Here are some of the magnificent skylines I captured during our vacation:
this photo was taken from the deck facing north
and this is the skyline facing south on the same deck.
This was one of those days where the weather and sky constantly changed between sunshine and storms seemingly every hour-it was quite spectacular.
one of several beautiful sunsets over the bay from the deck off the kitchen
And this series of photos somewhat captures without a doubt THE most incredibly beautiful and spectacular sunsets we have ever seen:
Incredible isn't it?? This is without any photo editing! It looked at times as though the clouds were on fire-truly the miracle of nature at its best.
These are some beach treasures I found along my walks:
I love the delicate cicada wing and especially that heart shaped stone which was right at my feet when I found a spot to set down my chair on the sand one day.
Can't post without sharing some art so here it comes. I made 10 necklaces with a beachy color scheme in mind, packaged each in a tulle bag with a tag and gave one to each of my "sistas" I spent time with on vacation. For those I knew well enough I tried to make the necklace in their fave colors.
These necklaces were so quick to make that it became addicting and I certainly will make more! The idea for these came from Shahrul Niza's blog post for a challenge she participated in and you can see it here. Shahrul linked to Deanne Williamson's tutorial for the necklace on her blog so I had to check it out. I used the basic idea but created my own version using pretty, sparkling beads and chose to add toggle clasps for a nicer finish although these necklaces easily slip over the head without opening. AND GUESS WHAT? I have an extra one which I WILL BE GIVING AWAY along with a prayer flag...coming soon :)
Now I've got some catching up to do with my blogging friends. And thank YOU for visiting me.
"The only thing you discover in the unknown is more of yourself." Bashar