Thursday, January 7, 2016

A Walk On The Beach


I enjoy walks on the beach and picking up handfuls of sand and shells to see what lies within. I've found a few pieces of Sea Glass and several heart-shaped rocks! I'm collecting what I think is interesting and keeping them in a treasure box for when the grandchildren make their first visit to our seaside home. I can just imagine their delight in discovering so many fascinating things that the Lord has created. 


On this day, as my eye was drawn downwards to investigate the trappings in the sand, I saw a hint of green. This lone sprout was about two inches in height and not more than an inch across, and its roots were tucked underneath this bit of... well I'm not sure what it is. But it was providing the perfect spot for this little plant to take root and grow. So, not wanting to pass up an interesting photo op [ ;-) ] I got down on my hands and knees to capture the sight. I figured I might not see this again. Most days have been rainy with high winds so I'm not sure this little guy could stand the harsh conditions for very long, let alone the tide coming in and possibly sweeping him out to sea. 


What a magnificent God we have who created all this beauty to be enjoyed by His children. May my eyes always see Him in my surroundings and be lifted to Heaven in worship of who He is and what He has done for me in and through Jesus Christ!

Psalm 139: 17-18
How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!
If I should count them, they would outnumber the sand.
When I awake, I am still with You.

~Have a blessed day~

24 comments:

  1. One little plant. I wonder how it got there, and what will happen to it.

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    1. I guess I could try and find it again but that would be like looking for a needle in a hay stack! :-)
      {{hugs}}

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  2. Thank you for a peaceful read to quiet my noisy mind!

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    1. What are you doing inside my head?! hehe

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  3. Hello Anne and happy new year. I love walks on the beach too. Such pretty photos. Enjoy the rest of the week.

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    1. Hey Julie! It's good to 'see' you. :)
      Any time you are in the area, let me know and we'll walk together.

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  4. I love your pictures, you have captured the beauty of the beach and skies beautifully! And that strange little green plant... I have no idea what it is, but you might check the local extension office to see if they have any clues. I have done that many times, and they are always so helpful. You never know what you might learn about it :) Have a blessed and wonderful day!

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    1. Thank you!!! Great idea about contacting the extension office. Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Wow, Anne! Your photos are oh-so-clear and ever so captivating. As I scrolled down and started to see the last picture my first thought was that the sky looked like rolling waves. Truly stunning, my friend. It's so, so, SO GOOD to stop in for a visit...I have missed you!

    Much love and sweet hugs!

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    1. Hey Stephanie, Your words are such an encouragement! You've been missed too. :-) I have seen some truly amazing sights since living here full time at the beach. Sad to say it will end at the end of August. We're house hunting, which is exciting and daunting. Love ya back!

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  6. Looks like you had a wonderful walk!

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    1. It's hard to have a bad one on the beach. ;)

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  7. I love the ocean though I seldom get to visit. - Wow that plant shot is just amazing as are those clouds in that last shot.

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    1. Thanks, Ida! I didn't visit the beach more than once a year before moving here. I hope to keep coming back once we have found a permanent home. This apartment living is not for me. I'm a country girl at heart that loves a little more wiggle room. :)

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  8. Beautiful Anne... I feel like I've just been to the seaside. xx

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    1. Well, I have accomplished my goal then, dear friend! {{hugs}}

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  9. Once again, you have captured "majesty" with your camera. Beautiful and insightful!

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    1. Awww....thank you so much, Rebecca! I appreciate that. :)

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  10. hey there friend. hope you are having a great start to your New Year. thanks for all the comments. i always feel so pulled to beach scenes. so relaxing to the soul. yet i love mountains scene too. so gorgeous!! ( :

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    1. I feel the same way about the mountains vs beach! I'm happy viewing either one. :)

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  11. His creation is marvelous ~ and you capture it so beautifully!
    I found my way here via Stephanie's blog.
    Blessings to your Sunday,
    Nina

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    1. Hi Nina, Thanks for coming over to say Hello! I just adore Stephanie!!! She is a real sweetheart. Thanks for your kind words. Have a wonderful week!

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I am so delighted that you've taken time to come by and comment. Blessings for a joy-filled day!

1 Corinthians 1:3 ~ Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.