Happy Monday gang. I hope you had a good weekend. We worked on organizing all day yesterday and made good headway. More to do, but isn't that always the case. Today is day 2 in the Mercantile Muse Photo Challenge. I love today's theme of vast theme and just new it would brings some beautiful shots.
Ashley captured this shot. I love all the textures going on in this.
'Sea Level', via ashely croyle, papyrusaurus
Karen looks she might have snuck down for a walk at my beach (am I right Karen? North Beach, Hampton?). I know, it's not exactly 'my' beach. However, when you grow up a mile from it, and spend a gazillion hours on it growing up, you kind of think of it that way. Thank goodness I only live 10 minutes away.
'Golden Sand', via Karen Traversy, Bridgits Bell
Another from Karen. One bird and one big blue sky.
'Soaring', via Karen Traversy, Bridgits Bell
And one more from Karen. Soft, muted tones.
'via 'Peach Over Sea' via Karen Traversy, Bridgits Bell
Thank you Emma for making me feel like I'm standing there with you, looking at the Smokey Mountains. Stunning.
'Blue Smoke', via Emma, MyBojuLife
My beach. Wink wink. That's Gman next to the rock.
'Beach Shine', Pamela Bates, Mercantile Muse/Bates Mercantile Co.
Gar may be on the beach, but I think Traci might have been on the water.
'Sailing Away', Traci, All Things Luci Rae
Check out the rainbow above the center catamaran. Not sure if it was a real rainbow, looks like too nice a day for that. Maybe a sun spot? Looks awesome either way.
Wow. Bonnie from PaperKeeper was lucky to be a witness to this beauty and thanks to her, we get to share in it.
'Deepest Blue', via Bonnie, Paper Keeper
That deep blue water is amazing.
Such a wonderful way to start the week.
Thanks for playing along gang. Really enjoy getting your submissions. If you haven't heard about the Photo Challenge yet, you can learn more here. All are welcome to join in the fun. Next theme: Self Portrait. Ugh. Why did I include that one? Get me your shots asap....I'll be prepping it tomorrow.
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Ah, the beginning of a new week. All full of promise of the things you'll get done. My list is pretty long but I feel so so happy to be starting my week off with a clean and organized office. I'm pretty tempted to do the Snoopy Dance!
What about you? Is it a really full week? Will you be able to squeeze in some 'you' time? We have part of our Dublin family coming for a couple of days at the end of this week and it's nice to have that to look forward too.