Sunday, November 23, 2014

LOVE…or hate!

You’ll either ‘love’ these photos or HATE them!

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I know many of you are in the throws of winter weather and I have lived places that got lots of cold and snow, too.

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But I live in Florida now and this is what I did this week! (these are VERY empty SHELLS!)

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Hubby even found money at the beach! An old Lincoln head penny along with a few pieces of sea glass.

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He picked up a toy for me so I put it in my little stack of sea glass.

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I’m joining Beautiful Sunday

Amaze me Monday and

Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday.

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I’m thankful for my good health and good life.

I’m counting my blessings this week!

61 comments:

Danice said...

Beautiful photos. The weather looks so warm. 'Wish we were having that here. You and Mr. Lavender Dreamer found some great keepsakes. It's kinda romantic :)

Debby said...

Love the pictures. You found some great treasues. Our snow is melting but it will be back. Happy Thanksgiving. Hugs

Diane said...

Love the new header photo-- cute birds! Glad someone is enjoying their weather!! Ours hasn't been snowy-- just COLD! And I'm thankful for that!

Stacey said...

How could you not love the sunshine and sea. I love the ocean!

Arlene Grimm said...

I love sea glass!! I can never find any at Gulf Shores!!

Susie said...

Diane, I love your pictures. I just wish I could be there also.:):) What great beach finds. I too am thankful for many things in my life. I am thankful for you as a new found friend , since I started blogging. I wish you and yours a delightful thanksgiving. Bless you, xoxo,Susie

lindaakacraftygardener said...

I love your photos of the beach and the treasure you have found. Here we have had 3 seasons in several day ... lovely Fall weather, then a brief spell of winter snow, now to spring like 14 Celsius weather and green grass again!

Cranberry Morning said...

I love your photos, Diane. I'm just happy that someone lives in a land of sun and beaches, rather than snow and snow fences. LOL

Laurie M said...

I would trade places with you in a snap!beautiful photos and finds!

Linda R said...

Lots of great photos. And Great Beach finds..

Hugs~

TexWisGirl said...

nice sea glass finds!

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, what a wonderful day on the beach searching for treasures. Love the sea glass, so pretty. Blessings Francine.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love your photos and all the shells and sea glass! It's a happy place to live for sure!
hugs,
Linda

Vee said...

Well I love them even though it's not my reality. How would I escape from my reality without bloggers like you who take me away? More lovely sea glass to add to the collection. And pretty shells, too. Walk on, Diane, and enjoy those beaches for us.

Di said...

I love sea glass and shells. What great beach finds. Thankful you have such a beautiful day! Di@Cottage-wishes

Mimi said...

I am enjoying the beauty of the beach vicariously thanks to you! I love all the treasures you found! Stay outside an extra few minutes for me today, would you? Lol :-)

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh I love love love the photos. Even if we were covered in snow (which thankfully we are just soaked in rain) I would love them. I feel warmer just looking at the sunshine and the beach. Gorgeous. And I adore your new header - I wish we had more places to find shorebirds here in NW WA - our shores are so rocky that we rarely see any - but when we do it is very special.

Chris said...

Wow such beautiful sands and skies! Love your beach finds! Have a great week

Brenda said...

I personally love the pictures! Yes, winter is upon us here in Colorado (which I will admit I'm loving as well).
Happy Thanksgiving.

Kathy said...

I am so jelly, you beach comb and actually FIND fun stuff. Love the photos.

Sara D.B. said...

I do love your photos, Diane!
Many of those shells are really beautiful!
Have a lovely new week!

Ariadne Skyrianidou said...

No, I don't hate you. And I love the sea glass!AriadnefromGreece!

Jeanne said...

Well, I love them. I am a big fan of walking on the beach in the morning a looking for treasures. Of course I have to get on an airplane first to do that now.

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

If only I could walk on the beach right now, even if it was in the rain!! I love the sea glass xx

Pamela Gordon said...

I'm definitely not mad at you for posting these pictures. They take me away to someplace warm and sunny. :) We don't have snow on the ground and it was quite mild today above freezing and will be raining tomorrow so I can't complain. It sure would be lovely to walk on the beach and looks for sea glass. Have fun!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Lucky you - looked nice on the beach! Pretty black shark eye. xo

podso said...

Wow it does look warm there. I thought you had some of the same chilly weather we did.. Your shells are nice! Have a good week, and happy Thanksgiving,

Karen Ann said...

Lucky you!!... and what a big lovely beach to go treasure hunting!

must love junk said...

Oh, I'm so jealous!! Such beautiful beach photos and pretty sea glass (sigh) :)
Susan

Red Rose Alley said...

oooo, all the lovelies from the sea. The green sea glass is so pretty. Your pictures make me want to visit the ocean. :~)

love,
~Sheri

bj said...

I am as green as that sea glass, with envy over your beautiful sea shore...:) ...just kidding, glad you have such a neat place to walk around.
Have a good Thanksgiving...

ann said...

Well, what can I add, 32 comments later. You live in paradise. Windy tonight. Cloudy 32 degrees. No beach combing here, but I love seeing your beachy photos and the little treasures that you pick up. Makes me happy. Happy Thanksgiving, Diane.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I would so enjoy being at the beach and collecting shell and such.
Happy Thanksgiving.
warmly,
deb

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Not fair!!! So jealous of you right now! Summer is too many freezing months away :(

Shug said...

we all have many Blessing to count....the shells are so very pretty. When we visit Florida (Destin, Panama city area)...we never find any interesting shells..bummer!
Have a happy thanksgiving..

Musings from Kim K. said...

Someday I want to take the girls to an ocean to collect shells and sea glass. We love the shores of Lake MI but you can't find shells our beaches. Simply gorgeous!

Deborah Montgomery said...

I love the ocean, wish I could go more often. Beautiful beach finds!
Have a Happy Thanksgiving Diane.

Carla from The River said...

Hi,
I would not mind a walk on the beach. I do like snow, but who can help but love the beach.
:-)

Marie said...

Great beach finds! Don't apologize for living in Florida when others are under snow. As you said, you have had your share of snow in the past. Beautiful beach photos too. Just enjoy it! :-)

doodles n daydreams said...

That looks like the ideal place to retire to. I haven't been to the beach for a while, nice to see you enjoying it.

Diana

Dayle said...

Love this post!

Trace4J said...

Beautiful photos.
But I do love my seasons..
Lovely treasures.
Happy Thanksgiving Sweet Friend

Vicky Weaver said...

I'm LOVIN' the photos! Thank goodness we're not in Buffalo, NY!!! Love your little collections! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
}}Hugs{{
Vicky

Amy Jo said...

It is so wonderful to live in Florida!! I love the pictures.

Blessings,
Amy Jo

Zimbabwe said...

Beautiful beach finds and it warms me up to see warm photos, thanks. Take care Diane

Karen Harvey Cox said...

Hi Diane,
Oh, I can almost hear the waves hitting the shore. Your photos are wonderful. I love collecting shells and I miss my Cape Cod. We are in Winston-Salem now, but I'll head back to Massachusetts in a week. I'll go see the beach, but it will be allot colder than your weather.

Enjoy the sunshine, you deserve that backdrop because you are sunshine.
Karen

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Looks so lovely! Love the beach glass and other things you collected! Last week here we had 8 inches of snow, this weekend it all melted and has been very rainy, but we're going back to snow tomorrow! ....crazy weather here! lol. Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving!! xo Holly

Jill Harrison said...

and there I was thinking all of America was in the throws of winter - but there you are on the beach collecting delightful beach finds. Have a lovely week and happy thanksgiving.

Lorrie said...

I LOVE these photos. Although it's grey and drizzly here, your beach scenes warm me right up!
I love collecting sea glass when we walk on the beach. It's getting harder to find.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Cheers to good health, a good life and the golden years spent in sunny Florida.
You don't miss the cold and snow now do you? LOL
Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday Diane.

Veronica Roth said...

Hi Diane, I'm in the love them camp. :D If I can't have Florida sunshine here on the West Coast, I'll just pop over to you and look at your lovely photos. PS. I also love to beachcomb and fins shells, glass and little bits. Hope your week is a lovely one.

Montanagirl said...

LOVED these! We have much chillier weather here. Up to 38 today!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Positively love these photos and wonderful treasures from the sea! Wishing you a very lovely Thanksgiving in your beautiful slice of perfection!
Warm hugs,
Jemma

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Count me in for "Loving it" What gorgeous weather we had today. I lived in the snow too in Minnesota, so, I get it....And I left it lol!

Carol

Kathy said...

I love that you can find sea glass. It's so pretty. I don't think I've ever seen any at the beach. You get great shells too. I can't wait until it's warm enough to go down the shore again.

Doreen@househoneys said...

Love it Diane! Enjoy every minute of your beautiful weather, and we will live vicariously through you!

christinelaennec said...

Thank you very much for your kind words on my blog. Just wanted to let you know I'm doing a giveaway, though you might not need a warm scarf!

Mary Cromer said...

Happy Thanksgiving and I love seashells and even more sea glass. lovely arrangements!

Linda H said...

I LOVE your beach photos (even though I am envious!) Nothing better than walking the beach and looking for shells!!

Donna said...

I would be at the beach daily collecting little bits and bobs...love these.

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

We are finally coming to Florida this coming February. I would love to visit the Canaveral National Seashore. I know you have been there many time... Could you share with us what area you visit all the time where there is lots and lots of sea shells. It is such a large area and it would be helpful to know where the best area is... Thanks so much for your help,, much appreciated.. Judy