Thursday, October 23, 2014

St. Augustine, Florida

We spent a few days in St. Augustine this week. It’s one of the reasons we love living in this beautiful state. It only took us a couple of hours to drive to St. Augustine, the oldest city in the United States. (Wikipedia link with more info HERE.)

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The beach is wide with powdery white sand and I even found a fence near the dunes below our hotel.

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I’ll have more photos to share so please be patient with me as I try to catch up on all of your news in the next few days. I love getting back from a trip and visiting everyone!

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I’m joining Tex for the

Good Fences party!

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These photos were taken just before sunset when the sky starts to turn lavender and pink.

I hope you are having a wonderful week too?

61 comments:

Diane said...

Great pics!! Love the new banner photo!!

boopnut said...

I am thinking of going there for our 35th wedding anniversary. I love history and love the beach!
I thought it would be a nice place to celebrate.
Hugs,
Deb

Susie said...

Diane, I have toured the fort at St. Augustine and I was amazed.All those tiny shells...made me feel so small in the whole realm of this world. It's a beautiful old town. Loved your pictures. I think of you every time I see lavender skies. :):) xoxo, Susie

Elizabeth said...

One of my favorite places!

Tanya Breese said...

i love st augustine! lucky you to live so close!

Musings from Kim K. said...

Absolutely beautiful. You really do have the best adventures. These pictures are such a contrast to our 29 degrees this morning. Everything was covered in frost. Josie had thought it snowed when she woke up.

TexWisGirl said...

gosh, just beautiful. the one with the grasses in front is perfect. thanks, diane!

Pamela Gordon said...

What a beautiful beach. It would be wonderful and fun to go to such a historical city as St. Augustine. I love the beach scenes and the pretty white fence. Have a great day! Hugs. Pam

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Beautiful! Love the new header pic! Glad you had a little get away! Hugs!
Linda

Laurie M said...

oh my gosh, beautiful beautiful, I would love to paint the first one, the sand is amazing!

Shug said...

Gorgeous header and so peaceful looking... The fences of Florida are so inviting...

Linda H said...

Such beautiful photos - LOVE the new header photo. Doesn't a sky like that just make you smile? We are heading into cold wet dreary gray November.. I'd love a nice (warm) beach walk right now!! :)

Debby Ray said...

Oh my...simply breathtaking! What a beautuful place, Diane!

bj said...

Such a beautiful place. Florida is a really pretty state.

cucki said...

so beautiful xxx

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, so calming and beautiful. Blessings Francine.

The Greenockian said...

Love that last photo - beautiful!
Liz

carolann said...

Every gals dream, beach and walk out peers.

Art and Sand said...

The beach looks beautiful.

I don't think I have ever caught up with my blogging since my vacation last July!

Montanagirl said...

Super photos...Your Header is fabulous, and the other photos you shared are so beautiful too!

Margaret Adamson said...

Love seeing the pier through the grasses.

Acorn to Oak said...

Looks beautiful and peaceful!

Kim Orcutt said...

What beautiful pictures!!
Kim

Ariadne Skyrianidou said...

Such beauty!AriadnefromGreece!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Love your new header picture!! And these are just beautiful!! Love those pretty colors together! :) Have a great rest of the week! xo Holly

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I'm sure you had a great time. Thanks for sharing your pretty beach pictures with us.

Christine said...

Absolutely stunning pictures! Glad you had a fun trip!
Best wishes
Christine

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Pretty pictures! I love the beautiful sunset in your header photo!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

Pretty pictures. I love St. Augustine. I have not been there in years.

Terri said...

I'm glad you had a nice trip- your header is gorgeous!!

Arlene Grimm said...

Just beautiful Diane! Glad you had a fun trip.

eileeninmd said...

Pretty beach scenes, lovely images! I am glad you had a great trip! Enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!

MarmePurl said...

LOVE that header photo!

Felicia said...

ooooo I love your beach images Diane. the sand look so white and I love the colors of the sunset light.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Beautiful beach scenes. I'm glad you had a nice time, too.

Julie Corbisiero said...

Wow it sure is gorgeous there Diane. I love looking at all your photos of the places you visit. Thanks.

Red Rose Alley said...

Diane,
St. Augustine is beautiful. I never realized it was the oldest city though. Would love to see more pictures. The sand is so white and lovely.

Have a nice Friday, my friend.

love,
~Sheri

Red Rose Alley said...

I wanted to thank you for having the pop-up comments. I have the hardest time leaving comments with any of the other ones. It's always so easy to leave a message with you, and I appreciate that so much.

~Sheri

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love ST Augustine! I go once a year to visit snowbird friends. I never tire of the sweet downtown!

Carol

Ida said...

Beautiful. Loving the blowing grasses.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Nice new header! That's one Florida city I've not been to yet.

Lorrie said...

Beautiful photos, Diane - the light is just wonderful. We visited St. Augustine years ago when friends lived there. I loved going to the fort and seeing the coquina walls.

cynthia lee designs said...

Beautiful photos! We went to St Augustine many years ago on a vacation. Love it there.
~Cindy

Margaret said...

I remember visiting St Augustine in 1973 when I was 8 years old. We had gone to Tampa to visit my Uncle and cousin and they took us there. So beautiful. We walked the town admiring the historic structures and we ate at a really cool restaurant though the name escapes me....then we were off to Sanabel Island! Maggie

ann said...

I always enjoy your beach pictures since we do not have a beach anywhere near. I keep saying to myself, we need to see Florida.

Susan said...

Beautiful photos--been there and love the scenery, XOXO

Denise said...

Beautiful and relaxing-Hugs and blessings

Kathy said...

I visited St. Augustine about 20 years ago and absolutely loved it. Where else can you find a walled city in the U.S.? Looking forward to seeing more of your photos.

Deborah Montgomery said...

Oh, I love the beach. This looks like a beautiful spot!

Cranberry Morning said...

I was in St. Augustine years ago and thought it was so interesting! Have a nice weekend, Diane.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Just look at the sunset, birds and grass, you surely must have felt so peaceful. Beautiful, Diane.
Have a lovely weekend,
xo-
Jemma

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Lovely scenic shots! :)

Dewena said...

I loved all your NC posts but these are beautiful too.

Our daughter lives in Ponte Vedra Beach, not far from St. Augustine, and each time we visit her we intend to go. Time passes too quickly and we still haven't made it but I want to next time.

Stephanie said...

Hello my sweet friend! I must apologize for missing so many of your delightful posts. I enjoyed myself as I scrolled through your pretty pictures :)

Happy weekend to you! Hugs

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful shots. Love Florida's white sand beaches. I remember visiting the old fort in St. Augustine years ago and finding it really fascinating.

Donna said...

We visited St. Augustine over 30 years ago, and I would love to go back again sometime. I love the architecture in the old part of the city. The lighthouse was in shambles at the time, but I have read that it has been restored since then.

Veronica Roth said...

Gosh it's beautiful in your holiday neck of the woods. I love those luxurious, long, white, sandy beaches.

A Joyful Cottage said...

My brother and SIL spend the winters in Ocala, Diane. I visited them the Christmas after my first husband died in 2007, and they took me to see St. Augustine. It's a beautiful town, so charming. I love the old town with the art galleries and interesting shops. And, of course, the beach. I'd like to take Dennis there. Hugs, Nancy

Dayle said...

I love a Florida sunset. Beautiful!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It is a beautiful place -- and so full of history. WE didn't spend time on the beach; guess we need to go back (a little farther for us, but we have lots of time!)

Enjoying our time in the Pacific Northwest, but definitely starting to miss Florida!

Diane Writes said...

Dearest namemate, Florida has always been an item in my wish list. I really hope that I'll be able to see your place in my lifetime.