Friday, June 13, 2014

164/365-2 Dangerous

"The lightship Overfalls"

This image doesn't represent dangerous, but somewhat the opposite.  Lightships, no longer operational, were once used as floating lighthouses warning sailors of dangers on the water.  This one has been restored as a historical and now is open for public tours  My dad was integral in securing grants to support its restoration as well as having the Overfalls recognized as a National Historic Landmark.

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163/365 In the Grass

"Beach Grass"

Despite the fact that I got very little sleep Wednesday night because at midnight I was still packing and we had to be at the airport at 4am on Thursday morning, we had a smooth trip and thus far I have not noticed anything that I forgot.  All of that is pretty much a miracle.

It was overcast and misting when we got to Delaware.  In my weird little mind, it was perfect.  There is such a calmness and peacefulness to such days.  

After visiting with my dad for a bit, w made a trip to the grocery store to pick up a few things for him and a few for us; I had to address those places where our tastes differ from dad's -he drinks only whole milk, me, almond milk,  and Weber, none of the above.   We also checked out the fish selection.  I will eat fish when we are here because it is better than that in Texas.  Really, how good can the fish really be in landlocked Dallas?  We had a simple dinner and then I took a walk around town.

The mist had stopped though the humidity was thick.  My intention was to walk around in some of the parks nearby the house, but after doing that I wasn't satisfied.  I walked over to the beach.  It was almost sunset, but there was no sun.  I found a dune and just sat and watched the waves roll and the various birds fly in and out.  The sounds of both were calming and peaceful.  I had a perfect few moments of escape.

As I was taking photos along my evening walk, nothing really stood out in the moment as "the" photo, but when I got back and starting looking at the images on the computer, this one transported me back to my place on the dune.  May Sarton's quote summed it up more eloquently and concisely than I could with my own words.

I had a few technical difficulties which is why this didn't get posted last night.  My personal tech support agent addressed my issues and hopefully I'll be able to stay on track now.

162/365-2 Near the Water

"Near the Park"

It is true confession time.  I am addicted to photography.  We have to be at the airport tomorrow morning at 4am for a 5:15 flight.  I am almost finished packing.  I just had to get my picture posted and then I'll finish up.  Weber graciously took me to the park tonight because, other than the water in the kitchen sink, there was not much water to be near at home.  It was a beautiful evening to be out and I could have stayed much longer than we did.  I love that our city has so many beautiful parks to explore.

The irony of all of this is at this time tomorrow we will be on the east coast only a few steps from the beach; photographing near the water will then have endless possibilities.

Ok, picture done.  Now I need to finish packing and get an hour or two of sleep.  Or, maybe I should just stay up.  At this point that might be easier.  Hmmm...