Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday and a Few Pot Shots of Summer

Once again it's Wednesday and that means Outdoor Wednesday. Hosted by Susan over at http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/. Be sure to scoot on over for a full list of participants of great outdoor spaces. Thank you Susan for hosting another Outdoor Wednesday. We live in small town U.S.A. quite a few miles from an ocean. But for some reason the water draws my daughter in like a magnet. She loves anything related to the ocean. She's visited many of the lighthouses and enjoys their beauty and history. Along the way her and the kids always manage to have a great time. Last summer my daugher and the grandchildren took a trip to Florida. These are a few of the random shots she sent back via the internet and her cell phone.

I can only imagine getting on a sailboat and sailing away... :-))

My Catie's name for this was Crooked River Light.

Bailey enjoying the aquarium full of octopus.
Storm clouds moving in didn't detour their fun..
Sandcastles were continued to be built..
Melanie our granddaugher and a friend that traveled with them enjoying the great ocean waves.
Be sure to check out the rest of the "great" Outdoor Wednesday posts over at
http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/. I'm off myself to check them out, see you there.. hugs ~lynne~



43 comments:

Susan said...

Happy Outdoor Wednesday Lynne!

Love the beach and ocean pictures! Oh how I wish I were there NOW!!!

Thanks for sharing your photos!

Susan

marty39 said...

What a fun trip. I am with her I just love to look at Light Houses. It looks like they had a wonderful trip. Hugs, Marty

♥ Kathy said...

My daughter's name is Melanie :) Love the ocean picture!

Melissa Miller said...

HoW pretty Lynne!
Of course I love all pics of Florida.
Makes me a little bit homesick... :)

The octopus and his friend are adorable.

Cynthia said...

Hi Lynne,
Your pics bring back memories of our trips to Florida. It sure looks like everyone had a good time. Cindy

~CC Catherine said...

Love the ocean pics, it's a great reminder of what's to come yet this year. YEA... ;) ~CC Catherine

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Lynne, your daughter and I have something in common. It draws me, too, and always has since I was a small child. Loved seeing these pictures! I love the water so much!

XO,

Sheila :-)

mbkatc230 said...

Now you know I just love these pictures! I understand your daughter's attraction to the water, I'm the same way. Great pix, thanks for sharing. Kathy

ocdesigner said...

Lynne your blog just keep getting better....Love the picture, and the music...

xinex said...

Thanks for showing us these fun pictures, Lynne. They really had a great time, didn't they? Christine

Cindy J. said...

There is a magical draw to the ocean for me too. I only live about 10 miles or so from it and when I get too far inland everything just feels so different! I would love for your Bailey to see our Monterey Aquarium it is such a treat for our little ones. I've never been to Florida and it looks so beautiful. Thank-you for sharing and giving us a mini seaside vacation. Love, Cindy

Tealady said...

What great pictures! Looks like your family made lots of wonderful memories on their vacation. I posted about lighthouses, too. LOL

Blessings, Lana

Mama said...

Lynne, I love sail boats and the beach, your photos are wonderful and everyone looked to be having a great time, We love to visit lighthouses too. hugs, Kathy.

Maryrose said...

Lynne, loved your photos. What could be better than lighthouses, the ocean and your family. Thanks for sharing, Maryrose

Diane said...

Lynne, I loved the pictures! Bailey & the octopus are awesome! Great post! ♥

Light and Voices said...

The sound of the water calls to me also. Happy Outdoor Wednesday!
Joyce

debbie said...

WHAT A WONDERFUL OUTDOOR WEDNESDAY. I LOVED GETTING TO GO ON THE OUTING...LOTS OF FUN.
BLESSINGS
debbie

Mona said...

Hi Lynne! What nice outdoor pictures of the beach! I have become a housemouse lately. Your photo's reminded me that I need to get out more often. I run to the store and back except on Sundays. Maybe Winter does that to people. I love every season but California is just too hot in the summer. Still...those pictures made it look inviting! :)
hugs,
Mona

Kristen said...

Ahhhh spring/summer

Can't wait until they get here!

carolinajewel said...

I love the beach pictures! Makes me wish I were there right now. We are not too far from the ocean, but I don't get down there near enough!!!!! Thanks so much for sharing those pictures. :D Jewel

Jessica said...

Beautiful pictures~ Lynne. :) I'm about ready to sail away myself.

Have a wonderful day!

Hugs~ J

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hi Lynne,
Thank you for sharing these pics. I love to visit the ocean but don't get to as often as I like. There is something so calming about sitting by water.
These are lasting memories that your daughter and her children will have, I know, I have memories of going with my parents to the ocean too.
Blessings,
Sue

Bo said...

Hi Lynne...we just watched a show on TV the other day about lighthouses around the world...it was so interestin to see how they function, but what a lonely life for the lighthouse keepers.. ;-) Bo

Raggedy Girl said...

Well you are getting super warm Florida weather today. Great photos.
Roberta Anne

Glenda said...

Looks like your daughter, grandson, and granddaughter had a wonderful vacation. Beaches are a neat place to experience nature. It's obvious that everyone was having a really good time.

The picture of the lighthouse reminded me of the lighthouse on Tybee Island, Georgia. The storm picture reminded me of Tybee also. We were there many years ago for a beach fireworks display on July 4th that got rained out by an incoming storm.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for sharing - looks like a fun trip.
Glenda

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Maryrose, It is so nice to meet you. I wish I could thank you formally...Thanks for stopping by for a visit.. I'm glad you enjoyed the pictures of the grandchildren on vacation.. I hope you have a super day.. hugs ~lynne~

Shelia said...

Morning, Dear Lynne, I always love your visits! Thanks for all your compliments! You're the decorating Diva and I would love to just come and shop in your lovely home! Mother is doing better and I appreciate you asking. How's that little Scooter? We haven't seen him in a bit!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Yummy ocean shots!

We're in land too, and we love the ocean also. But we just like to sit and listen to the waves and watch out on the horizon and read and carve some. :-)

We're older and not into all the active things. But just to sit and enjoy... is wonderful. And we've not done so, in a long, long time. -sigh-

Aunt Amelia
"Love doesn't make the world go 'round.
Love is what makes the ride worthwhile."
~ Franklin P. Jones

Lori said...

What great pictures. I love the ocean as well.
All of the photos are so fun to look at.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Glenda, thanks for the visit. I'm glad these pictures stirred up some memories for you. The kids had a great time.. I'm glad she takes the time to shoe them other parts of our great States..hugs ~lynne~

Helen said...

Oceans also call out to me .. it was easy to visit the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico from Orlando and now that I'm on the eastern side of the Cascades, I have to cross the mountain pass to get to the Pacific ~~ but you can bet I do every chance I have. Thanks for the great photos today.

Susan said...

That ocean looks wonderful and inviting!

Kristens Creations said...

As you know....I love the ocean too. These are great pics, I love Florida!

Olive Rue said...

Those pics just scream summertime, Lynne. Thanks for sharing them. Makes me want to pack up and head to the beach.

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

"I can only imagine getting on a sailboat and sailing away..."

Me too *sigh* What great photos! Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

beth at aunties said...

Oh Lynne,
I just read about your little black box. Sorry about his earky death.lol That was a lot of documents! I too have a few file cabinets which needs to find our own little gray box!
I hope your husband does well with his eye sight and hope he sees better than ever.
I Adore the Ocean and Loved the pictures. There is something so soothing about the gentle waves.

Good Luck and still waiting for the reveal:-)

Belinda said...

Hi Lynne...I'm catching up! These beach photos are so lovely. And the lighting in that first one with the boat is stunning! The octopus photo is very clever too. :-) What a fun trip!

Tomarie said...

Aaahhhhhh! I feel a little more relaxed just looking at these pictures Lynne! I'm all for sailing off too! LOL L~

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful Outdoor Wednesday post, Lynne! Even as an inlander, I am strangely drawn by the water. My ancester 6 times great g'pa Cader was a ships captain. Perhaps it's in my blood...although I'm not much of a boater...even if I did get out in the middle of Lakes Huron and Michigan for a lighthouse tour!!!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Tomarie.. Laura.. you are just the sweetest thing..right now I could really sail off anywhere. and darling I don't travel.. lol.. I was so excited to see you have a blog.. I hope to be able to leave comments there darling..
hugs ~lynne~

sue said...

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Blondie's Journal said...

Lynee,

These pictures are just cute & beautiful at once. The kiddies really seem to be having fun and your daughter caught it all so well with her camera. Makes you sort of feel like you are there!

Thanks for sharing! :-)

xoxo
Janie