Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Did You Miss Me?

Hi all! You may have wondered where I wandered to since things have been so quiet here. Sorry about that. I took off with the family for a week at the shore and was without internet access. Not that it was much of a hardship. Who wants to be working on the computer when you can be lounging on the beach?? I love the beach. There is something reassuring and calming about the sound of the ocean and the feel of sand under your feet. Ahhhhhhh...

The weather was a mixed bag - everything from the perfect beach weather to cloudy, windy and cool. Not that it bothered us too much, since we found plenty of fun things to do. But the windy weather combined with a full moon did cause some troubles. Tides were higher than I have ever seen them and came right up to the sand dunes. As the water ate away the bottom part of the dune, the sand above it would come crashing down and be swept away by the waves. The high tides also caused flooding in the streets as the water backed up the drain pipes. The power of the ocean is pretty amazing. Here is a picture I took of the waves lapping at the dunes.

Now I am back home and settling back into normal life. Hopefully that normal life includes lots of art and regular blog posts. Although, you never can tell when the ocean will call me for a visit again.


Anonymous said...

Lucky you! I'd like to spend some time on the beach too!

Mary said...

Oh I envy all that have a beach close to them, here I am in the middle of the country. I'm glad you had a wonderful time Stacy. :)

bluelilac said...

You make me realize how lucky I am to live in a city where there are many beaches and places to walk alongside the waves.

I like that photo.

Blade21292 said...

What a lovely picture! Everyone should escape to places like that from time to time.

Stacy said...

Dave, it is only a short (traffic filled) 90 minute drive from Philadelphia. You could take your family there if you have any free time during your trip.

Mary, I live about 2 1/2 hours from the beach and that is far enough for me. I miss being close enough for day trips.

Oh Blue, you are lucky! Walks along the water are my favorite.

Thanks for visiting Blade. I agree. In fact, I have another visit planned for later in the summer.