Poet, Playwright, Workshop Facilitator
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Welcome to daily nature photo and creative writing blog, #NewThisDay

Welcome to my daily nature photo blog

Writing from My Photo Stream ~ Kelly DuMar


#NewThisDay Writing From My Photo Stream

Mother and Child

Mother and Child

Charleston woke me early, as usual, with the thrust of an insistent paw to the sliding glass door (and a whine) so, I groggily slid open the door for his exit. Immediately encountering his foe, he raced back to a different glass door, begging, this time, with a paw and a whine, to be allowed in for breakfast smelling like skunk.

Instead, he was treated to a cold bath by my husband with the hose and a few surprisingly effective household products the FDA has not yet approved for this use. After bath and breakfast, I treated him to our usual walk. 

Happily, yesterday's rain is long gone and we woke to a stunning blue horizon over Vineyard Sound. 

Every morning I make my way across thousands of sea smoothed stones washed up on the sand. There is no way around them but over and I let them massage my arches as I go, swiftly now, along the shore. Today my top delights were these:

another figure in a found object for my collection – I call her mother and child;a leaf, decomposing into fine lace on the path to the beach; a rock like an abstract painting, boldly red, ages old, with painterly splotches of yellow, cream and black, tossed, turned, heated, cooled, tossed here on this beach to brighten any beach-goer's morning.

All photos and text copyright Kelly DuMar 2017