lasting impressions

Yesterday was unbelievably mild for January. We're talking short-sleeves and jeans...in January. When it's usually sweater and coat weather. Maybe snowing. Or at least really cold rain.

We took advantage of the pleasant temperatures to renew our annual pass to the best beach around. And then we spent time on the beach. Some of us found it a great day to take our shoes off and dig our toes into the cool, damp sand. Some of us found it a good excuse to take some photos. Some of us found it worth our while to do both. I'll let you guess which one I was.

The wind wiped my hair into a frentic dance about my head. My bare feet relished the chance to feel the tiny grains of sand tickle the soles. All around me were images begging to be perserved. Some of them spoke to me the way photos can. Reminders that no matter what occurs to us in a living moment, everything we touch or do has great potenial to create a legacy. Images like this:

(And for the record, the new image in my header was also a product of yesterday's beach day.)


Carmi said...

You've reminded me why I need to move closer to a beach. We're just back from Florida, and thoughts of treasured time on the beach flooded back to me as I read your words.

Thanks for the inspiration. I'm looking forward to ever more from your pen and lens in the year to come.

Cath said...

So jealous you live near the beach. Looks like you had fun.
A belated Happy New Year to you!

Chaos Mommy said...

Love your new header! It is very "you"! I am sure the camera is fully loaded with beautiful pics. It's wonderful when we get to take advantage of days like those, isn't it?

Anna said...

Really like the pics! This my first time here...