The BLUEST possible sky--the BLUEST possible water! Hard to
come by in the Pacific Northwest. But that's exactly what
my sister, Peggy, and I luxuriated in today while
visiting Port Angeles and it's famous Sand
Castle Contest. This was truly
a heavenly day . . . in
These professional, sand-carving artists come from all over
the United States to compete for best sculpture.
We're talking about 27,000 pounds of
sand for each work of art!!!
Serious stuff and
Approximately 22 hours go into each work
of *temporary* art. These beautiful
structures will be history in
a bit over a week!
A very special type of sand is imported
. . . one which will hold up to the
artists' demands for detail &
The *theme* was the world of
sports--you may have
There was something for everyone: swimming, *blues*,
food, a market . . . and a GIANT 8-foot
*rock* octopus sculpture!
Downtown Port Angeles has several gorgeous
wall-sized, hand-painted murals. The
details were just incredible!!
It was a long drive from Bellingham, crossing the
ferry to the Olympic Penninsula. But
it was well worth it!
Time spent with my wonderful, generous sister
was --as always-- way too short!!
Thanks for the *delayed*
birthday; so worth
I think there needs to be another "sister play-date"
some time again very soon!!!! Edmonds,
Peggy? I want to take you to Todd's
As an avid gardener, you
will LOVE it!!!
xoxoxo my sweet Peggy!!!!