Ahhh….Summer!

Nothing says “Summer” like a day at the beach, y’all.

These photos were taken on Memorial Day at Wrightsville Beach, NC. My husband and I had the rare holiday off and decided to spend the morning in our beach chairs with a couple of  Bloody Marys and our camera. We had fun taking random photos of people of all sizes, shapes and descriptions just relaxing and hanging out at the beach.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is for a meme called Summer Stock Sunday. It’s been gone for a while and I’ve missed it!

If you’d like to participate, post a picture of anything that says summer to you, and link back to Around the Island so that other folks can find you. Have fun with it, and take time to visit the other blogs to see what summer looks like all over the world.

 

 

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Summer Stock Sunday #5 – Out Boating Around

Summer Stock Sunday JPEGThis is for a meme called Summer Stock Sunday. If you’d like to participate, post a picture of anything that says summer to you, and link back to Around the Island so that other folks can find you. Have fun with it, and take time to visit the other blogs to see what summer looks like all over the world.

As much as I’d like to write something witty, funny, informative or thought-provoking, I’m afraid any attempt I might make today would be, as my former boss and publisher of Wrightsville Beach Magazine once called my first piece, “drivel on a page.”

Since I am in the middle of a string of seven twelve hour days, slaving away over hot glass working at my glamorous job, I figure sharing a few pictures of all the fun we had this summer would be about the best I can do.  Besides, it helps to remind myself that I did get a nice break from work – kind of a glass half full type thing.

These are some pictures we took while out on a friend’s boat. I’ve decided we desperately need a boat, by the way. It combines all of my favorite things – sunbathing, swimming, taking photographs and drinking beer. How could anything be more “summery” than that, y’all?

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Summer Stock Sunday #4

Thanks to my friend, Jan, over at Jan’s Sushi Bar, I’ve decided to give this here posting every day thing a try, y’all. It’s called NaBloPoMo,and I can’t believe how long it just took me to write that. Stands for “National Blog Posting Month”. You post something every day for a month.

It’s ridiculously hard ….damn near impossible….a monumental task on the weekends..the biggest challenge of my life so far….can we just say only seven days left?…almost over and I have really, really run out of things to saybecome the bane of my existenceworse than I ever imagined it would be…forcing me to dig deep these last few days…*sigh* almost over.

Summer is almost over, too. Here are a few interesting shots that we took this summer at Wrightsville Beach, NC. I can’t take credit for this first one. My husband took it, standing waist deep in the surf. He was out there for a while that day, but his patience paid off.

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I got this one while we were walking up on Johnny Mercer’s Pier. The girls were furiously texting enjoying an ice cream while I took photos. I thought this little sand piper was cuter than teenagers with cell phones growing out of their hands.

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This photo has “Summertime” written all over it. Sandy toes and flip flops, what could be better?

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Summer Stock Sunday JPEGThis is for a meme called Summer Stock Sunday. If you’d like to participate, post a picture of anything that says summer to you, and link back to Around the Island so that other folks can find you. Have fun with it, and take time to visit the other blogs to see what summer looks like all over the world.

Summer Stock Sunday #3

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Thanks to my friend, Jan, over at Jan’s Sushi Bar, I’ve decided to give this here posting every day thing a try, y’all.

It’s called NaBloPoMo,and I can’t believe how long it just took me to write that. Stands for “National Blog Posting Month”. You post something every day for a month. The Theme for the month is “Tomorrow.”

Last weekend we took the girls to Wrightsville Beach. While they tried to fry their pasty New York bodies into a crisp worked on their tans and texted their brains out maintained social contacts, I spent way too much a fair amount of time trying to get a perfect shot of this young man skimboarding.

Skimboarding is a sport similar to surfing which takes place near the shore.  The skimboarder stands about twenty feet from the ocean with skimboard in hand and waits for a wave. When they see a wave they run towards it with their skimboard still in hand. Upon reaching the wet sand they drop the board and jump onto it as quickly as possible. Once on the board, the skimmer must remain as stable as possible and prepare to make the transition to the ocean. The skimmer then (hopefully) glides out into the ocean toward the oncoming wave, banks off of it, and rides it back into shore.

This is for a meme called Summer Stock Sunday. If you’d like to participate, post a picture of anything that says summer to you, and link back to Around the Island so that other folks can find you. Have fun with it, and take time to visit the other blogs to see what summer looks like all over the world.

Summer Stock Sunday #2 – Sharing a Boogie Board

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For the last eight years, or so, “summertime” means “stepdaughter-time” to me. We get her the entire month of August every year. This year she is going to be 14, and tomorrow we are headed up to New York, where she lives, to get her. This year she has invited a friend down for our month of summer. So we will have our hands full, trying to keep up with two lively teenage girls for a month!

This is a picture from last summer that my husband took of she and I, in the ocean at Wrightsville Beach. We were trying to catch a wave on a boogie board. It’s kind of hard to do, when you are sharing one between two people.

Summer Stock Sunday JPEGThis is for a meme called Summer Stock Sunday. If you’d like to participate, post a picture of anything that says summer to you, and link back to Around the Island so that other folks can find you. Have fun with it, and take time to visit the other blogs to see what summer looks like all over the world.

Summer Stock Sunday

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Nothing says “Summer” like a day at the beach, y’all. This picture was taken on the Fourth of July weekend at Wrightsville Beach, NC. We had fun taking random photos of people of all sizes, shapes and descriptions just relaxing and hanging out at the beach.

This is for a meme called Summer Stock Sunday. If you’d like to participate, post a picture of anything that says summer to you, and link back to Around the Island so that other folks can find you. Have fun with it, and take time to visit the other blogs to see what summer looks like all over the world.