At a Loss for Words: June 12

For today’s At a Loss for Words feature, here’s a beachy slideshow!

Can you tell I’m missing the beach? Usually, my husband and I visit our favorite spot early in the summer, but circumstances prevented it this year. We still have hopes, but not before August, and August marks the start of hurricane season, so making reservations then is iffy.

Shall we be spontaneous? Shall we live dangerously?

As I review these photos of the place we love, I think maybe so. You’ll notice that the writing materials and books always, always go along.

If one of these photos sparks your creativity—a scrap, a memory, a poem or story—please share in the comments or leave me a link. Or tell me, what, or where,  your favorite escape is. What kind of atmosphere gets your creative juices flowing? 

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At a Loss for Words: June 5

Good morning!

It rained last night, big, booming thunderstorms that woke us up. Here’s what I found when I walked outside early this morning.

Thus begins a new feature at The Writerly LifeAt a Loss for Words, a series of photo essays where the visuals speak for themselves. I hope you’ll enjoy.

If you do, please like and leave a comment! 

Lily unfolding

Japanese maple 1

Magnolia holding rainwater

Weekly Photo Challenge: “Today”

The theme for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge, issued yesterday, June 1, is “Today.” The challenge was/is to “take a photo today,” but now that today is past, does the photo I took yesterday count? What about the one I just took today of a lizard on the hummingbird feeder, defying gravity with his/her sticky little feet? (Yes, we do have a crop of lizards around our house.)

Before I start sounding like a “Who’s on First” routine, let’s get to the photos.

First, yesterday’s “Today,” the trumpet vine in bloom . . . Then today’s daredevil lizard.

Trumpet vine, June 1, 2012

Defying gravity, June 2, 2012