Wednesday, July 13, 2011

52 Photos Project / Week Twelve / A Summertime Treat

My daughter n law's surfboard

This was a fun photo project this week.  We were to capture a summer treat we take delight in.  For me it was easy, I took a picture of my daughter n law's surfboard.  When I think of summertime, I think of the beach.  Living in beautiful Virginia Beach, VA we as a family have always spent special times at the beach, both here and in the Outer Banks, not too far away.

Friday evening was my husband's 55th birthday and he wanted to spend it on the beach.  He, my son and daughter n law went surfing together after work, it was a beautiful sight to see them all together!  The only thing missing was my other son Curt and his wife being there!  They had to be in the Outer Banks.

My husband and our two boys grew up loving to surf.  I can remember my hubby having his two boys out paddling the waves when they were just little guys, so they would learn to love the ocean and never be afraid of the waves.  My son Drew now works at the Wave Riding Vehicle surfboard factory in the Outer Banks and his work on those boards is awesome!  He created a beautiful board for his wife for Christmas this past year and added girlie designs.  She too is learning the art of surfing.

When Lauren quit surfing the other night and put her board on the sand, I saw it as a moment to grab a shot of it.  She is an elementary art teacher and she has a very colorful and special third fin, perfect for her!  See there is artistry even in surfboards.

An artful fin

So yes, when I think of a summertime treat, I always think of the ocean, the sun, my boys surfing, obx vacations, special time enjoying the beach whenever we can.  It is where my memories of summer are held.  I never learned to surf, imagine that!  I do love time spent at the beach with my family, (usually you will find me with a pocket set of watercolors!)  Now I am enjoying capturing those moments in photos.  Me and my Canon, grabbing a picture whenever I can.  I love it, and I ask myself why didn't I learn photography earlier??? There is so much to see through the eye of a camera, I don't want to miss anything!

Wishing you a happy summer!


  1. Great interpretation, love your photos! I visited the Outer Banks only once as a child, and now as an adult I really want to visit again! Beautiful area!

  2. i have always wanted to work in a surf board shop. would love to design.
    so happy you had a good day on the beach.

  3. ah COOL new twist on the prompt. unique and what a creative board!

  4. Such a lovely story to match your photo. Love this, Donna!

  5. sounds like you are having fun with your camera!

  6. I always loved watching the surfers when I lived near the beach ... I would definitely join you for some painting and photography action ... I'll bring the cool beverages!

    lovely post! xo Lis

  7. Excellent inspiration - makes me want to run to the ocean NOW!!!!

  8. Perfect summer treat -- but my favorite is your "Yogiknitgirl" in the sand, Donna.

  9. What a heartfelt post; so full of love and family and you captured it all with your making memories.......


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