Posted by Jody on October 25, 2013
♫ “When the dog bites,
When the bee stings,
When I’m feeling sad, ♬
I simply remember my favorite things,
And then I don’t feel so bad.” ♪
Family Time (The Oregon Coast)
Colorful Seashells (Sanibel Island, Florida)
Lighthouses (Newport, Oregon)
Cute Coastal Critters (Santa Cruz, California)
Sunrise on the Beach (Waikiki, Hawaii)
Sugar White Sand (Gulf Islands National Seashore, Florida)
Posing Pelicans on the Pier (Venice Beach, California)
Tidepooling (Bandon, Oregon)
Friendships That Last a Lifetime (Chicago, Illinois)
♪ My Favorite Things, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
~Also a favorite!
This week’s “A Word a Week Photography Challenge” theme is Favourite.
Posted in Today's Special | Tagged: A Word a Week Photo Challenge, beach, beach photography, Favourite, My Favorite Things, Oscar Hammerstein II, Weekly Photo Challenge | 16 Comments »
Posted by Jody on February 27, 2013
“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in,
where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul alike.”
~ John Muir, The Yosemite (1912)
Greg and I came across this little pink shovel in the sands of McClures Beach at Point Reyes National Seashore. Not one other soul was in sight on this lovely, peaceful morning.
A Word a Week Photo Challenge – Zoom
Posted in Northern California Beaches, Sand and Shoreline, Today's Special | Tagged: A Word a Week Photo Challenge, beach, beach photography, McClures Beach California, zoom | 14 Comments »
Posted by Jody on January 29, 2013
Elisa’s great big smile!
On this bright and sunny day Elisa and I were relaxing at Fort DeRussy Beach Park which is located on a lovely, relatively uncrowded stretch of Waikiki Beach (Oahu, Hawaii). Fort DeRussy Beach Park is a public, grassy area with plenty of shaded picnic tables. It was a great spot to set a spell and thoroughly enjoy our fresh & delicious pineapple fruit boats along with amazing views of the wide sandy beach and sparkling Pacific Ocean. ~Smiles all around!~
One of the must-haves for every member of our family on any beach trip is a big floppy sun hat (for the guys: this translates to a manly wide brimmed hat). Elisa always seems to do this best!!
What is a must-have on your list for a fun day at the beach?
√ sun block____________
√ big floppy sun hat__
A Word A Week Photo Challenge – Smile
Related Waikiki Beach posts: The Duke Paoa Kahanamoku Lagoon, aka: The Hilton Lagoon, Beachcombing on Waikiki Beach
Posted in Beaches of The Hawaiian Islands, Tallies & Tips | Tagged: A Word a Week Photo Challenge, beach, Fort DeRussy Beach Park, Oahu beach, smile, sun safety, Waikiki Beach Hawaii | 11 Comments »
Posted by Jody on January 21, 2013
A Rainy Day in Manhattan Beach, California
“Baby, it’s cold outside!”
Since I couldn’t decide which category this photo fit into best, it’s my entry for both!
Which Photo Challenge theme would you have chosen for this snapshot of a young couple, all snuggled up together, on a rainy day at Manhattan Beach Pier? Beyond or Weather?
Posted in Southern California Beaches, Today's Special | Tagged: A Word a Week Photo Challenge, beach photography, beachy, beyond, Manhattan Beach California, pier, weather, Weekly Photo Challenge | 17 Comments »
Posted by Jody on January 9, 2013
Morning in Paradise, Waikiki Beach
Many folks who visit the Hawaiian island of Oahu just can’t wait to see the much ballyhooed Waikiki sunsets. And, yes, Waikiki’s sunsets really are worth the wait. But we morning people get to begin the day in paradise with another one of Mother Nature’s most unique and beautiful spectacles: the sunrise over Diamondhead. Sunrises on Waikiki Beach come with the extra bonus of having a peaceful, uncrowded shoreline almost entirely to yourself.
Set your alarm. You won’t want to miss this!
A Word a Week Photo Challenge – Cloud
Posted in Beaches of The Hawaiian Islands, Today's Special | Tagged: A Word a Week Photo Challenge, beach, beach photography, cloud, Hawaii, Oahu beach, sunrise, Waikiki Beach Hawaii, Waikiki Beach sunrise | 16 Comments »