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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Thankful {things I love} Thursday ...

~soaking up the sun~
Hard to believe it is the last day of July!
As we look forward to the upcoming Civic Holiday long weekend, a trip to the beach is on our  itinerary .  I have always loved being by (and on) the water and have always lived near water.  Maybe being born in the South of England, it is in my blood. 
Soaking up the sun is an older watercolour painted from memories of taking little ones to the beach.  Building sandcastles, and gathering up stones to create little markers to show we were there.  An Inukshuk creation.  Big sun umbrellas set up for shade and bright coloured beach balls, flip flops and sun hats.  Time to paint a new one as new memories are made taking grand babies to the beach ♥
Have a happy weekend.
xo D
I have always loved the beach.
The smell of the salty water,
the wind in my face,
the gentle roar of the waves
all combine to create
a sense of peace and calm.


Julie Marie said...

Have a wonderful time Deb!... and happy Canadian holiday to you... love your painting!... I too love the sea and miss it so... I sent you an email... xoxo Julie Marie

Mereknits said...

Have a lovely trip to the beach, I have been missing my visits to the beach so much, with Little Buddy here it is hard to go.

Lynda said...

Have a lovely weekend, Deb! xo

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Blondie's Journal said...

This is such a sweet illustration of your days at the beach! I know you are excited and looking forward to recreating these moments again!! As a child we went to Lake Michigan quite a bit. As one of the Great Lakes, it's quite vast, yet most of the beaches (at least along the Chicago lakefront) were always quite crowded. Still, your memories echo mine! :)

Jane xx

Deb said...

Julie marie ~ thank you for your email ♥ & kind comment here xo
have a wonderful weekend.

Deb said...

hello Meredith ~ hope you and your sweet little guy can make a trip to the beach soon ♥

Deb said...

and you Lynda xo

Deb said...

thank you Monique ♥

Deb said...

thank you jane ~ so many lovely memories I think are attached to the simplest summer time activities like going to the beach & we also LOVE Michigan where we have the most loveliest of memories ♥