Sunday, May 20, 2012

I love Beaches

Coquina Beach Florida 


The cure for anything is salt water -- sweat, tears, or the sea.

Isak Dinesen


Dunes at Fort DeSoto Beach

The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach.

 Henry Beston



Beach flowers Longboat Key Florida

Sea-grape New leaves

Sea Oats Beer Can Island

33 comments:

Betty Manousos said...

wow, looks like a fantastic beach, so are your shots!

SquirrelQueen said...

Beautiful beach scenes. My favorite sound is the crashing of the waves on rocky beaches. Love your header photo but why is there a penguin on a FL beach? THH!

Em Illustrator said...

Beautiful pictures :-) Such serenity and balm for the soul to see these. Thank you so much for sharing. And you're absolutely right about the sea...there's nothing as soothing as sitting by the beach just watching/listening to the waves rolling...!
Have a lovely Day!

Eva

Tina´s PicStory said...

wonderful beach pics! :)

Maple Lane said...

These are amazing photos, Sandra. Makes me want to visit the beach. Thinking of you and keeping you in my heart/prayers.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

These pictures are beautiful. Since I live far away from any natural beach,I really appreciate seeing these.

From the Kitchen said...

Great photos! I've never seen a beach sand pattern like the first photo. Is it typical always or at certain times?

Best,
Bonnie

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I too love the beaches!!! In fact, that is where I'm headed in just a few minutes...right after I catch up on my bloggin' visits.

SHADOWS AND SUMMARIES is a link to my newest post for the day! Hope you can find time to view...and, have a super glorious Sunday!!!

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Beautiful......

I so miss being able to get to a beach...

“If people are good only because they fear punishment,
and hope for reward,
then we are a sorry lot indeed.”

~Albert Einstein

TexWisGirl said...

i love the 3rd shot. really dreamy.

Mamabug said...

WOW! They're all beautiful. Love the dunes at Desota the best!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great pictures of the beach, Sandra. Makes me want to go back!!!!! George took alot of dune pictures this time. I'll share some soon --and I'm sure that he will also.

Hugs,
Betsy

Madi and Mom said...

Oh My Sandra all we see on the pictures are horizontal patterns...maybe we'll go out and come back to see if maybe they didn't load.
Mom loves sand in her toes too though.
Hugs Madi and Mom

In Love With Sunflower said...

The fourth shot caught my attention. Amidst the sand and the green are the two small, yellow flowers that makes it picture perfect! God bless :)

Susannah said...

I love it when you show photos of the beach. These are beautiful. 5 stars, Sandra!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

So beautiful! I love the beach and this year I crave the beach!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Sandra, not sure if it was the result of Playtime, but the dunes are my favorite in this beach series.

SweetMarie said...

Yay, we have a penguin in Florida! THH! Love all these photos Sandra! The dunes and the flowers are so pretty! When I was a teen the beach was my favorite getaway. :)

George said...

These pictures do a great job of showing your love of the beach. All of them are simply fantastic. Very well done.

Madi and Mom said...

Hey Sandra...still seeing horizontal stripes but when I click on one of them I get thumbnails at the bottom so I was able to finally see them...
LOL What in the world is up with that. I had some of Madi's toys marinating in catnip...maybe I inhaled too much.
Hugs Cecilia

Deb said...

Beautiful Sandra I envy you being so close to such beauty

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

They are all just wonderful, but my favorite shot is the 3rd one of the dunes with the fluffy clouds in the sky!

Chatty Crone said...

Sandra I have never seen a beach that looks like the beach sand in the top two pictures. How does that work? And how did that penguin get there? Love, sandie

SD ~ Dawning Inspiration said...

I love the beach too!
That 3rd one has me mesmerized. Postcard quality!!

Pam said...

The sand on gulf beaches is so fine and white compared to our course darker sand. I love the name beer-can beach.
cheers

LC said...

A good mix of quotes and photographic evidence of their truth about the sea.

Ann said...

Ok now you're just being a tease....lol I want to go hang out at the beach. I love that shot of the dunes. It's gorgeous.

Ginny said...

Beautiful images!!! I have never seen a shoreline like the one in the first few pictures, it is not a smooth transition.

Heidrun Khokhar said...

I do so love the art in each of your pictures. What beauty.

S. Etole said...

The DUNES photo looks just like a painting. Beautiful set of images.

DawnTreader said...

I do love a beach too although I haven't been to the sea for a number of years now. Wow-wow-wow for that photo of Dunes at Fort DeSoto Beach, it's gorgeous!

Rose said...

I am trying to go through and not comment on all...so far behind and there are several of the blogs I follow that I just must see what I have missed...anyway, just have to say I LOOOOVVVVEEE some of these shots.

Jane said...

Hi Sandra,
My name is Jane and I'm with Dwellable.
I was looking for blog posts about Coquina Beach to share on our site and I came across your post...If you're open to it, shoot me an email at jane(at)dwellable(dot)com.
Hope to hear from you :)
Jane