Thursday, October 14, 2010

Sandpipers

After the afternoon at El Matador Beach, I headed home and called Vol Fan.  I realized that I was faced with a decision.

Vol Fan was going to have to work late.  I was already sandy.  I was covered with a fine coating of sea salt.  So should I head home, take a shower, and start preparing dinner for a sure-to-be-hungry Vol Fan?

Nah.  I was heading back to the beach!

This time I went to the pier.  I went to scope out a location for the photos that I am planning to take of Vol Fan and myself.  But while there, I could not resist a few shots.2010-10-8 166a2010-10-8 190 And then I spotted a group of sandpipers.  I have always loved sandpipers.  I always imagine them as such fun little birds – running from the waves like a bunch of kids.2010-10-8 1782010-10-8 185 I tried and tried  to get on the side of the group with the good light, instead of just silhouettes.  But every time, they did this.  Darn birds! 2010-10-8 187

7 comments:

Lori said...

Oh my goodness...they photo's are gorgeous...I'm glad you chose to stay at the beach instead of going home and making supper(sorry Vol fan :) I can't wait to see the pictures you take of the two of you! How cool! XX

Mental P Mama said...

WOW! These are fantastic!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

These are some wonderful shots! So glad you headed back to the beach!
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snghere said...

I love the silhouette photos, but I also like the sunny side photos, too. Sorry that Vol Fan got a late dinner!

Nelson's Mama said...

Beautiful shots...I love sandpipers too.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Gorgeous pictures, Woody, at the beach... Love seeing the one 'under' the pier.... And the little birds are so cute..... Hope you are enjoying your time in CA... How much longer will you be there?

Hugs,
Betsy

Busy Bee Suz said...

Such beautiful pictures woody.
I love sandpipers too, apparently they are camera shy!!!