Tuesday, June 24, 2008

W is for Weekend Walk

There's almost nothing like a walk on a beach to soothe the spirit, I think. I enjoy the sound of the water lapping up on the beach, the sight of the sunlight reflecting off the water, the whitewind caps when the is blowing...all of it is a wonderful relaxing experience.

This water is Lake Ontario, the Great Lake between Ontario in Canada and the state of New York in the US. And this beach is on the north side of Olcott, a neat village that was big news back in its heyday a hundred years ago. Apparently it was THE place to go for the summer holidays. It hit hard times but is now making a comeback.

I like to walk this beach looking for bits of beach glass, but the water is high right now and covers most of the sand and glass so instead I looked for pretty pebbles.
Wet pebbles are always so much darker and shinier than dry ones. I was trying to catch the bubbles that rolled up with each wave but they kept popping too quickly for me. There are few bubbles here if you really look hard.
And here are some dry stones and small piece of driftwood I collect beach pebbles, a few at a time. Hey, you never know when a beautiful smooth stone will come in handy. LOL

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26 comments:

dot said...

I'd have to go home with all of them since they all look pretty to me.

esnorway said...

great W team good shoots

ellen b said...

I too really enjoy my walks on the beach. Your photos are great!

granmal said...

Nice place for a walk. Beautiful pictures of the pebbles.

david mcmahon said...

Yes, you and I focus our lenses on the same objects. Art is everywhere!

CaBaCuRl said...

Great post for W, & loved the pictures of your pebbles. I also collect beach glass...do you do anything with yours?

photowannabe said...

I loved this walk. I feel I could just reach out and touch the stones. Great choices.

naturglede said...

Love your greate photoes for W.

RuneE said...

Dry or wet - the stones had some magnificent colours.

babooshka said...

Nothing finer than a weekend walk. Lovely images

Dragonstar said...

I love the photo of the wet pebbles. I can see some bubbles, and the colours and textures are beautiful. A Wonderful Walk.

see you there! said...

Nothing quite like a walk on the beach. We don't have many pebbles on our local beach, mostly just sand.

Darla

quinttarantino said...

Great pebbles!

Juha Ylitalo said...

Weekend walks to let all the pressures from workdays slip away.
What comes to pebbles, putting your best pebbles into glass vase might work as decoration.

Paulie said...

First, I like how you say we are celebrating ABC Wednesday . . .

Next, your topic for W is fantastic. It is one I might have chose if I hadn't had the topics I already did on hand.

Last, to answer your question on my blog. . . Vancouver is a city steeped with history. We had the Kaiser shipyards here during the war. Many people moved here to work in the shipyards and housing was built just for them. The city grew by leaps and bounds! men went off to war and the women worked in the shipyards building the vessels. I did not live here then.

The fact that there was space on the wall of the "hill" that the railroad track went on top of and it was free to use because it beautified that area was probably the reason for the murals there -- the art work itself was all donated by artists locally. That is why it isn't finished -- more funds were needed. I bought a T shirt with part of the mural printed on it to help them with funding when they first started.

Hope that answers your query.

AphotoAday said...

That third shot, of the stones and driftwood, is really soothing and wonderful...   Great eye.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

What a wonderful post.... I love those flat rocks. My husband and I have rock skimming contest to see how many skips we can do across the calm waters of the lake... I always lose. He is the rock skipping champ!

Liz said...

Me too! I collect pebbles and bits of wood. Looks like a lovely part of the world.

Petunia said...

OMG! Love those stones!
Weekend walk is a great choice for W. Walk! I didn't even think of that! Silly me!

Kelly said...

Well done! What a charming lighthouse!

Kjerstis Hjørne said...

Lovely W-choices all of them!

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Very nice W-post:) I love to walk on the beach:)

Bear Naked said...

What a Wonderful idea for ABC Wednesday.
We all enjoy Weekend Walks.

leslie said...

I know just how you feel about walking by the water. Somehow one feels so at peace with life and the world.

Kerri said...

One of my favorite W posts this week! thanks for taking us on your walk! LOVE those pebbles!!

Daryl said...

I love those rocks ..


:-Daryl

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