7.25.2008

Beach Beauty


At this time I do not live near the ocean or a sea, but lakes have beaches too! Still the photos I share here are from beaches in New Zealand, where I once wandered for six months. The cave photo above was taken on a very popular beach on the South Island. When I arrived early that morning I was the first person there. The waves had washed the sand smooth, not a footstep in sight, I was in heaven!


I discovered that beaches in New Zealand were covered with different treasures. One might have white sand, another more green, some on the dark side. Shells of varied shapes, colors and sizes. Stones that were smooth and polished, others rough. It was a delight to wander from one beach to another finding the unique treasures each has to offer.


This round sphere was a very heavy rock that I found just where you see it, on the shore of the ocean. I would have liked to take it home with me, but instead I took it's photo.

This post inspired by: Inspire Me Thursday

14 comments:

  1. Again, your pictures are breath-taking!!
    thank you for your comment on sista moon :)

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  2. Having grown up around the beach, I have a special affinity for it, and your photos are lovely and intriguing. I especially love the beckoning light shining from the other side of the cave.

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  3. These pics are absolutely glorious! And I love the pic crammed with shells! Magical!

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  4. very different and not at all what one would expect beach to look like, hugs,

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  5. It is heavenly! I'm afraid I would have been tempted beyond my power to snatch that round rock and bring it home with me!

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  6. Beautiful photos. I especially like the one of the cave. That looks like a neat place to explore.

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  7. wonderful photos...

    thanks for visiting my blog :)

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  8. Oh I must go there someday. I showed my sister your photographs and she absolutely loved them. She is an artist who hasn't painted in awhile and she was inpsired to start her next piece!

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  9. Thank you all for visiting!
    Sharing the beauty I find and having it inspiring or appreciated makes it all right!

    Eve, how wonderful that your sister felt inspired! I would love to see her next creation!

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  10. Very beautiful. What a wonderful experience and treasured photos!

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  11. Such light and clarity in your photos, it's amazing. The last one made me thirsty! They're splendid. I love the one with the shells, it has wonderful colors!

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  12. Beautiful photos! Sounds like very cool beaches to explore. I especially like the cave one and how well you captured it.

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  13. These are such wonderful photos... how I wish I could dive into them and explore!!

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  14. What an incredible journey New Zealand must have been. I have often dreamed of going there, hiking through the mountains and kayaking the sea shores. I wonder why I am not there right now.

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Tammie