Thursday, June 11, 2009

Enjoying nature



“It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can, while it is still here. Get out there and ramble out yonder and explore the forests, climb the mountains, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, the lovely mysterious, and awesome space.”
Edward Abbey

One of the beaches in northern NSW that draws you in, walking down shaded forest paths to the sparkling shore. I like to keep a few of these photos on my desk to remind me there is a whole world outside of the office just waiting for play time.

Sky Watch Friday is a like a mini holiday with bloggers from all over the world sharing their view of the sky.





A few cards we have been working on with the newest Collection Elements range of papers and trims.




A big thank you to Chenon of Meandering Pearl for this delightfully decorated journal, a girl always needs a place to store all those creative ideas that go flitting by. Thank you it is beautiful.




48 comments:

jojo-caramel said...

Oooh the sea is so fabulous !!! I love the color !!! I love the place !!! Beautiful !!!

Tara said...

Gorgeous colors! I sooo want to be sitting on that beach right now, or any beach for that matter! :0

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Very inviting photo. Makes me want to take off my shoes and wiggle my toes in the sand.

Eric(Holland) said...

Great athmosphere there, nice picture, i like the dept in it!!!

Have A Nice Skywatch Friday!!

Greetings from the Netherlands

Photo Cache said...

I totally agree with your quote and how perfect as always it is with the image you showed.

May I swipe that quote for use sometime too?

Me and my puppies said...

Beaches are my favorite! Wonderful photo!

Guy D said...

What a gorgeous location, you captured it perfectly.

Have a fantastic weekend
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Carol said...

Beautiful Photo...and beautiful words...

Old Wom Tigley said...

That certainly looks the place I would enjoy... Excellent quote as well.

Tom
My Sky Watch Posts are at: Wiggers World and Pictures & Words

Dewdrop said...

Oh, that is wonderful, peaceful, pleasant. I want to be there!!!!! Wonderful!

Maria said...

Thank you for this wonderful mini holiday :) Your picture is very inviting! Thanks for sharing!

Tricia said...

Beautifully captured - This is an awesome shot!

Gunilla said...

Wow ,I would like to be there.
Fantastic.

Have a great weekend

Gunilla in Sweden

P-TER said...

I walk too the sea, wonderful!
Great photo!
Gr.
P-TER

fourwindsphotojournal said...

That looks so inviting. We had had four days of rain, here in New England.

Babooshka said...

I's always the image for me you marry them so well. I would happily fight for this land to enjoy it.

Carletta said...

We used to visit Nags Head, North Carolina and coming up from behind the dunes was always one of anticipation - you've captured that feel here!
Nice shot.

Rune said...

Beautiful photo :)

Tara R. said...

This is very pretty. Love the way the lines draw your eye forward.

J Bar said...

Great beachy shot.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

PJ said...

That's certainly enticing. The quote has me thinking of all the places I've always wanted to go.

B Squared said...

We must share the same office.

The Write Girl said...

What a beautiful photo of the beach. And your words compliment the picture perfectly.

Naturegirl said...

Mandy truely an awesome place to breathe deeply the sea air!
A calming image!

Gaelyn said...

It's a great sky and inviting beach too. Abbey said it well.

Karen said...

Beautiful !!!

I love that white sand .. I can feel my toes in it !!

Very cool shot ... you could almost walk into that photo and down to the sea..

Carolyn said...

Beautiful photo Mandy ~ isn't the ocean just so beautiful? Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.
Smiles

Carolyn said...

P.S. I love Edward Abbey's quote.

Arija said...

Lovely beach Mandy, we will be driving to Sydney where one of our g-daughters is playing in the Junior Youth Orchestrs...exciting eh? We'll go up via Hay but will come back through the mountains, may even enjoy the snow.
There is nothing like enjoying what you have while you have it.

ascu75 aka Don said...

That is blue so blue .......... and yes enjoy the world this aint a practice run its the real thing GO FOR IT .......XXX Don

Light and Voices said...

I have my sandals off and am ready to walk down that path to the sea. What a fantastic beach and sky shot!
Joyce

Jenn Jilks said...

Amazing shots. Nothing like My Muskoka!

Anne said...

Hi, Mandy! Soooooo gorgeous! And a perfect SkyWatch Friday photo for the beginning of summer! :-)

Mo said...

That's my kinda beach, not the seaside they have here

Sandy said...

Beautiful! Hi Mandy! Thanks for visiting me over at the Inspired Rm today!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Mandy, thanks for visiting my blog. Glad you enjoyed the Beach Shack. Just love this image you've posted. Perfectly captures the anticipation of arriving at the sea. Julie

onangelwings said...

That looks beautiful.
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Beach Vintage said...

I love Northern NSW, is this Kingscliff?

Kimberlee said...

fabulous shot. Australian beaches at its best xx

Susan from The T-Cozy said...

Glorious shot! We haven't had blue skies in days. Enough rain!

Tammie Lee said...

This is a very lovely and inviting photo!

Sue McGettigan said...

It certainly does look inviting - lovely!

simon said...

yes- we certainly do have fantastic beaches here. Great shot

Catherine@Simply Natural said...

You always post such gorgeous photos! This beach looks beautiful - love the NSW beaches, wish I lived closer!

meandering pearl said...

Hello! a gorgeous photo!

DFO is good value! about 75% off in the royal doulton shop{well the things i bought were}

& i found a fabric shop! quite close, i live near garden city & its on compton rd{selective fine fabrics shop 10/104}. they dont have buttons but they have a huuuuge range of absolutely stunning fabrics, i wanted to buy it all.

have a lovely week!!!

Linda Manning Findley said...

Wonderful photo ..... you can almost hear the surf ..... Linda F

The Accessory Lady said...

Beautiful photo. Wish I as there. It is a mighty gloomy and rainy day here today, but there is beauty in that too.

carolyn peeler said...

such a beautiful photo Mandy!!