Friday, February 28, 2014

Random 5 Friday: The Beach

I wonder, Dear Readers, when you looked at the image above what was your first random thought? I took this photo last Friday. Do you see the sky reflected in the hard sand at the beach with sea foam along the shore line? Today I'm sharing five of my favorite random quotes about the beach.
 
1.  "It's hard for me to put into words why I like the beach so much. Everything about it is renewing for me, almost like therapy....Beach Therapy."  ~ Amy Dykens
(After this winter I just KNOW all of us could use a little beach therapy about now!)  ;)
 
2.  "I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each."  ~ T.S. Eliot
(Yes, I DO believe in Mermaids.)  ;)
 
3.  "Down by the seashore, where life is a little easier!"  ~Unknown
(and, it's always five o'clock somewhere)
 
4.  "The waves of the sea, help me get back to me."  ~Jill Davis
(insert huge sigh)
 
5.  "If you want to know how much I love you, count the waves."  ~ Unknown
(wish I'd said that one)
 

By the way, there are no waves anywhere near 'my beach' up there. It's actually the sky reflected in a melting puddle of snow in the grocery store parking lot. Just a random snapshot and some very wishful thinking.
 
And now it's time for some Random Therapy with Nancy at Random 5 Friday.
Linking to Weekend Reflections.

27 comments:

Claire said...

Cool photo and wonderful quotes! Puddles are amazing things, when you take a minute to really look :)
A great Random 5 and have a happy Friday!

diane b said...

Well at least there are a few patches of blue. If it helps we start Autumn tomorrow. Our seasons are marked by calendar months. 3 months summer, 3 months autumn, 3 months winter, 3 months spring.

Sarah Huizenga said...

I love the sea, the lake whatever. So peaceful, and lovely to photograph.

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

very relaxing view. very peaceful. i really enjoy your relaxing quotes. so nice!! ( :

Snap said...

cool! great shot and great quotes to make a little magic. stay warm and happy friday!

Veronica Roth said...

Lol, my first thought was, "that looks like pavement and a puddle!" What am I like? Love the quotes and now I want to go down to the beach but it's supposed to rain like crazy today. Hope your weekend is lovely and relaxing. :)

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Hahaha! A puddle - my first random thought was brrrr, because it looked a little frozen. I love the quotes and your added comments. What a fun 5 for thoughts of the beach this week!

TexWisGirl said...

ha ha. clever girl! :)

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Good one- you could have fooled me..what little I know about the beach. Have a great weekend!

Nicki said...

My first thought was puddle - but I like beach, so lets go with beach. Love the quotes and especially the mental break from winter with a pseudo trip to the beach.

Karen said...

Beach in a puddle, love it!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Love love love this post.

Viera said...

Wonderful shot and great quotes... reflection of sky is fabulous...

Ida said...

What a great post. - It really did look like a beach shot...you certainly had me fooled.
Some fun quotes about the beach. Which by the way is one of my favorite places to visit too.

Ruth Kelly said...

You could have fooled me and you did until I read your last sentence.

Marianna said...

My first thought was that it was a cloud picture. Guess I was partly right!

'Tsuki said...

Beautiful pic and great thoughts... Very inspiring.

Red said...

Now if you'd never admitted that the photo wasn't the beach I'd have never known. Which ever way, beach or puddle, its a good photo.

Linda said...

Wonderful quotes, Carletta, and glorious capture!

Rose said...

My first thought was there is a reflection in a mud puddle on the street...then you said sand, and I thought WHat? Glad I am not totally crazy.

I am too tired to really have an interesting thought.

And we are supposed to get more snow starting tomorrow night...for once, I am really and truly tired of snow.

Akanksha Jain said...

Profound is the word

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Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

We watched a special on real mermaids and they do not look like The Little Mermaid. A bit frightening. Great randoms!

retriever said...

Very preety shot, and great thoughts, i canimagine the atmophere relaxing , the wonderfull noice the sing of the sea,can be imagined with this picture, Have a nice weekend.

James said...

What a great reflection!

Laura said...

Beautiful! My first thought was "puddle reflection"

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I can't say anything without sounding like I'm bragging. Come visit Florida.