Thursday, May 2, 2013

At Peace with the World

When The Professor and I visit Anna Maria, one of our favorite things to do is to walk to the beach for sunset, plop our chairs down and take in the beauty of the day's end.  Sometimes, we may be the only ones there.  And that's ok with us.

Of course, we aren't totally alone.  

 The terns and skimmers keep us company as well as entertained
as they dip and dive for food
while sandpipers skirt along the water.

But I think it is the skimmers that I enjoy the most.
So stoic and uncomplaining.

At peace with the world.
And that's not a bad way to be.


34 comments:

Brian Miller said...

no its not a bad way to be at all...and i love the beach...it often helps me re-find my rhythm...the bleached out look to the pics is really cool as well...maybe i will make it back there this summer...

Dianne said...

I love your beach friends
and would gladly share a day with them, and just them
beautiful photos

dinascitywildlife.com said...

Beautiful shots!Love the texture. Makes me want to skip out of work.

Daryl said...

i wouldnt mind sitting there and sharing the beach

Sylvia K said...

Love your captures! I would so enjoy sitting there, too, and enjoying the peaceful setting, the water, beach and your beach friends!! The perfect touch! Hope you have a lovely weekend, Reena! Enjoy!

Betty Manousos said...

looks like a beautiful day...makes me want to go there.

lovely pictures as usual!

ladyfi said...

Oh my - so very very beautiful!

TexWisGirl said...

love that flasher tern!

Lisa Gordon said...

Not bad at all!
What a beautiful place to be, Reena.

Barb said...

Love these muted seascapes. Fabulous shots.

Nancy said...

I love sitting on the shore at the end of the day as well...It's so very peaceful as your wonderful shots illustrate......All the little guys are so fun to watch....

Linda R said...

Sounds perfect to me. Amazing photos my friend.

Hugs~

eileeninmd said...

If I lived there, I would be there watching the birds and the sunset. Love the skimmers and the terns.

Hilary said...

You're in good company. I wouldn't mind spending time with those cuties one bit.

S. Etole said...

They look like they are purposefully entertaining you.

Country Girl said...

You are so blessed ~ and gifted artistically.

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful photos.

Catherine said...

Peace indeed ~ fantastic!
xo Catherine

Kerri said...

That's the ONLY way to be!! Beautiful post!!

Madi and Mom said...

Hi Reena and thank you for stopping by. As always we love your pictures
watching the ocean and all the critters is most relaxing...Mom and Dad hope to take a day trip to our coast before it gets too hot.
Hugs Madi and Mom

CherryPie said...

It looks like a perfect place to be :-)

Grace said...

I love the solemnity and peace of the beach,specially during sunset ~ Your pictures are stunning as always ~

Chris Rohrer said...

Gorgeous!! Love the dreamy shots of the birds. SO many Terns!!!!

Michaele said...

Great bird and beach shots. Love the triplets : )

Laura said...

Sounds like a perfect place to be. You have captured the moments beautifully.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

You certainly have captured a tranquil moment here Reena, love the last 'full frontal' shot :)

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

I love your photography style and the things you see.

Steve Gravano said...

It's a bird show at the beach! Beautiful, I'll have to look up Anna Maria Island.

Dianne said...

Shore birds beautifully captured Reena ... aren't those terns the funniest little birds with their crop of unruly hair ... I love them!

Kamana {Naashia} said...

how gorgeous!

Pat Tillett said...

Beautiful! What a great place to plop down a chair.

She Who Carries Camera said...

I think that middle guy was either exposing himself or trying to pawn off some hot items he had under his wings! :-) Such serene images!

GailO said...

Love your beach birds! Our favorite time of day in Anna Maria is sunset too...we always race home so we don't miss it when we are staying there:)

Awena Robert said...

Hi Reena,

This is a beautiful series and I very much like the first and last photos. The post-treatment is lovely. Beautiful work, as always. Take care.