Friday, January 05, 2007

Winter Blues

Winter blues --- ever had them? The Christmas season is over with all it's excitement and fun times with family. Now the boys are back to school and we are in for the 'long haul' of winter. It seems like there is nothing to write about. Yet blogging is such a lovely way to relax --- so I've decided that for January I will post a review of interesting things I've photographed during the past year. I really believe in keeping the integrity of my blog in character with the season, but I hope you, dear blog reader, will bear with me as I review past events until creative thought and pretty things to blog happen again!

So, let's talk about this photo (huge smile). Taken in December, it shows Brandon and Rylan walking a beach at high tide on the morning after a big storm. The surf is still rugged and sea foam fills the beach. It was so deep that a picnic table in the picnic area was half covered with it. I've never seen so much sea foam at once --- deep, fluffy, dirty white, and abundant! When visiting candy shops so frequent in small, seaside towns --- sea foam is a common and popular candy. Now I see why! It is fully in character with the ocean scene. Last summer this beach was swarming with sunbathers, shelters, and sand castles. Now, it's free of people and things --- just two young men enjoying the heady experience of avoiding waves and taking photos along the shore.

"Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad;
let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof."

Psalms 96:11


  1. Ahh, you make me want to visit our beach. Great post.

  2. Reading your blogs about your 2 young men still in your life gives me goose bumps and smiles. My boys are off on their own, yet I still love seeing the coast and remembering them growing up at the ocean. Seafoam was one of our favorite things, along with huge waves and starfish. Enjoy the moments. They are one of the most precious gifts God gives us during the teenage+ years! I so wish I had those times back again to enjoy.


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