Hi everyone, I hope you had a wonderful weekend!
Today I want to share a photo with you that my son took recently. Can you figure out how he did this? If not, I'll tell you his secret at the end of this post. You can click to make this image larger.
Have you signed up for Tracy's giveaway @ Ms. Bake-it? She's giving away a $40 gift code to my Etsy shop and another to Becky's (Junk to Joy) Etsy shop. Entries will be accepted until Wednesday, May 25th. Click on the image below to be whisked away to her giveaway post! Good luck to everyone!!!!
Just want to remind you that my World Oceans Day Beach Party is only 16 days away! Have you started planning what you'll post on June 8th? I hope you'll all attend and help us celebrate!
You can join the fun in a number of different ways:
- Attend an event in your area and write a post about your experience
- Write a post about a subject or issue on the ocean that you would like to share
- Share a personal story of how the ocean has influenced your life
- Share a personal story of a trip you took to the beach
- Share photos of your favorite beach
- Share photos of you and your family at your favorite beach (old or new!)
- Write or share a poem or a song about the sea
- Prepare a recipe using sustainable seafood. You can find recipes here.
- Lay out an ocean-themed tablescape
- What ever your beach-loving heart desires!
Everyone who participates by linking up their post will be entered into a drawing to receive a special package of goodies from The Hut. The Linky tool will be available June 8th–June 12th.
You may have noticed that I added a new tab on my blog. This new Save Our Seas page contains information from the Save Our Seas Foundation that I believe is reader-friendly. They provide so much valuable information in an easy to understand format on how to protect our oceans. I hope you'll take the time to explore and learn. You may even find something you'd like to write about for our party!
Now, let's get back to my son's photo. Did you figure out how he did it?
Reflections Out of My Vancouver Hotel Room Window
"I was standing in my hotel window sill and lined the reflection of my legs up with the building next door. The striped pattern is the wallpaper print in the window sill. It is one shot. No retouching, just a little color adjust." –Jim
Isn't this just WAY cool? See, you don't always need Photoshop to get an incredible image, just a camera and a creative soul.
That's it for today folks, my foot is getting better, but it looks like I'll be homebound for a few more weeks. That's okay, it gives me plenty of time to get out and visit all of you!!!!!! Thank you SO much for all your sweet comments on My Other Self post, you made me laugh and smile for days and I feel so loved, you're the BEST!!!!!
Today's Ocean Facts:
More than half of all Americans live within 50 miles (80 kilometers) of the coast. –National Geographic The Ocean
About half the world’s population lives within 124 miles (200 kilometers) of a coastline. –Population Reference Bureau