Saturday, January 17, 2009

Shadow Shot #9

My shadow shot entry is a bit lengthy this week. The photos here highlight the past two weeks Hugo and I spent in Oceanside, CA with my sister Millie, her husband Trent and the cousins - Lucas, Emry and Carly.

The above shadow shot shows cousins glued at the hip - no strings attached!

Lizards, lizards everywhere.

Boots tossed hither and yon with wet, sandy socks were a daily happening.

Cousins/little sisters were lovingly smooshed, daily.

Waves and shadows were chased as often as possible.

Hugo and I posed as I have so often envied in others SS entries.

Slides enjoyed.

Swimming holes discovered.

Nonstop movement.

Little ones adored.

Happiness.

Fresh tank tracks from the beach at Camp Pendelton.

My sand art with Emry's feet and shadow.

Sand angels and gull tracks. This was all Hugo's idea by the way.

Family.

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18 comments:

Millie said...

nice pics, hope you're feeling better today!!!

Hot Fudge said...

Oooo ... so many beautiful shots I don't know where to start. Among my favourites are Happiness and your sand art - but they are all quite stunning. What a marvellous time you must have had.

Roxi and Ephraim's Family said...

Emry and Hugo could be brother and sister in that first photo. Oh so cute! I wish we could have come out there too! My kids still talk about running on the beach and we were probably only there about three hours total. Thanks for the beautiful photos again Ali! I also hope you guys are feeling better.

M.Kate said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL pictures, the shadows are so long and each one unique. You make me so desperately want to go to the beach :D

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Thanks for sharing of your variation of SS...

Love Hugo most idea & him as a sand angel. Well, he is!

Love shots, Lady!

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

Oh what trouble they look like they are up to! Your shadows are so fun - we find the one with your drawing in the sand is really neat! The shadow looks like it belongs in the drawing!

Gallery Juana said...

Being California home-grown, these pics sure brought back memories. The photo essay of your trip is spectacular! It is hard to choose a favorite.

Pagan Sphinx said...

These really warmed my heart. So many wonderful shadow shots, firstly. Very creative and beautiful. And the adorable kids. They are just a joy to see in these happy photos. They are all wonderful. You're blessed to have such love in your family.

Sweet Repose said...

Doesn't get any better'n this...sun and surf...great shots!

sharon

Rosebud Collection said...

What a happy bunch of shadow shots..I enjoyed every one of them..
Good job..Happy SSS..

Hey Harriet said...

Yay! You're back Alissa! You were very missed! What a wonderful collection of shadows this is. I especially love the beach shots. Very sweet! Looks like a fun holiday you guys had. I popped in here yesterday but was so mesmerised by the photos that I forgot to leave a comment saying how much I like them! Just remembered now while at work. Yeah...the things that pop into my head while I'm meant to be working...hehe. Speaking of which, better get back to it. Boss has just arrived. Grrr. Have a great day/night, whatever time it is over there :D

bobbie said...

What great pictures! What great kids! In the first shot, it looks as if they are chasing their shadows. Every one is a gem.

Dianne said...

a beautiful post from top photo to last!!

twinklestarart said...

So many beautiful shadows. Your banner photo is just too cute and funny... he-he-he! I love it.

MAGGIE MAY said...

Beautiful post & pics, Ali. It was a nice study break. So peaceful. Hope you are feeling better!

storyteller said...

What a wonderful series of photographs in this post ... your kids are adorable! My first Shadow Shot Sunday is at Sacred Ruminations.
Hugs and blessings,

Eki Akhwan said...

the sand art photo is truly magnificent! LOVE it LOVE it LOVE it!

KristyKay said...

I think the pic of "joined at the hip" belongs in the hopefully upcoming calendars we keep talking about!