Sunday, January 16, 2011
I had a serious craving today for taking pictures. It didn't look promising. The wind was howling, the rain was unrelenting and the dark sky made the morning look as though dusk had fallen. But, I walked with a friend and her little girl in the rain and took my camera just in case.
As I was driving home, this beautiful rainbow was directly overhead. It was though the universe was trying to tell me don't give up just yet...the day is still ripe for pictures. I stopped my car immediately so I could catch this rainbow, and then decided to take a spontaneous visit to the beach. Hope was restored.
I was telling a flickr friend a month or so ago, that there is a beach about 5 minutes down the hill from where I live, and even though it's so close, I never go there. I go to many other oceanside haunts, but for some reason, I neglect this particular beach. Well, she told me that was my next assignment.
So Kiersten, these pictures are for you...
Doesn't that orange kelp look like a tree? I found them strewn all over the beach. Well, there was an extreme high tide this afternoon, so there wasn't much of a beach, but I did my best.
On the way back up to the road, I walked along a stone wall covered in moss and lichen. I was awed by what I discovered through my macro lens. I am so glad the weather turned around today!
Craving....satisfied. For now.