My World Tuesday: North Topsail Beach, North Carolina

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Here is heaven. A place where miracles happen. A beautiful, peaceful beach. I close my eyes and I hear the surf, imagine the morning sun, and dive with the pelicans...for whatever there is. I come up every time as a newly baptized believer in the power of nature to make the new day new without mercy or malice. I close my eyes and take my place among those grains of sand. And it's good.

My World Tuesday

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  1. You've made me a believer too Sandy. In a lot of things, not least of all these that you've mentioned here.

    Topsail will always occupy a special place for me. More now than ever.

    And that first photo? Oh.Mah.Gahd. That is fantastic! (Wish I'd thought of it.)

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  2. Nature is always healing and encouraging. I need a shot of nature every day or I get cranky. Did you see a beach fairy when you looked through the shell?

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  3. Fabulous shot .. I now imagine you laying on your tummy aiming for that .. and getting it.. the surf shot is invigorating ...

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  4. Oh meant to point out North Carolin is missing its A

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  5. This is the same feeling each and every time I go to the beach here in Seattle and give thanks that I live so near the water. It has such an incredible healing power as all of nature does, but for me the water is best of all. The first shot is awesome, they're both gorgeous and say so much to those who listen. Have a great week, Sandy!

    Sylvia

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  6. Beautiful words that stir up emotions inside me!

    I thought the shell was a beach chair. . . but then it would have been facing the wrong way. I guess I ahve the picture of benches in my mind everywhere I go. . . lol

    Sorry about being so ignorant.

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  7. good indeed. especially if that is where you are right now instead of in the cold and slush of new england.

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  8. These shots are incredibly beautiful. That first one really moves me.. as do your lovely words.

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  9. Wonderful serene and relaxing images, Sandy. And I like your nice words too.

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  10. Beautiful place, definitely a heaven.

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  11. really nice photos! I love love love the spray from the wave crashing on that second one!

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  12. Awesome this first shot. I do loooove the perspective and the light in this one.

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  13. I feel better already, by proxy!

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  14. I close my eyes and feel a bit of it - I am sure it is so wonderful as you write and show :)

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  15. yes, the beach is heaven. I long for the warmth of sun to bake my winter chilled bones. The sun, the surf and my chair!

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  16. I always think of "NATURE" as being the "real world" and the more time I can spend there the better

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  17. When see that liquid light and can feel the solitude, I believe.

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  18. Love the ocean and shells. Makes me long to jump in my car and drive.

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  19. nature is soothing and comforting

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  20. Beautiful shots... nature is so healing :)

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  21. I believe it is very much like Heaven!

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  22. Amazing shots, Sandy. For me it is the mountains, probably because I have more opportunity to spend time there than at the beach. Getting away from man-made is the key, where ever that may be.

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  23. What a beautiful place to be. I love your pictures

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  24. I love the beach and the power of the ocean, great shots, Sandy!

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  25. Yes, it's good :)

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  26. Beautiful place and nice photo's, like the first one a lot

    St Philomena's Church

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  27. The first shot is a delight, I can imagine how you must have taken the shot. :)
    Great post.

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  28. Sandy: Beautiful captures from your vacation trip to NC.

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  29. Your words and photographs are pure poetry.

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  30. Beautiful - I love love love the beach; so peaceful and all the troubles just disappear.

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  31. Nature really has the power to renew itself by the day, and with it, we are also renewed and invigorated, whether it be the awesome force generated by the waves or the constant crashing of waves on the shore. The beauty of creation is such that even the stoic is tempted to turn poetic.

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  32. I'm a great believer in Nature. Your photos are truly inspirational!

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  33. There is nothing better to start a day.

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  34. Oh yes ... the beach!! Lovely post, very evocative!
    Gena @ Thinking Aloud
    a photoblog
    South Africa

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  35. lovely post:)...pic is awesome n so r ur words

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  36. oh i am having a hard time choosing my favorite among the two. the first one is truly beautiful but the second one is perfectly captured so i guess both are my fave. i love beach scenes. :)

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  37. beautiful capture sandy
    that first capture right ON

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  38. This entire post is absolutely beautiful!

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  39. Wow, that's so beautiful. I"m impressed!

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  40. Love the sea breeze and shells!
    Beautiful captures Sandy.

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  41. Gloriously hopeful! That's what it inspires in me - hope!

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  42. Beautiful closeup of the shell, I like how one can peer through the hole, it's like a curving sculpture.

    And I can hear the waves in the second photo.

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  43. I want to be at a place where miracles happen!

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  44. love the close up shot! the beach really is a little piece of heaven :)

    leethroughthelens.blogspot.com

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  45. Oh the first picture ...I like
    really lot!
    Thanks!
    :-)

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  46. i love your photos, full of hopes and dreams...that's how i feel when I see the shots

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