Header Challenge: Every Day

I suggested the theme of "every day" for this week's header challenge.  What is every-day is ordinary.  For me this summer, what is ordinary is extraordinary for its beauty and strength and very intense heat. What is ordinary for me are the fabulous sunrises over the Seaview Pier on North Topsail Beach, North Carolina.  They are strange and different from sunrises of previous years because they are clouded and thickened by the smoke of nearby forest fires.  Day becomes night, yet the sun burns through and the breezes clear away the muck in the air before too long.  It's good and it's strange.

Something else that is every day for me is picking up the litter on the beach.  So much of it is pure crud that I can't wait to get rid of it.  Other times, there are treasures.  So far, I have accumulated two footballs, two pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses, and countless sand toys.
Today there was the kite I couldn't get to because it would have meant climbing the dunes, which we can't.  There are days like this:



From Jul 5, 2011

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  1. you care for the land like a true Hawaiian :)



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  2. adventures as you recycle...

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  3. The kite is so sweet. I hope it flies again. http://looseleafnotes.com

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  4. it may be trash, but it is pretty trash.

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  5. Such a good philosophy!! Beautiful photo!! It is amazing what people will leave behind.
    Congrats on your POTW
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  6. It is odd that people don't take their toys with them. You are doing the beach a great service picking up.

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  7. Lovely, lovely, lovely!!!! Finding the extraordinary right where you are.

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  8. What a beauty Sandy,
    You certainly work hard Everyday my friend.

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  9. Indeed treasures lol The kite has very nice colors on it and you took a perfect shot of it.

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  10. Somethings are forbidden for a reason.

    I know what you mean about picking up trash. On South Padre Island the trash barrels are placed about every 150 feet along the beach for miles and are regularly emptied. Still some folks will have a picnic and leave everything in the sand. And often they walk right by the barrel on the way out.

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  11. Sandy: Thanks for sharing your every day love of the beach and the wonderful sunrise over the ocean,

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  12. Good sunset there Sandy. What do you do with all the good things you collect from the beach?

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  13. Lovely colours in your header. Sounds like you've got a busy life with rescuing turtles one day and cleaning the beach the next. You're doing a brilliant job and taking some excellent photos along the way.

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  14. Sandy, Everyone should be as conscientious as you are. And, they should enjoy the beauty of the world as much as you do. The photo of the kite in the grass is actually an exordinary one. There is something about it that I REALLY find appealing. Mickie :)

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  15. It makes a lovely picture!

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  16. What a wonderful light in your header!

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  17. It sure makes a pretty picture. So very much like you to clean up the beach. Thank you for that.

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