Art Challenge: Stars at Laguna Beach
The stars aligned for me yet again, in that this week’s Challenge Word enticed me away from my computer and into yet another outdoor adventure. I grabbed a picnic lunch, my camera, and a couple of books, and
sped down PCH steered my roadster toward Laguna, which is where I photographed this constellation of stars.
There’s so much to love about Cynthia Lord’s upcoming release, A Handful of Stars. I’m reminded of my junior high school friend, Luz, the daughter of a migrant farm worker who takes a lead role in my contribution to the YA anthology, Dear Bully.
Lucky me, I’ve also got an advanced review copy of Jeannine Atkins’ newest novel, Little Woman in Blue! At a time when women assumed subservient roles on the whole, artist May Alcott steps out from behind her famous sister Louisa’s shadows and becomes the star of her own life. *applauds wildly*
There’s a shortage of starfish in our local tide pools, so I brought one of my own, for the purpose of this challenge. Funny story: When I was snapping this picture, a cluster of Aussies gathered ’round, talking with animated gestures about what they’d assumed was a gift from the sea, washed ashore by these waves. We laughed about it afterwards, and they joked that they’d brought with them the whales that were breaching off shore before I got there.
No, he’s not a star. But when this seagull kept wandering into the frame, I decided to give him his moment in the sun.
This bright yellow bloom is a reflection of the sun itself, which everyone knows is a star.
Blue on blue, what a stellar day! I’d rate it five starfish out of five!
Linkfest! If you want to see other bloggers’ responses to this week’s challenge, click here.
My photographic response to last week’s challenge, coats, is here.