Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Beach Walk

Some days, after teaching, our spirits and minds need refreshing and renewing. Our cure for that kind of weariness is a walk at the beach.



We watch the shore birds and are amused by their antics as they chase waves, dig for food and watch the human intruders on their turf.





The afternoon skies are sometimes clear enough that we can see the Channel Islands on the horizon.





These February days amaze us with their beauty and we return home reinvigorated, ready for another day.

12 comments:

flyingstars said...

WoW...some very beautifully captured shots!

Tracy said...

Oh, this is a glorious post, Willow...those diamonds sparkling on the water are calling my name...Happy Day ((HUGS))

Flower said...

It looks like you had a Blue Sky day! They are worth waiting for!! The sparkles in the water are amazing!!

artgirlATL said...

We have Pine Trees... and that's about it. Ok, wait we have georgia red clay too. You lucky thing you!

Roxie said...

Look! It's the ocean - with sunshine and big waves. How lucky you were to getr a sunny day at the beach. Oh, wait. That's in So.Cal. Sunny beach days are a dime a dozen. Well, you were still lucky to get it!

ellen b. said...

Your photos are beautiful Willow! I think those birds might be Marbled godwits.

Lovella said...

Oh those waves are just so beautiful. Glad you had such a great walk.

Barbara said...

I love the ocean and to see the Pacific like this is quite something.

violetlady said...

What beautiful photograghs. I live near the beach also. I don't walk on it that much and when I do, I always say to myself "Do this more!"

Sara said...

Ah, that looks so refreshing...I can hear the surf and the cries of the birds and smell the salty air! Beautiful photos.

High Desert Diva said...

I can never see enough photos of the ocean.

thanks for visiting my blog...I'm actually from Milwaukie originally...nice to meet you Portland girl!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

great shots of the ocean and shore birds.