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EDDD 3: Risk Driving Icy Roads In Pursuit of Happiness

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A piece of frosty driftwood in the yard. I think this look means, BRRRR! PHALL PHOTO 2013

A piece of frosty driftwood in the yard. I think this look means, BRRRR!
PHALL PHOTO 2013

My horoscope: Tuesday, December 03, 2013 “Positive thinking increases our chances for success now that the high-spirited Sagittarius Moon reminds us that we can be the masters of our own destinies. We may overextend our reach because our self-confidence spurs us on to greater possibilities. Thankfully, a cooperative alignment between talkative Mercury and assertive Mars motivates us to speak clearly about our intentions. We’re inspired to take a risk in the pursuit of happiness.”
Close up of some frost on a log. PHALL PHOTO 2013

Close up of some frost on a log.
PHALL PHOTO 2013

My pursuit of happiness wasn’t really that big of a risk, but when I saw that we had our first overnight freeze, I knew I had to get my truck thawed and go take some photos! My tires only lost their grip on the icy pavement about 4 times. Just for a second. Then I channeled my Alaska family and I was fine. (Don’t tell my mom, she will hyperventilate.)
The sunrise cast everything in an orange glow, add the layers of frost, and it was a double dose of amazement. Did you really think I was going to write about writing? Or tell you some story? Nah, maybe when things aren’t as exciting outside. As if.
Icy road and frosty grass. PHALL PHOTO 2013

Icy road and frosty grass with orange sunrise glow.
PHALL PHOTO 2013

The biggest thrill was seeing the huge rolling waves and the way the weird orange glow made the driftwood and dune grass look. I was so startled by the beauty and power, I was exclaiming out loud. Freak! So glad that the gull was the only one in hearing range. That could have been embarrassing. Hey, maybe that’s why he wouldn’t talk to me…the gull, the one I posted on facebook..I’m so lost!
Who made this morning for me, sat this stunning driftwood art here, made these waves roll and crash behind it? I know it was the mermaids:>) PHALL PHOTO 2013

Who made this morning for me, sat this stunning driftwood art here, made these waves roll and crash behind it? I KNOW it was the mermaids:>)
PHALL PHOTO 2013

I am so not done…

Three waves, one after another! PHALL PHOTO 2013

Three waves, one after another! That’s Ocean Shores in the background.
PHALL PHOTO 2013

Maybe one more and I’ll put the others on my photo site…

Another one that took my breath away. PHALL PHOTO 2013

Another one that took my breath away. Ocean Shores in the background.
PHALL PHOTO 2013

Okay, the last photo. The ones above were taken at Half Moon Bay, where the surfers usually are. Wait until I show them what they missed! It may be worth risking human contact to take a slide show down to the Mermaid Deli. Nah, then I’d have to learn how to make a slide show:>{

And the last photo is at frosty Bonge Beach in Grayland.

Frost on the sand here at Bonge Beach. More crazy wild waves. PHALL PHOTO 2013

Frost on the sand here at Bonge Beach. More crazy wild waves.
PHALL PHOTO 2013

Did you notice the weather thingy I put on the site? If you want to be cool like me (total sarcasm) click on mine and get your own weather thingy. (That’s a technical term)

Thanks for tolerating me:>)

Patti

From writing challenge at Every Damn Day December http://treatmentofvisions.com/2013/11/26/evdadadec/

Author: Patti Hall

Writer, daughter, sister, mom, niece, grani, and friend. Works-in-progress; 3 children's books, some poetry and a memoir series, "Souvenirs from My Heart." Pursuits of happiness include gardening, walking the beach, reading, writing, photography, traveling and genealogy. I am a widow (2009), lost my sis in 2012, my aunt and a precious grandson in 2013.

20 thoughts on “EDDD 3: Risk Driving Icy Roads In Pursuit of Happiness

  1. What a glorious morning you had Patti. I enjoyed it too. Beautiful photos! Mike (an ex-surfer) loved the header photo of the wave.

  2. My, those are beautiful pictures. And some beautiful words to go with them 🙂

    • Thank you so much, it seems like magic to me. My kid’s dad was a photographer and i remember the time and work it took to get even one good shot—plus the hours in the dark room!

  3. So do not miss the cold up there! Awesome face in the wood! 🙂

  4. Great pictures Patti.
    xxx Hugs xxx

  5. Beautiful photos, Patti. Nicely done!

  6. Love the photos. the driftwood is really pretty and I thought the frost was a field before you explained it was a close up of a log. You never cease to amaze me.

    • When that came up on my computer I was happily shocked. I enlarged it from the photo on my site and was further amazed at the details of the crystals. Wow. Just wow.
      Thanks, for the visit and comments, Susan.

  7. I love the way you just suck in life Patti! Beautiful pics as always! 🙂

  8. You are way better than tolerable. You make me remember how beautiful the world is, to be happy I’m alive–now, in this life with its losses and struggles, beauties and surprises. That first wave will wash everything clean. Photos amazing. Sense of joy amazing. Writer amazing. Thank you, Patti.

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