The sweet scent of lilies wafted over as I lounged on my beach chair taking a break from painting the kitchen. Naturally I walked over to take it all in and when I saw Olga's bathing suit hanging on the house to dry I smiled and went back to get my camera.
This is what it's really all about...living by the beach. She has a knack for these kinds of surprises.
Look at the stone cast leaves she made...tucked away in the garden.
and the birdhouse blending with the purple butterfly bush.
and the pretty awning I hadn't noticed until walking the beach one day and glancing back toward the cottages.
Gentle reminders to be aware and take notice of the small surprises that each day brings.
I'm grateful for having summer to do things I love...paint my little kitchen beachy white and grey...hang laundry out to dry...have lunch alfresco ~ and take a break to capture these images in my mind and through the lens!