Striped Light

The sunlight, streaming through the pergola, through the window, gives my curtains a new pattern:  Stripes.

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Sand Trails

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The tide was out when we arrived at the beach.

Sand bars like smooth islands shone in the sunlight, speckled by seagulls and seashells. The water was a mirror for the shoreline.

It was morning and the beach was almost empty, so few footprints interrupted the patterns made by the tide. Ripples, salt lines, pebbles, and snail trails embellished the sand.

The sea makes its own art.

Shadows in the Morning

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It helps to keep your eyes open.

Letting the dogs out in the morning, this is the image that greeted me. The sunlight streaming into the room created this brief shadow on the white-painted door.

The simple lace curtain was transformed into a work of art.

Had I been more distracted, or less awake (or slept in!), I might not have seen this dark image waiting to be captured.

But the moment was right, and so I did.