"Every time I stand before a beautiful beach,
its waves seem to whisper to me: If you choose
the simple things and find joy in nature's
simple treasures, life and living need not be so hard."
- Roxas- Mendoza
Well, I haven't been here regularly lately . . . it's summer.
Summer means the house is a little busier, everyone is home,
and I'm finding it hard to be at the computer as much.
And that's a problem because I'm still taking photos,
and waaaay behind in editing.
And honestly, although I'm not unhappy, life just seems a little hard lately for many reasons
and when that happens I seem to want to spend a lot of quiet time on my front porch.
...at least until the mosquitoes drive me away.
We have managed to make it to the beach a few times in the last few weeks,
and gosh do I love spending time there!
This particular day, you could actually walk on the shore. This has been a record year for seaweed,
but you won't find me complaining about that.
It's always fun to learn something new....you know those little holes along the shore where you see bubbles coming out of? Well, this is what lives in there, ghost shrimp.
And it's always fun to dig for sand crabs and watch them bury themselves again. They bury back in backwards so that they can use their antennae to feed.
The seagulls watch me carefully . . .
And I learned a lesson...make sure the sea critters have buried themselves fully before standing back up
or they become snacks.
I wanted to let you know that I have not forgotten about my monarch series, I promise, and hope to
get that back on track soon. I have been sharing some short videos on instagram though and you can find me at kimatpickingpoppies.
And I almost forgot . . . It's my turn over at Focusing On Life today . . .and I'm exploring the possibility
that what we see through the lens might involve metaphors for our lives....join me?
Until next time,