Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Sweltering but surviving!

This week I really wanted to dedicate to Hugh before he went back to school - which means very little of anything else - I am having scrapping withdrawals. So off we trotted to the beach again today and as the mercury climbed to 43C/110F we wilted but survived. I did not take so many photos today and you know me always love to edit and play. If you would like to see more click here to go to Flickr. OH! And my new look - total accident! Was bored watching the tennis last night so decided to copy Leah ...... well half my stuff disappeared! Guess it was time for a facelift anyways so just a quick new header, a clock so you know my time (always ahead of the rest of the world) and a 2009 bookshelf (thanks Chicky - love that one!) as I attempt to keep track of what I read exactly this year. Should be interesting.

The shot above is basically SOOC. I love playing with exposure and I just added a graduated pink tint in Picasa.

Today we took the boogie board .... no surf of course as we were bayside, but good for Hugh to practice and play.

Was trying to play with silhouettes here...so I slightly darkened this in Picasa.

9 comments:

evanwick said...

These are just beautiful photos! We are missing the warmth and sunshine terribly today. We have winter storm warning all day today. Schools are already announcing closings at 5:30 am... Gotta love winter! I'm dreaming about your summer!

evanwick said...

ps...love the new look!

Leah. said...

The photos are gorgeous. I can't stop staring at the pink one! I can just picture you lounging in the sand soaking up the rays! *sigh*
I hope you are enjoying the heat wave!

The blog header is stunning! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

P.S. Always glad to know what time it is there too!!!

MariaT said...

those photos blew me away! I love the first one and I can't believe you did almost nothing to it!

Lenore Ryan said...

Hard to believe that it's been so hot in your neck of the woods, with as cold as it's been here! It's so much fun to see pics of your kids playing in the surf, when we've got snow on the ground! I hope you stay cool!! I also love your new "look"! Your new header is fabulous and I LOVE the clock (I was always looking at the international clock because I never can remember the time difference and now I don't have to!! Yeahhhh, Helen!!)

Kami said...

I am so jealous of that warm weather you are having, maybe we could merge our two weather patterns together and we could all be happy? Yes!!

Rania Maatouk said...

Helen, I love these shots and what you have done with the look!

Just having a browse through your bookshelf....

Jodie Redman said...

These are beautiful Helen! Hope you are keeping cool.

BearFamily said...

Love your beach photo's !!! Makes me longing for summer! It's still freezing here!

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