Hands down summer is my favorite time of year. I find the older I get the less I like the cold weather, not to mention the darkness which creeps in very early during non-summer months. Living very close to the beach, you are able to visit often, which I do! Even during the cold months, my husband and I still visit the beach.
My husband suggested I feature summertime on this weeks blog, so summertime it is. When my daughter was small and we visited the beach, we would hunt for the best sea shells. Who can resist looking for seashells while at the beach, it’s a great fun and you get a souvenir to take home. I have a small crystal bowl that was my Moms where I display the shells we’ve collected along some sea glass and the star fish (pictured below) placed on top. As you can see the star fish is not whole, I don’t know if it was found that way or it happened over time, but it is still one of my favorites.
As I reminisced while looking through the shells and sea glass, all I could think of was that childhood saying “She sells sea shells by the sea shore” , I think it was a saying we were taught as children to teach us the “S” sound, but it’s stuck with me all these years later.
Aside from shells and the beach, ultimately it’s home that means the most. It’s where I can be myself, relax and feel safe. Last year I photographed my friend Cheryl’s yard; and was in awe at how beautifully decorated it was. I visited her last weekend and once again, enjoyed the beauty and tranquility she has created. So, this year I have also been decorating the front of our home with flowers, hanging baskets, colorful flags and of course, many hummingbird feeders. For those who know me, I find hummingbirds to be so amazing and I truly enjoy watching them.
So, a small piece of who I am, what I enjoy and a bit of where I live. Tonight as I edited my photos and put together this blog, I listened to The Eli Young Band, if you haven’t listened yet, here is a link to one of their new songs – Never Land – have a great week ahead. Thanks for stopping by, until we meet again …
Oh and if you want to share one of your summertime memories please send me a comment.
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A visual storyteller. I use flowers, tea cups, cake plates and various props to tell still life stories. I grew up in the city, but I have lived in the suburbs for over 30 years. Living close to the beach and a local small village has given me the opportunity to tell my story through photographs.