Friday, June 29, 2012

Foto Friday . . . vacation, part II



"We hit the sunny beaches where we occupy ourselves
keeping the sun off our skin, the salt water off our bodies,
and the sand out of our belongings."

- Erma Bombeck


Now is that an oxymoron or what? But oh so true!
And as if when on the beach, you can accomplish any of that.
Well, except to say only on the rainy or double red flag days. And to be fair, it is the gulf
coast and it rains, and storms and then an hour later the sun is back out. But on this trip, the weather was
a bit confused and to say the least I'm really glad we weren't there as tropical storm Debby came in.

This day was a bit overcast and there was only one red flag which is why there were still not many in the water. It's hard to tell from the 14th floor, but when we got down to the beach those waves were a lot
stronger than they looked and there were still rip tides.




Which is why you then have to come up with plan "B", digging holes, enormous holes. My husband
asked him if there was any significance to his hole digging and he said ever since he watched an episode of friends where they all went on vacation together and Joey did nothing but dig holes . . . well, he now digs holes on vacation. He was out there everyday, digging a hole . . .



And this is what he found, not quite the treasure one hopes for, 16 rusty folding chairs. Kinda
makes you go hmmm. . . .What's the story behind this and how on earth did all those come out of that hole?
It was much deeper, they filled part of it back in.



I can't remember if I had mentioned it before, but I thought it had been 7 or 8 years since our last vacation.
Can't believe I actually found this, but almost to the month it has been 9 years! Oh my, where does the time go? My little football boy was six in this picture . . .





. . . . And here he is, about to turn 15 next month! I think I'm gonna cry . . .
He still has that same happy smile though!

{ Project Alicia - summer daze }

And when it's sunny and there is a yellow flag, there will be people!


{ Pixel Dust Art painterly and craquelure, and Kim Klassen Oh My textures }


Photo Art Friday (painting), Shoot.Edit.Submit, and Photograph life
{ Pixel Dust textures, age it, splendor in the grass and soft light overlay }

And my rainy day, stuck in Cornelius {Flower Art Friday} submission...


{ Texture from French Kiss - rosy script }

I have no idea how many parts I will have to this vacation OR if you want to see any more parts, but
there is still a Wedding Tree, our visit to the Wharf, and the restaurant with live alligators etc.
In fact, I still haven't even gotten through all the photos....

Before we left I finally got a new phone with an actual working camera on it as I have been wanting
to play on instagram and lucky for me Android just came out with an app. So while we were there, and with a little help from my daughter (because I'm a little challenged in the technical department) she set me up on instagram. I'm hooked addicted to it. So If you would like to follow some of my everyday findings and life stuff, or where Gumby might turn up next you can find me at: kimatpickingpoppies or click on the button on the sidebar at the top and it will take you straight to my profile on followgram and you can follow from there.

Have a wonderful weekend my friends,
Love, Kim
XO






Photo Art Friday  photosbyleanne 
 

29 comments:

Janet Bocciardi said...

It's the next best thing to being there following your vacation photos.

Danelle said...

Great shots! Can't wait to hit the beach in about a week! Love the textures you used too.

Sherri B. said...

Your vacation photos are wonderful and I would like to see all parts! How bizarre that the "hole digger" guy found all those chairs...there's definitely a story there. Your painterly images are beautiful...thanks for sharing!

Pat said...

I love your painterly images!

LeAnne said...

Wonderful photos! Makes me want to go to the beach. I'll have to wait til August though. :) Thanks so much for sharing your flowers with Flower Art Friday.

Lisa Gordon said...

Ok, I have no idea why, but I'm loving this whole hole-digging thing!

It looks like a wonderful time, Kim, and your photographs are wonderful. The 7th and 8th are truly over-the-top gorgeous. I picture them enlarged and hanging for all to see.

xo.

thecoalminerandme.com said...

Great vacation photos and I'm really loving your painty-looking photos. Very nice job!

Anki-itte said...

Nice pictures.

Barbara said...

Beautiful work Kim

PS said...

OMG is that really Sam???? Is it just me or do his feet look big. I think he grows from the bottom up.

Beverly said...

LOVELY photos, especially the flower with processing!

Cathy H. said...

I can't remember the last time I was at the beach!! These beautiful photos make me want to go!! Love all your photos!!

Emily said...

That photo of the beach grasses is lovely! The light, the composition and the texture are stunning. Thank you for sharing!

Miriam said...

What a lovely post. Love all your images and I am intrigued by the guy digging the holes!
Thanks for sharing your holiday with us.
http://flic.kr/p/codgLA

Brenda said...

Kim - beautiful images - you have captured so well the "fun in the sun" feeling. Love the painterly feel of the "yellow flag" image - it makes me feel the heat haze rising off the sand. And the grasses on the dunes - such beautiful feathery textures and lovely golden light.

Bonnie said...

Great photographs as always, Kim. That first one is a winner! The two pieces that you edited as photo-art are wonderful. So much talent packed into one person!!! Thanks for sharing your work with PAF.

Andrea Dawn said...

Love your photos, Kim . . . keep them coming. My fave is the 2nd to last with the fence on the right. Oozes peace and solitude to me.

momphotographer said...

such a wonderful set!

Jeanne said...

Love all of these Kim, but especially totally love the last 3 of them! So cool. Now if you want some advice, 9 YEARS is way too long not to be on vacation. You gotta do better!

Jeanne said...

Also, oh my, what a shock to see all of those rusty chairs come out of that hole!

Ida said...

Awesome vacation photos (yes I'd love to see more).
Love the first one with all the Umbrellas.
Interesting find of all those old rusty chair. Makes you wonder how they got there.

Stunning shot of the Beach Grass. I loved it.

Kaylene said...

Beautiful edit to your photographs.

Lori said...

Oh wow, your submission for Foto Friday is just stunning!

Thanks so much for sharing Kim,
Lori

Deanna said...

How fun....love the vacation pics..the hole is a stitch and to find all those rusty folding chairs?? Your texture works is awesome and I love seeing early pics of your kids. They do grow up fast don't they. I love those beach umbrellas, do they spell out something??

Kathryn said...

Gorgeous, makes me want to head for a beach and not look back. :0)

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Your second last is sensational Kim, congrats on your Shoot.Edit.Submit win, well deserved.

john said...

great pictures, but the last 2 are a just perfect.

alicia said...

You managed some fabulous shots on your vacation! Especially love the last few textured ones. Thanks so much for linking to our Summer Daze Party! Sorry I'm running so behind! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Kristi, Live and Love...Out Loud said...

Great shots! I can't believe all of those chairs were buried in that hole! I wonder what else that hole digger has found during all of his digs.

Thanks for joining us in the Summer Daze Fun Photo Party! I'm playing catch up on the links I missed the other week. I'm so sorry for showing up late. Have a great day!

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