Hello my lovelies.
I am so sorry it’s been so long!
It’s NaNo this month and I’ve been thinking and writing and spacing (because that’s normal) and actually managing to accomplish it. I’m good to finish if I keep the rate I’m at. However! Haley’s Magic is not a novel. It is a series of short stories now. And the most tragic scene is written in it too. I cried while writing it.
I have also taken more pictures this month already than I have in the month and a half before it. I have a ton of pictures to share. I will try to show them in the coming week. (So I can catch up!) I have a series called ‘Beach Finds’ – and trust me, there’s some weird shit there – but it’s on my camera… which is on my desk… at home. It’s Sunday, I’m at The Boyfriend’s. le sigh
I have a few here. A really gorgeous burning bush photo that turned out far better than I thought it would, considering how I had to take it; a couple of sunset pictures; one very zen photo Peter and I both think is really peaceful and, finally, two found objects that are absolutely Lilliputian.
First up, my burning bush. This is a tiny bush in our friend goldi’s front yard. It’s less than two feet high. I took the picture by setting my camera to super macro then setting the timer and laying it on the ground under the bush. I had to kind of hold it there so I showed up in the picture. That meant I had to use the clone stamp tool to eliminate me. The result is… well, you can see it here.
I love this picture because of the perspective. The distance is phenomenal here. It looks much further than it is.
It’s a beautiful sunset, no? This next picture is the same evening, different point of view. No less beautiful.
Peace above, peace below. The clouds were stationary, the water was almost stationary. Perfect example of “As above, so below.”
Now for the Lilliputian finds. Remember Gulliver’s Travels and the tiny people? Yep, that’s what I’m referencing here.
Both finds are examples of why I walk the beach with my head down. In fact, the next series of beach finds are things I found in just the same way… except the really gross thing that is. Post-storm beach finds.
This little guy is an empty, bleached snail shell. It’s about the size of a dime. It’s adorable and extremely delicate.
This shiny guy is less than 3 inches long. Found him well out of the water. He caught my eye because he’s so shiny. And he was a pale purple too but that didn’t come up in the photo so I manipulated the colour levels to get it close enough.
The beach is beautiful! I love living so close to Lake Huron. I want to take beach pictures and long walks on beaches, head down, all over the world. That would be so amazing. Starting with Scotland, England and Ireland.
I’m off to do today’s NaNo writing.