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Taken back in July of this past summer, this is a photo of me doing a favorite pastime -strolling along the shores. It was a balmy day, the early morning temperature was a promise of the inferno that would hit later in the afternoon. The sea air was filled with humidity and the odor was impregnated with salt and tropical scents. The water was warm, the waves calm, the seagulls sang to me as did the current. It's a time to watch the beauty of it all, and be content at where I am at in life....walking barefoot, leaving for just a fleeting moment, my footprints in the sand!!

I long for warmer days ahead.









MY TITLE QUOTE
from "Footprints in the Sand" by Mary Stevenson

PS...Also, today is my niece's [my very first born niece] birthday!! Happy Birthday Jo!!! And sadly I have seen only ONE movie [just saw Avatar this past week] this year that is a contender for the Academy Awards. That's something I've never said before. AWARD NOMINATIONS






POSTED: [early for] Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010
12:01 A.M.


38 comments:

  1. such a wonderful memory, promises of more to come.

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  2. That's a wonderful and thought provoking photo. Nicely done.

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  3. I love the picture and what you had to say today. It was absolutely poetic!
    PS - I'm longing for warmer days too!

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  4. Happy Birthday Jo.

    We are getting snow again tonight.

    Poor Tuesday

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  5. Oh yes! Makes me happy just to look at that scene. Our son in San Antonio says his weather is just about like ours here in Oregon; everybody everywhere is ready for spring!

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  6. Looks like a perfect day to be on the beach!

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  7. I love this photo.

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  8. Leaving footprints in the sand, so temporary but so fun.

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  9. Great shot. I love it.

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  10. Anni,

    The photo of you strolling the beach is absolutely gorgeous. I know you will be happy when warmer weather sets in.

    Happy Birthday to your niece. I hope she had a wonderful day.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  11. I so agree with you! I wish for spring, or even a place with sand and waves!! I try and tell myself that I have a roof over my head, and indoor plumbing, so I should be grateful, but...

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  12. Such a lovely picture and poetic words!

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  13. Oh, Anni, I love your new theme! My daughter's first dog is a dalmatian.

    Walking barefoot in the sand is my kind of thing, very refreshing.

    Enjoy your week!

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  14. a walk in the beach is one reason why we can't wait for summer to come. lovely post.

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  15. What a nice shot of you on the beach. That is you right? Anyway, I love it! -Delores

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  16. Anni, Beautiful shot of you walking on the beach. And I love the title!

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  17. happy birthday jo!!!!! i hope you have a marvellous year, filled with happy memories.

    and me-thinks you are tired of winter now, heee hee heee. never mind, the seasons are changing, i promise!

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  18. What a beautiful picture.. and how I'd love to be walking that shoreline right now.

    Only, not in snow. Which is what we have.

    As for movies, I actually saw one this year -- Julie and Julia, with my daughter. I love movies, hate going to those multi-plex places; I wait till they are on TV!

    Cass

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  19. OH this is cute. Happy watery Wednesday.

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  20. What a beautiful post...so very thoughtful :)

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  21. oh, early morning walk down at the seashore is very relaxing....i love walking barefooted at the seashore during mroning


    mine is here

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  22. It is a lovely photo, Anni. There is a sense of the solitary about it that I like very much. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  23. Hi Annie... lovin this spotted new look and your LOVE pup is darling.

    I am an Oscar NUT-- so stay tuned for a bit of fun and contest (which might have to get you out to see some of the movies) or rent ;)

    Looking forward to the fun!

    Claudia

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  24. I love mirror pics, you get twice the bang for your buck!

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

    Troy

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  25. You were lucky to have the beach to yourself at that time of year. I love walking on the beach alone - just me and the dog! Hope you get your longed-for warmer days before too long.
    Janice.

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  26. Happy Birthday to your niece. Wonderful picture. I too walk along the river by me. It's so soothing. I also saw Avatar recently. It was awesome. I absolutely loved the movie. I'm your latest follower. Hope you get a chance to stop by me.

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  27. Hau`oli La Hanau to your Niece. Great photo my friend. After just returning from Seattle I'm thankful for living where I do :) LOL

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  28. I loved the picture and the word picture you created for us. I felt like I was walking along with you.
    Mama Bear

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  29. Oh, Anni, what a wonderful picture of you walking barefoot in the sand, it just looks so relaxing!! I wonder if I close my eyes if I'll picture me there....nope, all I see is snow and ice! lol

    Happy Birthday to your niece Jo! I hope she's having a wonderful day celebrating.

    I haven't even seen any of the movies up for an Academy Award and actually it's been years since I've done so. Not like years and years ago when we'd be going to the movies almost every second weekend!!!

    Have a great evening, my friend. xoxo

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  30. My Dear Sweet Annie...
    Sorry I didn't make it by this morning. Work has been bad the last few days. Brought me to my knees yesterday, so I am stopping by this evening.

    I love the picture of you walking the shore. So beautiful. I can smell the sea air, I can hear the sea gulls crying, and I can hear the waves lapping at the shoreline. So beautiful. I would be right there walking too if I lived close by. That would be my everyday pattern for sure.

    Warmer days are ahead sweetie. Patience my dear. Happy Birthday to sweet Jo. Hope she had a great birthday with many more to come.

    Have a gorgeous evening sweetie. Country hugs and so much love...Sherry

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  31. We lived by the Gulf of Mexico for 9 years....so how I do miss the beach! Thank you for your comment on my blog.

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  32. One of my favorite pastimes too, I love strolling on the beach. It looks like we were both reminiscing about summer today.
    The Road to Here

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  33. Such a peaceful shot!

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  34. AWWWWW I love this picture; one of my favorite past times as well :-) Have a great rest of the week!!

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  35. Love walking in the sand! Love the sentiment in your post.

    ~ Tracy

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  36. A lovely post - nice pic and great words to accompany it!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog this week!
    Gena @ Thinking Aloud
    a phtooblog
    South Africa

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  37. Wonderful photo!!~ That looks so wonderful right now!!

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