...I hope you all enjoyed this month's photo theme, please check in again later this week to see what surprises October will bring :-) In closing, a few clever words from Oscar Wilde:
Too much work, and no vacation,
Deserves at least a small libation.
So hail! my friends, and raise your glasses,
Work's the curse of the drinking classes.
Posted by Technodoll at 7:36 AM
I find myself at the extremity of a long beach. How gladly does the spirit leap forth, and suddenly enlarge its sense of being to the full extent of the broad, blue, sunny deep! A greeting and a homage to the Sea! I descend over its margin, and dip my hand into the wave that meets me, and bathe my brow. That far-resounding roar is the Ocean's voice of welcome. His salt breath brings a blessing along with it.
~Nathaniel Hawthorne, "Foot-prints on the Sea-shore"
Memories of pure skies wipe away city blues magically, like the tide gently caressing its rippled sandy shores...
This streak of clouds was quite entertaining, since we either had blue skies, grey skies or fog for most of the time.
Posted by Technodoll at 10:52 AM
Aka "Siren's tears" or, for the layman... seaglass! For those who beachcomb and collect it, you'll know that blue is one of the very rare colours (white, green and brown being predominant). Finding a chip of blue seaglass is a thrill... finding a giant chunk like this is the experience of a lifetime! It was turned into a pendant, to be worn with pride until one day, it returns to the sea.
Posted by Technodoll at 8:15 AM
It's easy to feel like the best parent in the world when you can offer such serenity to your kids... and yes, dogs are people too!
The receeding waves leave many treasures behind, if only for a few hours before reclaiming the land. Time for walking, breathing, exploring and, who knows, maybe see a siren or two.
So I had alot of fun showing my brit stepdaughter how to make Pillsbury Apple Turnovers: one box full of magic, so easy and so yummy! Like playdough only tastier (a lot tastier). Even the oven was a source of entertainment and yes, that's us "in" the oven, getting cooked. :-D
Posted by Technodoll at 10:00 AM
Posted by Technodoll at 9:54 AM
My little step-daughter, all sweet innocence, giggles, endless questions and sharp wit at nine years old.
It's all fake, you know. We were with the dogs 22 out of 24 hours while on vacation, although this photo would make you think the poor things were abandonned and deserted for aaaaages. Pshaw! I nominate my boy for an Oscar!
They really looked like giant marbled steaks... a great fun and adventure to climb and explore at low tide!
Posted by Technodoll at 9:30 AM
Although picturesque, this ramp felt kinda wonky as we tiptoed our way down to the sodden blustery beach... but it held, and it will probably hold for years to come.
...Do you remember being nine years old and giving in to the sweet pleasures of a simple swing in the park? And when this park is by the seaside, just imagine your view and how giddy the air feels against your bare feet!
One of my favorite beach scenes... I love walking on the cool, freshly-sculpted sandy sea floor at low tide.
Legend is, the thick rolling sea fog that suddenly appears on a balmy afternoon represents the souls of all sailors who perished at sea, since the beginning of time. Seeing how cloudy this stuff is, it makes me wonder! ;-)
My step-daughter patiently etching a note for her dad on a sea stone, rock on rock... at 9 years old, discovering these little secrets of Mother Nature is both delightful and magical :-)