Saturday, May 20, 2017

The Ocean Calls

Summer is here in the south.  Oh, I know the calendar says summer begins on June 21st, but when the temperature is 86° (yesterday and today) I say it's summertime.  😎  I'm willing to bet that it got hot all the way up the east coast this week.  We're making plans to go to the beach -- Hal and I can't wait.  Our son may be able to join us there for a few days (we sure hope so).




"Why do we love the sea?  It's because it has some magic power to make us think things we like to think." ~Robert Henri


"If we tarry a little while, we shall behold a sunset on the ocean -- a sight worth traversing a kingdom to see." ~Henry James Slack



"He was not bone and feather but a perfect idea of freedom and flight, limited by nothing at all." ~Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagull








"It was morning and the new sun sparkled gold across the ripples of a gentle sea." ~Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagull


"The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient.  One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach -- waiting for a gift from the sea." ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh




"To go out with the setting sun on an empty beach is to truly embrace your solitude." ~Jeanne Moreau



"For whatever we lose (like a you or a me),
It's always our self we find in the sea." ~ e.e. cummings

Do you have plans to go to the seashore this summer?  What is your favorite beach to visit?  I'd love to hear from you; there are so many beautiful places to see in our country.  Thank you for your visit and have a wonderful weekend!

Blessings,

Denise

**All pictures taken by Mr. Forest Manor

7 comments:

  1. It looks like the Oak Island Light, Caswell Beach. We lived on Oak Island for ten years, what a wonderful experience. Enjoy your vacation time and I hope your son can make it.

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    1. Yes, it is Oak Island, Kitsy. We've stayed at my in-laws vacation house there every year for the past 29 years. How nice that you lived there for ten years; we love Oak Island and Southport! Thanks so much for visiting and leaving a comment and have a great week!

      Denise

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  2. Well since you asked. I'm headed to spend time with my family in Southern California and I will be staying with my sister in Huntington Beach so I will be seeing the Pacific ocean and walking on the sand. Lovely images and quotes. Hope all your plans and time at the beach meet your expectations!

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  3. That sounds wonderful, Ellen. I've never been to California, never seen the Pacific Ocean, but I have heard of Huntington Beach. :) I hope you have a great time!

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  4. Beautiful pictures and quotes. The beach is calling me too.
    Tell Hal I enjoyed his pictures.
    Have a great get a way.

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  5. I wish I could just stay on the beach forever. Love it! Your shots are beautiful of the beach.

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  6. I am landlocked closest body of water, my water garden in the backyard. LOL. So I really enjoyed your beautiful sea side photos. Geographically the Pacific is probably 2 days drive in California or if we get a desire for sea air, the Gulf of Mexico and the shores of Texas. Here, our sanctuary is anywhere in the Rocky Mountains. I look forward to more sea side stores, Denise. I am glad to see you again.

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