Wednesday, January 15, 2014

A short sunset walk . . .


"Know where to find the sunrise and sunset times
and note how the sky looks at those times, at least once."

- Marilyn vos Savant


We are lucky enough to live 30 minutes from an hour vacation . . . 

Sunday at about 4:30 in the afternoon, we got the bug . . . to just drive to Galveston and walk on the beach at sunset. Happy sigh . . . 



We weren't the only ones . . . and this cute little guy had a different agenda than his human. I was eagerly greeted with some love. 


So many little gifts I found scattered the beach, 


 and I filled my pockets until the sun no longer provided enough light.



 There were little pieces of artwork drawn in the sand . . . can you see it, the "hang loose" hand sign?


And warm enough to go barefoot, hand in hand.



If I haven't snoozed my alarm too many times this morning, I will at approximately 7:19 be greeting the morning with the seagulls and my camera. I might even splurge and get some donut holes.

The house is a little quieter once again as we took our girl back to college after a nice month long visit. There was an epic two layer, two cake mixes, homemade butter cream frosting, chocolate in the middle with vanilla on top, cake made while she was here....just sayin'! :) 

I have one monarch chrysalis left to emerge and I hope its story is better than the last one (insert sad face).

On a happy note, I'm getting a LOT of seeds bursting forth from the seed pods.

Monday I started back to my metals class...and OH my arms are out of shape. I know this because after sawing for two days the muscles in my sawing arm are sore. Not exactly sure what I'm making, but I do know that there will be some butterfly shapes involved, and flowers.

And that's a random wrap . . . 
Until next time,
Love Kim



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35 comments:

Andy said...

Excellent collection of photos. The golden hour was your friend.

Snap said...

I loved walking along the beach in Galveston -- early in the morning and especially during the winter when most of the tourists had gone home! Sweet memories for me. Lovely images. Hope all goes well with the monarch chrysalis.

Nicki said...

30 minutes from an hour vacation sounds like a lead-in to a country song - and perfection. How blessed is that? Normally I would be nearing the end of our daughter's winter break to send her back to New England - but with her abroad, that ritual is absent in our emotional calendar. I look forward to seeing what your come up with in your metals class and wish your emerging butterfly well.

Kathy McB said...

Beautiful golden color in the air... Sigh ...I'm envious u live so close to the ocean!

Kathryn said...

I miss those kind of vacations I used to have when we lived in Connecticut. I had two for the price of one, a walk through the woods with the beach at the end. Sigh. Snowed all day yesterday and icy here today so I'll bathe in the warmth of your images for a while.

Eva said...

What gorgeous sunset photos! Isn't that the best time of day to be at the beach?!

Tamar SB said...

Oh wow - love it!! Sunsets and sunrises over the ocean are so comforting.

Rebecca said...

Such beautiful sunset color!

Kim said...

So many wonderful things! The light, the beach, pooches, shells, classes! I love your approach to making the most of the days!

Susan said...

Aaaah, the beach! One of my favorite places to feed the soul! Love the post and photos…can't wait to see what you make in your metals class :)

TesoriTrovati said...

*sigh*
That is oh so lovely! I am so glad that you capture these moments and share them with us. It is so much different than the view I captured this cold and snowy morning for my 30 Words prompt. There appears to be no color where I am so it warms my soul to see it where you are. Enjoy the day! Erin

Cathy H. said...

Your first image is stunning. I do envy those who live close to the beach! I'm hoping to go this summer and one of my goals is to walk the beach at sunset and get at least one good picture to remember it.

Deanna said...

Oh I am in love with that beach shot of the two in the water. Nice!! And look at all those beauties you gathered from Mother Nature!!

Gail Dixon said...

Enjoy your mini vacation and splurge on the donut holes! Beautiful shots of the shells and beach. Sweet couple holding hands.

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

We have been discussing a family weekend in Galveston...you just got me excited. Beautiful pictures...and thanks for sharing on the blog hop!!

Sarah Huizenga said...

My dogs would be pulling towards the water. The only way that they live up to being retrievers. Love the shot of the sand art with the two girls in the background. Can't wait to see what you are making in class.

Gillena Cox said...

lovely! lovely photos; have a nice Thursday

much love...

Dotti said...

What a beautiful evening walk! This is guaranteed to relieve stress. And the metal projects photo is perfect for 'beginnings', is it not?

kathyinozarks said...

Wow-what an awesome evening walk-so special

kate said...

oh my goodness, i need to get to the beach this year. i love that shot of the seashells all lined up!

Brenda said...

How lucky you are to be able to do this - pick up and be at the beach, enjoying the setting sun and the sand and the sea treasures. Love the golden, golden light.

Enjoy those donut holes - I'm sure they are the no-calorie kind, right?

Linda R said...

Such a beautiful Sunset. There is something about the beach and the ocean that makes everything in the world OK.. My problems always seem so small compared to that great big sea.. Great shots my friend.

Can't wait to see what you are creating.

Hugs~

Nancy Claeys said...

I love the shell collection -- it looks so warm there! *sigh*

Sharon said...

The golden tones on the sand and water -- so lovely and peaceful! My favorite is of the little dog. He looks like he's on a mission to meet you :) Glad you had such a magical day.

Viv@within the Frame said...

Love the shells and the dog, he looks so eager ready for fun. have a great weekend...

Michelle B said...

It looks beautiful and warm! I love the sunset photo. I just got done shoveling the snow off my driveway. Not complaining, just amazed at the contrast between Ohio weather and Texas weather.

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

love the hand in hand shot & seashells ... lovely times. brings back memories from my childhood for sure. ( :

Margie said...

Lovely beach walk, your shell picture is wonderful - love how styled them.

Melissa Bliss Rich said...

Gorgeous images! Makes me long for warmer days. Love those shells!

Glad to hear you are well and enjoying your metals class. Sounds amazing :)

Katherines Corner said...

lovely, and I am a bit envious I must say. I am so happy you shared this post at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop . Big Hugs

Rosie Grey said...

Ooooh, thanks so much for the walk and the wonderful light, Kim! I absolutely enjoyed looking at these fantastic photos!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Kia said...

Gorgeous light, and I love the shell collection. :)

Ida said...

Oh you are a lucky girl to live so close to the ocean. These were lovely shots and your shells you gathered are pretty. Cute dog too.

Think Bowtique said...

Stunning images. I could jsut sit and stare. You remind me of my son who likes to bring home all the shells.

Comfypjs said...

Wow, I've been away from blog world for much too long. Didn't realize how much I would have missed your beautiful photos! These are stunning!

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