Each day, and the living of it, has to be a conscious creation in which discipline and order are relieved with some play and some pure foolishness.
~ May Sarton
As of 1:00 this afternoon, we have had a grand total of 4.25 inches of rain from the remnants of Tropical Storm Karen. She’s pretty prolific. She also brought warm temperatures with her, making it feel sauna-like outside. The winds are not as strong as yesterday although we get a few good gusts from time to time.
We’re under another coastal flood advisory, and the path to the woods has been flooded again twice since I last posted. M walked out to the dock yesterday evening, and said a small part of the dock was underwater, too.
I have some photos from our last visit to the beach (5 October) to share with you. The one above doesn’t look much like me, but it is me. I took Lulu into the water with me, ducked under, and snapped a shot. My bathing suit is the turquoise blue, the greens are probably the water, and the peach colors are my skin (which is not really a peach color at all, but must appear that way in the ocean). Other than resizing, I left the photo as is. I’m assuming the waviness is due to the waves of the sea. I like being an abstract.
No pedicures for me this year. I keep meaning to do it myself, but can’t find the time. Now that beach season is almost over, I’m not sure there is any point in making the time.
Since it’s a rainy day, I took a few minutes to play. I used Photoshop to add a painting-like effect to the image of my foot above, and to the next two images. Lulu’s photos come out with a slight painting look to them. I enhanced it.
M and I might go to the beach again tomorrow. I’ve been wanting to visit Ocean City again, and take a walk on the boardwalk as well as check out some of the sales now that beach season is over. We’re aiming for a rustic beach theme here in the house at the Wabi-Sabi Ranch. The right amount of beach kitschiness might provide good accents.
We’re going to see Gravity in 3D sometime this weekend, too. The reviews are good, and it’s been a while since we last saw a movie at a theater.
What are your plans for the weekend? Do you have anything playful in mind? I hope so. You know what they say about all work and no play.
Before I forget, something I do a lot lately, for those interested in the group walk, hereafter known as the Walktober Event (in case you need a refresher, some of you voted for it here), the dates for this year’s walk are Saturday, October 12 through Sunday, October 20. Get out there, take a walk, blog about it, leave a link on this post, and I’ll put it all together sometime after the 20th. The weather here looks like we’ll have a few good days to pick from over the next week so hopefully it will be the same wherever you are. If the weather doesn’t look good for you, or you need more time for any other reason, let me know. I don’t mind in the least extending the deadline. It will give me more time, too.
I reckon that’s about it from the Wabi-Sabi Ranch for today. Thank you for visiting. A big welcome to my new visitors and followers. Have a delightful weekend!
Be good, be kind, be loving. Just Be. 🙂