Thursday, May 17, 2007

Every Day In May #17


Today it's a photo. I went with The Sun's school on a trip to the Beach. It was a beautiful day; not too hot so the sand wasn't hot, but not too cold so that the breeze didn't freeze us. Because the beach is closed to swimming, the water is still clear. The kids saw dead crabs and a live jellyfish, held a funeral for a dead bird, and did lots of lots of screaming. For some of them, this was their first time ever on a beach.

To the Sun and I, this is old hat; this particular beach is practically in our back yard, and we actually debated just meeting his class over there. But instead we went into the city and of course there were major subway delays so we almost missed the trip. Pretty ironic.

This photo is my friend LilacBlue's little girl. She was a little sad because her mom had to go travel for work today, but we're like family so I think the fact that I was there helped her. We wandered off by ourselves, and I watched her contentedly jump waves.

5 comments:

professor said...

OMG...what a BEAUTIFUL picture...it examplifies a summer day in the eyes of a child...they don't need video games or expensive sneakers...you need to make it a poster...
I AM at the beach, smelling the salt air, and feeling the ocean wind brush across my face...

Janet said...

Amen! This photo just SCREAMS "summer". Don't you ever wish you had that kind of uninhibited JOY again???

Regina said...

This photo is awesome! I wish we lived closer to a beach!

The Bear Maiden said...

Thank you all :) for the props. Yes, she was very happy and it was contagious.

LilacBlue80 said...

OMG that is a truly stunning photo and I'm not just saying so because it's my baby. You are truly a gifted woman. Thanks for being there for the Ladybug cause I know it's hard on her when I'm away, and I know that haveing you and "Fatlady" there made it alright as she sees you both as her other mums...