Skywatch Friday: Topsail Island, North Carolina

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This is my home away from home, also known as heaven. When I am on this beach, I imagine walking straight into a breeze and flying up to the clouds to return as rain and do it al over  again. There's no good reason to be any place else.
Skywatch Friday

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  1. Thank you for this refreshing photo. Hanging out at the beach is one of my favorite pastimes. This is spectacular!

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  2. Ahhhhh. Heaven, indeed.

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  3. Oh yes, that is what heaven could look like!

    I have been to many of the beaches up and down the East Coast - somehow I never made it to North Carolina's beaches. Your picture could have also been taken in South Carolina, Hilton Head Island.

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  4. Gorgeous! I love the beach here, too! Love the water and the skies! Just doesn't get any better! Happy SWF, Sandy!

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  5. You would be carried up w/ drops of the ocean as friends since it is how they cycle too

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  6. Lovely capture Sandy. I could loose myself here and enjoy it very much.
    Heaven I'm in Heaven and my heart beats so that I can hardly speak.

    Have a great weekend.

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  7. Great photo Sandy. I felt like I was there with you, smelling the sea air and walking on the sand! Wonderful!

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  8. Those places, either real or imagined, are wonderful. Peace and tranquility find fertile soil.

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  9. You'll get no argument from me! I don't go to Topsail (at least not often) but you can't go anywhere on the Southern Outer Banks and not get this feeling. Excellent choice!

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  10. A marvelous photo. the cloud looks like a huge sail itself.

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  11. I totally understand that frame of mind.

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  12. Beautiful. I can see it.

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  13. a most heavenly shot indeed...the clouds, the stairway leading to them and the tuffs of sea grass on the dunes...wonderful

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  14. For sure, if I were there I wouldn't be thinking about being somewhere else!

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  15. What a big pile of fluff there in the blue sky. With views like these I can see why you are drawn to this place. Happy SWF.

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  16. I'm with every one here. This does feel like heaven, you can do some serious skywatching here too.

    Nice to know you found a home away from home.

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  17. That's a beautiful shot and you really capture the feeling at Topsail so well.

    Not sure how long you've been going there and I don't know if I mentioned this before but the point where the sound and ocean meet used to be an immense breeding area for birds. I was surprised and disappointed when NC allowed building (houses and condos) on that part of the island that was natural for so long.

    I'm thinking it was sometime in the late 1980s that the part I'm talking about was developed. The Sea Vista hotel (now timeshares) used to be close to the end of where there were houses but they put in a road past there and built the new houses and condos.

    Ironically hurricanes completely covered up the new road and destroyed a lot of those houses and condos but they were rebuilt. I don't go to Topsail as much as I used to because I have family with a house at Atlantic Beach, NC but it holds a lot of good memories for me.

    Sorry for this long babble and I may have told you all of this before. The old memory isn't what it used to be. Cheers, Carver

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  18. "There's no good reason to be any place else..." Ahhh, rub it in a little! ;)

    Happy SWF!

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  19. I spent my son's early years on Long Island, in Blue Point, where the barrier island beaches are irresistible. This shot makes me homesick for Smith's Point and Fire Island. Clouds are always an added benefit--nice photo!

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  20. Everyone should have their little piece of heaven. Thanks for sharing yours. :)

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  21. This is a perfect photo. Love it.

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  22. what a nice carolina cloud!!

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  23. This would be my heaven too with that gorgeous thunderhead going up! Love it! Beautifully done!

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  24. What an excellent shot of the dunes and that impressive cloud just above them. It nearly looks like it's touching the ground. like instead of flying up to the cloud you could just step aboard.

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  25. Fabulous capture. Have a nice weekend.

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  26. lovely shot of freedom and space, never been to east coast in that area but love the oregon coast for its wild beauty. going there for a week in august.

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  27. It looks to me like I could run up that sand dune and leap onto that cloud.

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  28. Goodness - I'd have to agree - lots of daydreaming going on there, I bet!

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  29. What a wonderful imagination! To climb into those clouds sounds like heaven to me too. :)

    Great shot.

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  30. Sandy I am jealous. Looks like an awesome place to be right now. I'm getting an wee bit tired of all the rain we have had around Oklahoma. =) Hope you have a great weekend.

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  31. I agree,a beach breeze is one step closer to God.

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  32. Just beautiful. Light and peaceful.

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  33. I would that I could join you for a stroll along the shores of your home away from home. It appears to be much as I invision Heaven to be.

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  34. Pure heaven. I'm flying with you.

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  35. Awesome shot, those are some majestic clouds.

    Have a great weekend
    Guy
    Regina In Pictures

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  36. It looks like that walkway does go straight up to heaven. Or to a lovely beach, which is almost as good!

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  37. Beautiful photo, the beach is one of my favorite places to be.

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  38. when i first saw it in my reader i thought it was a painting; lovely.

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  39. Anonymous9:31 PM

    I can't think of any reasons either. Absolutely perfect, the sky and beach and fence... Tell me, does the air taste as good as it looks?

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  40. Deborah Godin9:32 PM

    Sorry, I clipped a key somehow, and ended up anonymous!

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  41. It looks like you painted a picture. Its glorious.

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  42. Sandy: A neat beach and sky scene for certain, thanks for sharing your vacation area.

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  43. I can well imagine how it would make you feel as your describe, beautiful.

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  44. Good morning Sandy
    I like this post for the words as much as for the picture.. I too think certain place have the special feel about them where I can feel at one with my self..

    Tom :O)

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  45. Looked like a nice weather for a stroll. Have a nice weekend, Sandy.

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  46. Wonderful clouds.I like it!
    Great photo!

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  47. thanks for sharing your heaven with us, Sandy!
    Aloha

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  48. Impressive cloud and dunes

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  49. I love the beach too! Especially the water sports. But also it is a great place to rest. Nice photo and well used to explained your thoughts.

    Have a relaxing and nice weekend.

    Alexander
    Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

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  50. Glorious and so scenic. Looks like a painting to me too. Thanks for visiting again. Cheers!

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  51. Very nice view: those clouds have such a relief!
    Excellent Sky Watch, Sandy!

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  52. Ah, most beautiful! I've read a lot of Anne Rivers Siddons with descriptions of this type of scenery.

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  53. Beautiful. I could stare at clouds for hours.

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  54. The light on the wooden steps is beautiful and draws me right in--I want to climb up them and go exploring! Thanks for a wonderful photo and visit to the sand dunes: I need all the sunshine I can get and loved this.

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  55. White sandy dunes are the perfect frame for a pretty blue sky. Thanks for sharing this magical view with us all.

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  56. Beautiful! Wish I were there right now.

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  57. I wish I was there ... no higher compliment could I pay!

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  58. Perfect sky watch post. So beautiful..

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  59. Oh what a glorious photo. My idea of heaven too!

    Hugs, G

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  60. How wonderful to have a place that inspires such lovely imaginings. Lovely photo too!

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  61. Beautiful! I love your imagination, Sandy. I thought like that too when i look up into the endless sky from a beach or the top of the mountain. :)

    Happy week-end!

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  62. Out in nature and be part of it, the best place to be. Wonderful shot.

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  63. Amazing photo - truly. I love your descriptions as well! :)

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  64. I love the beach -- it's my favorite thing after snow!

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  65. sANDY WITHOUT A DOUBT THIS IS HEAVEN ON EARTH!.. SIGH

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  66. Oh my .. glad I didn't miss this .. as I feel the same way, but these days I haven't been to a beach in a long time, but my mind still soars, oh the wonders of life, how beautiful to behold.

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  67. All I can say, "totally awesome" and I am right there with you to heaven! Blessings!

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