June is an incredibly hard month for me this year, as it is the one year anniversary of my father’s death. I can’t believe he’s been gone for such a finite amount of time. There are days when I feel like I spoke to him less than 24 hours before, and others when I feel like he’s been missing from my life for an eternity. I decided to use this month’s Snapshot Saturday Posts to pay tribute to him and some of the places he loved most.
This week I’m going to start with a picture of the beach at sunset. It seems a fitting remembrance of a former lifeguard, swimmer and diver on what would have been his 66th birthday. I miss you Daddy and wish you were here to see what great changes life has brought me over the last 12 months. I’m riding the tide and rolling with the waves just like you always taught me.
This week I went with a moving picture… They are waves, after all. I love the way this photo came out, I think I may actually have this one printed and hang it somewhere in our house. I miss the smell of the water, now that we are firmly ensconced in Middle America.
It’s Snapshot Saturday! I love these entries, they give me the chance to go through some of my photos and choose one that makes me smile and fits in with the week’s chosen theme. This week’s theme is the beach…
running in the surf
I went with another photo from the road trip Gwen and I took in 2009. This is a shot of the beach in Biloxi, Mississippi just East of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino there. It was amazing to see the changes in the shoreline that the hurricanes had caused. If you notice the boat off shore in this photo, you will see that it is actually a shipwreck. It’s a boat that got stranded on the off shore sandbar where the edge of the beach used to be. This was a great stop on our wonderful family quest to visit all 50 States.