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Misty Beach Palette

When I think of the beach, I tend to think of it as I knew it growing up in Texas. Once as year, when we could, my family would get together and visit the beach along the Gulf of Mexico right around July 4th.

It was hot, muggy, and so sunny it would sear your eyeballs, not to mention the bottom of your feet if you tried running barefoot on the crushed shells that made up most of the beach and surrounding streets.

We didn’t care. It was paradise and still is, in my mind.

Misty beach palette with muted blue greens and corals

So when I saw this picture, it seemed like such a different experience that it caught my attention and made me wonder what this sand would feel like under my toes. Probably not tiny burning daggers, or at least one can hope.

Plus it brought a little virtual relief from the mid-summer heat that we’ve been having here in the desert of New Mexico. I don’t know where this beach is, but I’d like to visit there someday.

In the meantime, I’ll be content with happy memories of wandering along our Texas beach in 104 degree/100% humidity weather, playing with my cousins in the water, and trying to avoid jellyfish. Ahhh, good times.


Wednesday 20th of July 2022

Looking for ideas for my kitchen


Sunday 26th of July 2015

I have fond memories of the beaches in Rhode Island. Not the same as the beaches here in Florida. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.


Monday 27th of July 2015

Thanks for visiting, Sherry! I've never been to RI but I have some very happy memories of Florida beaches. Funny how every beach is so different!


Tuesday 14th of July 2015

What an amazing talent to look at that gorgeous photo, pull in the colors to a color palette and then top it off with a childhood memory. What heaven Meredith!


Wednesday 15th of July 2015

Thank you, Pat. You just made my day! :)


Tuesday 14th of July 2015

Looks quite a bit like the White cliffs of Dover on the South coast of England an unusual angle though. If so, certainly cooler and damper than the Gulf of Mexico!


Wednesday 15th of July 2015

That's what I thought too, Rosalind! So many beautiful places in the world...

Jeri Walker (@JeriWB)

Monday 13th of July 2015

So soothing and I love coral so much. Your line about sun that sears eyeballs is such a great line. This summer has been so hot. I need to create a palette for half-dead and crispy hanging flower baskets ;)


Wednesday 15th of July 2015

Ha! That would be a very sad palette indeed, but it would match my flower garden right now.


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