Some more beach pictures

19 Jul

Just a rather random picking of a bunch of pictures I fired off at the beach some days ago … I haven't been too quick at working them up; the weather has been most oppressive here in the Northern Midwest, with temperatures in the 90°s and upper 80°s, with humidity to match. I just don't go out except by necessity in such weather, but even in the apartment, with the AC running full tilt, the oppressiveness leaks in, and slows me up. So, I only do a few at a time, preferring to prowl the dark and light corners of the 'Net for interesting things … the equivalent, I suppose, of Sherlock Holmes' seven percent solution.
Despite the enforced isolation, I find that there are a number of pictures which may be of interest; I present them here, with as little comment as possible.

Seldom do we get such a cloudless sky … the power plant is doing its best to remedy this, but it seems inadequate to the task …

And a view of the boat landings …

There was a bit of wind pushing the swell …

And I was interested in the way the sun caught the breaking of the waves … it made them look as bright as metal. I took lots of exposures; these are the most satisfactory:

This one came out rather well, I thought … the bird, virtually alone in a featureless space … Yes, I know there's another bird …

And these little telling shots, so typical of the beach …

And, I met the Buddha on the pier … he was fishing.

I reckon I'll let that be enough, for now …
Cheers, all …


Posted by on July 19, 2010 in Uncategorized


22 responses to “Some more beach pictures

  1. thetomster

    July 21, 2010 at 1:07 am

    :up: nice walk on the beach … very enjoyable 🙂

  2. solidcopper

    July 21, 2010 at 8:07 am

    😆 at the last few which I like most. Also love the two with the slippers. Those orange lilies look nice; it is a pity they don't have a nice scent.

  3. derWandersmann

    July 21, 2010 at 8:07 am

    Ah … you mean the red-brick crumbles (I don't know what they really are) … it's a sort of "mulch" they put down in the beds to reduce weed growth. I was struck with the sets of slippers, all neatly placed there on the curb.That "Buddha" character is new to me; I've never seen him before … he's definitely noticeable here in the "normal" Midwest.

  4. solidcopper

    July 21, 2010 at 9:07 am

    Oops, typo – I meant nice scent not nice scene. So they are not lilies. 😮 I am on my cellphone and thought they looked like some scentless lilies.

  5. solidcopper

    July 21, 2010 at 9:07 am

    Interesting plant. Thanks for the knowledge.

  6. derWandersmann

    July 21, 2010 at 9:07 am

    They are what is called "day lilies" … they put out several "bunches" of buds, and each bud will open for a day, then wither. Only one bud blooms at a time, so you get a bloom for each day that there are buds for. They do not seem to produce seeds, but propagate underground, forming bulbs at a little distance from the parent plant. I must say that I am not aware of any scent from them, but I may not be sensitive to it. They also grow wild around here, and form quite large colonies, with no horticultural attention at all. It's lovely to walk or drive through through the countryside when they are at their peak.

  7. MrLeffe

    July 26, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Wonderful post and Pictures.A summersday a peaceful beach and summer slippers.I enjoyed it very much 🙂 🙂

  8. Huong Lan

    August 1, 2010 at 8:08 am

    dW, how do you call those flowers in English? In Vietnamese, I call them "hoa Lan đất". ^_^

  9. derWandersmann

    August 1, 2010 at 8:08 am

    LOL … Google Translate says your words mean "orchid soil" … anothe goofed-up translation, I reckon.We call them "day lilies", or (as I just now found out) "daylilies" (all one word). Here's a Wiki article about them: are not considered a true lily. In my section of the country, they grow very easily (some folks say too easily).

  10. Huong Lan

    August 2, 2010 at 5:08 am

    Thanks for the info. Well, "hoa Lan đất" can literally translated as "orchid planting on the ground". 😀

  11. derWandersmann

    August 2, 2010 at 8:08 am

    Hmm … then perhaps "soil orchid" might be a little better, using "soil" as the adjective, rather than "orchid".

  12. Huong Lan

    August 2, 2010 at 9:08 pm


  13. RedFreya

    August 5, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    We have Daylilies in our garden, but unfortunately they are shaded by some bushes, so they don`t flower at the moment. I like the rocky artificial harbour.Quite large waves for a lake. If that had been British beach, especially on some parts of the south coast, the people would have been wearing their shoes because of the pebbles. It is always interesting to watch swimmers` faces as the walk across them :eyes: :yikes: 😆 A Mohawk fishing ??;)

  14. derWandersmann

    August 5, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    Sounds like you have beaches about like what we have in the State of Maine. They are pebbles ranging in size from pea-gravel to the size of a house. One is careful walking on them, due to the danger of breaking a leg, but the shoes (if worn) are for traction, not armour … these pebbles, rocks and boulders are polished by the sea.I don't think that's a mohawk hairdo … but I can't see it all that well.

  15. Zaphira

    August 6, 2010 at 1:08 am

    And, I met the Buddha on the pier … he was fishing.

    I think your Buddha is a girl! :left:Anyway – it was a nice beach tour, thank you very much. :up:

  16. derWandersmann

    August 6, 2010 at 7:08 am

    You'll have to find him/her for yourselves.

  17. RedFreya

    August 6, 2010 at 7:08 am

    Originally posted by Zaphira:

    I think your Buddha is a girl!

    I thought so too at first sight. I think she`s wearing a bra ??

  18. Zaphira

    August 7, 2010 at 11:08 am

    I see both a bra and the breasts too. 😛

  19. iambernardo

    August 15, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    Wonderful shots. I felt like I was on the stroll with you!

  20. decodedthought

    August 20, 2010 at 9:08 am

    nice pics :up:

  21. zamboy

    August 21, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    Exceptionally clear photos. Cloudless sky is what we normally see here in the Middle East.:cool:

  22. derWandersmann

    August 21, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    Yes … and this was immediately after several days of rain, so the air was "washed".


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