the first element of summer: sun
i am really no fan of the sun. i have fair skin, and even in my younger (unwiser) years, my best attempts at *tanning* resulted in too much pink, prickly skin. i get bored "laying out" in the sun (a popular beachtime activity), so even with a huge umbrella to block out the rays, i still get antsy.
i live near a beach that is southern facing, so we get strong sunlight all. day. long. (if you look at a map of the U.S. East Coast, put your finger on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and slide down to where the coast takes a sharp turn Westward, you will see where i am!) i am forever warning the tourist guests at the hotel to "wear your sunscreen!!" if you follow the old adage that the sun is at it's fiercest between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., you will learn a very tough lesson here on our southern facing beach. it is fierce all day long.
so, contrary to all of my complaining to my friend scott about having an oceanfront wedding at 11 a.m. in june, i was quite comfortable. there was a lovely breeze coming from the water, and the ceremony was blessedly short. walking barefoot was pretty much essential, and i love this shot that i grabbed on the way back to the car.
of course, despite my best efforts, i still managed to come away with pink cheeks. (sorry for the flash in this photo, but i really couldn't resist trying to capture my windblown hair when we got home.)
did you post your first spt challenge for july??