Sunday, March 11, 2012

Where's Sharon ?

Where has Sharon been?
Up, Down, Forward, Backward
Here, There, Everywhere!!!

For a split moment, I seriously thought I had misplaced a few postings, when I noted that my last post was in February. is mid-March!

Just where has Sharon been?

Long tales of comings and goings can be a bit boring, may I share a little excursion we took a few weeks ago. 

(It will make a perfect offering at Scavenger Sunday,
Ashley Sisk's Addicted to Ramblings and Photos blog.)

Ashley was asking for photos that represented:

What better than the beach, Virginia Beach to be specific.
It was a veritable ghost-town, we had a smallish room right on the beach front!! Cost: 50.00 a night, including breakfast. 
We met wonderful friends, Dale and Steve for a catch up visit and long, luxurious parking on the sand.
Light: sunrise to sunset, clouds, bird shadows, water's glare, ever changing light.

Water:  alone, chilled at the ruffled edge of the Atlantic, patiently I waited to see what would awaken my heart.

Crowded: how many times do we dream of solitary moments at the cusp of a raging ocean? I soaked it in, every second, and then a crowd of drop-by company flew in.

Just me and the gulls....

Animal: dogs and even horses, paraded across the crusty sand. And though I sat with my camera, I didn't take a single photo. 
And sadly, for the first time ever I didn't discover a single, intact seashell to add to my collection.
But (stretching the rules a bit) I did find beautiful evidence of homes from the ocean's citizens.

Chocolate:  this last picture really pushes the scavenger-hunt boundaries; all I can envision are chocolate-coated Peanut M&M's.  Eventually my imagination let me see the "chocolate" in the beautiful damp beach sand.

This short respite, at a near-solitary beach, filled an empty vessel.

Heart Thought: if you really think outside of the box ( or bag of) chocolate, what comes to mind?