Tag Archives: beachlife

A Way Of Life

The beach is my confidant and my heart. It is where I go when I need sweet solace from the troubles of the world. To go and relax, breath in the sea breeze, listen to the lull of the waves, cry of the gulls and be one with nature. My soul yearns for it, desires it, really. To be at the sea, this is a way of life.© ~Mac 










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There Will Always Be Signs

Even when your path is chosen there will always be signs along the way. These that will try to tell you how your journey should look or in an attempt to deter you. Don’t let them dictate your way, you are in control of your own destiny.

©There Will Always Be Signs ~MM (SBDMB)

Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge






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Love That Salty Air

“She loves the serene brutality of the ocean, loves the electric power she felt with each breath of wet, briny air.” ~Holly Black

This past week Hubby and I got out to enjoy some of the last of the warmer weather. The temperatures were spoiling us for mid-November, ranging from 70° to 80° (20° to 30° C). Multiple outings included strolls at various locations and rides in the convertible. A late afternoon walk on the beach was one of our adventures.

This time of day finds the tides out. Before you even see this to be the case, you can smell [it]. There is an aromatic pungency to the wind. I would describe this as a mixture of dead fish, sea weed and salt water. It hits you at first, but the constant breeze quickly whisks it away. Besides, once you see the view, walk in the sand and hear the water- your other senses take over completely. Caught up in the beauty, the smell seeps into you and just seems to belong. I suppose it is just all part of the beach-life experience.

Here are some photos I thought I’d share from our escapade. With the tide out, it makes for a great opportunity to capture beautiful reflections in the wet sand. I forgot to bring my good camera, so the iPhone had to do. Enjoy!












Filed under Beach Life, nature-photography

Gonna Be A Scorcher

Gonna Be A Scorcher

Full of longing
My heart yearns
Heat so intense
That look burns

Quiet but strong
Far from placid
At first caressing
Then turns acid

Face in towel
Toes in sand
Kiss my skin
Warm my hand

You’re my drug
Need a fix
Make me happy
No more tricks

Worth the wait
Light my torch
Some like it hot
I want to scorch

Sweat from pours
Quench my thirst
Want for more
Summer comes first

Better wear sunblock
©Gonna Be A Scorcher

-by SBDMB (MM)




Filed under Beach Life, poetry

I’m So Confused

This signage has me all confused, and so does the water tower.


Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge


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Never Too Old

Walking along the beach recently I came across this couple building a huge sandcastle by the water’s edge. Not a couple of kids mind you, a couple of more mature folks. I was quite impressed with their efforts and sheer determination. It really was quite impressive and photo worthy. Not a scene one comes across every day, certainly. A great reminder that one is never too old to have fun!

There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.” ~Sophia Loren


©Never Too Old For Fun by SBDMB (MM)

Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge


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Green Means Go

“Only one person can stop me or keep me going; I myself.”~Vikrmn, Corpkshetra


©Green Means Go by SBDMB (MM)

Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Color Contrast









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