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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Over the Ocean


As I mentioned, this is the fourth year we have gone to the Islander Inn at Ocean Isle Beach, NC. Every year is a little different from the previous year. The picture above of the MOON over the ocean was taken LAST year. Look at the next picture to see where the moon was this year!!!!!




Look up---at the top of the picture... Can you see the moon????? It's there for us this year---during the DAYTIME... Not quiet the same, is it???? ha





Uh Oh----what's that in the sky above those beach houses, as we faced inland??? Looks like some rain may be coming!!!! (NOTE: Another thing we love about Ocean Isle is that the island consists of lots and lots of houses --like those pictured above-- and NO big high-rises. Well---there is ONE high-rise on the south end, but that is ALL, and we hope that no more high-rises are ever allowed to be built here. Unfortunately, that is what has happened to the Cherry Grove area in South Carolina. What a shame!!!! Progress!!!! BAH!)





The rains are getting closer to the beach!! (We only had one day of rain while there, and we really enjoyed watching and listening to the rain.)





A couple of people managed to walk on the beach during the rain---and it was NOT us. We sat on our balcony and just enjoyed it while staying DRY.





Late in the afternoon, after the rain, guess what???? The SUN came out in the west. AND...





guess what we saw?????? WOW---it's a DOUBLE RAINBOW... How gorgeous is that!!!! We were so excited ---and I think we took a zillion pictures of it. I was upset for not seeing a 'Night' moon this year, but after seeing the rainbow---I was definitely a 'happy camper'... Thank You, God!!!!




What happens after a good rain????? Well---this was the next morning---and everything outside was as clear as a bell, and very very clean, with almost no humidity. Talk about the perfect day---after a good rain!!!!

SO--what did we see 'over the ocean'???? We saw a MOON (even if it was during the day), some CLOUDS, the RAIN, a wonderful RAINBOW, and then the SUNSHINE. See what we enjoy when we go to the beach?????? Of course, there's alot more ---but that is for another post!!!

Have a wonderful day, and please take a minute to remember a couple of people today: Dorothy's son, Joe, who was severely burned in an accident; and Darla's Daddy, who has cancer and heart problems. And don't forget the people who lost so much in the floods throughout Tennessee. Thanks!

Hugs,

59 comments:

cindy said...

Hi Betsy!
I have to ask, what are you doing up this hour of the morning? I couldn't sleep.

As always, enjoyed your pictures.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful series of photos. Even with the rain, it looks like my kind of time! Lov ethe rainbow and the beautiful beach.

Ocean Girl said...

Oh I love your photo essay Betsy and each picture is so beautiful. My favorite is the clouds over the beach home. Beautiful place indeed and of course it is beautiful on the beach, where you learn to surrender to nature.

June said...

I'm glad you didn't go chasing off after the two pots of gold at the end of those rainbows, or you might not have gotten home! :-P

The two people walking on the rainy beach were probably honeymooners, don't you think? That's such a romantic thing to do.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Lovely photos. Second picture is my favourite and the third can easily taken for a postcard. Super!

Tabor said...

Your photos show what a lovely trip you enjoyed.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Wow Betsy, gorgeous pictures !
What a beautiful place you and George have just spent the past week enjoying.
I miss the ocean, since we are landlocked here in TN, every once in awhile you just have to get some of that salty sea air in your system.
Incredible rainbows...

Kelly said...

....beautiful views from your balcony. I miss the ocean... Loved all the colorful houses. Looks like a great place to spend a vacation!

Big Dude said...

Great shots - I see why you like to go there.

thesouthernlady64 said...

Beautiful pictures. I love the one of the rainbows. That is very unusual. I don't think I have ever seen a double rainbow. That sky the next day after the rain takes your breath away. I have always loved the beach.

Catherine said...

Those are some wonderful colors in your photos Betsy! The double rainbow is always so fun to see!

Have a Happy Day!
xo Catherine

Neal said...

All nice pictures but I think the one with the clouds over the beach houses and the last one are special.

Harriet said...

Love all the pictures!!

JKoenig said...

So many pictures of the same place but the colors were all so different depending on the time of day and the weather. I loved the one where everything seemed golden...and of course, the rainbows. You must have felt really blessed just to experience that.

Also, I will pray for the people you care about. God bless!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Each of these pictures is so gorgeous.I love how the painted the whole scene in pure gold and of course the morning after,and the bright blues everywhere.Even the incoming rain has beauty.I loved this post,I can almost feel the sand between my toes. :)
Blessings,Ruth

Dar said...

Isn't it beautiful how the sky changes so quickly with the moon, sun, rain and clear as a bell. I have the other half of your rainbow over my field a few posts back....come see
I love going on your vacation with the row of houses and all that sand and ocean. I miss the east coast, having lived there for 2 yrs.

Busy Bee Suz said...

What great captures Betsy of different skies provided by Mother Nature!!!!
Glad you both had a nice trip. A good rainy day is always nice too.

Susie said...

Nothing like going to the beach! It really is great even during rain. Loved the pics Betsy!

amelia said...

It's wonderful to experience all kinds of weather when you're away and can really enjoy it. Personally I love the rain and could watch and listen to it for hours!!
Looks like a really great time away..

Julie said...

How gorgeous!!!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Good morning Betsy. What wonderful photos. It makes me want to take off my shoes and walk along that beach.

When I lived on the north west coast, I loved walking the beach and looking at the tide pools and sometimes finding treasurers washed ashore.
Marnie

Pedaling said...

The rain, the clouds and the fresh clean air....beautiful!

LV said...

Beautiful place and beautiful pictures. When I get ready for a vacation, I will let you two plan it for me. You know all the good places.

Sunny said...

Wonderful pictures, love the double rainbows. I'm so glad that you had a week almost free of rain.
Sunny :)

JOE TODD said...

No walking on the Sea Oats LOL. Enjoyed all the photos now I miss the beach

Sandra said...

awesome picture Story today. your photos tell the whole story. I like the washed clean beach scene after the rain. also the houses with the clouds hoverng. such bright colors.

Small City Scenes said...

Thanks for the wonderful pictures. Love the double rainbow and the beach pics--I am ready for an ocean roadtrip. Maybe next Sunday will be the time. MB

Pam said...

Your photos are beautiful, Betsy. Ocean Isles is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the beach.
Love the double rainbow...one for you and one for George :)

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

No wonder you go back every year...this place is beautiful!!! I'm wondering about the moon shots...why, what, how...I'm always so nosy!!!

Darla said...

I love how you showed the progession of the rain coming and the beautiful promise in the sky. That blue ocean water is superb!

Thanks for mentioning Dad...

Glenda said...

Unbelievable beauty! Amazing shots of the sky and beaches! And the double rainbow - a double blessing!

Thanks for reminding us to pray for the hurting! Your caring heart is reflected in your words!

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

I would be content, for a while, just sitting on your balcony looking out at the ocean. Great picture of the double rainbow!

Janie said...

Hi,
I've missed your beautiful photos and stories of your adventures. Beautiful beach shots. Love the moon and the rainbow.

Tipper said...

I'm so glad you guys had a good time!! Your photos are just amazing-but they always are : )

Arkansas Patti said...

Couldn't leave a comment this AM,will try again.
Wonderful pictures, what a piece of paradise.
That would have been me walking on the beach in the rain.
Your friends are now in my prayers and the people of Tenn were all ready there.

Ginny said...

What a spectacular post!!! Why would the moon time and position have changed in a year? I thought the moon cycles are constant and unchanging. Nevertheless...great pictures. Those clouds over the beach houses, so interesting because you see none up high in the sky, it's like they all settled right on the houses. But that may be a trick of the eye because of the angle of the shot. But the rainbow and the picture just before it are so spectacular!! They are beautiful! How BRIGHT everything is in your last picture. Almost like a painting and not real colors!

Peggy said...

I agree. The double rainbow makes up for not seeing the night moon. I am sure you are all relaxed after such a wonderful week. Oceans seem to take away all the stress when you are near them.

KleinsteMotte said...

I guess you use an auto post setting because you have a 4am post on your posts. I love the rain and he way it refreshes. Your rainbow picture is gorgeous!

Jackie said...

Hey, Betsy!

As always, beautiful pictures, I just love looking at them! And it sure was nice of our God to give you that gorgeous rainbow to take pics of for your blog. He's always thinking of us; isn't He?

I stopped and said a prayer for the folks on your prayer list. I hope the pain goes away and they are all given some peace to persevere :)

Amin said...

Wow!Wonderful photos!
Beautiful place!

Betsy said...

Just lovely! My favorite is the last one...amazing blue as if the rain washed it all clean! :)

Abraham Lincoln said...

Glad you got the sunshine. Some nice beach scenes.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Glad you got the sunshine. Some nice beach scenes.

DayPhoto said...

WOW! Double rainbows!!! You are so lucky!

Linda
http:://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Betsy: Those were really neat sky photos. I enjoyed the double rainbow.

Kay said...

Great photos.

Diane said...

I love the beach pictures, Betsy. It's amazing how many moods the ocean and sky can have. Beautiful. Diane

ayşegül said...

Ohh my god..great photos :DDD

Bird Girl said...

How amazing the sky is in every picture! You sure showed up how different the days can be there at the ocean. And I should say that double rainbow made up for the moon you missed ;-) WOW!!! I love that picture with the heavy clouds over the houses - it is surreal!

Daisy said...

Lovely pictures, Betsy! Even the ones in the rain. It all looks so peaceful. Love the rainbow!!

reanaclaire said...

wow.. great pictures here, Betsy.. u r getting better and better each day..

diane said...

Beautiful beach shots. It looks a lovely place for R&R. The rainbows are amazing.

wildlifewatcher said...

What a super vacation trip! That double rainbow is so special and lovely. I used to live at the beach in Southern California for a few years. The beach is an interesting and fun vacation place.

Denise said...

Catching up Betsy, beautiful photos and what a lovely place you visited.

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Hi Betsy, Loved the mini journal of your beach trip. I will check into this beach as you suggested. Don't know how far it would be. We like the gulf since it's so close. Makes the travel easier on the babies since we have them this summer.

SquirrelQueen said...

I love the ocean and really enjoyed your photos of that gorgeous beach. I'm like you with the high-rise buildings on the beach, they are something I do not want to see.

Sorry to hear about Dorthy's son and Darla's Daddy, I will keep them in my thoughts along with all the folk from the TN floods.

The Retired One said...

How wondrous and spectacular!! One rainbow for each of you...
you so deserve it.
It must have been like a whisper from God.

Mary said...

Love the shot of the beachhouses wtih the clouds over them!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I had to go back to see some of your vacation photos Betsy ...such a beautiful place and i LOVE the rainbow photo!!