Tuesday, June 2, 2009

corner view : "the beach"

Santa Barbara, California 2004





Ah, how I would love to be at the beach right now! We lived at the beach in Santa Barbara for nine years, lived briefly in the high desert of Oregon, and then moved to the mountains of Western North Carolina. If only I could turn a corner and see the vast horizon on the ocean now! I often make this fantasy in my mind as I drive along the mountainside. What if the ocean were just on the other side? As a University student, I would take naps on the beach between classes. I could even walk to the beach from my house. Some mornings, my friend, Jessica and I would take a swim in the ocean at sunrise. It made my heart feel so alive! David surfed every day that had waves. My favorite time to walk on the pacific coast was at sunset, so beautiful!






Here is our "local" Atlanic beach, about an eight hour drive to coastal Virginia. These were taken four years ago this summer, when the girls were little. We can't wait to go back and play in the sand and waves. Tomorrow we head west for a visit to Oregon!



Check out the other corner view beaches from blogs around the globe. jane, ladybug-zen, ian, bonnie,esti, sophie, cele, modsquad,caitlin, joyce, ani, kim, a day that is dessert, natsumi, epe, kaylovesvintage, trinsch,c.t.,jeannette, outi, schanett, ritva, dongdong, francesca, state of bliss, jennifer, dana, denise,cabrizette, bohemia girl, dianna, isabelle, amber, a girl in the yellow shoes, mister e, janis, kari,jgy, jenna, skymring, elizabeth, audrey, allison, lise, cate, mon, victoria, crescent moon, erin,otli, ida, caroline, lisa, dorte, kimmie, la lune dans le ciel, nicola, malo, vanessa, britta, virgina,april, rebecca, b, sunnymama, kyndale, samantha, karen, kristina, angelina, dorit, goldensunfamily, sophie, janet, nicki, ruth, mcgillicutty,
desiree, di, travelingmama, aimee

18 comments:

jane said...

i love the way you describe it. now i miss living near a beach... have a great trip! thanks for these sunny pics!

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

Very nice "corner view" !!! and cute girls ;)

Tan Family said...

Beautiful pics! The beaches by Santa Barbara are really amazing...some of the nicest along the West coast. I love this corner view...

kyndale said...

California is so beautiful.

Kaylovesvintage said...

your beach looks wonderful.
have a nice trip

state of bliss said...

Beautiful corner view! Thank you for sharing :)

Cate said...

oh, sweetness! hope you get to that beach soon. the girls (obviously) are beautiful.

Kimmie said...

Beautiful memories! Have a wonderful trip as you make some more of those :)

malo said...

Your girls are so beautiful. Happy pictures.

Francesca said...

Beautiful photo of you with your girls! Somehow I don't think it was taken at the times when you were taking naps on the beach:)!

sophie said...

beautiful pictures and girls.

caitlin said...

I'm not kidding when I say those pictures are magical. (yes, I know that sounds cheesy, but I don't care, that's the only words I have to describe them)

Jeannette said...

Such sweet pictures of your girls.
And have a great trip to Oregon, Jeannette

Kari said...

Very cute pictures of your kids.
I really liked Santa Barbara.

Bonnie said...

Ah ... we can always dream that the ocean is just on the other side. For me, it is the other way around. I have the ocean (which I love !!!) but I miss the Rocky Mountains of Colorado ... I wish that they were at the waters edge. Best of both worlds, that's what I want !!

Joy said...

I hope you're having a great time in Oregon. If you ever get the chance, check out Ocracoke Island on the Outer Banks. You'll love it! :)

onegoldensun said...

I love reading all the wonderful comments! I agree that the best of both worlds is a combination of sea and mountains. For now, it lives in my imagination! Joy, I love Ocracoke and hope to camp there soon. Next week, we will spend a few days on the Oregon coast, I can't wait!

gardenmama said...

Beautiful light filled pictures!!