Friday, October 15, 2010

Thank You, Beach

The other day I randomly grabbed my camera and took a quick drive to the beach. The sun was about to set and I wanted to take some pictures.

The smell of the beach was overpowering. A smell that instantly took me back to my childhood of growing up on the Puget Sound. Decaying seaweed, wet sand, salty wet logs.....I don't even know all the sources of that smell. Most people would saw eeew, that stinks. Personally, I love it. It's organic. It's Washington. It's the beach.

I walked across the driftwood.......looked for some shells or neat rocks.......snapped some pictures.....tightened the hood of my Eddie Bauer windbreaker around my head as the wind whistled past my was getting dark and there wasn't time to do much exploring.

It had been a fairly nice day, but had gotten a bit chilly. Due to a large cloud bank off on the horizon that seemed to just suck down the sun and any color from it's glow, the sunset turned out to be less than spectacular that night.

Regardless, my visit to the shore was just what I needed at that moment.  On the way home I blasted one of my favorite CD's and just enjoyed the moment.

Thank you, beach.



Firefly Hill said...

What a lovely shot! You are lucky to live close to the water...

Your blog is beautiful and I love your shop!
I hope you have a great weekend.


Lissa said...

I love that smell too!! :)

Aren't we enjoying the most amazing weather!

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

What a gorgeous picture! I would love to live near the ocean :)

Vintage Home said...

...yep I know that smell so well....we love the west coast!

robyn said...

I LOVE that photo~! I want to go to the BEACH NOW! ;-)

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Absolutely gorgeous!