Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Vintage Beach

This photo was taken along the shores of Lake Erie, at Port Stanley, a beach I frequented growing up. I took it for granted, living so close to water, but I guess we take a lot of things for granted when we're kids. I love the vintage-y look of this, even if it hasn't always been painted like this it still transports to me to a time long ago.  It might have been the sailboats that made me reach for my camera though. Did you know the Artist and I learned how to sail? We enjoyed it, but fate had other plans and here we are in the country, with a pond instead.

And this week's movie? There wasn't much time for movie watching in between bee workshops, but we've started The Lightkeepers. Rather fitting don't you think? So far so good. It stars Richard Dreyfuss and I don't think you can ever go wrong with Richard Dreyfuss and beautiful New England beaches. And tell me, who doesn't love a lighthouse? 

I'm joining

~Bee well friends!~


Buttons Thoughts said...

It would not take very long to sail your pond.
Lucky to grow up by the water, we never realize how lucky we are till we have to leave than go back to see what we missed.
I have never seen that movie I will have to check it out. We watched Mrs. Doubtfire again yes and it still makes me laugh. B

TexWisGirl said...

i love that painted 'drum'. :)

Mary, Windy Meadows Farm said...

Lately our daughter has been asking to visit Lake Erie. You make it sound like a perfect spot to create some sweet childhood memories...perhaps a road trip is in order! As always, a lovely photo. -Mary

Chris at Red Gate Farm said...

What a great memory Andrea! And you're a sailor too... it seems so strange to me that people "in land" sail but of course the Great Lakes are so much bigger than I ever imagined.

I hadn't heard of this movie, but who can resist a movie on a beach from a different era!


Linda said...

Wonderful vintage feeling....

deb christensen said...

wow, i didn't even realize it was a painted tank at first...what a great photo! nice job!

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

Andrea, I gasped at this.
My father grew up on the east side of Toledo. His family home (in which my Aunt Louise still lives!)was built in the early 1900's. There are about 4 streets and and at the end of each are the shores of Lake Erie! The homes were built to be vacation homes. But, many families in the 30' and 40's bought the homes as their primary residence.

Each summer I stayed with my grandparents for 2 weeks.
On the drive there, just a few miles from the home, are the oil fields! Just like the pic you showed!!!!
Each day my aunts,Louise and Elaine(eccentric spinsters)would pack us a lunch, a big ol quilt, put me in my bathing suit (they would be dresses, hats, pearls) and we walk down the road to the beach of Lake Erie! And for hours I would play in the water while they read novels outloud to one another.

I can still smell the distant fumes of oil mixed with the smells Lake Erie!

We are kindred, you and I!
xo, misha

Laura lok said...

beautifully done

Nancy said...

Just wonderful, Andrea. The blue texture is so fitting. You are really getting proficient at textures! :)

Tammy said...

Is that a water tower? The skys blend so well, you really have to look to see that one is pained. Very cool!

Staci@LifeAtCobbleHillFarm said...

Perfect texure for that photo - love it!

Dawn said...

That painting is amazing! Funny how we do take things for granted when we see them often.

I think I need a good movie now....that looks good.

Unknown said...

So pretty, and a great film too! Thanks for joining the Texture Twist!!

Judy said...

Wow, that is amazing! I loved that movie...It's a good one.