Sunday, June 13, 2010

Seaside shops and a walk on the beach

Each morning on my way to work I drive over a tiny little bridge. In the winter it's gray and plain. 


Come summer it's a different story.



If you haven't started a summer garden yet you don't have to
travel far to get some flowers and herbs.


Pick up some beachy colored ornaments


Have some coffee and meander through a few shops
before peddling to the beach just a little over
two kinda short blocks away.


Sometimes, after work I like to go to the beach by our new (older) home
It's early in the season so just about everyone had headed home.



I found a seagull...


trying to eat this container



and some clam shells someone had rounded up.


 I was pretty much alone with the seagulls and the shells.

Wonderful.

Passing by the lake the sun made the water look golden.

Dozens of swans had gathered to groom themselves.

Beautiful.

Thank you for stopping by.
Enjoy your week.

33 comments:

Knicky Knacks said...

Great shots. I live by the sea side also and not a day goes past that I don't remind myself just how lucky I am. Having moved from city Melbourne to the coast about 2 years ago, I could never go back. Although its winter here now, the ocean is just as beautiful and serene as it is in the summer months. I loved the journey you took me on in your shots. You've inspired me to do the same at some stage on my blog. Have a wonderful week.

theoldboathouse said...

Such beautiful pictures...those swans are just so elegant, cheers Katherine

becky at abbeystyle said...

Wow, what beautiful images. They made me feel as if I've just taken a morning walk along the beach...Thanks! You have a wonderful week, too!

simpledaisy said...

Looks like a super pretty place:)
I love beachy places like that!

Heidiopia said...

What a restful, inspiring way to start our week! Thank you for that!

michelle said...

What an ideal way to start and end the day! Beautiful pictures!

Tracey said...

Oh wow, just so lovely!!! Especially that last shot - gorgeous!!!

Hugs ~

:) T

Maya said...

For me there's nothing better than a stroll along a beautiful solitary beach! Nice shots!!

Just Us said...

Sometimes I look at your photos and cry. My soul misses the ocean and the peace and contentment it brings. I am landlocked and only get to visit my soul place. I visit visually through you. Thanks

Marie said...

Luv that first image! I can only imagine how amazing it would be living there.
-marie

Cashon&Co said...

Enjoy your beautiful beach this summer!!! it is lovely ! Ours is soaked in oil. you can see it every night on the news, the hardest hit part is right outside our front door. oy......

Rachel {Inspiration in Italy} said...

Your blog is so gorgeous! I am following you now!

xoxo
Rachel

La Dolfina said...

Hi Beautiful!!!
Love this post today :)
I wish I could walk the beach with you.
Have the best week and hello to DB
XO

Heaven's Walk said...

How lucky you are to pass by such beauty on your way to work! Lucky girl! Looks like a wonderful place to live. Thanks for sharing your trip with us today, Rita. Just loved it!

Hugs ~

laurie@heavenswalk

Melanie said...

Beautiufl photos. Thank so much for taking me along for a moment!:-)

Enjoy your week!
Melanie

Privet and Holly said...

Okay, a BEACH AND a LAKE? I might seriously have to hate you if I didn't LIKE you so MUCH!!! {hee hee}. You are living the vision that I have for my life, someday. What wonderful pictures that you took, too! xx Suzanne

Ticking and Toile said...

What gorgeous pictures! How lucky you are to have the beach so close! It looks so beautiful & traquil.

xo,
Shellagh

Ticking and Toile said...

um that's actually tranquil......;)

Beach Vintage said...

What wonderful images.

Lady Grey said...

Oh I love, love, love all these precious moments!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

What a beautiful place to live! Talk about lucky!

Have a wonderful Tuesday!
Anne

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Your beautiful summer seaside images warm my heart.. just as your kind well wishes did.. thanks so much!!

you know I live just up the street from the beach/bay.. but haven't been down there for a while.. maybe that would be just what I need to brighten my day!!! thanks once again... and gorgeous photos!! I'd be at that espresso bar right now if I could.. xxx Julie

elle pee said...

Wow! What a great thing to do each morning. Mine not so romantic, but equally scenic:

I open all the shutters onto our portico balconies and look at the sea. Then get the kids ready for school and load them up in the car or bicycle with double kid-carrier thingie. Get to the school via a street that borders the mediterranean sea. We comment on how the sea is doing today and what color it is. (It's blue like my eyes, or it's gray and angry, ect...) Drop off the older kid to Kindergarden and bring the little one with me to the open market and get fresh veggies. Return home and... repeat.

Willl have to take photos of these things!!

Linda said...

Beautiful post...what a lovely area!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Me again!
I forgot to thank you for the screen capture tutorial! I really do appreciate it!

reasonably chubby said...

These pictures ARE beautiful! Wahhhhh...I'm so sad my own beautiful beach is now covered in layers of oil. Your little town looks adorable and charming-I hope you are having a wonderful summer!

Jeanne said...

RIta..just found you thru Simone. What a wonderful blog and I love, love, love your silverware. So clever!! I am trying to figure out where you are.
I want to say East Coast USA but the photos from this post really could be anywhere...the mystery deepens:)

Look forward to following !

jeanne @ Collage of Life

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Can you say jealous....... :)

Burlap Luxe said...

Hi Rita,
Beautiful post nothing less from you.
Did you get your package from me!
xx
Dore

Mélanie A. said...

Love your shots. I wish I could walk on this beach

Starfish and Sundresses said...

So so gorgeous! I'm headed home to the Cape this weekend and I can't wait for my scenery to look a little more like this. xx

S and O said...

beautiful pictures...I really love your blog so much! I'm a huge beach-lover and every time I come to your blog I swear I can almost smell the salty ocean...ahhh so nice! :)

xoxo
Olivia

fairmaiden said...

I would do that every day if I could! Just gorgeous!!!!! and of course I love the pic of the beach cruisers parked at the espresso bar! You are one lucky girl:) ox

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