Skywatch Friday: Insert Here the Silence

North Topsail Island


A friend remarked to me once that 13 hours is a long time in the car to get to the beach. 

Why do that when you can hop in the car and comfortably be on the Jersey Shore in four hours?

Insert here the silence that backs away slowly lest it offend. The silence that aches with loneliness because, try as you might, wish as you will, life itself seems to keep you from sharing all that is beautiful here in a way that you wish you could.

My cameras are the bridges I carry with me. Thank you for making the crossing, for being here in heaven with me.  


Skywatch Friday

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  1. solitude says it all..

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  2. I just own a cheap little camera. More and more I want to take pictures, to record beauty, like you do and I want my own good camera. When my husband questions my new found interest, I'll tell him you're to blame.

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  3. I have that silence here today. It sounds so good. The only thing breaking that silence is the wind blowing the snow against the window and an occasional dog howling for someone to let her in.

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  4. P.S. I could go for some of that warmth that this sun is exuding.

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  5. Your photo and your words touched a special place in me today. I do so relate and I can only repeat all that you have written, Sandy! Thank you for all that you share with those of us who walk with you.

    Sylvia

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  6. The silence that can be found at the beach is profound -- and refreshing.
    Thanks for a beautiful Skywatch photo.

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  7. Stunner. The golden color sky is awesome.

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  8. Very special!

    Have a great weekend & happy SWF!

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  9. Love of silence is very hard to explain to those who don't revere it. And a deep love of a certain place can only be felt in the heart.

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  10. that is such a beautiful scenario, it looks like a painting, a master-piece.

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  11. I would gladly drive no matter how long for a little taste of my "personal heaven on earth".

    That image has super WOW factor.

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  12. Love the thought shared, a great pic too.

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  13. I find it more than worth the extra miles-- thanks for sharing! The only thing to make it more perfect -- if that is possible -- would be a dusting of snow. . . :o)

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  14. You have such a way of saying so much with so few words.

    I get a sense of frustration when some people tell (not ask) "what's the point" when I share with them about blogging, photography, or geocaching or whatever.

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  15. Well, sure, silence is fine, if you're into that kinda thing.

    Me, we went to the Joisey shore for maybe 12 years, after I got some loans and bought the beach house which was in my wife's family as she grew up. Her folks died, and it was breaking her heart to leave the place, so i arranged to keep it for us. Rented it out a lot.

    It wasn't Wildwood noisy - this was Ocean City, more laid back. But even the ocean was noisier than North Carolina (except Hatteras - THAT is nice and noisy!).

    I like the shore to be noisy enough to drown out Mrs. Esmerelda trying to get Julio to eat his samich, but not so noisy that I can't hear one of my kids screaming at a Great White or gasping his next-to-last. That kinda noisy.

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  16. Fantastic shot!

    Have a great weekend.

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  17. A colleague and friend asked me today about the sharks on Topsail. "Never saw one," I said. She said she heard about one doing a number on a young girl. I don't know. Paradise and Easy are not synonyms in my dictionary. But if a few sharks keep the people away and the turtles do all right, they have my gratitude.

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  18. Which bears more soulful beauty?

    The image of golden heavens

    or your words?



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  19. Anonymous10:59 PM

    Oohh..my favorite, 'Skywatch Friday'...I agree with Cloudia..which is more beautiful..love the message or story each of your pictures carry by..lovely morning...lovely post..keep blogging..

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  20. Anonymous12:04 AM

    Beautiful and uplifting! Every photo from Topsail contains your emotion of love...

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  21. I feel so much peace in me as I stare and admire your shot. beautiful!

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  22. beautiful thoughts to go with this golden beauty.

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  23. At times it is difficult to make others understand that to experience a magical moment, even if it is a split second of natural beauty, is worth days of confinement in a car.;)
    beautiful image and sentiments, as always...
    xoxo

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  24. That's an absolutely stunning shot Sandy. Gorgeous. I'm lucky to be able to get to Topsail Beach in 2 1/2 hours although lately I go to Atlantic beach, NC which is 3 1/2 hours but either way beats 13 hours. I have to admit that as much as I love NC beaches I also love the very few times I've been able to visit my sister's home in Nantucket, MA. That island is wonderful. I guess I take my NC beach for granted.

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  25. oh Sandy, thank you for carrying us across the bridge with you:)

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  26. Lovely sunset! 4 hours to the beach? Wow.. but better tha 13 hrs.. ;)

    Happy New Year to you (if I haven't said so..)! :)

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  27. Oh wow! I'm so glad you take the bridge with you. :) Beautiful color!

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  28. How can you possibly explain "home?" Thanks for so often sharing your Topsail.

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  29. And I could relate so well with your words Sandy...

    I need silence, I want it badly now...

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  30. Your words from the heart are so touching. The photo, spectacular beauty. I feel the warmth of the setting sun as I type this.

    Happy Weekend, G

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