Calm Before the Storm

I don’t often take the time to photograph the landscape as I walk the tide line looking for still life, and I rarely post any. Yesterday’s dawn was an exception – spectacular! Given that we are now under a blizzard warning, it seems that the beauty was a prescient prelude to what could be a very grey (and potentially perilous) several days at the Jersey shore.
Oh, and water temperature was 34F … Yes, there were surfers in the water.


Homage to Picasso


Cubism is one of my favorite periods of art, largely because the imagination and innovation of the artists is almost unfathomable to me. How could Picasso have conceived painting from different angles in one portrait? In a period of time when artistic innovation was at odds with traditionalism, how could other Cubists have had the insight and incentive to look for underlying angles and lines in a still life or a landscape.
There are a number of portraits by Picasso (and innumerable similar pieces by others) where he paints a face both straight on and in partial profile. Consider this photograph as the tide line – land, water, and light – copying art, rather than the other way around.



It is Thanksgiving. I am sitting here, coffee in hand, so very thankful that I have the privilege of walking the tide line so frequently. Ever since I was a little girl, the beach has been a place of peace and reflection for me, and now it is a source of imagination and creativity.
I wish you all, whether you are celebrating Thanksgiving or not, a day filled with thankfulness and joy.