Sunday, April 15

The Sands of Time......

Photos of the entries in a sand castle competition at Harrison Hot Springs. I don't know what won first prize because there was no other sign in any photo. Are they not amazing, considering they are made with such a fragile material?





Don't his pillows look soft and plump? (He does too, of course!)




Could this be Nessie? Or some other sea monster?

I can't figure out the significance of this one - so I'll just enjoy the artistry of it. (Someone tell him he needs to have his eyebrows threaded!)





And tell that Viking he's landlocked, while you're at it!

I love the expression on the young child's face, and the way he clutches the pant leg of the older boy!






Jabba wanna be's?

Parrot paradise?






Look at the trees on the left!















Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair!



I got these pictures in an email. See what you can do with sand and water if you have the time, energy, creativity and patience?

30 comments:

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Incredible detail in the pictures.

Michele sent me here.

Joy Des Jardins said...

Oh, I just love this stuff. I'm totally blown away by the creativity of some people. These are truly incredible Judy. Thanks so much for sharing them.

MareDog said...

Your blog is #1 in my book. It has it all: beauty, humor, creativity, warmth...

Star said...

Maybe you could do that. I can just about handle the overturned bucket of wet sand method.

Joan said...

I've just discovered your blog and I'm glad I did. The photos are truly amazing. These sand creations sure beat my one turret castle made with bucket and shovel. If I only had some artistic talent...sigh.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Oops sorry...was here earlier...returned by Michele.

Bob-kat said...

They are incredible! The detail is amazing!

moon said...

Oh, everytime I see these and new ones, I am amazed at the details and all the work it takes to do these master pieces, I have a hard time making a decent castle with a bucket lol, but still love doing it when I have the chance..even in my 40's lol...I have no idea how they pull these things off. Thanks for sharing!!

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Boy howdy, those are fantastic, Judy. Thanks for sharing.

Nikki-ann said...

They are truly amazing! Imagine creating something so artistic only for the sea to come and wash it away.

margalit said...

JUDY! I can't believe you had these today. It's like you're a total lifesaver. Harrison Hot Springs is the place I vacationed EVERY summer, and some winters, as a kid. We stayed at the Harrison Hotel (seen in the photos) which is a very fancy resort with boating and horseback riding and all sorts of other activities. It's like the Greenbriar. I swam in that lake a million times. This totally and completely made me cry. The ONLY happy memories of my childhood were spent here, at the Harrison.

The fact that the sand sculptures were magnificent was secondary to seeing a place that looms so large in my heart. THANK YOU!

(here from michele)

Nikki-ann said...

Oops, I forgot to say...

Michele says Hello! :D

Jamie Dawn said...

Those are amazing!
I have no idea how they are able to even choose a winner.

Anna said...

My dad (wonderful Papa that he is) took Sadie to VA beach and saw a competition like this one. It amazes me what people can do with sand....

:)

Cravey said...

Where do you find all these wonderful toys!?

:)
Sweet photos, I like the bear with the honey pot.

michelle said...

these are so cool.. i always wonder if they have a time limit since some are so intricate and huge and others aren't that big.

sage said...

where do people get their time! good thing it didn't rain, these are neat

colleen said...

I love this stuff! I actually went to one of these once years ago and took some photos. Now I forget where it was. I'll yell down to the husband and ask!

scrappintwinmom said...

So cool! Michele says hi.

srp said...

It ate my comment, again.
Good thing these weren't out when those strong storms went through. Our wind is howling and the temperature drop was amazing, as was the 2+ inches of rain today. But the wind... oh my goodness! Sand storm!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

These are fantastic! I don't think I have ever seen anything like this in my life before! They are, in a word...AMAZING!
Works of Art, for sure! Thanks Judy.

Alan G said...

Amazing stuff Judy. Sand sculptures and ice sculptures seem to share the same fate I suppose. Thanks for sharing...

Ash said...

The sand sculptures are amazing!! And the Ikea billboard is a hoot! Any new developments with Mr Kenju's girlfriend?

Gerbera Daisy said...

Love the sand sculptures!

Shephard said...

These are great Judy! I'd love to see something like this in person.
~S

Farrago said...

A W E S O M E ! ! !

claude said...

Thanks for sharing these! I love those sand sculptures

Cris said...

Amazing!!! The bears are cute, the pillows look soft. So much work, they are so creative! And to think I cannot even do a small sand castle!

barbie2be said...

wow, those are awesome!

bluemountainmama said...

these are amazing! there is a person in ocean city who does one almost everyday...his are good, but not THIS good.....