Two weeks ago, exactly.
It was the eve of Thanksgiving weekend.
And, this was the view…standing on the shore of Woodbine Beach, looking back towards Lakeshore Ave.
But, why does Thanksgiving feel so long ago!
Maybe it’s because it feels like winter seems to have arrived early.
So cold! And, snow sightings, already. What?
I’ve been on the road off and on, and a little behind on posting.
More images to come
In the meantime, hope all’s well with you!
A vastly different lake today. No ‘sparkler of a day’ today. But, I’ll take this lake,and this view, any kind of day, any time. For me, it’s always a fine day to walk the beach, especially with my four-legged pal, and no matter what the weather. Especially today – a nice tradition to walk the beach before Thanksgiving dinner.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone celebrating today!
Not a lot of words needed. Not really.
Simply, a beautiful day at the beach yesterday.
Now, had I turned the camera just a few degrees to the right, you would have seen, maybe, 100 grade school kids involved in their school sports day: Cheering. Running races. Horns blowing. More cheering. It was quite a scene. And, it looked like so much fun!
Those kids, they had their beach bliss…a school day spent at the beach and a ton of fun activities! And, me, I had mine. I was looking for a big horizon, some blue sky, and a sense of space.
So, here it is….my kind of beach bliss!
August 28, 2013. Woodbine Beach. Late afternoon. Summer nearing an end. A misty day. An almost surreal quality to the light and the scene.
I love this image for the many stories that appear within it, like…
~A father in neon green swim trunks shaking out a bright yellow towel for his young daughter.
~A fellow, alone, sitting on a blue, collapsible chair, reading his book.
~A couple of friends, side by side, beach bags in hand, surveying the water.
~A sailboat, trailing a dingy, drifting by.
~Two blue umbrella’s providing shade or maybe just markers in the sand.
A group of strangers, tied together by a band of sand, a patch of lake and the last days of summer.
It was a beautifully, busy scene down by the lake this past long weekend. Groups of families and friends pitching umbrellas and settling in for a day of sun and fun. Picnics, sand castles, sun bathing, chit chatting, football tossing, soccer dribbling kinds of fun everywhere you looked.
Hard to believe that, in the midst of it all, it was possible to find a serene patch of lake and a moment of quiet.
But, as the sun was setting, I stood right at the water’s edge, and looked out at this…
A little whimsy for the weekend!
I couldn’t help but notice the wonderful line drawing of a man’s face, graffitied on the life guard chair. He appears to be looking up at the Seagull perched on ‘his’ chair.
I’m not sure ‘he’s’ happy about it..or so it seems to me.
The Seagull, on the other hand, seems quite content to survey the beach from his lovely, new vantage point.
Seagulls – they’ve got other things on their mind. Like food! They’re just not that worried about the feelings of a graffiti man.:)
And, so it goes, an unspoken conversation on the beach, at sunset.
aka…a bit of whimsy at Woodbine Beach.