Monday, November 23, 2009

A Little Peek at My Day....beginning and end

Each morning I try to start the day off with a little walk on the beach. Sundays and Mondays are usually the best. The beach is usually deserted. Just me, the sea gulls, the wind and the surf.

Although it was warm, the temperature is affected by the wind. This guy looked pretty cold or maybe just tired. I think they sleep and rest in this position. The gulls will follow you on your walk. I think they dream that you are going to feed them. They ask you not to here, so I don't. I do enjoy their company though.

This island is made up of "hash" which is broken down bits of shell and rock. You can really see some of the small bits of shell in this picture. I loved this worn and full of texture shell. Sometimes they are more beautiful than the "perfect" ones. Sort of like people. The more they have seen, done and been through the more interesting they are.

This is the channel that leads from the ocean to the inner coastal waterway. When the waves and wind are brisk it stuns the fish and the birds go on a feeding frenzy. Today it is this migrating group of brown pelicans. There were hundreds of them. I love to collect their feathers. They make beautiful bouquets and quivers to write with.

After my walk I had a ton of errands to run. As I finished my last one and headed for home I turned to see this full rainbow. I immediately pulled into the first parking lot and started snapping pictures. it has been quite a while since I have seen such a beautiful sight. I liked the irony of this one. The name of the shop below the rainbow is Thrill of the Hunt. That about says it all.

15 comments:

Suz said...

Oh such a beautiful post. Thanks for the walk on the beach. Our beach in Chicago doesn't have such beauty..or shells or brown pelicans....
just young tourist,residents and dogs and inthe winter....brrrr ice
Lucky you to have the beach as your neighbor...and that shop with the rainbow! Thrill of the hunt indeed!

Beverley Baird said...

What a beautiful place to take your walks! Gorgeous view and photos! And then to end your walk with a rainbow!
Take care.

vintagesusie said...

I see so many shells that I want to collect in your pictures. Your area looks absolutely beautiful...can I come over & play??? :)

peggy gatto said...

What a lovely day!
thank you!

TheresainMS said...

I want to come and play too; this looks wonderful! Such a beautiful post and your musings are so inspiring. I love your comparison of shells and people. Quite true; thank you for sharing your thoughts. Have an equally wonderful day tomorrow!

Julie said...

I loved reading every word of this most beautiful post, Elizabeth! I felt like I was walking along with you on the beach--thank-you! And...your grandmother's recipe looks delicious! I will definitely be trying this---thanks, again! Hope you have a wonderful night...

Terri Kahrs said...

Thank you for letting us share your beautiful walk, Elizabeth! I love being on the beach when no one else is around - it's as if you're one with the Universe and all of its beautiful gifts. And that rainbow put the cherry on the cake of my day too! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Werna Gail said...

You made me a little homesick for the Keys, love the beach and espicially when no one else is there...a great place to spend some time with God.
Looks like a yummy recipe.
Have a BLESSED and Happy Thanksgiving.

Tammy Freiborg said...

Thanks for sharing with us the thrill of your morning walks and the beautiful rainbow!

Janice said...

A walk on the beach sounds lovely, I particularly like beaches in the winter when there is hardly anyone around.

Pam said...

Your photos are wonderful. Thank you for sharing your walk with us. The rainbow was a perfect ending.

Robin said...

Your pictures are beautiful! I love seeing the beaches of NC anytime!! I hope you and your family have an absolutely fantastic Thanksgiving!

Take Care - Robin

Bea said...

When we take a vacation to Florida in winter one of the first things I love to do is walk the beach, in the morning. I envy you being able to do it every day. :)Bea

Jamie said...

Oh I miss the ocean so much! Your day and your photos are wonderful. I love the "hash" by the way. That's my favorite part. I could sit for hours sifting through it with my fingers looking for shark's teeth. The capture of the rainbow is beautiful Sweet Elizabeth. Have a lovely Thanksgiving! Love, Jamie

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

you are lucky to live so close to the water ... an every changing and wonderful environment

the rainbow is the frosting on the cake!

Brightest of Holiday Blessings to you and yours Elizabeth! oxo