Monday, August 1, 2016

Question of the Month with Michael G. D'Agostino



August's question of the month comes (almost) from Jemima Pett. As a variation on "What makes a good beach read?" we have "What is you favorite beach?"

Easy peasy. For over thirty years, my family has gone to Kiawah Island off the coast of SC in the spring. This island (thirty minutes south of Charleston) is famous for its golf courses, but it also boasts a ten mile stretch of beaches. 

Image: Connie Ma


Besides playing in the surf, we like to play in the sand. If you grab a handful of wet sand and let it dribble through pinched fingers, it will stack up like little pebbles. If you swirl your hand around a bit, you can make what looks like little spruce trees. Sprinkle dry sand on top and wah-la, it's Christmas in sand. 






Or funky coral. Or a scene from Lord of the Rings. 







Or a ginormous birthday cake:




This monthly blog hop is hosted by Michael G. D'Agostino over at A Life Examined. Pop over and join us! Until next time . . .






27 comments:

  1. Looks like a scene from LOTR to me. We've been to Charleston but never ventured that far south.

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  2. Sounds like a great place and the sand sculptures are excellent. I live near the sea and there are lots of little coves to explore.

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  3. In the islands we called them dribble castles! It's one my favorite things to do.

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  4. We've made castles like that. My husband has been there to play golf. Beautiful, according to him.

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  5. I love the beach! I wish I had any talent for making intricate sandcastles, though it also seems depressing when I think about how they'll be crumbled and erased when the tides come in.

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  6. The beach is a great place to play and read! I read anything on the beach, but light is good. War and Peace not so much.

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  7. Those sandcastles look awesome! I hope no one ate the birthday cake...

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  8. Ha, cake by the ocean- nice. For me, the sand is the toughest part to accept, but I guess if I were making sand castles it wouldn't bother me so much. Maybe I'll try that next time.

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  9. A scene in Lord of the Rings. Definitely. :D

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  10. Those are some awesome sand castles indeed. Way more fun at the beach doing that.

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  11. Love the sand creations! They're amazing!

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  12. That does look awesome. I never really built sand castles, but growing up, there wasn't much beach area on the lakes I lived by.

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  13. Love the sand art pictures. It's great to have a place that your family visits often.
    Mary at Play off the Page

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  14. A good beach read is a book that helps me escape to faraway places and different times. Something fun--not serious. Kind of like your sand creations.

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  15. Nice. I can feel the sand and the ocean breeze.

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  16. Your sand creations are outstanding. You chose a great beach.

    Love,
    Janie

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  17. This makes me want to go to the beach. And be young again, wishes aren't to be taken lightly but taken to extremes is my motto.

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  18. LOL, I've never been able to build anything in the sand at the beach. I love going to Fort Bragg in CA though. Something soothing about watching the waves.

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  19. I SO have to try that technique the next time I go to the beach. The scene from Lord Of The Rings is fantastic! Sand castles my a$$, I want an epic fantasy landscape!

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  20. I've never heard of Kiawah, but those are certainly some lovely sand creations!

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  21. You know, being surrounded by beaches in sunny Florida, you might think I had a favorite or went there with any regularity. Nope. We go once a year. Approximately. And preferably at night--after the tourists are gone and the heat of the day is over.

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  22. Oh wow, that's a gorgeous beach!! I'm going to have to visit there one day. I live on an island, but our NY beaches are surounded with yucky water.

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  23. That beach sounds wonderful. We have a lake beach at Harrison Hot Springs, not far from my town of Vancouver, where they hold an annual sand castle competition, with international participants. I went there once with a friend to see the sand sculptures. They were amazing.
    My post on my favorite beach is finally live too, if a week late: https://olgagodim.wordpress.com/2016/08/08/question-of-the-month-august-2016/

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