Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Seasonal Beauty

“Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night, it is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy that we can scarcely mark their progress.” Charles Dickens
Officially it is winter in the tropics, the time of year when whales migrate right past the beach front to their winter vacation spots. Me and the little point&shoot could barely pick them out but local rangers pointed out that some of the salt spray was actually whales breaching. Click to enlarge

Migaloo the white humpback whale has been past already and always attacks a lot of attention. Try this link for a peek into how close the whales have been hanging around this season.

56 comments:

Courtney said...

Whales never cease to amaze me. It is so amazing that you are there to see them from the beach!

erin said...

a beautiful capture...the ocean is always such a lovely escape.

I'm Julia said...

The way the ocean disappears into pure light is amazing... a truly beautiful photo! I can almost smell the salt spray. Thank you for sharing this moment. And thank you for your kind comment, it means a lot to me.

Lori said...

now, there is a sky i wish i were looking at now...it is supposed to be summer here...you could have fooled me...it has not been warm at all...and we are getting tons of rain...phooey!!!

Susan at Stony River said...

I could spend my whole summer RIGHT there. I love the figures in the distance, just visible...a fantastic shot!

Anne said...

Just a 110% shot!! this must be my favourite this week, I am sure!!

Have a nice weekend, from Anne in Norway.

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous shot! I love the water and the beaches along with beautiful skies -- and that is a lovely escape, indeed!

bowledover said...

You have earth and sky blending here what a fantastic picture. I would love to walk there and whales as well. Heaven.

Lynn said...

Lovely. It makes me miss living near the ocean.

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Photo Cache said...

what a lovely scene you captured. i like the silhouette of the man enjoying the isolated surroundings.

happy skywatching.

Dancin' Fool said...

That's lovely, and that is exactly where I would like to be...now!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I LIKE your winter. ;-)

RuneE said...

That may well be, but I fell for the vawes - they were gorgeous.

Vita Stunder said...

Stunning capture!!

I would love to be there.
Have a great weekend!

Anna

Stephany said...

Great capture! I could watch those breakers for hours.

earthtoholly said...

Beautiful...your sky almosts melds with the ocean... Happy SWF!

Carol said...

What a beautiful scene! Great shot.

Alison Gibbs said...

How beautiful the beach looks and the chance to see the whales makes it even more special
Alison

Danton said...

Nevertheless, you captured details of the waves and the sky poignantly.

beth said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. You have some really interesting things on yours. The postcard post is very cool. I love old postcards :)

Dewdrop said...

What a beautiful shot! You always manage to carry me away with your shots and words. Thank you.

Deborah Godin said...

Lovely stretch of sky, beach, and sea!

Tammie Lee said...

such a wonderful beach landscape. How fun to see whales pass by.

B SQUARED said...

I'll take your word for it. In the mean time, I will occupy myself with the beautiful scenery.

J Bar said...

That's beautiful.
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Carolyn said...

Beautiful capture and quote. Nature is so soul restoring I really wish we would leave her alone. Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for the interesting link.
Blessings and smiles

Regina said...

Beautiful shot!

Lily Hydrangea said...

this is a gorgeous sky and beach scene. I love the beach and yours is beautiful!

Arija said...

Yes, the whale watching seaon ia here. There was even an albino sighting recently. Lovely beach scene...I wish I lived closer to the sea.

Reader Wil said...

Wonderful shot of the ocean, Pearl Maple! I remember my first "encounter" with whales in New Zealand. They are fascinating creatures.Thanks for the visit!

Eric said...

Hi there,

Again on your blog, love this picture, great for SWF.

Well done.

Greetings from NL

Babooshka said...

Your words and images are always very calming.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful snap. The clouds look like waves in the sky

Postcards from Wildwood said...

That is a simply stunning photograph. You and your little point and shoot make a great team!
Janice.

nonizamboni said...

This photo clearly illustrates the truth in the Dicken's quote--and whales!? Just knowing they're out there is fantastic.

Naturegirl said...

To me this would fill me with sadness knowing these wonderful whales are leaving..as do my world of butterflys and hummingbirds for their warmer winter homes.Having said that I can feel the sound of the waves as I stare at this image!Lovely. Enjoy your weekend!

Abe Lincoln said...

A neat looking scene. Very nice shot for SkyWatch Friday.

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Carolyn said...

Beautiful, I love the beach.

Birding in Maine said...

Beautiful capture of an inviting seascape!

♥Itajeff♥ @Something To Share said...

Absolutely wonderful & amazing blue sky.
Happy Friday!

♥Ita

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meandering pearl said...

oh the whales!!! amazing creatures!

im hosting a postcard swap inspired pretty much by you - i thought you might like to join in? {if you're not busy}

such lovely wishes

Light and Voices said...

Your cyber beach image helped my escape from the city for a little while. Nice Job!
Joyce M

Anne said...

Hi, Mandy! Great beach scene! You might have to get some binoculars and try to get a closer look at those whales! Sounds like fun! :-)

Beach Vintage said...

Love the beach in winter.

napaboaniya said...

It's lovely how you've captured them from the shore :)

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

oh, BEAUTIFUL!

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Maya said...

I think I might have spotted a whale in the enlarged picture..., just the idea even of them swimming by so close must be magical.

lorhen82 said...

Thanks for dropping by and leaving me such a sweet comment! Your blog is really lovely! ~Lori

The Artful Paper Doll said...

Hi Pearl,

Thank you for stopping by my blog. You have some incredible photos posted for sky watch. some of my favorites are the ones with the paths leading toward the beach which are orgeous and charming.

Hope your day is magically creative.

Cheers! =D
~Kitty Kellie

Relyn said...

Dear Pearl,

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. It's such a treat to come by and "meet" you. What a remarkable picture you took. What a view!

Frugal Fine Living said...

What gorgeous photos! I love the ocean.

Jane

jill2159@yahoo.com said...

Lovely photo's!

I enjoyed reading the quotes too.

Jill xoo

meandering pearl said...

This quote & the one above it are filled with thoughtful thought :) hope you've had a most lovely weekend!
precious wishes