Thursday, January 23, 2014

Highs and Lows!

I wished for a birthday to remember and I got one!

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Thanks to everyone for your sweet birthday greetings. They meant a lot to me when I got home from the beach.

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It was beautiful for a few hours and one of the best shelling days ever at Canaveral National Seashore.

There were MOUNDS of seashells of every description and we had tons of fun picking up our favorites.

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Calico Scallops are my favs and we found lots of variations.

A rain shower rolled in so we left a little earlier than expected. And I’ll just leave it at that and share the good parts of my day.

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Is the sun shining in your part of the world today?

Do you focus on the good in your life?

It’s the best ONLY way to live your life!

39 comments:

Doreen@househoneys said...

I'm so sorry I missed your birthday! I too had one (last week). It looks like a lovely day down in your neck of the woods. I'm jealous!

Happy belated birthday!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

Happy belated birthday! The beach looks wonderful. It is so cold here...wish I was in Florida.

Diane said...

All those shells are amazimg to a Midwesterner! My daughter would go bonkers-- she collects them.

ann said...

We have snow. A out and inch at 9 degrees. Love your beach photos, n ice and sunny and warm. Your smile says it all.

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

Happy Birthday!! wow, those are a lot of seashells all grouped together. wow wee! ( :

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Happy belated Birthday!!!
Blessings,
Cindy

Stacey said...

Did I miss it? Happy Birthday Sweet Friend. :)

Stacey said...

Did I miss it? Happy Birthday Sweet Friend. :)

Vee said...

Oh that rosy little shell right in the middle grabs my eye. So glad that you had a really good day! That sky photo is amazing, it must have been after the storm.

Freckled Hen said...

Happy belated birthday, friend! A day at the beach would be my wish, too. Those shells are beautiful!

Donna said...

Glad to hear that you had a fun day! The sun is shining here at the moment, but it's ding-dang cold. 24 degrees right now. Would love to go out for a walk, but it needs to warm up more before I venture out!

Musings from Kim K. said...

Wow. All those shells in one spot. My girls and I would go crazy!! Although I love the beaches along Lake MI, we won't ever have your beautiful shells. Continued birthday blessings!

Kathy said...

So glad you had fun on your birthday. I love seeing all those shells. I can't wait till there is warmer weather and I can get to the beach. It's my favorite place to be.

TexWisGirl said...

the shells are wonderful! glad you had a great day!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I am a very positive person and it really makes me enjoy life more I think! So glad you had a GREAT birthday dear Sis!
hugs,
Linda

Jacqueline Newbold said...

Happy Birthday! I thought you were a Capricorn like me but you must be an Aquarius. And look how you love the ocean!

Debby said...

Happy Birthday. The pictures are beautiful.
It is 5 degrees here today but the sun is trying to shine.
It's okay if you don't have to go anywhere.

Happy@Home said...

Belated birthday greetings to you, Diane.
Glad to hear that you had a good day of shelling. Looks like a fun time and the beach is looking very appealing. Sunny here, but COLD.
I try to make every day a good one. Sometimes easier said than done :).

Sola Scriptura said...

Wow, I'm amazed at all of those seashells!

Sallie said...

Looking good there birthday girl! Wonderful shells.

Christine said...

Good for you! That is the best way - just forget the rain clouds and enjoy the blessings the rain gives and the sun when it reappears! Glad you found lots of shells!

Dayle Allen Shockley @ A Collection of Days said...

So sorry to miss your birthday. A trip to the seashore sounds perfect.

Sunshine is not part of our day here at the KOA in San Antonio. We have high winds, heavy skies, and 38-degrees, going down to 28 tonight.

Brrr! Glad for a good heating unit in this RV.

kitty said...

Oh my, Happy Birthday, dear Diane!! It looks like you had a fabulous time at the beach. I've always enjoyed collecting shells and what a bounty you had. Big Birthday hugs sent to you!!

annie said...

glad you had a great birthday!
I love shells!

cynthia lee designs said...

Going to the beach looks awesome!! We have lots of snow here and bitter cold temps that are below zero!!
hugs,
Cindy

NanaDiana said...

Well, Happy Birthday, dear Diane!!!! It is so cold here today that the shells are frozen under mounds of snow. I envy you your FL weather! xo Diana

BECKY said...

Diane, I would've sworn I left a comment on the previous post, with your darling B&W photos. But I just scrolled through them all and didn't see one from me. I'm SO sorry I'm late in wishing you a Happy Birthday. I'm not sure if I knew you were also a Capricorn baby or not, but we ARE special people, aren't we?! :D
Love ya!

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Diane, even if there was raging storm on that beach you would be a ray of sunshine.

Many happy returns to you my friend.

Jen

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Well I am a day late but it looks as if you had a wonderful birthday...oh my in your first birthday pic I was thinking " we had the same hairdo"

( when I was little : ) Happy Birthday :)

boopnut said...

Oh, a belated Happy Birthday, my friend!
Deb

LBP said...

I love looking at you beach photos you lucky girl! Hope you had a wonderful Birthday!

Linda

Pamela Gordon said...

I'm glad you spent part of your birthday on the beach, Diane. It looks beautiful and warm there. That sure is a lot of shells! The sun IS shining here today and is lovely streaming in the windows but it's bitterly cold out there. I will enjoy it from the inside today. :)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I am a bit behind so let me wish a beautiful and wonderful new birthday year!

Celestina Marie Design said...

So glad you enjoyed a birthday doing what you love. I would be in heaven with those shells too. I created a stone shell beach by our pool. It works when you can't be at the beach. LOL
My hubby's birthday is the 25th and we are only hoping for some warmer temps.
Enjoy the weekend.
Hugs

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Wish you a very Happy Belated Birthday Diane!!
Nothing could be better than to spend a beautiful at the beach!! Amazing how flat the water is that day!! Wishing you many more Sunny, Beachy Happy Days!!

Joy H said...

I try to focus on the good. Working with the public it can sometimes be hard to do though..lol I have never seen so many pretty seashells! And looks like you picked out some great reads too ;)

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Beautiful photo of you in your "day at the beach" outfit!

Sam I Am...... said...

Happy belated birthday! What a great beach scene....and yes....glass half full always!

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, what pretty beach pictures. My kids love the ocean, and I don't know what they'd do without it. I hope you picked out the perfect seashell to remember your special day.

Love,
~Sheri