Happy Easter!

When I was little, it was always our families tradition to go to the Seaside boardwalk on Easter. We’d go play some games, walk on the beach, visit the Easter bunny, etc. After many years of not doing that, two years ago, we reinstituted that tradition and spent a warm Easter wandering the boardwalk once again.
This year, however, was a little bit different. With much of the boardwalk gone, there wasn’t much wandering to be had, but surprisingly, the rebuilding effort has really taken off, with a portion of the boardwalk open and ready for business.

Since I’m sure you’re tired of seeing my pictures of the devistation in Seaside here’s a picture of something that survived– this beautiful carousel was back open and ready for riders!  Not too many people were riding it, so I played with some panning.


Obligitory roller coaster in the water pic.  Just kidding (sort of).  One of the reasons we went is because they were selling bolts of one of the other destroyed roller coasters as a fund raiser.  My sister is an engineer and hopes to design roller coasters someday, so she just had to have a bolt.  Here’s a picture of them sitting on some of the new pilings that were put in for the boardwalk rebuilding.


One of the pier amusement areas was open, and in the back they had a window out to the ocean where you could get a better view of the destroyed amusement pier.  I can’t believe this ferris wheel (the subject of so many of my pictures!) is still standing with half of it in the ocean!



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Chevron Quilt

I’m still trying to get a decent picture of my quilt! I spent so much time working on it, but I feel that I can’t justify it in pictures. It’s so big that I can’t find a place to hang it or display it to photograph it. It was nice out today so I tried again…. unfortunately I guess this is the best that I can do!



The Sea Was Angry That Day My Friends

Spring finally decided to sort of show up– the sky was blue, there were big puffy clouds and the temperature finally hit 50*! I had heard that because of the full moon last night that the beaches were full of sea glass, so I packed up my camera and headed to the beach. There was no sea glass, but I kept myself quite busy with the camera! I ended up with a soaked foot and shoe, but I didn’t care, because I love how this picture came out!
It is a 3-frame HDR taken with a ND filter so I could use a slow shutter speed.

This print is for sale in my Etsy Shop

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I fell in love with a shirt that I saw on Pinterest that said “PhotograpHER”, but I was not about to pay $25 (plus shipping!) for one. So, I picked up a $4 shirt from Kohls, and after about a half hour with my Cricut machine, some freezer paper and fabric paint, I had this!