Wednesday, April 13, 2011

black and white Wednesday - seashells, sand and sun

Florida beach 1
Natalie playing in the sand. (In black and white and color)
Florida beach 2

'My life is like a stroll upon the beach,
as near the ocean's edge I can go.'

~ Thoreau

Florida beach 3

Sunlight shimmering.
Seagulls flying overhead.
Soul is now serene.

~ Sherri Smith
Florida beach 4

'As the ocean is never full of water, so is the heart never full of love.'

~ unknown
Florida beach 5

'I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each.'

~ T.S. Eliot

Diptych Grace ocean

Three of life's treasures,
seashells, sand and sun.

My seashell collector Grace. Her mommy was too as a little girl.

Florida beach 6

'Why does the ocean rock the moon to sleep every night?
So the sun will wake and kiss the beach.'

~ J. Henson

Florida beach 7

'Happiness is a summer breeze,
sand between your toes, and your best friend by your side.'

~ unknown

Diptych sandpails Grace

There's always something special about spending an afternoon by the ocean.
The sound of the waves, smell of the salt air and feeling the sand beneath my feet
are a little piece of heaven to me.

Diptych lifeguard

It's almost hard to believe we were there 10 days ago.
We came home with so many wonderful memories.
And it's no surprise that just as the mommies are friends,
so are our daughters.
The little girls hit it off fabulously!

Natalie and Grace.

Florida beach 8-2

It's black and white Wednesday at The Long Road to China.
See what Lisa's up to....and check out many more pics that are linked to her blog.

Happy Wednesday,
 Spring is finally here
where we live!

Florida beach 9

the long road

24 kind words:

Jill Samter Photography said...

you find the best quotes ever to share with your photos.

the photos are all gorgeous - but i never expect anything less!

love the last two shots of the girls!

so glad you had that time all together and that SPRING is really arriving!!!

blessings and love,

Debbie said...

Amazing photos, Gail and the quotes are perfect for them.

Just Bits and Pieces said...

So amazing!!!! Oh my goodness!

Marla said...

So pretty Gail! These make me long for the beach. Think I'll go get out the calendar and count down the weeks until we're there. Glad you had a great trip!!

Love Letters To China said...

Did we go to the same beach together? :-) These photos are amazing. I never knew our beach could look so beautiful. It's so much fun to see another persons perspective through their lens.

Those girls look so adorable together. I think we need to start planning another vacation...don't you?


Shonni said...

Your pictures make me miss the ocean!!!
Beautiful pictures.

Wanda said...

Ahhh......I could never tire of images from your wonderful trip visit with Grace. These are all spectacular.

I esp. love the last one of the two new fast friends. So serene.

Have a great week and enjoy this breath of Spring.....finally.

Ashley Sisk said...

These pictures are so so gorgeous - I know I was at the beach this weekend, but it was no where near this perfect. Beautiful work!

Kayce said...

Beautiful pictures! Makes me want to jump on a plane and find a warm sunny beach! I may live at the beach but it's rarely warm enough to frolic in the water. :) You girls must have had so much fun!

carolinagirl said...

Gail, your blog title caused my heart to skip a beat! :) As always, you have the most talented eye for photography. LOVE all of your photos! Thanks for sharing these.

Sharon Ankerich said...

What beautiful shots of such a beautiful place~ and beautiful children to capture!!! Could hear, smell, and pretend I was there! Loved every one!!!

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

where to start with these beauties! First off I am so taken with the beach pictures. you can almost feel the motion of the waves. And, you almost feel like you are there with these three lovely kids!

But also, Grace's smile in these pictures is so sweet. She has a very reassuring smile. I am always so taken with that grin.


Life with JJ, Starr and Spice said...

Hi SFAM, I am sitting and eating lunch at my desk today. I decided to look at your blog and so enjoyed this post. You made my lunch more serene! ;-) Fab pictures of a fab time.

Love always,

The Sanders Family said...

These are beautiful photos, Gail, as usual. Makes this Iowa girl really wish I was on a beach vacation right about now!! :)

Jboo said...

Oh my -- so beautiful. I think I can hear the ocean! :) Lovely photos and quotes --you are the best!


Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Perfect beach day! I really love the last one!

Faith Hope Love Photography said...

So beautiful!! I miss that for sure and wish I lived next to the ocean...dreams ;) Look how tall and thin Grace looks, definately growing up!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

There is nothing better than the beach..... and looking at thess photos makes me want to hop on a plane and head somewhere warm where I can walk through the sand and dip my toes in the water.

Beautiful images of your day at the beach. I especially love the one of N and G...... you can tell they totally hit it off!

Hope you have a great week~



Jodee said...

I love, love, love these beach pictures! It looks like you gals had a blast!

Kim said...

Great photos..
Makes me smile..
Love all the great memories that are in photos..
Have a great week..
Love ya

Casey said...

Love the photos!! Makes me miss the beach!

China Dreams said...

Gorgeous photos, of course. Looks like a wonderful break from the great North after the winter we've had.


Jewels of My Heart said...

I love all the shots.... oh, I can't wait to go to the beach! Enjoy your Spring!
God's blessings,

Sharon said...

I love each and every one of these amazing shots!

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