Saturday, January 12, 2013

Along the Shore



Sunny days with the temperature hovering around 0 (celsius) are more preferable to me than slightly warmer days with rain. Yesterday afternoon an afternoon walk along the beach was just the ticket. Gulls and crows thought so, too. They flew ahead of us, alighting on the rocky, driftwood-strewn shore, paying no attention to us. 


 These gulls strike me as complacent birds, standing with heads hunched into their backs, regarding the world with little curiosity. 



Waves rush over rocks, then draw back. 
 

My camera tells me this picture was taken at 3:49 PM. The days are still so very short, lengthening imperceptibly. 


Did you notice the white house there in the left corner of the background photo? Wouldn't that be a wonderful place to live? I don't think I'd get much done - all my time would be spent staring out the window. 

Linking with My Little Home and Garden for Sunlit Sunday,
and with Mary at the Little Red House for Mosaic Monday.

30 comments:

Andrea Dawn said...

I'd be staring out the window, too. Or walking the beach and taking pictures. Such a lovely set of photos here, Lorrie.

cucki said...

So besutiful x

Snap said...

Me too -- staring out the window! The beach is such a wonderful place -- anytime of year. Love the sunset. Thanks for the walk! Happy Sunlit Sunday!

Bonnie said...

It is all beautiful and so peaceful. I much prefer the cooler air as well. To live on the coast....I don't think I would ever need a vacation. Bonnie

Infuse With Liz said...

Great shots! Love the one with the gulls and driftwood! Yes that home would be awesome to live in- always something to enjoy seeing!

Vee said...

They must have amazing views; however, they must also have to clean the windows a lot. I've never wondered about the curiosity of a gull. (Must not be so curious myself.) They do seem very curious about what's in my picnic lunch. Such beautiful photography, Lorrie!

My Little Home and Garden said...

Your photos show such a beautiful part of the country and make me dream about living by the sea and walking its shores. That white house would be just the place to appreciate the view on the water's wilder days.

Thank you for sharing your post at Sunlit Sunday, Lorrie.

-Karen

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful photos Lorrie. I love the coastline and the ocean. I would also be like you if I lived in that house. And I'd be walking the beach a lot too. I'm glad you had a nice break in the rainy weather. Have a great week. Pamela

Lace hearts said...

What lovely photographs - just found you and was a treat to see those.

Donna said...

Such lovely photos! And how wonderful it is that you have such beauty nearby. I think I would be out on the beach whenever I could! And that little white house is precious. What a view!

Maggie said...

Stunning shots, Lorrie. The early sunset looks so beautiful and the sea birds always make me smile.
We were at the beach again today, our mosaics are almost identical!
Hope you're feeling better wishing you a good week ahead.

Reginas Simple Living said...

hi lorrie,
your photos shows wonderful pics from your country.the white house is a dream!!!!!
wishing you a nice week,
love and hugs,
regina

Crafty Gardener said...

I'd have a chair right in front of the window.
I love a walk along the shore.

ellen b. said...

A lovely walk with beautiful photos! That really would be a distracting place to live for sure.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Wonderful photos along the shore! The sunset is gorgeous. Thank you for visiting me and your sweet comment.

Irene said...

Yes, I've heard it said that a poor view, makes one work more. Love your walk.

Ruth Kelly said...

Perhaps that is what happened to me, I worked indoors with no windows for 24 years and it made me ill.

materfamilias said...

Beautiful pictures! I find the cold wearing after a few days of it, quite honestly, but for now I am loving the crispness that the cold sunny days impart.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The location of that house is remarkable! I love your bird photos and the driftwood is pretty, too!

Cheryl said...

Oh, I do wonder about that lovely house with the magnificent view. Whenever I travel to the big city (rarely), there are some houses that always capture my imagination. They sit on a hill overlooking the river. As I drive or ride over the bridge, my eyes are drawn toward those homes, and I imagine what it is like to live there myself.

Thank you for sharing these engaging winter scenes.

Pondside said...

You're right - we were walking in the same place, or at least along the same stretch of Dallas Road - how funny!

eileeninmd said...

Lovely photos from your walk at the beach. I love the last shot and the house. They do have a beautiful view, I would be looking out the windows all the time. Have a happy week ahead.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

What a lovely walk you had. Just cleans the cob webs out. Valerie

Happy@Home said...

What a lovely place to take a walk. I like the way you did the last photo. Glad you pointed out the white house as I hadn't noticed it at first. They would have a breathtaking view.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I love all of your photos, it makes my heart yearn for my winter beach in White Rock. And funnily enough, the sunset shot, could be taken from my beach.

Jen

Alisa Noble said...

I agree, the house would be perfect.
Happy Monday!

A Garden of Threads said...

I too would have trouble getting anything done if I lived in that house. Enjoy your day.

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

I live in Seattle and have been to Vancouver island a few times. I love it there! Your pictures are bsolutely gorgeous! I am following you and I hope you will do the same :)

Anneliese said...

Just beautiful! I love scenic views close to home. It would be hard to live somewhere where there is nothing to see.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Such loveliness, so close to where you live!