Blog Your Blessings: Walking the Beach

I walked the beach alone each evening while we were on vacation at Topsail Island, North Carolina. I walk every day, and I like to walk alone and take in what's around me. This is especially rewarding at the beach.

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The relentless, thundering surf drowns out every other sound. It is music enough.

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I enjoyed the patterns in the sand the water drew as it retreated from the shore. These patterns reminded me of the push and pull of the waves when I swam during the day. To work with these forces rather than fight them is a joyful, relaxing thing and sometimes a challenge. But always good.

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On my last day at the beach, I enjoyed these clouds--after my father and daughter pointed them out to me. At first I saw only the silver lining.

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Walking away, though, I saw an angel. As I walked, the angel spread across the sky, becoming very thin at the center until the sun fell through to light the evening one last time. "What is an angel?" I thought. A product of the imagination, maybe? A divine presence? Both? An abiding in all things beautiful? Yes.

It's all good--and it's wonderful to step out and see it.

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Comments

  1. I find so much peace and a true sense of belonging when I'm walking along the beach.

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  2. Beautiful post. I saw the angel in the last photo immediately. What a blessing.

    Have a great weekend. Grace and blessings to you.

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  3. Oh I love that shot of the sand -- so beautiful!

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  4. All beautiful pictures. My favorite is the first one. I love the ocean.

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  5. I know I don't take part in Blog Your Blessings but this is such a beautiful post with such beautiful photos that I just wanted to tell you. And yes that last one does look like an Angel.

    TC.

    Sarah.

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  6. A peaceful walk on the beach can be a spiritual experience, Great pictures of God's creation!

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  7. A wonderful post Sandy! I find the sound of the waves a very comforting sound...and I love to feel the sand between my toes!!
    Happy Saturday!

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  8. each step we take within nature is a blessing!

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  9. I came to see your Sky Watch and enjoyed this post also. I'm never disappointed when I visit your blog. Gorgeous pictures!!

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  10. Anonymous8:31 AM

    Amazing. It's as simple as that. These pics are all beautiful. Love the one with the sand. :) Happy weekend!

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  11. wow, sandy, this is a beautiful set! very earth wind and fire (literally).

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  12. I so enjoyed seeing these lovely photos of your walks. I feel the same way about walking and I'm always happy if I happen upon little woodland creatures and have an opportunity to be grateful to their Creator.

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  13. How lovely Sandy. You know how to count your blessing by taking notice of everything around you. :)

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  14. Thanks for your blessings for my nephew.

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  15. Anonymous11:11 AM

    Blessings indeed! What a beautiful and inviting series of photos, especially the first. I wanted to walk out those boards to the beach so badly I nearly bumped my forehead on the computer screen!

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  16. I love the ocean--the sand the surf--the grand sounds or the grand quietness. Thanks for sharing. MB

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  17. Wonderful sequence of images which gives peace and serenity. Really a great post, Sandy.
    Have a nice weekend!

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  18. Anonymous3:19 PM

    excellent blog! I am keen brilliance of your photos - fantastic I want to you all the best steven

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  19. Beautiful, beautiful!!! Looks like you are having a wonderful holiday!

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  20. I LOVE walking on beaches. So rejuvenating and restful (when it's quiet!) What lovely photos you've shared Sandy and thoughtful words.

    Thank you for your amazing posts and photos.

    www.mypoeticpath.wordpress.com

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  21. Sandy: Those are really some neat captures, they are so nice in combination.

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  22. Beautiful photos. Glad you enjoyed your stay in NC.

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  23. The biggest blessing is the ability to see beauty around us.

    Bless you, Sandy.

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  24. Wonderful pictures... and a great "blessing"... I'm grateful we live near a beach... and often go walking along it. Thanks for bringing up some good memories as always and making me aware of my blessing that often, I take for granted.

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  25. Thank you for a blissful walk along the beach. Your post rings with the spirit.

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  26. Oh my, these are so lovely, Sandy. I have the sense that you are a tranquil, meditative, kind person. I wish you were my neighbor.

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  27. Anonymous1:18 PM

    Pretty beach pics! The clouds are amazing and remind me-before my Papaw died he told me not to worry he'd be on the sunny side of the clouds while I was still looking at the darkside.

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  28. I can smell the salt when I peer at that second shot and I just want to say, take me with you! :)

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  29. That pattern shot is awesome! So nice!

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  30. Anonymous1:25 AM

    Next to a river, the beach is my favorite place to be. I sleep to the sound of ocean waves. I did sleep to the sounds of a running stream but my husband said, "Turn that off, it makes me want to urinate." LOL

    I am late for BYBS. In fact, it is Monday here. Have a great week.

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  31. Anonymous2:51 AM

    i love your pics and you seem like a spiritual person:) i've been to NC, just passing by Charleston for a daytrip. I wonder how far Topsail is from there.

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  32. Anonymous5:43 PM

    I too love the beach and your photos just take me right there!

    I'm just catching up on my blog reading after making some major changes to all of the blogs.

    Cheers!

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  33. I've always said that I feel God is closer when I'm near the sea.

    Peace - D

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  34. I live quite close to the beach here in England Sandy. Although it's not quite as nice as the beach in your photo, it is still great to walk along and very relaxing. Sometimes it's nice just to take a breath and admire the natural beauty of the scenery around us. Everyone has such busy lives, we take so much for granted nowadays.

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  35. your eye for snapshots is really good as it does bring up evocative feelings with the images

    reminds me a little to slow down more in daily life =)

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  36. OH! That first photo of the stairs leading to the beach entrance is just soooooo perfect! What a blessing it must have been to walk along the water and enjoy the peacefulness of it all. Truly a blessing -- thanks for sharing it.

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