October 19, 2009

First Morning At The Beach

We arrived at the beach well after dark last night.  The ocean was loud from our balcony, but even the stars were not giving us enough light to give us a glimpse of her.

This morning I grabbed my camera before I grabbed my coffee and out on the balcony I went.  There was a very cold breeze blowing right through my flannel gown!!!  Yes, I did say flannel.   Oh hush - flannel can be romantic, can’t it???? 

Now, I have my coffee, some great “first morning” pictures, and a day of junking ahead of me!  I am a happy camper!


Here are the best shots of the morning.





I didn’t adjust this photo – camera was set on landscape.




??? Parked at the shoreline.




This vessel went flying by…thought the guys looked cold





Zoomed in and verified these guys are, indeed, cold!!!  The one on the right seems to have gone into a near fetal position!!! 

It was in the low 40’s.  I would be hunkered down more than muchkin’ man!!!




Today is Metamorphosis Monday.  There are lots more creative transformations at “Between Naps On The Porch”.


This is my backdoor view metamorphosis!!

Morning view on Sunday



Morning view today.




I am linking up to the “Outdoor Wednesday” party at “A Southern Daydreamer” on Wednesday! 



  1. wow, how lucky you are, just gorgeous

  2. What wonderful photographs! Isn't the beach the most wonderful place??? I love it. And just seeing the water makes my heart peaceful. Loved seeing these shots. I would not, however, want to be on an open boat at 40 degrees. Brrrrrr! Too cold for my thin Florida blood...

    I hope you found some great deals out shopping! Sounds like fun.

    Happy Met Monday...


    Sheila :-)

  3. Lucky, lucky, lucky woman!! These photos are beautiful and I had to laugh at the one of the guys in the boat!!

    Have a great time junking!!

    Lou Cinda :)

  4. Oh my...need any visitors?!!! The beach is one of my favorite places on earth...wish I was there right now!!!

    Enjoy...for me too!!!

  5. Beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing them. Have a beautiful day.

  6. I'm on my way over ... wait for me! Chuckle ...
    Have a wonderful, warm week. TTFN ~Marydon

  7. The water is wonderful isn't it. The views are so pretty and your pictures are great...

  8. WOW!! That morning view is absolutely beautiful!! All these photos make me want to be there so badly. It looks very peaceful and gorgeous.

    Happy Met Monday!


  9. Pretty pictures - looks like you had fun !

  10. Oh see beautiful! I just love the beach.


  11. Oh my gosh... pick a view... any view... Gorgeous even through the coldness.
    Happy ODW
    ~Really Rainey~

  12. Wow... VERY cool shots you captured.

    I got the shivers just lookin at those poor fellows.

    Thanks for sharing your lovely photos.. im posting so i can go read some more of your blog.

    If you have a moment — I would love you to stop by and say hi!

    TTFN~~ Claudia ♥ ♥

  13. Those are amazing and wonderful captures!
    Happy outdoor Rhonda.

  14. Dang...are they crazy? I'd be curled up in a warm room with a good book. No cold brisk day on a boat!!! Wow.

    Mine today is the Annual Jazz Festival in town. Come by if you can. CLICK HERE

    Have a glorious Wednesday.

  15. What a beautiful place. You are seeing some beautiful nature changes. I really like the one morning view on Sunday. Glad you dropped by my place.

  16. How wonderful to be surrounded by such glorious scenery. Each season has its own beauty. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

  17. Wow, what a difference a day makes!!! Beautiful shots...thanks for sharing!!!

  18. Beautiful shots of the ocean and sunrise... enjoy your time at the beach. Fall is such a nice time to be there.

  19. Hello Rhonda!

    What fabulous photos! I agree with you, I would definitely be hunched down a heck of a lot more than "muchkin’ man!"

    Thanks for sharing with us!

    ~ Tracy

  20. Okay one good wave bump and that person is a goner. There are no sides on the boat. Yikes.
    The ocean is always a perfect photo op.

  21. WOW - you are an AMAZING photographer! I hope y'all have a wonderful trip!!

  22. Hello Little Sister,
    We have truly enjoyed your great enjoyment of your fabulous finds. We expect to see something very similar soon--remember I have seashells galore! You are quite the photographer too--the first one is inspiring. We want to get on a little yellow boat in 40 degree wind and go fast too! Love you very~
    The Third & Fourth Chic Sisters (and we are shabby)

  23. Hello Chic Little Sister,

    We loved the shop---it is YOU! We loved the photos. It was the BEACH! We love YOU!

    The Third & Fourth Sister (....we KNOW we are shabby!)


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