Sunday, August 5, 2012

A Clean swept beach!

We spent a couple of days at Canaveral National Seashore and enjoyed the warm sand and cool surf but there weren’t many shells.

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I love being at the ocean any time though.....

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and of course I picked up a ‘few’ shells.

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I love sorting....

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(and yes, if that looks like a pile of neat looking rocks...it is...and an Army man! heehee!)

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and seeing what ‘special finds’ we made!

Summer may be winding down for some of the country but here in Florida, we’ll enjoy the beach even more when it cools down some.

I’m joining Mary for Mosaic Monday

and Diane for Beautiful Sunday

and Sunny Simple Sunday !

Enjoy your day!

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Do something you love!

71 comments:

laurie said...

what a wonderful life to live so close to so much beauty, I want to thank you again for the beautiful bag, I have had so many compliments on it!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh how I would love to be at the beach. This looks so much cooler than the desert right now. Great shells. Hugs, Marty

cucki said...

wowwwwwwwwww so beautiful..
sending you love and hugs xxx

Trace4J said...

beautiful.
love the shells and little army man.
hugs & joy
trace


www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

The Bear's Blog said...

We are going down to St. George Island at the end of October, and it is always so nice at that time of the year. January and February are my favorite months, usually we get down for a few days - hubby always saves some vacation days.

Hugs ♥

cynthia lee designs said...

Love all the shells that you picked up. Brings back memories of my trips to the beach...while the kids were playing in the ocean, I was collecting shells. What a great find the little army man was!! Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos...I'm ready to pack my bags and head for the beach now.
hugs,
Cindy

Linda R said...

I really enjoyed seeing your photos of the beach. I would love to live near the beach someday..

The Boston Lady said...

The Canaveral Seashore is one of Florida's treasures that I will surely miss. I think you did quite well with your shells! Ann

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I don't think I've ever been to that beach. You still got some nice shells. I always like finding something different, like the army guy. I was on a beach at the Illinois Dunes today on Lake Michigan. No shells, but lots of gorgeous stones. I'll have to do a post on that.

Terri Buster said...

Enjoyed walking the beach with you!

It's me said...

Love all your beautiful shells !!!....enjoy the week darling...love Ria...xxx...

Vee said...

Now that's quite "a few." The bonus was the army guy, right? What a lot of nice shells and good colors for your craft projects. You'll probably never run out.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Awe, your shells are so pretty and I have so loved doing this same thing in past years. i do not know if I shall ever get to a beach again, but maybe one day~

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I think I'm due for a beach trip! hugs, Linda

eileeninmd said...

What a fun time, I love the beach and collecting seashells. Lovely photos. I wish you a lovely week ahead.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diane,

Beautiful beach and I enjoy collecting shells on the beach here.
It is great to go after a storm when you often find a lot.

Happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

Chenille Cottage said...

Hi Diane!
Ahhhhh....Now that's heaven! How I love strolling along the beach searching for shells. You have found so many spectacular ones! My sister and I spent last weekend at the Oregon Coast and we had so much fun beachcombing. Unfortunately, we didn't find very many...Mainly 50 cent pieces from sand dollars. But, oh, just the sound of the waves, the smell of the salt air and the feeling of sand between our toes..that was enough!
Thanks for posting on Elaine's lovely blog.
Summer breezes,
Carolynn

Dorothy said...

Oh, what lovely shells! I've never sorted mine like that, you are so organised!
I love the beach, but I have to wait till it cools off a bit before I can go, I can't take the heat!
Dorothy

Pondside said...

I love to beachcomb - or just to walk on the beach. The feel of the sand underfoot, and the sound of the surf are restorative.

Introverted Art said...

wow absolutely stunning

Snap said...

Wonderful! I love the beach. When we lived on Galveston Island, we never went to the beach until Octovbr or November --- once the tourists were gone! And always looked for shells. Fun! But I was never as organized as you!

podso said...

Yes, sadly, nice shells seem to have gone missing, Your photos are beautiful, especially of the clouds! The clouds are so much prettier down in Fl or the tropics.
I like your new header. Have a good week

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Well for there not being any shells, you sure picked up a haul -- haha! Love the army man - so funny! I'm sure it's nice when the tourists are gone in a few weeks! We're looking forward to heading to St. Simon's Island, GA in 2 months - we love that time because it's still hot but not crowded.

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook said...

Beautiful shots. Looks like such a pretty day at the beach. Nice and peaceful. Here they are crowded.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

oh, We love the beach and the treasures anytime, but oh do we love it more when it cools off!

Carol

Lavender Cottage said...

Collecting shells is a peaceful thing to do and you've got quite a few Diane. My most prized possession is a full sand dollar I found one year in Florida.
Judith

Joanne said...

I love sorting too! It calms me LOL! You have quite the collection of shells. I love collecting rocks. Have a great day!
Blessings, Joanne

Beth said...

Wow, you found some fabulous shells, and lots of them too. I enjoyed seeing them as well as the shots of the beach. Beautiful!

CRAFTY STITCHERS said...

I love the beach too, your pictures are always great. I can't wait for the cooler weather, hopefully we will have more this year than last.

It's Just Dottie said...

I like you am so in love with the beach. I could stay there forever!!!
Waves, Dottie

Shelia said...

Lucky lucky you! Beautiful snaps!
Hope you've had a great weekend.
be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Kim, USA said...

Oh my gush that is beautiful!! Thanks for sharing.


Kim,USA

helen tilston said...

Helli Dianne

What a beautiful beach and you seem to have it all to yourselves. You also have some beautiful shells.

Continued enjoyment of the beautiful summer weather

Helenxx

Cottage and Broome said...

I love shelling, it is alway fun finding something so pretty. But now I mainly collect rocks on Lake Michigan. Please stop by and see what was happening on my beach today. And I agree I enjoy there beach when it is cooler, Laura

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Loved seeing all the beautiful sea shells!!

Chatty Crone said...

That looks like a great beach to visit and I love the shells. sandie

Pat Kelly said...

Great pictures Diane!! You are so lucky to live so close to the beach!! I am so envious!! Love, Pat

Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes said...

Looks like you hit the jackpot Diane! A beautiful location and all these wonderful treasures to remember your day by. Too bad we all couldn't have packed up and gone with you for the day because it looks like a beautiful beach to visit.

Kasia Wolak said...

Love your shell collection! Must be divine living so close to a beach!

Hugs,

The Mommist said...

What a nice privilege it is to live near the beach! Envious! You have an amazing collection of sea shells. I love the garland you made from a previous post.

Della said...

You found some beeeautiful calico scallops! What a nice collection of shells and stuff to bring home ;) I would have picked up the army man, too...he doesn't belong in the ocean! I also pick up rocks, and anything that catches my eye. I guess it's true that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I'm glad that you and I see "eye to eye"
(wink)
I must get over to Canaveral one of these days! It's beautiful!

Big Hugs! Glad you had a good time :D

Rosewalk Cottage said...

great pictures and post! I love your shell collection.
~Clara

Diana Taylor said...

What a wonderful collection of shells and what a great looking beach. It looks like a beautiful place to visit.

Vicky said...

LOVE the beach but haven't been back since Spring Break :( The kids will get older and we'll see a lot more beach time then! Love your collection. Those army men must be a rare item, LOL!
}}Hugs{{
Vicky

Barbara~Bella Vista said...

The shells are great. I am such a shell lover.

I am ready for it to cool down but it will be a while, right?

Have a blessed day!

XOXO

Diane Writes said...

Hello namemate! Beautiful Sunday to you. In my place, Monday is about to end and we are suffering from rainy days. Anyway, first of all thank you for linking up again. Second, your new blog header looks great. You used very cute fonts and the view is fabulous.

You are really blessed to visit the beach so often. I love your treasure finds :). Have a great week!

The Shop Around the Corner said...

Great finds, Diane. Love the star and the Army man too. ;) We are fortunate to live here indeed, my friend. Best shells I've found so far are in Sanibel and Sarasota, Longboat Key to be exact. Now I am craving a drive to the beach. When not. ;)

Thanks for sharing and inspiring. Enjoy your Monday.
XOXO's,
Marcia

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty place to walk and relax. Looks like you found quite a few shells.

Lorrie Orr said...

A beach is my favourite place to walk - we were thinking alike this week.
Sorting through shells and rocks lets you prolong the pleasure of the beach.
Beautiful views, beautiful shells. Even a cute Army man.

LBP said...

Beautiful shells! I love the Army man! I couldn't have resisted picking him up either!!

Blessings

Linda

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Wow, you have quite the haul.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Donna said...

Wow, you got some great looking shells there! And an army man, LOL. I'm sure that he was delighted to be rescued!

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful shots!

Joy said...

That is a ton of shells! They look beautiful. Looks like a nice place to sit and think or read ;)

Janette - The2Seasons said...

I love that you found that little soldier among the shells.

Sensible Sarah said...

I'm glad to see you're having fun!

Ciao Bella
Sensible Sarah

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Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This is a gorgeous beach, Diane! I love the clouds and the shells you found. It is still hot and humid up here in NYC--I want to go back to Colorado where it was less humid!

Terra said...

You found a bounty of pretty shells, and even a little army guy.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh I used to love coming home from work and changing my cloths and literally just walking across the street to the beach when I lived in the Boston area. We found the most beautiful sea glass!

DIANE DEAR! THANK YOU for coming to visit with me yesterday! My guest arrives late Wednesday so I am sneaking in some visits before the fun begins. Summer IS winding down....that cannot be!!!

DO SOMETHING YOU LOVE TODAY TOO! Anita

DearHelenHartman said...

So peaceful and happy. I think that Army man was using a metal detector, probably treasure hunting before he became the treasure!

Life Images by Jill said...

I love being at the beach too - at any time of year! what do you do with all the shells?
have a wonderful week and thanks for sharing at Mosaic Monday.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Goodness me that is more than just a few shells what an earth will you do with them all, or maybe you return the ones you do not use to the beach.

My Little Home and Garden said...

"Do something you love." Excellent advice, Diane!
-Karen

Marie Antionette said...

WOW !!!
How cool is this.The shells are so pretty...I love the star fish below.I bet it felt real strange in your hands.Did you fine the little man on the sand too...LOL
Just wonderful Dear,
XXOO Marie Antionette

Mary said...

Those shells are wonderful...I love to find shells but most of the CA beaches or ever Hawaii once, I did nothing of a collection. Yours is great..huge, very nice.

T!na said...

Love the shells! But the army man is a wonderful find.... ;0)

Sweet Bear Creek Whims said...

Love all the pretty shells. I used to live close to the ocean, I miss it sometimes. The smell and sounds are not found anywhere else.

Hugs
Jody

Donna Heber said...

Beautiful photos of the beach and all those pretty shells. Enjoy the weekend Diane.

Heather said...

What wonderful finds! It is addictive! You get a stiff back from just looking for one more shell. My mother-in-law takes us to Sanibel Island. It was a treasure trove to me- I am used to northern shores and busted shells (still beautiful though) of the Outer Banks! Thank you for sharing your tropical paradise!

Yael at Home Garden Diggers said...

Such wonderful beach shots. So peaceful looking. I love your seashell collection, including Army man. Hoping you have a wonderful week and many other beautiful days at beaches.

Yael from Home Garden Diggers