Thursday, June 11, 2009

Coast Guard sunset at the beach.

Took a small break from carving today, choosing instead to work on a new tree carving. Nothing worth taking pictures of s of yet, but at least the tree is roughed out a bit. So then we decided to head to the beach for our usual sunset walk, when we were able to witness the coast guard helicopter once again. This time I was able to get some really great photos of it. The lighting was just right and the sunset was great. White beach combing for "goodies" Cheryl and I found these really great beetles that wash up on shore. Lake Michigan is one of those places that capture the local insect broods in force. I have not seen a really pretty beetle like this before, but ladybugs, milkweed beetles, bees, and thousands of butterflies wash up as the seasons change. This one is called the Red Turnip Beetle, and was so cool that when we finally found a dead one, we brought it home so Cheryl can make a necklace out of it. The rest of the evening, I spent cleaning my room and getting ready for tomorrow. I have five seats and several of them are rather difficult ( time consuming is a better description. We'll see how we fair tomorrow!

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