March 08, 2010

Beach Photos Inspiration

girl walking on the beach
I couldn't figure out why I felt weirdly sad last night for no reason. So today I'm going to post some lovely things; a few beach photos I've taken recently.

I was standing at the shoreline with the sea's spray in my face. I was almost drenched by a wave if I was 2-3 feet to the shore.
And as the poet says..."my soul follows like a green dolphin and plays with white and azure..."
I absolutely and utterly love the ocean and beaches.  
There's something about them that just speaks to my soul. I also enjoy taking shots of them.
Oh, how I miss the sunshine-y days!
And as John Masefield said:
"...I must go down to the seas again....
And all I ask is a tall ship...
And the wheel's kick and the wind's song and the white sail's shaking, and a grey mist on the sea's face and a grey dawn breaking.
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying and the flung spray and the blown spume
and the sea-gulls crying..." xx

(Poem: Sea -Fever by John  Masterfield, 1878-1967)                                  

91 comments:

Tami G said...

I soooooooooo crave the beach!!!!
thx for the pics!!!

TS Hendrik said...

Gorgeous pictures. I understand collecting pebbles. They just feel right in one's hand.

Ageliki said...

Wow Betty!!!
1 smell the summer coming out of your pictures and 'sea fever'of J.M.

Krista said...

These are so pretty Betty! They make me want to get back to the beach NOW! I was in Mexico in January... I might just have to go back in April to reward myself for quitting smoking... :i

I love pebbles too. I have never collected them though because I can never decide which ones to keep, so my pockets just get way too heavy. :o)

Momma Fargo said...

How awesome! And I'm knee deep in snow. Whodathunk? Wish I could be walking the beach today...maybe another day....ho hum.

Beautiful pics, Betty!

Lifebeginsat30ty said...

Oh you're going to make me cry! I grew up on the beach of Florida and miss them dreadfully sometimes. A few weeks at a time is just not enough. It's where my soul resides. But not where I can get a job :(

http://lifebeginsat30ty.blogspot.com

Steven Anthony said...

What lovely amazing pics my friend. You are right, something about the water, tyhe sand, the sun it warms the soul, thats why allot of my pics are of the beach, thank you for sharing these, they lifted my spirits today:)

hugs

Christopher said...

There's just something about the beach on a nice day that is freeing. It's nearly impossible to be sad on the beach.

athina said...

Amazing pictures!

Meg said...

I looooooooooove the beach! I need to live by the beach! Great photos Betty!

Pres. Kathy said...

I love these pictures! They remind me of being in Greece and enjoying the beautiful beaches and hot days! Thanks!

♥♥ tuğçe♥♥ said...

awhhhhhhhhhhhh awesome shots i should be there to reach full of peace thanks for sharing
love u a lot u make me feel good
hugs((:

Sarah RDH said...

awesome, what beach is this?

The Blonde Duck said...

I want to go to the beach so bad right now!

blueviolet said...

How absolutely beautiful. I was last at the ocean 2 years ago. Oh how I miss it!

KrippledWarrior said...

And now you know why I spent 22 years in the Navy!

Christiejolu said...

Love the photos. The blues seem to be going around this week! Hope you are feeling better!

Trac~ said...

Beautiful pictures my friend! I am so missing the sunshine myself as well and can't wait until August as that is when I will be enjoying beautiful photos like this in person when we are in Florida for my mom's 60th birthday! Thanks for sharing and I hope today was a better day for you sweetie! Big hugs! :o)

Secretia said...

With each wave the beach is new again, and our hopes go in and out with the tides.

Secretia

Matty said...

Oh you tease us with beautiful ocean views. After this long, cold and snowy winter, I could stand a few days there. "All I ask is for a beach chair and a beach".

Michael Rivers said...

Gorgeous photos!!

Kristin said...

I think I'll be heading to the beach this weekend!

Tertia said...

Heading to the beach exaqtly a month from today! Can't wait!

Lorenza said...

BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS! Is that Greece? I want to go to Greece, Hopefully soon

XXX

P.S. I' LL WRITE YOU SOON, i WANT TO KNOW HOW YOU ARE DOING

MaryRC said...

the beach has so been on my brain lately, as soon as the weather balances im off for a visit..

Erika said...

Beautiful photos! The weather finally got nice here this week and I can't wait to make a trip to the beach myself!

I like that you realized you collect pebbles with holes. Maybe there is something too that?

nikgee said...

Hi Betty nice pics. It reminds me of quiet times at the beach.Sitting in the sand .Looking out across the water. Listening to the waves as the come in and go out. Breathing in that sea air. Beautiful..I miss it. Time for a Cali road trip..

Maria B. said...

ωραίες φωτογραφίες Μπετούλα !!!

καλημέρα

michael said...

Great pics, Elizabeth, I love these!

ritsa said...

Thanks for this post.
I love the pics, my favorite nr1
x

love lives in the kitchen said...

beautiful pictures betty!
have a sweet day,
justyna

Trac~ said...

P.S. You have an award waiting for you over at my blog! Have a great day my friend! :o) xoxoxo

3 hungry tummies said...

Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos and the poem! Hope the sadness has left you by now :) kisses

Farila said...

I used to enjoy the beach every Friday with my kids and many of their friends until Life changed into different holidays. Now we don't share our weekly holidays and outings have become rare... Lovely pictures and may be you will provoke me to take a vacation and enjoy the beach again...

....Petty Witter said...

I hope you aren't feeling so sad now. What beautiful photos. I love the sea especially the North sea when it is rough and the waves are crashing. I like to collect pebbles wherever I go, theres something so calming about holding them in your hand.

North West London Girl said...

I'm sensing the warm sunshine from these beautiful pictures and dreaming of when it will be warm here, we're getting quite desperate now xx

Journaling Woman said...

Oh the sadness. The moods. I hate them. But I love your pick me up picture story!!

Lafe's Hidden Treasures said...

awww so soothing on a cold morning in Ohio. Love the beach. Thank you for following my blog. Have a nice day.

Kristi at Spend Less and Save More said...

These pics are so beautiful!

Nevine said...

And I can't wait for summer... when I can slip into my bikini and hit the water face first! Your photos heightened the craving, Betty. Why do you do this to us? ;-)

Nevine

AmyLK said...

I love the water! I live on a river so I have it EVERY DAY! Not so much fun in the winter. Lovely pictures!

My Heart said...

Following you back. Thanks for stopping by! Love these pictures! With all the snow still around here, they are a breath of fresh air.

Being Me said...

sooo cooool... the heatwave here and all that lovely water water everywhere... just makes me want to jump in ....

BM

Nikki said...

looking at your post, just makes me feel like I am at the beach. Thanks for the breath of fresh air and the ocean breeze!

Fetesha N. Downs said...

I was born in California, so beach photos really make my day.

yonca said...

Oh, beach!!!I can look at those pictures all day:)

OceanDreams said...

Beautiful poem and I love your ocean pictures as always!

Christiejolu said...

you're it! Sorry I ahd to check out my blog to see what I mean!

Christina hearts said...

Ahh, I can't wait for the warmer weather! Nice pics!

TheEclecticElement said...

What beautiful photos-I find when I'm down for no particular reason, focusing on the things I love helps to bring me back up :)

I want to take a trip to the beach now! Lol

Pat said...

Beautiful pictures! They ease the soul and warm the spirit! I, too, collect rocks and stones....driftwood, too. Hope you get out of your "funk" soon!

ajgallion said...

This is JUST what I needed today in New Jersey! Thanks for these awesome pics. ")

shaynaleahk said...

Great pictures!! The first couple days of real spring weather have made me crave the beach... I'm impatient for real summer weather, I guess!

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Jennifer Fabulous said...

Lovely photos of the beach. Kind of makes me wish I lived by the ocean, instead of stuck here in Missouri. Lol.

I hope you are having a wonderful week, dear! xoxo

English Rose ♥ said...

Merci beaucoup for the lovely comment darling =]

Stay safe and chic ma chérie,
English Rose x
http://iamanenglishrose.blogspot.com

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Summer is on the way...

The Blonde Duck said...

I think you're fabulous!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

beautiful- very peaceful and serene.

Mista Jaycee said...

oooooooooooooo Purdee! I will have to post some photos from Long Beach too!
Jaycee

Pat Tillett said...

I found your link on another blog. very interesting! and random!
I'm going to tag along if you don't mind
thanks!

Ekanthapadhikan said...

Wow! those are really nice pictures. Thanks for sharing.

God Whispers In The Wind said...

Beautiful. Great pictures. Love them. Thank you for sharing. Blessings to you.

Writing Without Periods! said...

What great photos. I love the beach too, but I live in the desert. Ack!
Mary

Realliveman said...

I can't wait!!! Summer!!!!!

Copyboy said...

Beautiful sea pics with a very appropriate poem. Man, I can't wait 'til summer.

Liz.Blog said...

I've really enjoyed your small tour of beautiful beaches and sunny places. The images were very good. You could feel the warmth through them.

Lisa Anne said...

I love the beach. I so can't wait for summer!!

Galina Nikolova said...

Hello, Betty!
Wonderful pictures!!!
Thank you!
Best regards

Steph said...

Beautiful pictures!
Following you back from Friday Follow. Thanks for stopping by.

Misalyn said...

LOve all the shots! Superb captures Betty. The sun and the beach...ahhhhhhhh ! simply irresistible.

Have a great weekend my dear.

Naturedigital said...

Beautiful pictures Betty.. And beautiful beach.. with the pebbles...
Some of your pics might have been taken in Greece...
Costas

Missy said...

Hi - I'm following from Friday Follow!

SquirrelQueen said...

Betty, you read my mind. I am so missing the ocean right now.

Gorgeous shots, I can almost smell the sea air. I collect the little pebbles and a few shells too.

Have a wonderful weekend,
Judy

Unknown Mami said...

I hope today you are feeling peaceful.

Traci said...

I always feel more myself near the water. I would gladly live in a shack if it were by a beach that lovely. I'm sorry for your wistful evening but I am sure you were cheered by the depth of the blue of that water. I'm sending you a very warm Texas hug.
:-)
Traci

veterankindergartenteacher said...

I found your blog on Friday Follow! Have a wonderful week-end!

ruma2008 said...

Hello, Betty.

My heart is thrown open here.
Thank you for showing a wonderful view.

Sir Thomas AKA (Winters Reaper) said...

omg where is the top beach????

I love it... and love to collect rocks. I collect them in the pounds and polish them up and make things with them....

Emm said...

These photos are amazing!! I think there is just something about summer that is more... beautiful.

Emm said...

These photos are amazing!! I think there is just something about summer that is more... beautiful.

elledee said...

lovely photos! you make me want a vacay!

J Bar said...

Beautiful shots, by the sea.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Hear Mum Roar said...

I love these photos, reminds me of my hometown where I grew up

Tanya said...

Beautiful Photos!

I do like collecting pebbles from the beach too. But I always feel so strangely/guilty for taking away a "piece" of the beach nature. So inevitably I usually end up throwing them back, aside from a few special ones! Imagine if everyone in the world took a few stones with them from the beach .. we may not see as many.

Love your blog!

Happy SITS Day!

Tanya

melissa said...

Over from the Sitstahood!

These are beautiful pictures! I'm so glad spring is finally here!

Where is your favorite place? Your 'happy place'?

Mine is anywhere with my family, but when I was young, that was the beach!

Have a great day!

Please check out my mommy musings at www.lovemedaily.com

Date Girl said...

I miss the beach. Such pretty pictures. I collect pebbles but then I have no idea what to do with them. I have a jar full of pretty pebbles.

Happy SITS day!

Lan Nguyen said...

These are some beautiful photos! I used to collect all manner of shells, rocks, and best of all sharks teeth! I can't wait to head to the beach this summer.

Mrsblogalot said...

these pics are wonderful!!!! I can just smell the sea!

Diva said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! These photos put me in a great mood!

LambAround said...

Did you feel any better after posting these? I hate when I'm sad for no apparent reason (lol, and my husband really hates it!) Still, looking through all these pretty photos would just make me MORE sad, because I would want to go on vacation!
Sigh. No vacations coming up any time in the near future. No sandy, sunny beaches and flip flops.
Now I'm feeling a little down!

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kanishk said...

I love pebbles too. I have never collected them though because I can never decide which ones to keep, so my pockets just get way too heavy. :o)
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