Saturday, July 23, 2011

My Blue Heaven . . . . !

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 

every way!!!

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 &

 structural adherence.

The *theme* was the world of

sports--you may have 

figured that


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

waiting for!

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!!!!


Peggy said...

So thankful that we finally got to celebrate your birthday. So thankful that our request for sunshine was fulfilled! So thankful to have you for a sister. Thanks for wonderful day. Happy Belated Birthday.

Love you bunches Debi,
Peggy xoxoxo

Ormolulu said...

Meeeee toooooo!!!!! Thanks again.

Edmonds soon?????

xoxoxo D.

LuLu Kellogg said...

Oh my goodness...what a beautiful place! Spending time with your Sister was just the best, wasn't it?

I have been to Seattle once and loved that area. One of these days I am coming out to visit Shelly in Snohomish....hopefully when it's cooler!!!


Liz said...

Great post - very interesting! Love the sand sculptures.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Junebug Furniture and Design said...

Happy Belated Birthday Deb!

So happy you got to enjoy the day with your sis, sunshine and the amazing sand sculptures! Such great memories.

xo Glad & Celia

Martha at Authentica said...

Beautiful scenery! What a wonderful day! I keep saying one day I will get out there to the Northwest! :)
Glad you had a great day!
Martha +x

AuroraSuzette said...

I love Port Angeles! We tried to move there oh, about 11 years ago, but hubs couldn't get a transfer. Now I'm glad how it all worked out.