On the beach

A day out at the beach

Can fill you with joy

And teach you that you need to make time for rest —

And space for play and imagination.

Even when stripped down to the bare bones,

We still have a rusty beauty.

At the end of the day,

It is enough simply to be,

And to be who we are.

For more life lessons, please visit: Our World.

83 responses

  1. This so beautiful and serene!

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    July 30, 2012 at 12:21

  2. REALLY BEAUTIFUL COLORS !

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    July 30, 2012 at 12:35

  3. that is surely enough….sigh…i miss the beach…and finding its rhythm…lovely pics…i could almost hear them….

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    July 30, 2012 at 12:37

  4. It’s a great beach to enjoy the summer. Happy holidays.

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    July 30, 2012 at 13:29

  5. A lovely story, simply told.

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    July 30, 2012 at 13:36

  6. awesome!!

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    July 30, 2012 at 13:43

  7. Pat

    Beautiful!

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    July 30, 2012 at 14:30

  8. Gorgeous…. The words go perfectly with the photos… It does look peaceful….

    Hugs
    Betsy

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    July 30, 2012 at 15:20

  9. beautiful photos!

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    July 30, 2012 at 15:23

  10. Your children seem to be in awe of the waves and enjoying their holidays in the U.K.

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    July 30, 2012 at 15:43

  11. I guess the wavy water was totally different from what your serene lake is like. Impressive waves!

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    July 30, 2012 at 16:20

  12. Kharma

    Looks like a beautiful overcast day at the beach. Your pictures are wonderful, by the way.

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    July 30, 2012 at 16:23

  13. lovely snaps!

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    July 30, 2012 at 16:41

  14. TexWisGirl

    oh, i LOVE that last photo of your kids!

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    July 30, 2012 at 16:47

  15. I needed to have a beach moment, and there it is. Thank you for that.

    Now that the kids are getting older are you going to change their nicknames from AB?

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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    July 30, 2012 at 16:53

  16. Delicious pictures, I like the framing and the use of light and color in this beautiful beach. Greetings.

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    July 30, 2012 at 17:05

  17. Sylvia Kirkwood

    Ah, my favorite place is the beach — just about any beach! The waves are awesome and your captures are beautiful! I love seeing your children enjoying the beauty! Have a lovely week!

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    July 30, 2012 at 17:31

  18. Don

    I love the shot with the two children facing the waves. Beautiful symbol of the vitality and energy of youth facing the waves of life. Lovely shots.

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    July 30, 2012 at 17:35

  19. Beautiful pictures.

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    July 30, 2012 at 17:48

  20. Beautiful perspective on beach! Great composition on photos…

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    July 30, 2012 at 18:10

  21. Your photos are so exquisite but they are rivaled by your magnificent prose. I know you are exquisite and magnificent too, because you are showing us a peek at you in these posts!

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    July 30, 2012 at 18:55

  22. Beautiful shots and the words are so true.

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    July 30, 2012 at 19:08

  23. Wonderful photos 🙂

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    July 30, 2012 at 19:55

  24. Bob

    Great photos.

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    July 30, 2012 at 20:29

  25. you have captured the spirit of the beach adventure beautifully~

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    July 30, 2012 at 20:31

  26. I could not agree more, there is nothing like the beach to renew the spirit ~ thanks for following me over to wordpress. Darn Blogger decided after 5 years I was out of space, so I made the move.

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    July 30, 2012 at 21:08

  27. Al

    What a great beach, but the water somehow looks cold!

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    July 30, 2012 at 21:15

  28. I love the beach and water! Those waves looked pretty high. Is there an undertow there?

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    July 30, 2012 at 21:39

  29. Beautiful, clear images, and meditative words. Thank you for this!

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    July 30, 2012 at 21:45

  30. Great series!! Your relationship with your children is a joy to behold. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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    July 30, 2012 at 21:48

  31. Helt underbara sommarbilder från en vacker plats!

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    July 30, 2012 at 22:05

  32. I love Brighton. 🙂
    Have you been to their “new” Cultural Quarter?
    Yea, near the library.

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    July 30, 2012 at 23:19

  33. that´s soem great waves. 🙂

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    July 30, 2012 at 23:23

  34. Lovely words and images, Lady Fi!

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    July 30, 2012 at 23:45

  35. The kids appear to be enjoying the serenity. It’s nice that they appreciate it. Lovely post!

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    July 31, 2012 at 01:32

  36. Truly a simply perfect way to spend a day.
    Love the wonderful sere mood here.

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    July 31, 2012 at 01:43

  37. There is nothing as soothing as the sound of the waves on a beach.

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    July 31, 2012 at 03:01

  38. Great shot! The first one is absolutely stunning.

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    July 31, 2012 at 03:54

  39. Restorative!

    Aloha from Waikiki
    Comfort Spiral

    >

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    July 31, 2012 at 03:59

  40. Wonderful textures of the rough sand against choppy seas … a great place to sit and ponder.

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    July 31, 2012 at 05:03

  41. Very nice beach to relax.

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    July 31, 2012 at 05:52

  42. I really like your pictures of the beach. It looks like a wonderful time for all of you.

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    July 31, 2012 at 06:31

  43. The beach looks lovely….great text!

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    July 31, 2012 at 08:58

  44. Beautiful…………!!!!!!!!!

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    July 31, 2012 at 09:25

  45. That’s very close to where I am just now, in Eastbourne, I recognized the Pier in Brighton immediately ! The weather is still far to cool for the season, but at least the sun was shining when I sat at the beach there.

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    July 31, 2012 at 09:35

  46. a perfect retreat in summer. 🙂

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    July 31, 2012 at 10:04

  47. Hi there – I don’t kids really mind whats at the beach – as long as they are at the beach!

    Stewart M

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    July 31, 2012 at 11:31

  48. Waves crashing on a beach – one of the best sounds in the world!

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    July 31, 2012 at 11:50

  49. Excellent travel captures.

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    July 31, 2012 at 12:29

  50. ahaha, i like the last pic best, lady fi… 😉

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    July 31, 2012 at 12:49

  51. LOVE!

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    July 31, 2012 at 13:27

  52. Wow! Wonderful feeling with your blog and photos ~ Excellent photography ~ thanks for ‘coming by’ ~~ thanks, namaste, (A Creative Harbor)

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    July 31, 2012 at 14:55

  53. Magnificent shots, you captured not just the allure but also the power of the sea beautifully.;)) Love the green colour of the waters.;)) xoxo

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    July 31, 2012 at 15:20

  54. The last picture is the best, great shot.

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    July 31, 2012 at 15:56

  55. Love the photos…especially the first one.

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    July 31, 2012 at 17:22

  56. Beautiful photographs, I like such views. I am greeting

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    July 31, 2012 at 18:31

  57. Your words and photographs played so beautifully together 🙂

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    July 31, 2012 at 19:36

  58. Beautiful post.
    Wonderful photos

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    July 31, 2012 at 20:09

  59. the waves look wild! lovely textures in your photos.

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    July 31, 2012 at 20:53

  60. Oh, I agree!! (I took a photo of two empty chairs facing the surf, too!)

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    July 31, 2012 at 21:32

  61. L O V E L Y…

    just to “Be.”

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    July 31, 2012 at 23:05

  62. Truly beautiful!

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    August 1, 2012 at 00:31

  63. Lovely photos! Very serene.

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    August 1, 2012 at 00:53

  64. Jim

    ‘Down to the barebones’! I can feel that lightness! Thanks for this Fiona.

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    August 1, 2012 at 01:52

  65. That picture of the kids with their jackets on reminds me of Oregon beaches — they’d be right at home here . I love the serenity and natural beauty. Same with the ones here — the long flat sunbathing beaches (like in Florida) just don’t do it for me!

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    August 1, 2012 at 01:53

  66. Love those waves!! I was at the beach yesterday, but it was a river, so no waves…

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    August 1, 2012 at 02:52

  67. Lovely shot of the kids at the beach. With such hot weather, a trip to the beach is really inviting.

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    August 1, 2012 at 02:59

  68. Too true!

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    August 1, 2012 at 03:51

  69. Be who we are..good advice Lady Fi..and I needed that today. Thanks! 🙂

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    August 1, 2012 at 05:58

  70. colorful and liked the shiny waters in the first picture 🙂

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    August 1, 2012 at 06:53

  71. Lovely photo parable. The beach seems to have shells instead of sand.

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    August 1, 2012 at 08:02

    • The beaches on the south coast of England are all made up of pebbles!

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      August 1, 2012 at 08:36

  72. I love water Fi, specially the sea. I liked your pictures of the children gazing at the ocea – Dave

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    August 1, 2012 at 11:48

  73. I’m in awe of the dynamism of the waves and your children in front of them as a part of nature. Beautiful thoughts and beautiful photography as always.

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    August 1, 2012 at 13:36

  74. JM

    I love Brighton! All shots are beautiful and that wave is fantastic.

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    August 1, 2012 at 17:38

  75. Thanks for taking us to the beach today, lovely pics,

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    August 1, 2012 at 17:54

  76. Thanks for your wonderful posts that brighten the day for us…pls accept your sunshine award here 🙂
    http://ashokism.blogspot.in/2012/08/sunshine.html

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    August 1, 2012 at 20:10

  77. Playing with the waves, sun and sand. Beautiful shots!

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    August 1, 2012 at 20:43

  78. Happy Wednesday!

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    August 1, 2012 at 23:50

  79. So true! I wish I lived near the ocean. I’ll have to make do with a visit to the great lakes near Duluth, MN.

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    August 2, 2012 at 03:13

  80. The beach is an irresistable reminder that life is beautiful and simple and wonderful.

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    August 2, 2012 at 04:55

  81. Great pics! Even though it was not warm enough to get in, it still makes the beach seem so inviting!

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    August 2, 2012 at 09:20

  82. I am struck by the power of the sea and the innocence of the children.

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    August 2, 2012 at 22:58

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