Monday, September 01, 2008

Whistling Sands Beach, Wales

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The one sunny day we had in Wales. Everyone trying to get the sand to whistle and failing to hear even a squeak.
Watercolour and pen in sketchbook

5 Comments:

Blogger Ken said...

This is great - love the sky, the people, everything!

9/01/2008 2:30 PM  
Blogger Jess said...

These beach pictures are fantastic Julie. I do love to see ordinary scenes depicted in a sketchbook and it always conjurs up the feeling of being there again doesn't it? Much more so than any photo - for me anyway!

9/01/2008 4:24 PM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

thanks very much Ken
I agree Jessie, such a good way to remember and keep those times in your head

9/01/2008 10:46 PM  
Blogger Annie said...

I never got any sands to whistle-- what do you do to make that happen?
Josephine Tey spoke of "singing sands" in Scotland in one of her books. Has anyone ever heard THAT?

9/02/2008 5:19 PM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Goodness knows Annie. Apparently this beach makes a noise (whistle?) as you walk over the sands because of the precise size and consistency of the grains – but it didn't happen for us.

9/02/2008 11:25 PM  

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