Sunday, November 06, 2011
the beach was chilly this morning - despite my bundled layers my fingertips sticking out of my fingerless gloves were frozen within minutes and my face felt raw, even though there was no wind. the sky was quilted with clouds, covering the mountain tops to the west but visibility at sea level stretched to the horizon. gulls and ducks swam in clusters in the shallow water just beyond the slowly disappearing sand as the tide came in. surprisingly, there were lots of other walkers along the sand, braving the cold after getting up early (i presume) because of the time change. still, i managed to find a few quiet spots here and there for my photoshoot. above is a little preview of the items going in the shop tomorrow. i'm reluctant to give an actual time, as i'm sure somehow i'll forget, but let's say 10am PT.
by the way, i'll also be participating in poppy talk's pre-holiday handmade market starting tomorrow and running until december 2. stop by and check out all the great artisans - i'm hoping to get a little holiday shopping done.
this little beluga whale came together after encouragement from a few folks. she's a little out of my west coast "range" that i generally hold to, but they do still venture into the north pacific from time to time. she also appealed to a lure i'm feeling these days for white and ice. i see folks like Lisa and Margie have been having similar urges; we must be on similar wavelength as winter and snow begins to move in. there is now snow here yet, just up in the hills, but it feels close. tonight there will be just more wind and rain though, like any november day worth its salt around here. i am sure there will be other white animals and pieces appearing soon. and some more belugas - sorry, but this one is already spoken for.
it's getting dark now, only 4:30. yikes. makes it feel much later. thankfully the house is filled with the aroma of fresh baked bread, and i'm planning a cozy lentil stew for dinner. now if i could find some motivation, i'm hoping to tackle a new dress for me. a remnant piece of grey and white linen from the fabric store was much bigger than i thought, and i think it will make a nice slip-on dress to wear with leggings and a sweater at this time of year, with sandals come summer.
what did you do this weekend?