Last photo for September...

Tuesday, September 30, 2008


...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.

Traces, erased

Monday, September 29, 2008


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"

Vacation comes to an end

Sunday, September 28, 2008


...soon moving onto autumnal themes, so please enjoy the last few summer vacation pics by the sea!

Unbridled childhood

Saturday, September 27, 2008


Memories of pure skies wipe away city blues magically, like the tide gently caressing its rippled sandy shores...


Friday, September 26, 2008


Another shot of Jonathan Livingston ;-)

Beachy clouds

Thursday, September 25, 2008


This streak of clouds was quite entertaining, since we either had blue skies, grey skies or fog for most of the time.

Another lonely beach shot

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Solitude, serenity, peace, quiet. Perfection.


Tuesday, September 23, 2008


The little one loves to give a show when she's in a playful mood! Which is most of the time...


Monday, September 22, 2008


Setting sun at rising tide, rock hopping to the beat of the sea...

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Sunday, September 21, 2008


Funny how the sea brings out the child in all of us; I imagine that, to her, we all look like this.

Silent lucidity

Saturday, September 20, 2008


I could put a dozen captions for this photo, but I'll let your imagination take over :-)

Cheesy by the seasy

Friday, September 19, 2008


C'mon, you KNOW I had to put up such a photo! LOL!

"Larmes de sirène"

Thursday, September 18, 2008


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.

Between roo and me

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


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!


Tuesday, September 16, 2008


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.

Of dogs and man

Monday, September 15, 2008


My three loved ones, all in one photo... how I treasure these moments!


Sunday, September 14, 2008



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

The Rocks

Saturday, September 13, 2008


Is there a better thing in the world than big gentle rocks at low tide? I think not! :-)

Princess of the sea

Friday, September 12, 2008


My little step-daughter, all sweet innocence, giggles, endless questions and sharp wit at nine years old.

"Window of sadness"

Thursday, September 11, 2008

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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!

Nature's poem

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


"Leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but pictures".


Tuesday, September 9, 2008


If this is not serenity, then I don't know what is.

The steak rocks

Monday, September 8, 2008


They really looked like giant marbled steaks... a great fun and adventure to climb and explore at low tide!

Trust the locals!

Sunday, September 7, 2008


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.

Ah, the freedom...

Saturday, September 6, 2008


...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!


Friday, September 5, 2008


One of my favorite beach scenes... I love walking on the cool, freshly-sculpted sandy sea floor at low tide.

Of pirates and gallows

Thursday, September 4, 2008


Vegas' daughter, practicing the plank walk in case she ever gets abducted by sea pirates...

The souls of dead sailors

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


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! ;-)

To dad, with love

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


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 :-)

The girl and the sea

Monday, September 1, 2008

Young sweet innocence meets Mother Earth...