Weekly Photo Challenge: Beneath Your Feet

I knew I wanted to share these pictures even before I was aware of this week’s photo challenge: Beneath Your Feet. What do you know? I think the prompt worked quite nicely for these photos.

I stumbled upon this mermaid in the sand when I was at La Jolla Shores Beach in San Diego, California. That’s right. A mermaid! It was my lucky day.

Two women worked diligently at this mermaid for hours. I just witnessed the last stages and their final touches. As my kids buried themselves in the sand a few feet away, they created this wonderful art.

Those are my painted toes in the sand.

What a treasure!


Here’s a view of the mermaid in full glory.


Unfortunately, high tide eventually got her. So sad. She was a beauty while she lasted.


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40 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Beneath Your Feet

  1. I love her! She is definitely a work of art. The last photo is wonderful. It looks like the man next to her is devastated that she is leaving. Great photos and they are perfect for the theme.

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    1. Thank you! I love her shelled top. I thought that was clever. They used seaweed for the thin strings. That’s my husband dramatizing the fisherman’s lament. Yes, he is devastated!


      1. Yes, I will always have the photos. Surfing. Wow! I’m impressed. I always have a good time at La Jolla Shores, except this time there was tons of seaweed!


      2. Looks like it worked well for the mermaid’s hair, though! I was there in the month of April, had to wear a wet suit because it was cold. It’s not easy to do at all. Takes so much practice, but I’m glad I tried. Went paddle boarding in SC recently, and that was much more fun and so much easier!


      3. Surfing is really hard. I think just getting up is an accomplishment, right? My nephew is all into surfing now. He has a huge surf board. Unfortunately, it’s so big, it’s hard to travel with it. April would be a cold month. Brrr! I’m proud of you!

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      4. Thanks Amy! Yes – standing up for even a few seconds is an accomplishment for a novice! There were so many surfers out that day, all really encouraging too. Probably won’t do it again though, but it’s one less thing on my bucket list! You should try it sometime with your nephew!


  2. Quite a creation, Amy. Reminds me of chalk drawings with sidewalk chalk. They last a bit longer, unless in a rainy place, but eventually they’re gone, too. Love the shot of your husband. 🙂



    1. Thanks, Janet. Right, just like the chalk. Or how about the ice sculptures? People can put in so much time to create these magnificent pieces and then they’re gone. I guess that’s when a camera comes in handy! This way I’ll always have it to remember. Thanks! He was really sad about that mermaid.


    1. Stumbling upon things is my specialty, Mark! And it was my lucky day. We just happened to sit right next them, all unplanned. I feel fortunate I got to experience it. I think the lesson is about living in the moment. What would you say?


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