Inspired by Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge: Moving Water
Water never stops moving at the beach…
…always a mesmerizing sight.
Inspired by Sunshine’s Macro Monday #24
Does anyone every look closely at a salad?
Past all the “extras”…
Dressing. Croutons. And so on.
But I did…
Move over crunchy tomato…make room for the lowly lettuce leaf.
BeckyB: JanuaryLight…square photographs of words ending in light…
Even though it is only mid-January, it was 65°F yesterday. I was able to pretend we had jumped past my least favorite weather months of January and February…
Apparently so could a local restaurant, which set up a few outside tables…and turned on the fire pits (as well as the air conditioning inside, which was a bit much).
Now we all could pretend…
Young children know when to take action.
They just know…
Even if it’s just the spark of fun ignited by a soccer ball and the chance to race dad up and down a court at the neighborhood park.
They don’t wait for instruction at the age of 3 ½.
They don’t second guess themselves.
Rarely do they wonder what to do next.
Or hesitate to debate all the possibilities.
Or weigh every risk.
Rarely is there self doubt…
Only a response to pure instinct…
Before fulfilling a simple wish…in a simple game…for the exhilaration of out-of-breath, heart pumping movement.
One kick at a time.
One step at a time.
One jump at a time.
One giggle at a time…
Shrieking with confidence.
Under a sunny sky.
We have much to learn from such joyful spontaneity.
V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #78: action
…think about where action is needed in your life, or in the world in general. The word itself does not need to appear in your post, but the movement should be obvious.
A Photo a Week Challenge: At Play
IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO (OR MORE) OF PLAYING.
Becky B: JanuaryLight…square photographs of words ending in light…
A 1957 baby blue Cadillac is hibernating in the basement garage of my condo building. Safe from winter’s snow, ice and salt covered roads.
Its shiny rear bumper extends past the straight white lines marking off the designated parking spaces. Making its presence known.
Every time I walk by this blue behemoth, I feel like it is watching me.
Inspired by Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #78: Special Spot Shots
Now we are looking forward to seeing Your very special spot shots – maybe a room in your home, a garden, a mountain, a city, an exhibition, a lovely café…a place that is special to you!
While taking on this photo challenge, I came to the realization that my “Special Spot” had changed.
At first, I thought…Coronado Beach! I have such warm and wonderful – and yes, special, memories from the half dozen times I vacationed there.
I have posted about this slice of heaven on the US west coast several times…
However, I have not been back to Coronado since 2006 and it is unlikely I will be able to make a cross country trip again.
Time for a new special place…
I live on the US east coast…relatively close to a beautiful beach. I will admit, it’s not as beautiful as Coronado…but it still ranks up there.
From October through December of 2016 we lived in a rental across the street from the sands of Hampton Beach. A temporary stint of “living at the beach” while we waited to close on our new condo under construction a few towns away.
It was off season, so we practically had the beach to ourselves…
Perfect for afternoon walks.
A seat on the sand for contemplation…
…mesmerized by the waves while my imagination ran wild with plans for the future.
Yesterday afternoon I decided to take a ride back to Hampton Beach…
Dressed in layers for a cold, windy, winter walk.
It happened to be low tide. The lowest tide I’d ever seen.
I was not disappointed…
It seems I still have a Special Spot.
Now…close to home.