Saturday, May 31, 2008

First Saturday...

...without a job and not on vacation. So what did I do? Took the dog for a ride to the post office to mail some stuff. Laundry. Put screens in the bedroom windows so we can have them open without bugs and cats (yes, cats) getting in at night. Pulled some weeds in the salad garden. And edited some vacation photos. What didn't I do? Sleep in or knit. Go figure. (Though knitting is bound to happen before the day is over.)

Regarding the aforementioned photos, though I'm sure they're more interesting to me than anyone else, here are a few...my blog posts have been sparse on the photos of late, so why not add some beach memories? ;)

Mom and me looking slightly crazed and unintentionally color coordinated before going to lunch and to shop for cute shoes (of which we found none...sad...)


The storm we witnessed rolling in off the ocean as we ate a windy and somewhat damp dinner...and that's the young, blond surfer-dude bus boy who was trying to keep things from blowing off the tables...


And here's my storm dinner mojito...wasn't the best mojito I'd ever had, but it was ok...


On Sunday, we went to one of my favorite places...Fort Clinch. There is a pier there (which is being renovated so you can't actually walk out on it at the moment), and then there is this long row of boulders and concrete barriers in place as a tide break. We always have so much fun climbing on the boulders and walking along them looking for cool shells. The tide was in big time on this day, though, and the water was actually coming over to the other side of the tide break, so we were more limited as to where we could walk...


Another shot from under the pier...this is just such a cool place...


Fort Clinch is said to be a great place to find sand dollars and sharks' teeth, though I have never found any sand dollars there. Everyone else in my family has, but not me. (I did find a shark tooth once, but not at this beach.) I'm convinced I have sand dollar ADD. I'm always too busy trying to take everything in, I miss the small, subtle things. Like this...


I nearly walked right by this phantom fish...my step-dad had to point it out. Looks kind of cool, though...

Thankfully, I wasn't distracted enough to miss this...


Seriously! I wonder where it leads?? Davy Jones locker, perchance? MWAHAhahahahaaaa...!

Here's me getting my ohmmm on... ;)


And lastly, it isn't a beach trip without a picture of feet. This time, my feet...


I have to add that on this trip, I did not take my good camera with me. Instead, I took my son's little point-and-shoot digi. I mainly did it to eliminate a carry-on bag since I was limited in what I could take traveling alone, but it was really rather freeing to only have that little camera with me. No fussing with lenses or settings. Just pointing and clicking on a whim. Not that I'm going to be ditching my Rebel any time soon, but it was a nice change. Allowed me to be a little more IN the moments than focusing on recording them all technically correct.

2 comments:

Wyanne said...

Just wanted to say Hi. I stumbled across your blog on a google search. I live in Fernandina. I'm an artist and have a studio on Centre St. Stop in next time you are in town. Love, Wyanne

Lisa B. said...

I'll definitely look for you! What is your studio called?