Saturday, November 16, 2013

The beach in winter

The last several years we've traveled to the beach for my January birthday. This afternoon Jilda asked what I wanted to do next year.
I can tell you  the mountains looked inviting last weekend when we passed through on our way to the folk festival, but there's something about the ocean in winter.
I shot this picture last January and as you can see, there was not a soul on the beach.
I could have shot a picture in the opposite direction, and while it would not have been as picturesque, it was deserted in that direction too.

Just after taking the photo, we walked up to the water's edge and sat while the sun made its  final exit.
The only sounds were that of the surf, the cawing of seabirds, and the wind.  I'm not sure I've ever felt more at peace.
I have a feeling that come January, we won't be far from this very spot.
Y'all have a great weekend and I hope your team wins.......that is unless you're a Mississippi State fan :) 


  1. We love the beach! It's always a good choice because it calms the soul. Somehow I always feel more connected to nature when I sit on a beach and watch the waves hit the shore, the sunset over the ocean, or depending on which beach we're at, the sunrise over the ocean. Either way, it's my slice of heaven!

  2. So beautiful! The beach (any beach) is my happy place too.

  3. I love the beach and especially marinas.
    People have boats just to sit in them and enjoy the water lapping up against them.
    So peaceful just to listen to nature around you.
    Man is a beast and as such is a part of nature as nature is a part of man.

  4. The beach is a great place to clear your mind...

  5. I have never been to the ocean in winter. I always go in June or July. Now I'm intrigued to give it a try.

  6. Oh so very pretty!!!

  7. The ocean is a perfect place to visit any time of the year. I even like to walk on the beach in the rain. (Great time to fish, too!)

  8. I love walking barefoot in the warm sand. I never thought of going to the ocean in winter. Interesting...

  9. Anonymous12:37 PM

    The ocean is wonderful, regardless of its mood!!

  10. You speak my language!


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