Weekly Photo Challenge: Zigzag

This week’s photo challenge asks us to share a story with jagged lines: mine begins with a zigzag of waves along Humiston Beach.

Zigzag surf line at Humiston Beach, 8/2/14

Zigzag surf line at Humiston Beach, 8/2/14

We’ve had so much rain this summer and precious few good/long beach days! The next two pictures show the zigzag advance of threatening clouds. Strong winds off the Atlantic held them shy of our position but beachgoers a few miles north weren’t so lucky: note the sheet of rain falling behind the lifeguard umbrella:


Off to the south it wasn’t much better: more zigzags rolling in. 😮


At the exact time Maggie and I were tanning and snacking ;),  Ivana was running the bridge from the mainland. She snapped a fantastic shot of an Osprey with zigzag wings!


It’s so nice when the weather cooperates, isn’t it?

For other interpretations of zigzag, check out the Zemanta related links below.

Until next time….

🙂 🙂 🙂

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Share Your World, 2013: Week 22

It’s been forever since I participated in Share Your World, but I’m jumping in (again!) because I REALLY liked these questions:

What was the last URL that you bookmarked?

I’m a huge fan of Scandinavian television series. After slogging through three seasons of subtitled episodes of Forbrydelsen, and one of Broen, I was hoping to find another Danish series just as good.  My googling brought me to the political thriller Borgen, and my latest bookmark is this Season 1 Trailer:

For relaxation, would you rather meditate, swim, walk, listen to music, write, read, yoga, qigong, or other?

That’s a toss-up between reading and walking.  If you don’t walk early in the day here, it’s too hot to be terribly relaxing!  Unless of course you’re at the beach. 🙂 On beach days, regardless of the time, just walking down the stairs and taking a tiny stroll is VERY refreshing!

Humiston Beach, August 2010

Getting back to the subject of reading, I’d be remiss to leave out the book I’m enjoying now, The Abomination, by Jonathan Holt.  I bought it on a whim but it turns out this novel has all the components of a good story: interesting characters, a thoroughly 21st century plot, and a mystery with plenty of twists and turns! I especially love the two very different, yet plausible female heroines, and the setting that is equal parts American/Cyber/Italian.  Click on this sentence to give it a look!

You’re given $500,000 dollars, what do you spend it on?

Hahahahahahaha!  Are we talking 500 Gs before or after taxes?  If the government’s coming for their cut, I think I’d be far more conservative, and carefully consider how and when to spend it.   But let’s assume the government leaves me alone, and I have 500,000 cold hard cash dollars in my possession. Yowzaa!  I’d take 30k off the top and use it for the trip to England. Instead of staying 2 weeks, I’d stay for 6 and expand my travels to include Ireland, Wales, and Scotland (including Shetland.)  I’d fly back via Faroe, and return to the States through Boston to spend a few days with my boys!  Sound good?

Did you like swinging as a child? Do you still get excited when you see a swing?

Personally, I was neutral about swinging, but my oldest son most definitely was NOT!  It was impossible to push him too high or too fast.  And of course he loved jumping off at ever increasing heights to “fly!”   Oy!!!  Not surprisingly, he continued this penchant for “flying” (in the form of skateboarding) through college and beyond! Whenever I see swings or this short vid, I think how grateful I am he only broke an arm once!  Seriously, look!

Thanks to Cee Neuner for creating this fun and insightful weekly challenge!  Be sure to check other bloggers’ answers by clicking here.  Better still, try your hand at this week’s questions, here!

Until next time…..


Weekly Photo Challenge: Home

There are so many ways to illustrate home and much of this blog is devoted to that context.  I’ve written of home in terms of loved ones,  physical places, and states of mind.

At its most basic, home is a sanctuary. Today I”ll show you local places and events where the welcome mat is always out and makes me feel at home:

1. My mother’s house:


2. Ivana’s House

Ivana's Garden

3. Among the Master Gardeners:


3. Seaside Grille


4. The Beach (this is Humiston Beach another local beach we frequent)


5, The Oceanside Farmers’ Market (across from Humiston Beach)


6. Beachside at Humiston Park


7. My backyard:


“What we call a home is merely any place that succeeds in making more consistently available to us the important truths which the wider world ignores, or which our distracted and irresolute selves have trouble holding onto.”