I Heart Distance

Just two guys on the end of the pier, fishing and drinking Sun Drop. You can’t get any more southern than this, y’all!


 

 

This week’s theme on I Heart Faces is “From a Distance.” I wish this could be the theme every week. I would certainly have a lot of photos to choose from, since most of my photos are snapped from a distance, around my town and are often candid, random shots of strangers.

Because, let’s face it, it’s easier to take a photo of a stranger from several feet away.

I snapped this photo last summer on Johnny Mercer’s Fishing Pier in Wrightsville Beach, NC. The end of the pier is my favorites spot on this earth. I did not edit this photo at all – it is SOOTG (straight out of the camera!)

I Heart Faces is a photography sharing forum that focuses on the art of capturing faces and their various emotions. Each week, people from across the world enter their favorite face photos.

Click on the picture for a better view and click the button to check out lots of other faces, or to enter a photo of your own.

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.

I Heart Faces At The Beach

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This is a photo of my step daughter, Danielle, catching a wave at Wrightsville Beach, NC. It was hard to choose a photo for this week’s I Heart Faces theme, “Faces at the Beach”. I live so close to one of the prettiest beaches in the world, so I have a million and one photos to choose from. This is one of my favorites of all time.

I Heart Faces is a photography sharing forum that focuses on the art of capturing faces and their various emotions. Each week, people from across the world enter their favorite face photos (except this week, it’s feet!) into two different categories ~ kids and adults. A judge picks a winning photo from each category that is displayed on the I Heart Faces page.

Click on the button to check out lots of other beachy faces, or to enter a photo of your own.

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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.


More Red Peppers For Ruby Tuesday

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This is for Ruby Tuesday. Red peppers on the grill. I can’t ’til it’s summer and grillin’ time again!

Ruby Tuesday is a photo sharing concept, or meme, if you will, y’all. Every Tuesday you post one of your own  photos that contains something red. It can be a whole lotta red, or a little bit of red. I liked the eclectic collection of pictures I saw over at  Work of the Poet, so I decided to play.

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