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The Bay

 Fishing rods.


Ground shot.

After a deep, post migraine slumber that lasted the better part of two straight days, it was time to take a walk. For that, I drove to the bay.


Pink feet.


Reflection. He was really sweet and paused every time I asked him.


Long shot.


Paddles by morning rowers on the bay.


Waters. A heavy colour filter added juice to a blue morning.

 Medium long shot.

oOO

I wilted after two hours of captures, so I walked a few metres past that photo above and greeted myself with an orange mocha frappuccino at the Bay Area Starbucks.


Denim on wood, indoors.


I adore wood floors.


Yellow door, just outside.

oOO Thank you xxoxxo

By ΠιCΘLΣ

Life is short, so let’s be decent.

135 replies on “The Bay”

Oh, I was reading your blog posts and it said you have lived there for 16 years. I saw some photos of a compound in the desert. I must have misunderstood the situation. Please accept my apologies. x

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I got the Orange Mocha Frappuccino Zoolander reference!

Great shots! I liked the barnacle a lot! Very interesting stuff!

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Thank you so much. This city is reknown for its 19th century style buildings so there is so much to take in. Speaking of which, I had my own “green” post lined up for later this week. It’s remarkable how much our expressive pursuits line up. I hope you’re well. Again, no thanks are necessary. x

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You are welcome, and I hope you are well too. I like looking at old buildings and even ancient ruins, so I would not mind seeing the ones in your city.

I did not know you also planned to have a “green” post this week. Maybe we are telepathically linked. 🙂

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Exactly… we might be and I think that is wonderful. I hope you like the upcoming post. It is a photo essay that introduces a meet and greet session in the comments. If you wish, please say hello and share a link to your favourite post from your blog so readers can visit you (if they haven’t already). x

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This walk was fun and I love the imagery (captured both by lens and word). Is it strange that my favourite is the denim on the floorboards?
My sympathies on the migraines – hopefully you don’t get them too often x

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Thank you, mGm. I get migraines at the most unexpected times. Having low blood pressure does not help but I stay hydrated to ward them off. Thank you for your compliments on the walk. I am glad you like my denim tote. It’s from Dakota. This was one of those “gimme it” purchases. I love their rugged designs with natural fabrics. x

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I can finally see whose pink feet those were!

Love the pics and yes, the post makes much more sense with them. It’s a lot less of a mystery…but you know, I consider your blog to be an art installation, so I expect it to be mysterious.

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I found the colors of the Medium Long Shot to be resplendent. Even the rust “popped”! That one felt brighter than life. In a good way. Like an orange mochaccino that for some reason I can’t stop imagining as being brilliant orange. Even though I know better. Somewhere along the way, Starbucks dropped the Mocha Valencia from their standard offering, didn’t they? It is helpful at times, to be reminded of old favorites!

Michael

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Thank you, Michael. Rust looks good when it’s not on something that belongs to us. It is true that one’s mind goes immediately to the colour “orange” and not the flavour “orange”. They did have some Valencia orange syrup on hand and I asked them to make the drink for me, even though it was not on the menu. They did because I’m a regular guest. x

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“…to be reminded how beautiful the world is.” And that was exactly why I did this photoshoot. Someone said something particularly mean to me the evening before, and I immediately thought of how fortunate I was to be surrounded by all this. There are fireworks on the bay this evening and yesterday as well, so imagine that spleandour and having friends who live on the hill just above that spectacle. Who cares what the mean people say? My life is beautiful. Thank you again for viewing. x

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What a beautiful place to go to! All I could think of was fishing!!! Dropping a line, hook and sinker and absorbing the good energies of nature. Glad you are feeling better and trust you had an enjoyable walk. Thanks for showing us this place 🙂

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Thank you for viewing, GH. You would have loved the fresh smell of the sea. The seafood market is about a thirty minute walk from there. But like you, I prefer to drive. x

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Eurobrat, there was a WP glitch and quite a few readers could not view the photos. I’ve reposted it, so please have a look if you are not too busy. I apologise for that and thank you for your support.

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Jennifer, I have to apologise for that WP glitch that caused some readers to not view the photos. The photos themselves got lots of hits so I knew they were being viewed, but for some reason, not everyone could. I’ve reposted so please have a look if you could not before. Thank you so much. I hope you’re enjoying a restful weekend.

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Hi Barbara. There was a WP glitch and some readers could not view the photos. I’ve reposted so if you were affected I’d love for you to revisit and have a look. Thank you.

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Yes, I was one of them who couldn’t see them, too! I thought something was wrong with my computer, haha! They are fabulous photos and the calming waters are sublime. We are heading out this morning to go kayaking on a local lake before long. Enjoy your day!

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Just curious – was the boy singer also in the spinach and / or playing rugby?

Glad you had a nice walk on the beach! I wish I lived close to one.

Did the Thai shrimp salad work again ? I would love to hear more of your dreams if you ever care to share them. They sound lively 🙂

Have a wonderful Friday!

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They’re up there and I got notifications from viewers but I can’t edit or anything. I wish it were a fixable problem but it isn’t, sadly. Thank you so much.

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Matt, there was a WP glitch and some readers could not view the photos. I’ve reposted the entire photo essay, with editing, so please have a look if you could not before, when you have time. I apologise on behalf of the tiny bugs crawling around in the WordPress servers. Thank you for your patience.

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Thank you so much. My Friday is super awesome at the moment. The bad boy singer showed up when I demanded a getaway car. He might be a rugby player. He had no tattoos in the dream, curiously enough. The Thai salad did not work again. But I’m sure if I experiment with other spices, I’ll find a winning formula. My dreamscape is pretty scary but I converted one dream into a poem. It’ll be published in August. It is called Lùmina.

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Eric, there was a WP glitch and quite a few people could not view the photos. I’ve reposted so please have a look if you have some time. I am so sorry about it. Thank you very much for alerting me to the problem. I hope your Saturday is going well. x

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Thank you so much, Eric. I was mortified when I realised the glitch was not visible at my end (and therefore there was nothing I could do). I appreciate your kind words and support, always. Have a great Saturday. x

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I love that. Thank you. I’m still a bit dizzy from looking down into the water. But I think I could hack it as a pirate. Some loot for you: ⚓️💰💰💰💰💶💷💵💴💳💸🎣

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There was a WP glitch and some readers could not view the photos. I’ve reposted so if you were also affected I’d love to have you revisit and look at them. Thank you.

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Gavin, there was a WP glitch and some readers could not view the photos. I’ve reposted so if you I’d love for you to visit again and view them. Thank you.

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I didn’t notice their feet, as they were knee deep in spinach, but they were fully clothed. I was stuck in the countryside and the getaway car was a Lotus that I had to reassemble on my own. Of course, I was going to wake up to avoid doing that.

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True. But my experience with legos is that I’ll always have a part left over, and it’s usually something that belongs in the middle of the structure. Oh well. So, men knee deep in spinach. Is there something about Popeye you’d like to discuss?

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I am sure I’m not Popeye’s type but there was spinach in my salad. So, I guess it was trying to say hello. My experience with assembling things is the same. There’s always that small part that does not fit where the manual says it should. I hope your morning is holding together well?

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I’m convinced that the manual is there, in part, to mess with our minds. There’s someone really mischievous who writes them. It is, thank you. It’s really hot and humid here. I don’t mind that when I’m by my pool, but at work it’s a different matter.

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They are beautiful photos! The seagull with pink feet is outstanding. I hope that the mean things that were said to you pass and do not get you down.

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Thank you, Rob. I think those pink feet made my day. He is the bird version of Zoolander. I’m feeling much better after much needed fresh air. Have a great Saturday. x

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I am feeling a lot better, thank you. I slept it off on Wednesday and today, I was in fighting form. I don’t know if I qualify as a shutterbug. The awesome photogs on WP would choke on their coffee to hear that. I will work harder, though. Lots to learn.

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That learning, playing around with exposures and lighting, experimenting with composition is the fun of it. I’ve had a camera in my hand since I was about 10 and I’m STILL learning. Certainly no rush. Glad you’re feelin’ better!

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Thank you so much, SOBeach. I’m listening to an album called A Day without Rain, if you want to know of a strange coincidence. Best wishes for the rest of the day. x

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Starting to wonder if there are no coincidences in this bizarre and obscure thing we call life! I’m starting to make up with the man upstairs I believe. We had a big storm last evening, severe, big wind, ominous skies. But after it blew through, we were afforded the most spectacular sunset and complete calm. The symbolism wasnt lost on me. It was epiphanyesque ( is this a word? I doubt it).

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Oh sorry, I think I didn’t pay much attention while typing – this TouchPad keyboard… I think I should stop depending on the suggestions too much, lol!

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Please, don’t apologise. It happens to me so often, I have to ask my fellow bloggers to delete things. This is not a problem at all. My autocorrect changes the text just as I send it across so some embarrassing things have made it through on comments. Not to worry, Harmonie. Thanks again.

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Hehe, I know! I blushed so badly when it once changed ‘how was your day?’ to ‘how was your date?’, and ‘China’ to ‘xxxx’ -.- You can imagine how red I was!
Thanks a lot, you’re so sweet! ❤

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