Welcome back to Sunday Selections!
This once-a- week-meme was originally begun by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock, as a way to showcase some of the many photos we all take, but don't get around to showing on our blogs.
The rules are very simple:-
1. post photos of your choice, old or new, under the Sunday Selections title
2. link back to me, River, somewhere in your post
3. leave me a comment so that I know you've joined in and can come over and see what you've posted.
4. hop on over to Elephant’s Child to see more of her wonderful photos.
Andrew often joins in too.
I usually go with a theme for my Sunday Selections and this week we're going to the beach.
I had nothing planned for last Thursday, apart from paying my rent, so I had an early breakfast, then went back to bed. When I finally got up again, I had a yearning to see and smell the ocean, so I caught a bus to town, then a train to the beach.
Not as busy and trendy as Glenelg, not as touristy as Semaphore, less busy than Henley Beach, Grange Beach is scrub covered sand dunes, houses along the Esplanade, a beachfront Hotel and a closer to the beach cafe.
Behind all that is a regular Adelaide style beachside suburb.
I took 120 photos.
Here are just a few.
I hope you enjoy them.
dunes with water background; it was a cloudy day so sea and sky are similarly coloured.
Grange Jetty, which is very well maintained.
the beginning of one of many paths to the beach.
dunes on either side,
in between, sand so fine it slides like silk.
gettin' sand in my shoes :D
looking north along the beach.
wet sand on the left, dry on the right.
water! waves! and no, I didn't paddle. I couldn't chance maybe falling and getting the camera wet.
one very dead crab.
zillions of shells, and a bit of seaweed.
Norfolk Pines, ubiquitous on the Australian coastline.
this seagull obligingly stood still for me,
but his friend took off running when I turned the camera in his direction.
the dune vegetation is quite dense for miles along this stretch of beach.
does that break in the clouds look like a dolphin to anyone else? Top centre.
I watched this lizard for quite a while, trying to decide if he was alive or not. He did have ants crawling on him, but that's no 'tell', these boys can stay dead-still for quite a while. I finally took a photo,
then another and as I walked away he moved his head maybe a millimetre to the left. Definitely alive then.
More next week.