Sunday, August 29, 2010

Toasted Oats

We are at the beach.  Here are the sea oats holding the dunes in place.
 Toasted golden in the sun.
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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Surf's Up

Surf was fine last week in S Nags Head.
Today we are down the coast in Avon at our second week's house and the beaches from Delaware to Florida are being buffeted by Danielle.  Over 100 rescues in Virginia Beach alone. 
 So our beach time was on the sand.
High surf and rip currents are forecast through Sunday night and Earl is coming behind Danielle.  This is the fifth anniversary of Katrina.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Skateboard Ready to Roll

T loves skateboards.  First thing he did with this $15 find was take off the wheels.
Step 2:  Prep...Sand and prime two coats.
Step Three:  Paint.  He painted two coats of white, taped his stripes, and painted two coats of black.
One more gold stripe.
Step Four:  Pulling the tape.
Step Five:  Poly coat for durability.
Step Six:  Put the trucks on.
And we're ready to roll.
Good DIY training  and a lesson in patience.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Sunny Days

Just not today, overcast and sprinkles.  But here's my little goldfinch on a visit to the volunteer sunflower.
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Friday, August 13, 2010

Yard Sale Finds

 On the way to the farm market last Saturday we stopped by a great yard sale.  Too bad the kid golf clubs were gone, but we still got good buys.  I spotted this box.

Here's what it contained.
That's like 12 cents a piece.  Next I saw this for $5.
Who can't use an extra mirror?  And the kids scored too.
$15.  DIY now in progress on the skateboard decks.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Diving Season

Some shots from the season:
Here's the form that got E to 10th place at Champs.
Back dive

Front somersault 1/2 twist
Front dive pike
First place in this meet.
T's dives:
Front dive pike
Back dive
Front somersault 1/2 twist
The trophies on display at Champs ...
The banquet:  Medals
T ... Team High Point, 2nd place Champs, shared Coaches Award;
E ...  8 Under Boys High Point, 10th place medal Champs, shared Coaches Award
 2nd Place Trophy
 Dancing all night.
 Very happy boys.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Marsh Views

Today I'm wishing I was at the shore.   These marshes, grasses, cattails, wild flowers and docks, are near my cousin's in Oriental, NC.

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