A Beach Oddity or Two or Three

Here we are, the last day of January, and week 5 of Cee’s Oddball Challenge . Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge (COB) is all about those great photos that you take which really don’t seem to fit into a common category. We’ve all taken them and like them, because we just can’t hit delete and get rid of them. There is never a theme to this challenge, so what is an odd ball is all up for you to discover and photograph.

My contributions this week are beach related….the first two I discovered on the beach after Winter Storm Jonas blew through last week….the third, well, it’s for the birds.

Jonas left me some balloons to photograph (I then tied them to my backpack and disposed of them)


Next, as I continued my stroll, I stopped to watch some snow geese flying overhead…when I looked down in the sand, I saw this…..

…..And yes, I picked it up, and taped it in my journal………and last, this seagull..couldn’t pass it up. Love his choice of resting spot!

My Protector 

I woke myself up from a nightmare early this morning. It was while I was laying there that I felt something. I have no doubt of who it was….which prompted me to write the little poem below.

With my head upon my pillow

Staring out into the dark

Unsettled from the nightmare

That woke me with a start.

Wishing I could make those images

Go so far away

I closed my eyes to say a prayer

To keep the monster at bay.

Suddenly, I felt a coldness 

Wrap my hand up tight

I knew right then you heard my prayer

And offered me respite.

I whispered a quiet thank you

As I fell back off to sleep

The monster wasn’t coming back

With my Angel watching 

Over me.



-photo via Pinterest-

Changing Things Up 

Via an old school friend, I was introduced to this very cool app…SuperPhoto. It lets you change up your photographs…..I’m hooked on the ‘painting’ feature…….check it out! 😄

“I don’t paint dreams or nightmares, I paint my own reality.” ~Frida Kahlo~

“I paint the spirit and soul of what I see.”  ~Brian Froud~