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Winter Beach Dreaming

“At the beach, life is different.
Time doesn’t move hour to hour but mood to moment.
We live by the currents, plan by the tides, and follow the sun.”

As winter moseys along here in Australia with frosty mornings and chilly nights, I often find my thoughts drifting to the beach.

I close my eyes and dream of hot sun on my shoulders, soft sand underfoot, the screech of gulls as they dive and swoop for French Fries tossed by little kids.

I long to amble along the beach collecting smooth stones and gnarled bits of driftwood, perhaps even a shell or three to bring home.

Mostly I want to sit on a fallen log and gaze out to sea, thinking little and feeling much.

“the mind wakes, comes to life again.
Not in a city sense—no—but beach-wise.
It begins to drift, to play,
to turn over in gentle careless rolls like those lazy waves on the beach.
One never knows what chance treasures these easy unconscious rollers may toss up,
on the smooth white sand of the conscious mind;
what perfectly rounded stone,
what rare shell from the ocean floor.
Perhaps a channeled whelk, a moon shell, or even an argonaut.”
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“My day is done, and I am like a boat drawn on the beach,
listening to the dance-music of the tide…”
Rabindranath Tagore

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What are you daydreaming of?

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budgetjan - We arrive in Istanbul on the 3rd of September and will be near beaches one week later (for a week) then we will be exploring the rest of the country. Can’t Wait.

Krista - It must be gorgeous there, @jeannehorak:disqus 🙂

Krista - A winter sea is so different and wild, isn’t it? 🙂

Krista - Ooooh, Turkish beaches sound so exotic and wonderful, @budgetjan:disqus 🙂 When will you be going?

Jeanne Horak - I’m dreaming of “winter” beach weather in my hometown!! ;o)

budgetjan - As you know I love beaches, boats and water, and presently I am dreaming about Turkish beaches. I adore your “beach and fence”.

Krista - Oh how wonderful! Alas I’m quite a bit north of Sydney, outside of Brisbane. But if you come to Brisbane, PLEASE let me know. 🙂

Jackie Smith - Actually we are coming to Australia (our first visit there ever) this fall. Taking Celebrity from Honolulu and then spending five days in Sydney. Are you anywhere close to Sydney?

Krista - They are a bit wilder and colder and darker, aren’t they, @disqus_WseMqaTPwi:disqus ? 🙂 If you ever get to Australia please let me know and we shall meet up at the beach and have a good ol’ visit. 🙂

Jackie Smith - As you well know, our Washington beaches certainly don’t look like this in our winter. . .I’d take yours in a nano-second!

Krista - Oh yes, I totally, totally understand that, dear @lizposmyk:disqus 🙂 I think perhaps that’s why I dream of the beach, everything seems easier to bear when you have sun, sand, and water. 🙂 I continue to wish you healing and strength and rest and courage and all those things. XO

Liz Posmyk - Good health…. I seem to have forgotten what it feels like to feel good! A walk on a sunny beach would help, no doubt! Lovely post.

Krista - That sounds absolutely fantastic, @katyabroad:disqus ! 🙂 I would love to accompany you on such a pleasant adventure. 🙂

Krista - Thank you, @wanderingsheila:disqus 🙂 I’m SO glad you’ve had such splendid weather!! It’s just starting to warm up a bit and I can feel the hope of Spring in the air. 🙂

Krista - I love, love, love your beach jaunts, @breannemosher:disqus 🙂 They keep me going when I can’t get to one here. 🙂

Krista - I love out of season strolls too, @vannessaluxuria:disqus A madly crowded beach stresses rather than relaxes. 🙂

Krista - Ohhh, wouldn’t that be brilliant, @OrgasmicChef:disqus ?! 🙂 I don’t seem to remember what that feels like. 🙂

Krista - Oh how wonderful, @disqus_2LQ5qLN5aY:disqus !! I shall think of you and smile. 🙂

katyabroad - You should come here! The weather is so beautiful at the moment, and I think I’ll go to the beach this weekend! I will sit and daydream there 🙂

Breanne Mosher - I am day dreaming of the beach. =) Gorgeous photos.

Cathy - Beautiful post Krista. I’m daydreaming of sunny days because we have been incredibly lucky with the weather here in England this week.

Vannessa@Luxuria - I’m dreaming of being where you are Krista 😉
Enjoy the beach at Winter. I love walking along the beach out of season though 😉

Maureen | OrgasmicChef - A day off 🙂

bellini - Tomorrow is a day off of work and I plan on being right there at the beach:D

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