Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Snapshots from the Beach

I'm back home in Wisconsin, albeit with mixed feelings. So glad to be with Mr. M again; so sad to leave my parents behind. My mom is marginally better, but still very weak. A big question mark hangs over her immediate future and none of us has an answer.

But I made it to the beach! And as a bonus my dearest old friend from high school was in town and came with me. A merry heart really does do good like a medicine. Sorrow and care were banished, if only for a few hours, by sunshine and laughter.

Here are a few snaps from my grand day out. (You can click on them to make them larger.)

Blue sky, jade water, and acres of sand

Beachy Little Bracelets
fulfilling their destiny

Tommy Trojan got a new hat

Beautiful colour on this seaweed

Sandpiper jogging on the beach

The cool splash of waves
It was very windy, and quite a few seagulls were
hunkered down on the sand...

...until I started throwing crumbs to one of them.
Then they all gathered round with hopeful
expressions on their birdy faces.

Toasty toes...aaaaahhh.

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  1. I have never see that interesting bird...Sandpiper?
    nice fofos

  2. I'm so glad that you managed a happy time on the beach even if you had to leave some things unresolved. Your first shot of the sea and beach is quite stunning and made me want to visit the shore.

    The Sandpiper looks as if it is having fun.

  3. I, too, am glad you had time on the beach. We have yet another common bond with our parents. Only mine is with my dad.

    I'm still keeping your parents in my prayers.


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