Skywatch Friday: All at Once

From Topsail, April 2011

The blue of the Carolina sky behind this wave in every stage of dissolving into the sands of North Topsail Beach is my favorite blue in the world.  I took this photo because I was following the pelican in search of his breakfast and wondering what he would do next.  I think the answer was "try again."  I love getting up for this because I love the light on the spray and foam, and I love the soft patina of the wave itself as the sun rises and rises and rises.  Some days there's just nothing better than getting out of bed and being on the beach.  Roll on, June 25....

Skywatch Friday

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  1. So beautiful! You're right, be up while we still can! Nothing better!

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  2. Anonymous10:33 AM

    It's majestic and gorgeous!

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  3. There are few sights in the world more beautiful than this and I never get enough of watching the waves breaking. For someone who grew up in the middle of Texas, I do have an unusual passion for open water -- not lakes or even rivers, but the beauty you've captured so perfectly here. Enjoy your day, Sandy! Happy SWF!

    Sylvia

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  4. I can hear the waves crashing! What a glorious sight. And LOVE your header too.

    Many hugs, G

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  5. Early morning on a beach... yes, I have experienced that during my childhood days.

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  6. That's a magnificent shot Sandy. Sprarkling water and beautiful sky.

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  7. I do understand why you love it there! I would love to hear that surf rolling in. It's one of the nicest sounds in the world. :)

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  8. Stunning! So much power and beauty in the moving waves..
    I love the sea and I love Topsail Beach, so many memories...
    Have a lovely weekend dear Sandy,
    xoxo

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  9. I love waves like that. But I have to go to the ocean to see it.

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  10. I like beaches too, there is power in water and such peace with the movements and sounds of waves...

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  11. In my hometown we have like that kind of waves and we enjoyed it swimming underneath. Great shot and thanks for sharing!
    SWF

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  12. Anonymous4:07 PM

    this photo reminds me to add beach to my summer itinerary :)

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  13. Too true, we'll be on the Isle of White then.

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  14. Beautiful! I can allmost hear the ocean...

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  15. Anonymous4:33 PM

    Beautiful scenery, well captured!.... thank you for sharing your early morning!......:)

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  16. Waves, glorious waves! How I wish...

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  17. It won't be as long as it has been. Happy SWF.

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  18. Beautiful capture, Sandy! I love watching the waves and spending the day at th beach.

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  19. Blue sky, blue water, sand and sun - what better way to start the day!

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  21. Terrific shot--you caught the waves at just the right moment. And, NO day could be better spent than being on the beach with the sound and smell of the ocean nearby. What a great day that would make. Have a lovely weekend. Mickie :)

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  22. Anonymous3:13 AM

    This is the scene I yearn to have when I poem...what a serene scene!!
    Love the blue, the sun hitting hard, and the echoes of the waves crashing by....Have fun, and enjoy this picture as it stays...Amen!

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  23. Beautiful waves,i love the beach so much.

    My SWF

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  24. It's beautiful; I'd love to be there too!

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  25. powerfully beautiful, I can almost hear the music of the waves.

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  26. How gorgeous. Heading there in July!

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  27. This is certainly worth getting up for. Lovely!

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  28. Beautiful photo. Have a great weekend, Sandy!

    sending a hug

    Gina

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  29. Gorgeous!

    My Skywatch, enjoy your weekend!

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  30. Sandy, you and my sister and husband are all beach people! Me, I am of the mountains, the forest and the desert! But I do love the ocean also and this photo to me, with all it's wild, turbulent waves feels like the past week I have just lived through! I feel like I have been tumbled and tossed in that surf, but it is nice to see that calm, steady blue in the background just waiting for the waves to abate!

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  31. oh SANDY! this week I visited Falkenberg in the South of Swedish coast and I heard the waves...
    thanks for sharing

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  32. So beautiful! It makes me think of the Gabriele D'Annunzio's sparkling poem "L'onda".

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  33. Aw. I feel for you. June 25th will be here soon. You'll be with your love.

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