sun & sand :D
OH, THE BEACH!
Friends ~ this is what I have been missing.
I’m sorry for complaining so much about the heat hehe heh eh hem…sorry….
You see, most of my jobs have been outside without any shade. The sun, it just beats down relentlessly. That is not fun!
The beach, with the lake and the breeze, I could get used to this.
The elves and I decided on a day trip to Lake Huron and I don’t regret it for a moment.
We saw so many children building sand castles and playing in the water. The water was pretty cold, but some of my elf friends jumped in. I did not, I enjoyed the shade and the breeze 🙂
I was surprised to learn that sand sculpting dates back to prehistoric times! Though historians don’t know for sure, they believe the ancient Egyptians built sand sculptures before the pyramids :O
The first time sand sculpting was actually documented was in the late 19th century in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Spectators would offer tips for the beautiful artwork which made everyone want to build sand castles.
It wasn’t until after WWII that American families began taking beach vacations, but when they did, the popularity of sand castles and sand castle competitions grew even more.
It’s so cool because now sand sculpting competitions draw crowds from around the world!
We built nothing as amazing on our trip. We had a bucket and a few shovels hehe
Buuuut we had so much fun and that is what is important
Send me pictures of your sand sculptures 😀 I want to see them all
Talk next week,
Lucinda Wierenga, Sand Sculptures on the Web (2010, https://www.sandcastlecentral.com/resources/history.html)