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Beach Farewell…Again

It has been nice to be home this week, but Mrs. M. has called and I will be returning to Oregon tomorrow. One last, late afternoon visit to my beach, and I collected some sand to make her a beach scene in a glass dome. She loves the beach too, so I will take her one of her own. (Beach therapy in glassware)

The driftwood bull carving was still there and I told him how much you all enjoyed him:>) Here are a few other beauties and oddities that I gathered with my camera today.

What? PHALL PHOTO 2013

What? Don’t ask me…
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PHALL PHOTO 2013

PHALL PHOTO 2013

Results of stormy weather. PHALL PHOTO 2013

Results of stormy weather. Some incredible finds. This is my therapy and I see stories here too!
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PHALL PHOTO 2013

PHALL PHOTO 2013

Beach art. PHALL PHOTO 2013

Beach art. Another view, still odd.
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I could actually smell winter at the beach today. I didn’t last long outside, but found some pretty beach glass, a Westport moonstone (round, smooth, clear rock), a heart-shaped stone and a piece of petrified wood. No agates, but still, some goodies to make Mrs. M.’s mini-beach!

Have a great week and I will be back online as soon as I can.

Peace,

Patti

 

 

 

A Study of Beach Sunrise; Driftwood, Bird, Ship and Dunes

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 Taken first on this morning. Ship at Half Moon Bay.  Used binoculars; Johnny Depp not on board. Fouled again, matey!


Taken first on this morning.
Ship at Half Moon Bay. Used binoculars; Johnny Depp not on board. Fouled again, matey!

Sunrise at Westhaven Beach. Looks like a heart with a Coastguard Tower inside it. Yes, we love our Coasties.

Sunrise at Westhaven Beach. Looks like a heart with a Coastguard Tower inside it. Yes, we love our Coasties.

Sunrise at Westhaven Beach 3

Sunrise at Westhaven Beach 3

Sunrise at Westhaven Beach 1

Sunrise at Westhaven Beach 1

Sunrise at Westhaven Beach 2

Sunrise at Westhaven Beach 2

Sunrise at Westhaven Beach 4

Sunrise at Westhaven Beach 4

Sunrise through the dunes. (Shiny spot is alien on my lens or alien in grass?)

Sunrise through the dunes. (Shiny spot is alien on my lens or alien in grass?)

White Crowned Sparrow with a glint of sunrise on his belly.

White Crowned Sparrow with a glint of sunrise on his belly.

I head for the beach between 4:30-5:00 A.M. several mornings a week. I hit downtown near the docks first, then jump in my truck  and try the tip of our world here, on the viewing platform, and then drive about a mile to Westhaven Beach.  I take some pics and beach comb for a couple of hours.

At sunset, I do it all again, except I can’t beach comb after the sun sets. Damn.

Have been having a hard time with spots on my lens (mist & rain) and sand messing with the mechanism that makes the lens go in and out. All I can do is keep cleaning it out, but have missed or fouled a lot of good shots.

Oh, The writing camp is going good. I’m up to 13+k words. At some points I wish I could just hand it all to someone and have them write it. I’m just so tired of crying. This is as hard as I knew it would be, even after almost four years of living without Paul. He is so present as I write our journey, of course that means I get to smile and laugh in between the tears. Man, he was funny. Man, I miss him.

Hope you all (in the U.S.) had a great 4th of July.

Peace Out,

Patti