Saturday, July 7, 2012

Thematic Photography: Series

Part 2
for this week's theme.

The beach might have been a wash, but the sun
was out last weekend.

And it was hot!

107 degrees  means fun in the water...

For  more on the "series" theme, check out Carmi's page . . .   SMILES

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Thematic Photography 202: Series ~ TS Debby

This week's thematic challenege was not a challenge this time.
I have a tendancy to snap a many pictures in a row.

We finally found a weekend to visit the beach.
We knew Debby was churning way out in the Gulf, but all weather reports
didn't have her showing any signs of arriving until the afternoon we were
to come home.

We arrived on Friday.

On Saturday, her feeder bands started showing up.

After four attempts of sitting and reading on the shore,
I gave up!

But we still had a great time!

 Sunday's bands of rain brought heavy winds.
(Not one correct weather report was found on this one.
She kept 'em guessing!) 

Where we stay, has a yard full of pine trees. Watching them sway was amazing.
Jumping each time a limb broke and landed on the roof, was a little nerve wracking.
Transformers popped, but not the one we needed. So thankful.

  We rode to the next town over to get out and see the rest of the bay.
Our beach spot is Mexico Beach, which is at the mouth of
St. Joe Bay.

The water was practically flat.

But as we drove through the rain and calm waters of the bay, we passed the
road that leads to the point dividing the bay and the gulf.

Within in quarter mile the calm turned into these pictures.

 I have always been curious about being at the beach when a tropical storm came in.

And I had my chance that weekend.

It was amazing.

As I loaded the bird photos, I came across a second series of that day.

I have to share, the waves were amazing:

Click on them to see a larger view, the sea mist is pretty cool

TS Debby was quite a character to meet!

Wanna see more in this challenge? Check out Carmi's site: Written Inc.

Toothbrushing and Love

I remembered that I had used the Andy Griffith Show as part of a post, once upon a time, a long time ago (2008). Thought I would share seeing how we lost someone that was such a part of my childhood, and really even my adult life - thats to the availability of reruns... thanks for letting me visit the past for just a bit...

I was thinking the other day about something DH and I have noticed over the years – we have to explain and reiterate a lot more than our parents did, or maybe we really don’t remember well. But the more we talked and reminisced, we KNOW there were many things that did not have to be beat into our heads.

We came to a conclusion though: our generation had The Waltons, or Little House on the Prairie or Leave It To Beaver or The Andy Griffith Show . . .show that encouraged good character. Integrity.

Today the evening news is followed by Entertainment Tonight or

I guess if we had new versions of The Andy Griffith Show, it would be more like this:

I sure am glad that I can watch all unbeeped shows on Netflix, for hours and hours. Sure do love Andy Taylor marathon afternoons.