while a bit of light rain falls, and i am back at work, i thought i would go back to the gorgeous sunny saturday we had.
A and i went down to the beach in the afternoon, with the tide far out and still dropping, and roamed along the shore. a good mix of open sand, rocks, and tide pools allowed for lots of exploring options. the wind was quiet and the bright sunlight made it feel almost like a summer's day - almost, as i kind of feel those running around in shorts and tank tops were maybe a little ahead of themselves. but what do i know?
the sun felt so wonderful on my face - i think i even got a little flush of colour on my skin. and i scrambled over rocks and crouch down peering into pools to take many a pic. later this week i'll share some close ups of the sea life, mainly starfish.
while i love exploring the beach here, i often compare it to the wilder, exposed coast of the west side of the island, or the increasingly ragged coastline as one heads north (for an example, see Annie's recent post). i dream constantly about relocating somewhere a bit more exposed, open to the elements, and isolated. someday...
speaking of exposed beaches, i think i'm nearly done the beach scene i've been stitching for, well it seems like ages. i'm leaving it for a few days, to pass by and eye every once in a while. i find it good contemplation to sit with it a bit, make sure it's what i was going for. but i will share soon. hmm, all this talk on and off about it, makes it sound more special than it surely is. nothing in particular, just took some time to come together. but now that it's nearly there, my mind can find room to focus on some other projects. soon.