Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Beach Scenes...



Well, I had this grand idea to try my hand at doing a watercolor or collage of a beach for IMT's challenge from last Thursday. Ah, the best laid plans of mice and men... So I give you photos instead. At some point here I will pick up a paint brush again.

For me the beach embodies loveliness but it is fraught with dangers like donning a bathing suit. I'm also a little leery of encountering sea creatures but I manage to enjoy the water any way. Fight your fears and all that. I think my next visit to a beach will be nicer even though I still don't want to be seen in a swimsuit. I'm finding that I don't get as hot as I used to and I enjoy walking more and more. Now all I need to do is get protective gear for my camera so I don't have to worry about all that sand getting into it. I did love taking pictures of the sand and waves.

It stinks when you just have the short weekend to cram life into but it's best to enjoy what you can. This past weekend was a little more organizing, dinner with Mom and my friend Renee, along with a wee bit of shopping, and then on to working on a project plan for deploying software at the office. Oh, and Rebecca stopped by to pick up more clothes that no longer fit me (whoopee!). It was a nice weekend all in all but of course many things were left undone but what's life without some challenges. Maybe I will manage to do the next IMT challenge sooner than the night before the next challenge. ;-)
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12 comments:

Kirsten said...

Beautiful photos! I can almost feel that lovely clear water lapping at my toes :)

Charlie said...

Hi Laurel,
Just keep trying. Don't give up. That's all we can do. I love the beach and I hear you about sand getting in the camera. This year I did not take it to the beach. I took pictures around the condo and other places but not on the beach. I thought I ruined it last year. It got so dirty from the sand. I thought I scratched the lens but it was actually in the camera. I got it cleaned and it's better now.

Jenn: said...

Beautiful pictures. The water is so clear!

johanna said...

those photos are wonderful! :-) makes me want to go to the beach right this instant

Heather Robinson said...

Ah, I have so many of the same feelings about the beach. Love the photos in this post and am so happy to know that others share my fear of sea creatures! Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my blog.

BABYLONEZOO said...

On trouve de bien belles photos ici

Tammie Lee said...

I love both these pictures, but the water one.... I love seeing through that aqua water to the sand.

Charlie said...

Hi Laurel
Thanks for the encouraging comments about Paris. I know I just need to go. And yes I would love the information about where you stayed. I'm so jealous you went.... lucky you!

Charlie said...

Thanks for the info...

nancy said...

hey Laurel, thanks for your comment about my beach scene, it was taken with my "super sampler"
I would love to visit your beach, where is it located? Nancy

Julia said...

Great pictures ! Love your blog !

pattie said...

Laurel...
Always happy to see you on the site!!
Beautiful photos...just love the water!!