Weekly Photo Challenge: Inspiration

Pawleys Island 2015

For the past 30 years or so, we’ve visited Pawleys Island, South Carolina, the last week of July.  As an educator, I’ve often walked the beach to reflect on what worked the year before in teaching students and what I’d like to do differently in the coming year.  The inspiration I gain from these yearly beach walks keeps me going hroughout the year.

But now that my granddaughter comes with us to the beach, I’m inspired in new ways. Through her eyes, I see the beach differently, more closely.  We look for shells, barnacles, little critters that hang out on the jetties.  We stomp through tiny puddles, hop waves, and try not to get our pants legs wet if we aren’t wearing our suits.  I’m inspired to show her more and more each day, learning from her as we visit the sea.  Hopefully, she gains a little something from me, too.

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21 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Inspiration

  1. Traveller Soul

    There is no better place to be than the beach!

    I find it relaxing and you can recharge batteries in a short time.

    How lovely to see your granddaughter being carefree and just have fun.

    Kids grow up so fast these days and we must remind them to appreciate the great (and free) things right?

    Lovely photo 🙂

    1. Oh, the Places We See

      Thanks so much. I love your expression — recharge batteries. That’s exactly how I feel. When I leave after a week away, I’m more willing to dig in to whatever lies ahead. Thanks for reading/posting.

    1. Oh, the Places We See

      People told me I would love being a grandmother, but I didn’t know it could be this good. She’s 6 now, and I wonder how much longer she’ll enjoy doing things with me. Your time will come, I hope.

    1. Oh, the Places We See

      I like Kiawah but have only driven through it once. Would love to stay there. But all these South Carolina (and Lowcountry, as you’ve reminded me) beaches are glorious. So fun to go there!

  2. wyldfamilytravel

    We also love the beach my kids are water babies and get in the water anytime they can. When we where recently in Barcelona we went to the beach, their is lots of topless bathers it what they do in Barcelona. The girls kept quietly asking why dont they have tops mummy, it was very funny. We had to say Marley stop pointing lol

  3. Judy @ NewEnglandGardenAndThread

    Beautiful post. I hate to say it, but it makes me feel melancholy for all the wonderful times I spent at the beach with my granddaughter who is now a teenager. Capture every moment – it has to last a long time because the sad fact is teenagers don’t go to the beach with grandparents, at least mine don’t. LOL 🙂

  4. Touring NH

    It’s wonderful to see something familiar through new eyes. Sometimes it makes you realize you’ve become so used to the view that you stopped actually seeing it.

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