Skywatch Friday: Up Early on North Topsail Beach

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Last weekend, I put several hours into creating my summer photo albums on Winkflash.com (a super place for prints, albums, you name it). This was one of those tasks I put off for a few weeks because revisiting Topsail Island in thought rather than in person is up there on the Pleasures list with ripping my skin off or drinking gasoline and setting myself on fire. As I placed image after image into an album, I wondered how I left and why and, better, how not to do that again. Surely, there must be one teaching position open that this carpetbagger could fill....Anyway. Here is North Topsail Beach on one of those mornings I awoke and stepped out early. Rain came and went. The day was beautiful. Summer on the beach has a lot in common with middle school life. You learn to roll, you learn to love, you learn to let go. You learn to love the basic truth that nothing is forever. It's all so very good.

Skywatch Friday

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  1. Fantastic! I know exactly how you feel about Topsail, it's how I feel about where I live and I get truly frightened with the idea that I might one had to leave here. I do hope you can someday soon find a way live there. Have a great day, Sandy.

    Sylvia

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  2. A magical capture!

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  3. I hope you realize your dream. I love where I live, but may move someday to be closer to loved ones. One thing is certain in life - change.

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  4. This is so lovely, almost a monochrome with just a hint of gold.

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  5. Anonymous11:29 AM

    Hope you get the perfect job there one day.

    This is a deliciously soothing shot.

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  6. What a photograph. Getting up early has its advantages. I'm glad you took your camera with you that morning.

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  7. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! Such a beautiful pic and wonderful words. One can almost see the stretch marks of your growth, I think you will be a very wise woman, since you are living life to the fullest, and taking every grain of sand offered, to build your most beautiful castle. Thank you.

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  8. You had a real flashback the other night, I see.. ! ;) It must be a very lovely place, and that I can see - your photo shows a bit of it! :) I hvae never heard about that album web site, maybe I shoul have a look.. Thanks to you! :)

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  9. and sorry for my writing mistakes.. going a bit fast here.. dinner time you see.. my dear came home late tonight. A long day's work!

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  10. I could so relate Sandy! LOved your photo!

    I am encouraged to contribute again this time to Skywatch Friday!

    Thanks for sharing what life is most often times: "Summer on the beach has a lot in common with middle school life. You learn to roll, you learn to love, you learn to let go. You learn to love the basic truth that nothing is forever. It's all so very good."

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  11. So exquisite Sandy...I can see why you would never want to leave.

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  12. Good I recon. Maybe you should check into that teaching position. It might just be waiting for you.

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  13. Wonderful view of early morning sky.

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  14. ...and to wake up and see beauty like that, perfect!


    Beautiful skies.



    hugs,
    fickle
    Sunset Highway


    I love your blog and I decided to follow!

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  15. This is an amazing sky shot Sandy. I love the darkness and the hint of sun peeking beyond those dark clouds. It must be an amazing place to visit. Thanks for sharing your story.

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  16. Research shows we enjoy things more when they are interrupted. If you lived there it would become 'everyday.' Returning is an excitement that must be preceded by 'leaving.'




    Warm Aloha from Waikiki

    Comfort Spiral

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  17. This is really beautiful!what a nice way to welcome a new day!!

    My SkyWatchFriday

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  18. Love the sentiments in this post, I have felt this way about many places... The shot is stunning, there are so many emotions in it and a certain melancholic atmosphere too.;)
    Have a lovely Friday,
    xo

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  19. Stepping out early in the morning brings such pleasure to all the senses! Beautiful photo!!
    And wonderful sentiment.
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  20. Those tall reeds, we have it here, called toi toi.

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  21. that would be a lovely place to live I'm sure...

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  22. Must be a wonderful place. You obviously love it. Great photo!

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  23. Beautiful shot. i hope you find that job that will let you stay there.

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  24. Excellent and charming image with the early morning light, Sandy.

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  25. Magical morning shot.

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  26. if only i can wake up on a beach everyday...

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