Tuesday, August 28, 2012

sea breeze.

It was a sea breeze that kept me from home last week. For five days I breathed in the salty air, listened to the seagulls call mournfully in the cloudy sky, and watched the white foam gurgle on its sandy bed. 

The beach is relaxation at its finest, as we now know well. Every year since I can remember we have traveled to Cannon Beach, the best little sandy spot in America, I am almost certain. There is the same old house with its chipping drawers and sandy floors, the same sailboat in the window, the same ugly yet familiar yellow kitchen counters which haven't changed since the 70's, the same stretch of beach outside the window. It isn't ours'; friends of the family generously lend "Glory Be" cabin to us yearly. And yet it is so very much the same that it seems almost like our own. 

Days pass slowly, yet quickly. We read and write and walk and run and swim and talk and laugh. One night, while we were sitting near the sparks of a beach fire, watching the orange sun melt into her sea bed, a tiny light rose from the far end of the shore. As we gazed, it grew brighter, and floated gently across the sky-- a Japanese lantern, in memory of some departed soul. I immediately started humming, "..And at last I see the light...," of course. 

And then we ran to catch it. Which we did. It was just one of those mundane yet marvelous things that happen at the sea.  


On another note, yesterday evening I had the pleasure of photographing my beautiful new friend, Amara, for her senior year. Here's a little sneak peek of the day..

And one more thing: do you remember my friend, Jessica, who's senior photos are also featured on this blog (and who guest posted for me not too long ago)? Well, I am happy to announce that she has at long last made a blog! It is simply lovely, just like herself. I am sure she would love it if you would stop by for a visit


p.s. (and thank you all for your sweet sweet sweet birthday wishes. iloveyou!)


  1. I've only been to Cannon Beach once, a long time ago, and it was raining, and we were camping, and, well, it's never been on my list of ten favorite places to go in the world (they do have some killer salt water taffy) but I looove the Northwest coast like nothing else.

  2. I'll definitely take a look.
    Love the post, and the pictures are just GORGEOUS.

    Rachel Nicole @ Summer Breeze


  3. Lucia, I absolutely adore these photographs! They make me nostalgic for a summer that hasn't even ended yet. Your friend Amara is positively lovely.

  4. Okay, these are gorgeous, as usual, Lucia. :) I lovelovelove the 1st, 3rd, and 5th ones. Well, all of them! And your words...YES. :)

    much love,
    Mikailah @ finding beauty

  5. ps-your new design is lovely-ness itself. :) xx

  6. the first one.. ohmystars the first one!!!

  7. Gorgeous photos yet again! How lovely to spend time at the shore. You can't beat that beach smell, can you? And your new design is beautiful!

    I checked out the link to Jessica's blog and I now follow her.

  8. I'm so glad you had a lovely time at the beach. Having a beach house sounds just so wonderful. Your pictures...well, they're gorgeousness.



  9. These are just gorgeous! Glad you had a great time!

  10. gorgeous! just simply gorgeous, lucia. xo

  11. oh Lucia. oh my. this is too beautiful for words. the photos, the words... <3

  12. I love your blog! Great title! I'd love it if you stopped by my blog. http://emmavogelsang.blogspot.com


  13. these are absolutely gorgeous! i love how you capture simple things so beautifully.

    xo. rachel

  14. amazing photos as usual. I think my favourite is of your sister, where you can only see part of her face. Just gorgeous. Absolutely beautiful. There's so much emotion in it; the serene chaos that's there. At least, that's what I see in it. :)

    Thank you so much for posting again. I want to visit that place now. With you. And Olivia. And be there with you. :)

  15. I know I'm just one of many to tell you this, but your photography is AMAZING. The ones of the dresser, the boat, and the bread look SO vintage and cool - like something from a magazine. :)

  16. i'm kind of drooling over these pictures... really, i just don't know what to say other than you are awesome.

  17. Ohhh I love the Oregon coast :) It is the best place IN THE WORLD!! Our family is hoping to go this fall... I really hope we can!

  18. i am simply in love with your photography, lucia!!!! i love holidays at the beach : )

  19. lucia.

    girl, your photography is brimming with emotion. seriously, i could cry.


  20. Your photography is SO amazing!

  21. The one beneath the bread pic... wow. just wow. You are an amazing photographer.

  22. Your week at the beach sounded amazing, and you photos were just spectacular. I loved the second and fourth one :)
    And I so can't wait to see the rest of her senior photos! :D


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  24. Oh my goodness. These pictures are just so gorgeous. I can't stop looking at them.

  25. These images are beautiful! The first one is my favorite :D.

  26. How lovely. You are a marvelous photographer--adore your work.
    also, love your new facelift, heh.


  27. How enchanting! I loved every one of them so much!

    How did you edit them? They had such a wonderful vintage, old-world feel to them!

  28. mm, loverly photos - each one tells a story! beautiful new blog look, as well. xo

  29. Hello Lucia:
    I wanted to tell you and all your readers about a lovely giveaway I am hosting on my blog currently! It ends on September 16th...enter now! It is for a lovely pair of dangly butterfly glass earrings from Underglass. Enjoy!


    (If link doesn't work, just visit http://mazzoumemories.blogspot.com- you can enter giveaway by using the widget on the sidebar!)

  30. Hey! I was wondering if I could sponsor you? I am doing a re launch of my blog and shop (which I hope to improve both!) Can you get back to me at EmmaMargaret1999(at)gmail(dot)com ?

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