Monday, July 5, 2010

A Day At The Beach.....

We spent the day at the beach yesterday.....this flag was just behind where we were sitting. I just had to get a picture of it waving in the wind!

She's A Grand Old Flag...She's a high flying flag and forever in peace may she wave, she's the emblem of the land I love!

The home of the free because of the BRAVE!

This little fella, so cute. I plucked him out of the water and put him up on the rock so I could get a real good close up "action" shot!

Mr. P...."you better not be taking a picture of me to stick on your blog Miss!!" ~ who me, no, I just want to get a picture of you ~ LOL!!! SHHHHHHH don't tell him he is stuck out here in blog land for all eternity!!!

I combed all of the rocks for more starfish and shells. I love to collect shells!

This is the beach side of the causeway, I walked all the way to the end of it ~ BEACH SIDE mind you!!! Some times I was chest deep in the water and sometimes I had to SWIM!!!! But I did it, I had the pockets of my board shorts loaded with shells...then I had to walk, tread, swim back ;D

These guys put on quite a show, a fishing show that is! They were diving head first from way up high right into the water and coming up with tiny little bait fish! I was amazed watching them, quite a skill! I never catch anything but seaweed!

The view across the water, this is Gooseberry Island it's actually at the end of the causeway and really quite pretty. This is where we took Bailey out swimming this past spring, remember I shared the pictures with all of you? Well anyway, I just love coming out here anytime of the year! It may sound silly but my favorite time of the year is late fall through the winter. So desolate and beautiful, quite a place to sit and think! I spent many a winter day out here this past winter walking and thinking about Billy and Justin Simmons, (his momma is very dear to me) and looking out over the water praying out loud to the wind, hoping the my prayers would be carried up up up...seems like all of our prayers are being answered! Continuing to pray for "our" other Justin and his safe return and for all of our troops still fighting!

Until tomorrow, Be Safe & God Bless!


  1. What a beautiful day, the flag, the water, the starfish... your handsome husband:) shhhh, I won't tell him!

    Thank you so much for your prayers for our Justin and being such a good friend to Cindy and me! She is so excited and so am I for this part of our journey to be close to the end!

    Have a blessed evening my friend! HUGS!

  2. Oh beautiful post!! Mr.P would probably tell you like Jeff tells me...Put the camera away and blog about something else!!! hehe!! Prayers are being answered and I continue to pray constantly!! Have a wonderful day!! Love you bunches!

  3. I (heart) that flag. Something about flags whipping in the breeze now...totally overwhelming feeling - always liked seeing them, but now...emotional...
    The starfish shots are so very neat!!!
    Thanks for sharing it with us. Yeah...I have to do the same thing with pics of ANYbody in the family...begging- just ONE pic...
    if I tell people that I am going to send it to Justin, then they give in. then I sneak it in on a blog!!! shhhhhh
    Hugs! thanks for praying!! and I know what you mean about getting away , especially near a body of water, and praying...just does something inside you...getting back to what was all in the very beginning and just talking prayers right out loud, in the solitary quiet of nature... :-)