December 28, 2009

I flew away with my lover...








to the panhandle
~~
granted
it's a bit chilly right now
but
this is one of the places
where our hearts feel at home
~~
we'll be back in the snow before you know it
but
in the meantime
birds with personalities
and
baby fine white sand
and
skies dancing with color
are
the beautiful things
warming me up
while
I walk hand in hand
with the only person in the world
who understands my need
to take 200 photographs of the pelicans
without asking why
*


41 comments:

  1. oh.... i am breathless seeing these beautiful captures of birds. what a wonderful place to spend your time walking hand in hand together.

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  2. Thank you for going away, so you could send us these photos. It's a mercy mission of sorts. Enjoy.
    I love your words, photos ... your heart.
    Robin
    All Things Heart and Home

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  3. Oh so beautiful!!! The pelican is magnificent! A true work of art!! Thank you so much and your words are perfect!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  4. My grandmother used to live on Panama City Beach, we spent many a good time walking the beach and me with camera in hand almost always, taking 200 photos. My husband is not so amused. You are lucky. Enjoy your stay..

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  5. I love that you have this place and share it together. I call places like this returning places. It' the place you go to touch who you are, to remember who you were the last time you were there, to wonder who you will be the next time you go.

    Or, as you so beautifully said.."one of the places
    where our hearts feel at home"

    What an amazing pelican! It was worth all 200 shots!

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  6. Enjoy it! I love that area.

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  7. I love, love, love the pelican photos. I hope you shot 200 photos everyday while gone from the snow & ice!

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  8. Oh how beautiful! So happy you two are together.

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  9. *sigh* you've got it made...

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  10. What a great gift - so glad you guys have 'run away' together. Enjoy....

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  11. Oh Beth... just the breathe of warm air I needed! gorgeous shots indeed! The skies and the sand and I am there in my mind now thanks to you :) Enjoy the escape!!

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  12. Hi Beth you suck me right into the pictures these are again and again (i'm starting to sound like an old record but the words come from my heart) beautiful.

    I wish you a sweet time with your lover my friend. Be happy.

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  13. i love pelicans! and i love your pictures! how fun! i'm kind of jealous, you know.

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  14. Gushing as always.
    And who can resist pelicans.
    Enjoy Beth.

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  15. The Bird Lady rocks! More amazing, and yes, stunning bird photos. I love every one!

    Have a glorious time!

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  16. that is also my idea of heaven. have a beautiful time.

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  17. Happy holidays. Nice photographs, thank you so much for sharing.

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  18. Wonderful shots and that sunset is to die for...I can't resist taking pictures of pelicans either. They are the sweetest creatures...such love in their eyes. Have a wonderful time and keep the photos numbering at least 200 each day. Happy New Year!

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  19. We awoke to our first dusting of fine white SNOW this morning ... but I am loving it.
    "200 photographs .... without asking why" - fabulous!

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  20. Sigh. Oh, you two lovebirds have a marvelous time. Thinking of you.

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  21. LOL...SOOOOOOOOOOO nice to have someone who understands THAT need...extra blessings to have them by your side...

    beautiful shots!

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  22. I love the panhandle... Enjoy being with the one you love!

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  23. Pelicans are very special to me! Our Charity nursing pin has a pelican on it!! I've always loved the ocean and pelicans are part of it, swooping and diving so elegantly for their meals. I see them all over the world. Your pictures are incredible, Beth...the beautiful colors of the sky at different times of the day, the pelicans at rest, the other sea birds foraging for tidbits...spectacular.

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  24. How special it is to walk with someone that understands your need to take so many photographs and not as why but just be patient and let you be you.

    Beth ... enjoy.

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  25. That shot with the sun rays is just delicious! Sounds like the perfect getaway!

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  26. p r e c i o u s . . .

    the photographs
    the need to compose
    the understanding from him

    all very, very special. worthy.

    peace, Beth~
    Chuck

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  27. Beth, I am so happy for you. Your love for each other is so special and wonderful and I hear it in your words and see it in your pictures. You are a treasure.

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  28. Good for you. You needed some togetherness!

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  29. a beach in winter with someone to keep you warm...bliss!

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  30. It looks like a stunning day ll the away around!
    Enjoy!

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  31. You have a wonderful eye, Beth. Enjoy yourselves :)

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  32. OMG...such breathtaking photos... Looks like a wonderful vacation.

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  33. Blessed in love, blessed eyes for beauty!

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  34. Two hundred photos? Hmmm. I understand, too. Happy anniversary.

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  35. Amazing! I adore the coast!

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  36. i totally get all the picture taking!! that looks like Seaside?
    i'll be in San Destin in a couple of weeks for a beach fix! yippie!
    happy anniversary!
    erin

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  37. I'm so glad that you feel compelled to take these photos... they're awesome.

    best wishes
    Ribbon

    PS... actually all your photos are awesome!

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  38. that cool white sand just got a lot warmer with your admiration, your stick-drawn heart and your most understanding love. congratulations to a beautiful partnership. here's to another 25.

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  39. Beautiful photos here....
    Congratulations on 25. We will have our 30 in 2010!!

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  40. Gasp! The pelicans let you get so close! Hmmm...it's not just the human species that feels comfy in front of your lens...you have made friends with the animal kingdom as well! You've got everyone covered...and well photographed.

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth