend time I have nominated you for a One Lovely Blog award, for more details please see here: http://dervishimages.wordpress.com/2012/08/22/one-lovely-blog-award/

  8. I agree, with all the above. And like Matt, am learning new lovely words! You are brilliant, you know. And your blog is absolutely beautiful, in words and images.

  9. I nominate and challenge you to participate at the contest Capture the Colours http://www.travelsupermarket.com/c/holidays/capture-the-colour/ Good luck!

  10. snowbirdpress said:


  11. Thanks for the like. I hope you enjoy my escapades!

  12. I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award! Check out the link here:
    http://wp.me/p1Sq6m-72 Have fun!

  13. Hello and thank you for following ritaLOVEStoWRITE. Your poetry and photographs are lovely. This is a really nicely done blog. Thanks for sharing your vision. Cheers, Rita

  14. Hi Jade. I am not sure what to expect in your blog,so I brought my swimsuit, umbrella, binoculars, sandwiches and hammock. May I look around. Just nosy really. πŸ˜‰ Ralph x

  15. chrysaliswithaview said:

    Hello. Thanks for dropping by. Your photos are beautiful, and I really like the poem on your profile.

  16. A “like” from you = 1000 veiws. Thanks! You damn brilliant writer you…!


  18. Marie Taylor said:

    Your blog is lovely. Thanks for visiting mine and the follow. I’ll be back. Marie

    • Thank you very much! I was very moved and impressed with your writing; I look forward to future posts. I so appreciate your drizzling by. See you soon, many ebullient cheers,

      Autumn Jade

  19. Smilingtoad, Happy to stop by your blog. I’m glad you liked my sign of Ducks Walking. Thank you for visiting my site. I thought it was kind of funny

  20. Hey there Briny Lass, I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.
    Please see the link below if you wish to accept!


  21. Your blog is beautiful. Not only to read, but to look at. I have you bookmarked!

  22. This is amazing. You are in my blog while i am in yours trying to work you out πŸ˜‰

    • Yes, it is rather novel. Have fun trying to work me out, and when you have discovered all, please elucidate me πŸ˜‰ Cheers.

      • This is only the second time that I have ventured into the depths of your mind. The first time, in October, was a fleeting visit amongst a list of other blogs of which I have no memory, but since reading your exchanges with Marsha and your recent comment of also surrendering your win to Traveler I have gained a great deal of respect for you. I have read many of your comments and you have definitely two characters, the verbose briny squeezing the dictionary until it screams and the other almost hidden gentle side of you which has attracted me to find those hidden gems. So Autumn Jade, here I am on a quest, a knight in golden armour to seek out those cunningly concealed sparkles of light within you. Ralph x

      • My dear Ralph,

        What a scintillating, kind and compassionate comment…to have gleaned respect from you, an individual I already deeply respect, and admire greatly for choice of head-gear (though it does not afford quite as many squirrels as a panama hat, I fear, no matter- it still provides an excellent perch for many wee song birds and one squirrel could nestle nicely there at the top, his tail twirling most cheerfully), has caught me askew, finding myself a bit jarred and baffled, but very deeply appreciative and honoured, nonetheless. I am glad to have met you and ardently look forward to future blog-expeditions, exploring words, photos, thoughts, meandering through splashes of creativity. Already I have found your blog inspiring and a haven in which to abide in, marveling and laughing in the sluicing cascade of your witty, wonderful words. You are a gift indeed, dear matie, and I am grateful,

        Autumn Jade

      • You are very welcome, and now it is time to take a more leisurely stroll around your blog pressing a few likes and possibly a comment or two πŸ˜€ Ralph x

  23. Yours , is a beautiful blog , smiles keep swimming backwards and forwards across my beardie face – thank you for visiting my blog , which inturn brought me here πŸ™‚

  24. Hallo Smilingtoad,

    I’ve nominate you : )


    Sweet greetings, Summer

  25. I’m happy to discover your blog through Summer, as we were nominated for Liebster blog award :))
    I’m still novice to it and thinking how to acknowledge the award on my blog!
    Hope you do it soon so that i can learn from you! πŸ™‚
    Cheers! Will be visiting!

    • Aloha, marvelous to meet you! So glad to have met through nomination via our Summer. I am also a novice I fear with awards (have had wonderful thoughtful nominations but have been devoid of time to participate), am excited to participate with this Liebster blog award. So I will be learning as much from you (if not more so), as you may from me. Too lovely! Cheers,

      Autumn Jade

      • Great! πŸ™‚

        As I learnt by now, in order to acknowledge Liebster award on our blogs, we should write a post, answering the questions that Summer mentioned, then nominate 11 other bloggers of our choice for the same award, and then we can add a Liebster logo on our front pages πŸ™‚
        I’ll try to make it all tmrw and then ask Summer for a comment, if I did everything right πŸ™‚
        Good luck to us πŸ™‚

      • Excellent! I am working on mine. I am going to have some extra time tomorrow to devote to it, as well, woo!! Groovy! Have fun! Cheers and much enjoyment,

        Autumn Jade

  26. Discovered your blog from Marsha Lee’s habitat.

  27. benlegraphiste said:

    I nominated you for “Shine On Award”… I hope you will be pleased !!

  28. You have a lovely blog with stunning photos to go with your great writing. Looking forward to following your thoughts.

  29. Hi Autumn Jade- Thanks so much for following my photography blog. I hope you enjoy it. Your photos are terrific and I look forward to seeing more!

    • Groovy! Thank you very much for cursitating over to me briny blog. So glad you liked the photos. I greatly enjoyed my visit to your blog and am ardently looking forward to imbibing of many future posts to come. Very inspiring. Excellent work. Glad we have found one another, most stupendous! Many cheers,

      Autumn Jade

  30. Hi. Thanks for the ‘likes’ and for following my blog. Now I have to decide – to follow you for the photography or from my alter ego for your prose and poetry. No matter, either will do.

  31. There is nothing wrong with a little salty residue. Those little details are the ones that stand out the most.
    Great blog from what i’ve seen so far!

  32. Such a beautiful blog Jade! I love the atmosphere you manage to capture with your photos, and how well the poetry and prose works with the photos. I’m looking forward to seeing more.

  33. Thanks a lot for visiting my blog, that helped me discover your fabulous images.

    Have a great time πŸ™‚

  34. Thank you for visiting my blog so … I am very amazed with your work here …

  35. So nice to be in contact. I am glad you found the blog where I write about photography….now I know about your blog, and intend to spend some time wanderering thru your words and images as I get to know about you

  36. AJ,

    So good of you to drizzle….uh….deluge over at my homestead in the great land of Blogington, WP. Looking foward to sitting by the pixels with you again and again.


  37. Nice read. And images

  38. What a gorgeous blog! There’s so much wonderfulness here! The photos are amazing. Your poetry and prose equally so.

  39. Thanks for the follow – I look forward to exploring your site.

  40. “ahoy!” means “hello!” in Czech… πŸ™‚
    * * *
    bonjour & merci for dropping by my playground… cheers! πŸ™‚ MΓ©lanie

    • Aloha MΓ©lanie. Greetings and welcome.

      That is brilliant! I love the word “ahoy.” I employ it constantly. I especially like to bugle it at surfers when they are squinting at me, wondering what sort of creature I am- is it a seal, a whale, a TURTLE? Then I bellow, “AHOY!” and the matter is all cleared up. Then I quickly fin away.

      Bonjour. Thank you for drizzling by my blog as well. I hope you liked the visit. I will certainly be coming back to your blog. An absolute delight. Merci.

      Autumn Jade

  41. jessiemartinovic said:

    a day in the brine, I’ve got my floaties on, and my friend drift wood, wonderful, cant wait to ponder and paddle some more πŸ™‚

  42. “HAVE YOU SEEN THE WHITE WHALE??” Just invited you to a black and white challenge. Have a great week! πŸ™‚


  43. dancer on the waves said:

    Thank you for dropping by and browsing through. You’re most welcome to come back again. And now I’m off to have a look at your salty residues πŸ™‚

    • It was a pleasure visiting your blog. I will definitely be returning soon! Thanks for drizzling by and leaving behind such kind words! Jubilant cheers,

      Autumn Jade

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