Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Rainy Day Beach

I realized I forgot to post the rainy day beach photos yesterday. This is a public beach about one mile from our house. We never go there but I thought I'd check it out yesterday.

These trees are the beach trees of my childhood. It's such a familiar landscape to me, the pine trees bent from the wind off of the bay.

I thought the lifeguard stand looked pretty against the grey-blue of the bay. You can even see a couple of raindrops on my camera lens.

All in all, it was an interesting morning, just wandering around like a tourist in my hometown.

I did some other wandering yesterday, of the computer kind. Meredith told me about something she had seen in ReadyMade, a magazine I like but haven't read in awhile, so I decided to look at it online, which led me down a rabbit hole into some interesting blogs. This one got me thinking about the clothes I wear, which is very unusual. I've never been into fashion, choosing comfort over style 99 times out of 100. (and I'm sure it shows!) But the author of this blog does an interesting clothing challenge called the 30/30/30. While I don't intend to do the challenge myself, it did get me thinking about playing around more with color, which is something I've been trying to do in my knitting. So I'm going to try to spice it up a little this week, to help offset the grey days we've been having around here. I'll let you know how it goes.

Another article I read was about getting rid of 50 things
, an idea that also appeals to me. What is about the numbers and the challenges? Anyway, I've got two bags in my living room to start collecting stuff to take (back) to the thrift store. It can't hurt, right?

By the way, my mom loved the pink scarf I made her! Happy Birthday, Mom! I can only hope I look as good as she does when I'm 71.