I will love him always: Philip was my best friend for 50 years and my husband for 47. (Photo by Jon Ivins)
A Birthday Poem
9 months ago
The real West Coast captured with fond familiarity in unique paintings and interesting stories.
|Bluebottles in their true colours...Lurina admired the rim |
that looked like embroidery stitching
|Everybody loves sea anemone shells, but what a find|
was this with hundreds of them stranded after red tide
|A moment only the very patient beach dweller will see:|
Spring flowers, the ocean and a pink heart in the clouds
|A wave after red tide, magnificent in its anger and beauty !|
|An injured young cormorant at Laaiplek, shouting at the curious photographer. Lurina|
was happy when he was restored to health and flew off
|Millions of tiny jewel-like stones form our West Coast|
sand, how inviting is this sunny image. I can feel that peace
|Beautifully captured, I could not resist this photo that says so much about our beaches|
where there is space and you can really breathe
|The first photo gave me so much joy, and should be in line for a prize! How neatly these pelicans march with the sergeant-major egging them on!!|
|In the second photo, two pelicans encourage a shy bird to befriend the heron. A super composition! The birds fit in so well with the river scene and jetty and boat!|
The third photo shows once again the amazing synchronized movements of these birds. A lovely shot and beautiful reflections! I love the colour of pelicans, they have just that little whisper of pink in them!
Karen took this last photo after sunset. I usually see the pelicans here on the far side of the river, and this photo shows the tranquility to perfection. All the elements of our calm clean river are there: the soft grass on the banks and the thatching reeds. This wonderful capture tells it all!
Thank you to Karen for these amazing photos!!!