Beach Walk

The walk to Siesta Key Beach begins here. In the early morning, as the rising Florida sun begins clearing the cloudy sky, the sea grass and wild flowers are minor distractions along the path to the "Best Beach in the USA". The beauty of this scene is made visible in print form by processing the … Continue reading Beach Walk

Lifeguard Station

Lifeguard Station Early morning. Except for a few dedicated walkers on the shoreline, I had the beach to myself while I waited for the sun to break through the clouds. The sunrise was a non-event, too much cloud cover, but as it got lighter the day looked promising. My patience was rewarded when a few … Continue reading Lifeguard Station

Cape Cod – Hyannis

What a lovely day!   I'm sitting here on the beach all by myself, old and weathered but still strong, willing and able to serve anyone who needs help.  I've been here for years, seen everything. At times it is so crowded that I can't make room for everyone.  Other times it is lonely; I don't … Continue reading Cape Cod – Hyannis

Sleeping Beauty

I just got back from Florida, spent some time near Sarasota and a couple days on Key West.  It was a nice break from Nebraska's winter. The beaches promise abundant opportunity for photos of exotic birds, sunsets, fishing, boating, sea shells and, of course, people.  Most people at the beach are soaking up the sun, … Continue reading Sleeping Beauty

Yoga

I was alone in the early morning, taking a leisurely stroll along the shores of Lake Michigan.  I heard the voice long before I saw it.  The voice was powerful, commanding, authoritative, demanding ... everything I was trying to escape this beautiful morning. As I rounded the bend, I found the source of the noise … Continue reading Yoga

Pretty Girls

One of the things I most enjoyed during the week at South Haven, was spending quality time with my grandkids.  Generally, they are so busy with other activities at home, especially the older ones, that I'm lucky to get a "hello" and "goodbye". After dinner one night, all dressed up and no place to go, … Continue reading Pretty Girls

Beach Walk

"Early Sunday morning, a perfect time for a leisurely stroll on the beach.  My first impression of South Haven, Michigan when I arrived last night was this is a busy resort town.  The beach was packed, people everywhere: swimming, inner tubes and paddle boards, toddlers playing in the sand with plastic shovels, waders, walkers, frisbee … Continue reading Beach Walk

Bubble Bath

Small waves rolled in on a regular basis as if controlled by a metronome.  Gentle waves, lazy enough to loll you to sleep in a beach chair, just loud enough to encourage day dreams.  A cloudless day and gently breeze made a walk on the beach irresistible. Serenity was everywhere ... except the shore line, … Continue reading Bubble Bath

Fuddy Duddies

My camera club has a monthly photo contest and one of the categories is "Creative", where no limits are imposed on digital manipulation.  As the club rules state, "...for those who dare to explore the experimental and creative forms of photographic expression ... anything goes ...creative art ... no rules to follow." I submitted the … Continue reading Fuddy Duddies

Trash and Treasure

The definition of "ocean" is: "a large body of water", and it has many parallels with the human body.  A living thing, the ocean has a pulse; the tide comes in, the tide goes out, in a never-ending cycle that provides energy for the rest of its bodily functions. This large body will evacuate its … Continue reading Trash and Treasure

15 Below Zero!

Sunlight piercing through the gap in the hotel drapes woke me up.  The sun had just broken through the low clouds and lit up the beach, it was 82 degrees with a soft breeze. Getting dressed was easy: cargo shorts, Hawaiian shirt, flip flops and my floppy hat--total elapsed time of 13.5 seconds and I … Continue reading 15 Below Zero!