Friday, August 10, 2012

Ode to a Dandelion

What's this thing we have with dandelions?

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Wish II - Nature Photography by Beach Bum Chix

We try to eliminate them as weed ...

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Wish I - Flower Photography by Beach Bum Chix

Pluck them as flower ...

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Wish III -Macro Photography by Beach Bum Chix

And wish on them as seed ...

Hoping that as they escape our fickle attentions they carry our dreams on their gossamery shoulders, gently drifting to some fertile ground to begin the process again.

That moment when you blow a dandelion into the breeze and watch it peacefully release from its moorings with complete, weightless freedom ...  deserving of greater appreciation, right?

The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind.

I know ... I couldn't resist.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Breezy Beach Photography

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Breezy Beach Photography by Beach Bum Chix

Delray Beach is such a fun place to hang out. It's just 10 minutes south of my hometown. The beach itself is a very wide swath of fine white sand. Cute little beach-y bungalows line the coast.

Everything you need for a full day at the ocean is there ... live music, great food, cold beer, sailboats for rent ... not necessarily in that order.

This image was shot as we road our bikes up the bike path along A1A and stopped to enjoy the balmy breezes, ocean view, and beautiful puffy white clouds gently floating by ... such a gorgeous day!

You can escape to this place ... bring salty aired serenity home, frame it, and hang it on the wall where you can drift away on a tropical trade wind any time you have the time!

We offer this in the Beach Bum Chix shop as an 8" x 10" photo print, but it can be special ordered in just about any size and now we're offering our photography printed on canvas.

If you have any questions, just ask ... I'm always happy to help.  Remember to leave a comment ... I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Are You an Open Book?

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Open Book

Let our lives be open books for all to study.

- Mahatma Gandhi

Friday, July 6, 2012

Gash or Gold?

Exhaust the little moment ...

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Soon it dies...

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Be it gash or gold...

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It will not come again...

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Kissing the Lens

In this identical disguise.

- Gwendolyn Brooks

Wishing you lots of exhausted moments this weekend!

p.s.  Love to hear what you think about this new series of horse photography I just added to the Beach Bum Chix shop ... or anything else you'd like to chat about ... leave a comment below.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Paradise Framed

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Really ... does it get any better than this?

Calm turquoise water of the south Florida Atlantic Ocean, coconut palms swaying gently on a salty breeze, you reclining in a beach chair, your face shielded from the sun under a wide brimmed straw hat, toes in the sand...

This place really does exist ... I promise ... and this photograph proves it! It's my favorite spot again ... Oceanfront Park in Boynton Beach. Taken on a typical day in paradise.

I know normal daily life is comprised of other things, but you CAN bring salty aired serenity home, frame it, and hang it on the wall where you can drift away on a tropical trade wind any time you have the time.

Someone said the only thing missing is a frosty drink with an tiny umbrella ... anything else?  Let me know in the comments.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Happy Father's Day

Daddy's Girl

"There will only be a few people
who will have the courage
to love what is untamed inside me.

One of those is my father."

Happy father's day to the man entrusted with the sacred opportunity {ok, sometimes challenging responsibility} of loving the pilgrim soul in his daughter ... and her mom!


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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Blog Feature!

Etsy Item of the Day wrote a really nice feature of Beach Bum Chix shop.

I so appreciate the kind words and encouragement and I wanted to {humbly} share it with you.

This is the image she chose as her favorite from the shop ...

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Pier 2

That brings me to some important questions I've yet to ask you ...

What's your favorite image from our shop?  Is there something you'd like to see more of - subjects, sizes, sets?  Let me know and I'll make it my mission to find it and provide it!

Looking forward to hearing your suggestions in the comments!

With gratitude ...

Friday, May 25, 2012

Walk for Miles and for Myself

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Beach Rail
"I read ... and walked for miles along the beach,
writing bad blank verse and searching endlessly
for someone wonderful who would
step out of the darkness and change my life.

It never crossed my mind that
that person could be me."

- Anna Quindlan

I hope to do a lot of walking on the beach over the next couple of weeks ... Filling those cracked open places with the "putty" of salty air, beach sand, and ocean water.

"Giving back my heart to itself, to the stranger who has loved me all my life."

- paraphrased from Derek Walcott

What about you?  Any big plans?