Monday, February 8, 2016

Waiting for a sand-witch

Waiting for a sand-witch


Although since washed away by the tide and rain, we bring to you a fine example of the most ephemeral of all artwork: the sand carving, a genre whose shelf life is never more than a high tide in duration. And what better thing to carve than a pumpkin?

I like these pumpkins because it's always nice for humans to mark themselves present at the beach this time of year, when most people have left and gone away.

In the past, I've seen sand witches on the beach this time of year _ hey wait, that's a joke, sandwich, get it? I wonder if Sack-o's is delivering sand witches to the beach these days - and come December, there's always a sincere attempt at a Charlie Brown-ish Christmas Tree planting on the beach. In any case, nicely done, anonymous sand pumpkin carver. Sorry it couldn't last.

 Previously: Circle Liquor loses its Circle.

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Inquirer staff writer Amy S. Rosenberg has covered Philly police, city neighborhoods, Ed Rendell as mayor, the Jersey shore, Atlantic City, Miss America and the psychology of Eagles fans. She moved to Ventnor on July 3, 1995, which makes her a local, but not really.

Inquirer Staff Writer Jacqueline L. Urgo has spent every summer of her life at the Jersey Shore, and has lived there year-round for nearly 30 years, even fulfilling one of her bucket list dreams by once living in a house by the sea.

Since 1990, she has covered the waterfront for The Inquirer — from the Atlantic to the Delaware Bay shore — and some of the mainland in between. Along the way, she amassed an encyclopedic knowledge of this tear-it-down-and-build-it-back-up region, delving into the history and the hype of a place with a lot of unexpected stories to tell.

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