gems in the sand

a beach of white hidden from the crowds
often pounded by storms of nature
a vacation long ago ...
beach

a watercolor hanging in my family room
created by an artist, my mother
how I miss these gems today

watercolor beach
blessings to my friend Georgia for bringing this to my mind

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31 comments:

Char said...

both are oh so gorgeous - your mother was a wonderful artist. what a treasure.

Gayle said...

Oh, elk, I know that feeling. Your mom was such an amazing artist. I think it is so wonderful that you have the beautiful gems that she created.

Seth said...

Beautiful, both the photograph and that special watercolor. And thanks for the link to find Buried Treasure!

Kamana said...

beautiful! what a gem!

Oliag said...

I love your mother's watercolor!...and it should be hung next to that photo...they compliment each other beautifully...

*jean* said...

hello!! thank you for the welcome back!! i'm happy to be visiting again and what a beautiful photo and painting....lovely!

Toni said...

Both are beautiful images, ELK. So nice that you have your mother's art to remember her by.

Sarah said...

These go together so well. Your Mum's picture is beautiful, it is so calming to look at.

Jennifer said...

Both the photograph and the watercolor are lovely and serene.

Kimmie said...

your mom has a gift for seeing light and dark the way you do (or vice versa).... beautiful images

Marcie said...

A wonderful tribute to your talented mom who has clearly passed some of that on to her daughter. Lovely images.

Mrs. E said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Both of them. In the landlocked Midwest-- how I would love to walk these sands!

emily said...

I am LOVING your photos! Thanks for the kind words and welcome.

Prospero said...

I agree with Oliag who said they compliment each other beautifully.

Claire said...

elk that is one beatiful watercolour.

georgia b. said...

gorgeous secret hide-away. there is sand and water, so i know i would be happy there.

your mother was an artist—why am i not surprised. like you, her art is beautiful, layered, full of depth and says so much.

maccandace said...

Sublimely beautiful--both images. I would love to go to either place, so restful.

apriliniowa said...

Hi-I came here through Georgia's blog and added you to my blogroll with hopes that you won't mind, of course. The serenity here is wonderful. Very calm. And graceful. I use use quite a bit of both.

Jewels said...

Wow, I thought that was snow. What a wonderfully talented artist your mother was. It runs in the family!

ols1 said...

I loved the first image. Reminds me of summer with the sea grasses. I long for summer - it is sooooo colder here. Thanks for the happy thoughts :)

margie said...

elk, i honestly think that you are my favourite photographer. i love your work.... and now i see where all that artistic talent comes from. your mother.

Alicia said...

that painting is beautiful! i actually saw your photo at georgia's first and thought it was snow!! but now i see it much better!

O. Joy said...

This is unbelievable! WOW! WOW!

WOW!

beth said...

I'm such a sand and beach and dune lover....these are fabulous !

Ascender Rises Above said...

what a fun marriage of image and illustration. Plien air at it's heights!

Puna said...

ELk this is wonderful! It matches perfectly. You should frame it.

Betsy said...

Your mother was quite a painter!

I love beach sand, but white is especially wonderful! I was in the Bahamas a couple of times and their beaches have a pinkish sand. sigh!

Liss said...

I love the painting of the beach by your mother, It must hold a spot dear in your heart. I really enjoy non commercial beaches. They provide tranquility with nature. Thanks for sharing your hidden gem.

spread your wings said...

Elk this is so beautiful. i love your mothers watercolor.
hey my ATC already came in the mail today. how exciting!! thanks for the little extra treasure too and for T.

sherri said...

These are beautiful images. That sand art is lovely.

SE'LAH... said...

I have sorely and surely missed you. You steal my heart.