Sunday, January 3, 2010

Thinking Outside the Garment Bag - Beach Walking

























The last two days I have been going to the beach. I LOVE the beach and ocean in the winter.

Sal, myself and sweet Lily took a ride to Silverstrand in Oxnard on the 1st. It was my first time being there. It is a raw place with barbed wire, wall paintings and graffiti and then this beautiful and open beach with sail boats slipping out of the Harbor and surfers running out to catch the waves. The sky was cloudy and cold. It was beautiful. We kissed on the beach while Lily sat and waited.

Then Yesterday Lily and I spent almost the entire day alone together. We took this long quiet walk to Butterfly Beach in Santa Barbara. I love walking there, takes about an hour round trip from my house. The air was super warm on Saturday and the sun was so bright with only wispy clouds in the sky. There was a HUGE amount of surfers at Butterfly, which seems to only happen when the surf is going off. I could only imagine what Rincon would have looked like, a small city in the water.

The sail boat is still there ransacked and dragged deeper in the sand. The man who carves circles in the sand had been there just before with new designs freshly made. Family's were out in full force, children running and parents keeping up with then and grandparents seated comfortably with blankets packed around them, smiling at the beauty they have created.

It has been a quiet weekend. I am taking the Christmas decorations down today. I am not sad but settled. I am neither reflecting or projecting but rather being in the present. It is exactly where I need to be.

I hope you all had an awesome weekend!!!!!! :)

17 comments:

POSSUMQUEEN said...

The present is a good place to be. I love the beach in winter. Here's to a great new year for all of us personally and for Blue Bee. I took a nice beach walk this morning too.

The Photodiarist said...

Incredible collection of photos. You have no idea how much I would like to be at a beach right now. It is WICKED cold in New York.

Rock N Revolution said...

Great photos and great way of expressing transitioning but staying in the present.
xo

ROBINE said...

I always LOVE your pictures!
So beautiful

Polliani said...

oh love the pics... cant wait to go to LA next friday for 6 weeks :)

David Blanch. said...

Gorgeous photos!I Really love it..

xo

ilovecoolthings said...

sounds like a super weekend, and you're totally right, i have to learn to be in the present more and stop projecting ahead!

Isquisofrenia said...

wow killer awesome photos! love the dog one so adorable!!

sofiasophie said...

really love these pics!
nice shots!

Loving Chiaradeanna said...

I like these pics so much! I also love your blog ;)

Cindy Whitehead said...

Sounds like a wonderful 2 days - I love the beach too. Must be near it often to feel balanced. I agree, you note about being in the "present" is a perfect thought for all of 2010.

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

Love the circles in the sand and then the last pic with that little boat that seems to almost glow against the darkness.
The beach is nice during the winter, but I think I like it better in summer when it's not freezing. :)

K8 said...

I loooove these pictures, they are so effing stunning!

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UnoCosa said...

amazing photos ... you are taking me on a journey what, otherwise, i would not be taking!!!

xx

THE BAT said...

unbelievable photos!

The Haute Bitch said...

amazing photography!

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CAMILLE said...

cool pictures!