Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea

This weeks photo challenge is the Sea.  I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like the sea.  Some of my best days and nights have been at the beaches of northern California.

I remember one time when I had to go to Bodega Bay to make sales calls.  It happened to be one of those grey, overcast days and I didn’t really feel like driving out there but I had to get the calls out of the way.  On the way back to my office, I pulled over at one of the beaches near Bodega and simply sat and watched the sea.  It was spectacular to watch the power of the mighty surf as she rolled in, wave after wave.

Because of the weather, there was no one else there but me and God.  Magical time; just magical.

This image is the beach in Marina Del Rey (southern CA).  The sun had already set, so all I could get was the last vestiges of light on the waves, while watching this man and his child.  I added a nostalgic effect because that’s how it felt to me. Namaste’

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“Sit in reverie and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Seems Like Yesterday – But Not Quite

Today’s photos are of an old recipe book and an actual recipe for cheese cookies that I used in my high school Home Economics class, which was … uh … 47 years ago.   The cheese cookies are so easy and make a great canape’ for cocktail parties.  I haven’t made these in a long time so maybe one of these days I will.  I noticed that my handwriting was a LOT better then than it is now.

Side note: In high school I had three very close friends.  We liked to ditch school once in a while and we actually got away with it.  Why?  Because I was very good at forging their mothers’ handwriting and writing their excuse notes.  Then one day we decided to go to my house in the middle of the day and thought we were being sneaky by putting my friend’s car in the garage. Well, my nosy neighbor happened to see us and called my Mom at work.  Needless to say I was grounded for a month and couldn’t even use the phone.  Did it stop us from cutting school after that?  What do you think?

So that’s my bit of nostalgia for the day.  Namaste’