Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Sunrise Paddleboarders at Isle of Palms




I just returned from a wonderful week at the Isle of Palms in South Carolina.  I grew up near here, but had never actually stayed at the beach overnight.  It was so nice to just roll out of bed, slide on some sandals and my camera pack to photograph the sunrise.  No getting up at 4 a.m. to drive an hour and probably forget something and get my car all sandy on the return.  Nope!  Island life is glorious.  

I, of course, took lots of sunrise images but these were my favorite.  When the beach was so empty, it felt like Mother Nature and the paddleboarders were putting on a show just for me.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Bluets




I just loved seeing these wild bluets dotting the open spaces under trees, popping up among the  moss at Keystone State Park during our trip this spring.  They are so tiny, so delicate, but it's amazing how much they change the landscape, cheering up even the most dreary of spring mornings with their presence.  When the sun did finally begin to shine, it lit up these pretty little flowers as in the first image.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Approaching Doran Beach


I somehow never shared this one from last summer's trip to the Pacific.  It's the path to Doran Beach, at Bodega Bay.  I love all the ice plant (I think that's what the reddish vegetation is) and the beach grasses against the blue sky.  I can feel the breeze on my face just by looking at this image.