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One of the greatest challenges of seaside photography for me is the timing between taking my camera outside of an air-conditioned car or house and taking a shot. My timing was suberbly off in this instance, but I thought the condensation created as spooky a sand picture as I’ve seen.

Smudged Sands
Topsail Beach, North Carolina.

Quote of the day: “And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,
They danced by the light of the moon.” — Edward Lear

(As an aside, this quote is from The Owl and the Pussycat. My Mother put the poem to a tune, and sang it to me when I was little. Once I had Kelsea, I remembered it, and sang it to her. My Mother heard me singing it to her once, and was so delighted that I remembered her little tune, that has now stood the test of time and generations.)

Daily gratitudes:
Having Kelsea home safe from her long road trip
Seeing my husband today (since we don’t live in the same house yet)
How nice the word ‘husband’ feels in my spirit
A slightly cooler day
Mr. Man laying on my heart in the middle of the night

I finally downloaded what pictures I have left (meaning what pictures my phone didn’t erase) from our last trip. So you’re in for some peaceful treats (at least I think they’re treats) over the next few days.

Sentinal Sea Oats

Topsail Beach, North Carolina.

Quote of the day: “In the end, it’s only the moments that we have, the kiss on the palm, the joint wonder at the furrowed texture of a fir trunk or at the infinitude of grains of sand in a dune.  Only the moments.” — Susan Vreeland

Daily gratitudes:
Discovering a new destination
Playing fashion police
How Mr. Man likes belly rubs
Falling asleep on MKL’s shoulder
Storm clouds over the mountains

We were blessed to have just about every kind of weather you can imagine (except snow) when we were here, and the view from our room was constantly changing. We had just gotten back from the 17-mile loop when a rain/sand storm strolled through.

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Monument Valley, Arizona.

Quote of the Day: “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” — Confucius

Daily gratitudes:
Iced green tea
The waitress who dumped the whole water pitcher on the firefighter’s table today
Sweeping
A coolish morning
Poetry

Yes, I am homesick for Anegada again. For sand, and sun, and turquoise water, for floating off Cow Wreck, and diving for conch, and walking for miles without seeing another soul, except for stingrays cruising in the shallows. For water from freshly cut coconuts, and for lobsters in their cages, and for Lauren and Linda. For days that drift by like seabirds, and nights that sound like the breeze in the palm trees.

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Neptune’s Treasure, Anegada, British Virgin Islands.

Quote of the Day: “Her grandmother used to tell her that a pink sky meant someone in the distance had just fallen in love . . . .”  —  Sarah Addison Allen

Daily gratitudes:
Outpourings of goodness
That Dutch is stil hanging in there (hence, the pink quote)
When Thunder Cat makes herself into a ball on the bed
Having MKL to snuggle with
Meeting some wonderful people today
Ninja tacos

 

Our little slice of paradise reflects the sunset every night. This evening, we dug our toes in the sand and sat on our little seawall, drinking wine as the sun sank into the sea.

Sailfish

Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, Florida.

Quote of the day: “In still moments by the sea life seems large-drawn and simple.  It is there we can see into ourselves.”  —  Rolf Edberg

Daily gratitudes:
Small treasures
Mimosas
Friendly strangers
An infinite number of books
Art

The small waves wash in over crushed shells and golden sand, leaving a trail of foam and sea frizz.

Sea Foam and Golden Sand

Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, Florida.

Quote of the day: “There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky; there is one spectacle grander than the sky, that is the interior of the soul.” —  Victor Hugo

Daily gratitudes:
Like minds
Kelsea’s texts – today’s was “We should adopt a pig”
MKL
Sunsets
Tan lines (with apologies to my dermatologist)

At Two Suns, we had a few rogue sea oats that served as impediments to our path to the beach.  There was much face-slapping when one of us would walk down the boardwalk and forget to hold them for whoever was following.  As sea oats are protected – and beautiful – we chose to let them have their way.

Topsail Beach, North Carolina.

Quote of the day: “A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds; it seems to magically connect us to
all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.”  —  Earl Nightingale

Daily gratitudes:
Hedgehogs
Stuffed animals
Athletic beauty
The girls passing out beautiful cupcakes at 15th and Larimer as a random act of kindness – or a Random Act of Cupcakes

Photo title: Tracks In The Sand Are Permanently Temporary

Anegada, British Virgin Islands.

Quote of the day: “Heaven on earth is a choice you must make, not a place you must find.”  —  Dr. Wayne Dyer

Daily gratitudes:
Sara Bareilles
Clouds
Only two hot flashes last night
Bibber Sunday
The gentle breeze through the front door of the Bungalow
That Hurricane Irene was eased by prayers, intentions, and possibly, kittens

Photo title: Jetsam

Anegada, British Virgin Islands.

(for QHR again, and I hope the photo title is better for Delana42)

Quote of the day: “When you trip over love, it is easy to get up. But when you fall in love, it is impossible to stand again.”  —  Albert Einstein

Daily gratitudes:
Motorcylists with helmets that have little gladiator mohawks
That I actually needed a blanket once or twice last night
Having time to cook yesterday
Music
Dreams that mean I am working on things
My new 1930s round mirror

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