Day Six of Seven

Day Six

Day Six of Seven Days of Black and White

This has been such a fun project! Only one more day to go, but that doesn’t mean I’ll stop blogging. Photography and writing feed my soul.

This particular image was taken when I was with my BFF, Patricia, when we were on one of our adventures, this time in southern CA at Venice Beach. As I look at this, I’m aware once again of the power of the ocean to make me feel humble, peaceful and serene. And the value of friendship.

Don’t you just love looking at a photograph and being instantly transported back to that time and place?

Go to the beach!

Be good to yourself and each other. Namaste’

 

By the Sea, By the Beautiful Sea

I could write volumes about the ocean and how I feel when I’m there, but I won’t.

I’ll just offer this image that I took last week. It was amazing watching the sun start its descent over the Pacific. I didn’t use any filters, so this is 100% organic.

It reminded me of the George Strait song “Stars on the Water.”

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Be good to yourself and each other. Namaste’

 

OK, It IS a Big Deal

I don’t usually make a big deal out of my birthday. Well, one of them I did … my 30th. Somehow I managed to celebrate for two weeks. (Please don’t ask me any questions about it because I’ll take the 5th) Ha!

But this year on this day, I’ll be celebrating by the Pacific Ocean, taking my Mom’s cremains to the sea. I celebrate her today so it IS a big deal.

She brought me into this world and taught me how to live in it. I am forever grateful, Mom.

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Be good to yourself and each other. Namaste’

Moody

I can’t remember a time when I didn’t love going to the beach. Being near the ocean always has a calming effect for me. 

This image is one I took a while back on a particularly beautiful day in Lincoln City, Oregon. I decided to give it a moody look using the Prisma app (my favorite one … this week). Ha!

The light coming through the pier seems to say, “explore … come closer.” So I did. I walked the beach and soothed my soul.


Be good to yourself and each other. Namaste’

Before the Rain

Hello, beach fans! This image was taken right before the rain was rolling in. My daughter and my dog were frolicking on the beach at Pacific City, Oregon. I just love that place. I plan to spend much more time there with my “girls”

Namaste’

Sunset at Pacific City
Sunset at Pacific City

Regina (Reggie) is a flunked retirement entrepreneur, co-author of the Art & Science of Recruiting, an award-winning photographic artist, and photo blogger.

Haystack Gazing

A famous rock … no, not Alcatraz. That’s called the Rock, too, but this one is much more beautiful. It’s called Haystack, found not far out to sea from Pacific City.

The little girl gazing at it really gave me pause. I found myself looking at her and pretending to be my younger self.   My younger self would be thinking how huge it is. My older self is thinking how grateful I am to be alive to see this wonder of nature.

With age comes wisdom, I guess. Namaste’

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Regina (Reggie) Arnold is a “flunked retirement” entrepreneur, co-author of The Art & Science of Recruiting, an award-winning photographic artist, and photo blogger

Bodega Bay

I was going to continue my series of images that I took at our recent visit to Tubac but this image came in today from my daughter.  She’s visiting Bodega Bay CA, a place near and dear to my heart. It’s 82 degrees there right now.  Wow!  Most of the time it’s a bit chilly and windy, but October is the perfect time to visit this place, as well as San Francisco, just 66 miles away, about an hour and a half by car.

I think she got a great shot … can’t you just feel that spray on your face?

When I lived in northern CA, I used to spend as many weekends as possible at Bodega.  Such a beautiful place and I was lucky enough to live only 18 miles away.  Lots of interesting beaches and places to investigate tide pools.  Great restaurants and gift shops, some tucked away where the average tourist could miss them if they weren’t looking.  The lodging is spectacular as well.  Nothing like waking up in the morning, walking out on the balcony and seeing that beautiful blue water.

If you’re ever in northern CA and looking for a wonderful day trip, check it out:  See Bodega Bay  Dang!  I’m so jealous right now 🙂

Namaste’

Bodega Bay