Sunday, January 3, 2010

PROJECT 365 '10...WEEK ONE

SARA is kindly continuing to host Project 365...
I'm going to try and do better this year.
However, I'm starting a week behind because I left my camera at BS&K's on Friday :/
Oh, well...maybe you won't mind...I thought you'd enjoy the pictures anyway :)
We enjoyed our trip to Carolina Beach for an entire week...wow! I love the beach in cold weather...I was finally cool and not sweltering. Here's our first sunset of the week...from the back balcony over the inter-coastal waterway...














We went shopping and none of the KIDS would sit on Santa's lap for my photo op...so I did it myself. He was nice and kind to this old woman :)






















If you've never visited Wilmington, NC's Cotton Exchange...you must go there sometime because there is SO much to do, shops, eateries, museums, and across the way is one of the battleship tours.
















I was pretty proud of catching this guy guarding the battleship...he never moved and didn't give me any lip about having HIS picture made














My sister-in-law had arranged our accommodations and had decorated the 4-story condo (which had an elevator for my mother in law)...our colors were lime green and turquoise...so we called it our Dr. Seuss vacation...such fun.















Walks on the beach were surrounded in brisk winds and the waters were choppy but it made for GREAT pics...this little guy was very busy catching his dinner.















These pelicans were not scared at all with the surfers so close by...they went about their scooping up little fishies just feet away from the wet-suited guys we watched.

















The surfer dudes caught many GOOD waves with the sea being so choppy... I can't imagine how cold that water was...
it was 38* on the shore with 10-12 mph wind gusts...BBBBRRRR!
















MY charlie-horse bit me in my calf again while walking on the beach, so hubs and sister-in-law walked on while I took pictures...I snapped this just before sunset





















CHRISTMAS MORNING brought calmer seas but a gorgeous sunrise...it was freezing outside and this is from behind the sea-salt riddled sliding glass door :)




















I believe this is pyracantha in the back with the red berries...and then a cactus in front...doncha just love the purple blooms on the cactus?




















I'll post some New Year's pictures when I get my camera back :)

Jer. 33:3 "Call to me and I will answer you
and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know."
Blessings,

16 comments:

LuAnn said...

Your pictures are great. What a fun place to be. Love the sunset picture.

Cathy said...

I love these pictures. Beautiful. I've been to Myrtle Beach a few times in November and it's my favorite time to go. Crowds are down and I love the beach when it's not so hot!!

Tracy said...

Really loved your pictures. I've never been to the beach in cold weather and always thought I wouldn't want to go. Your pictures make me think maybe I would! = )

Blessings,
Tracy

Kim said...

You're an amazing photographer -- such great photos! Looks like a really fun family get-away. Love the Dr. Sueuss colorway :-)

Now that I've hit the big 51, can I be Jubisista Plus? lol Or we could write it Jubisista +

Anyway, whatever we call one another, we're friends :-)

sara said...

love the pictures! I am looking for a place to sneak my hubby away for his birthday....how was the pricing?

growing up in AZ, we used to have wars with the pyracantha berries....some people make jelly from them.

and the prickly pear cactus..those are the fruit, the blooms come out of those in the spring...the fruit makes good jelly too!!!

can't wait to see new years pics!

Mocha with Linda said...

Fun pictures!

Lisa said...

Christmas at the beach? Never heard of it, but it IS beautiful. I like the pelican pic.

beckyjomama said...

I am cold just LOOKING at that surf, cannot IMAGINE being in it! Yowza!

Kelly's Ideas said...

Great pictures. thanks

Happy New Year and God bless

Kelly
http://www.ivebecomemymother.com

Edie said...

Love all the beach photos and the birds. I love the beach in any season.

I keep running across the scripture you quoted from Jeremiah 33:3. I love when God does that. :)

Have a great week!

Esthermay said...

CUTE Santa Claus! You make a cute couple. hehehehe :-)

My husband and I spent our honeymoon in Duluth, MN – full of seagulls in June and we have a small wooden statue from a gift shop -- probably spent $40 on it :-o . . . but it looks just like this! I’m going to have to show this to my Mark! Very nice shot.
Very very nice ! I LOVE it.

Dr. Suess – that’s funny.

...and what a GORGEOUS sunset. You are a lucky lady to experience such beauty over Christmas!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
~esthermay

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

I am contemplating doing 365 this year...........

love the pictures, I asked you know who to bring your camera to you at church yesterday but he walked out and forgot all about it and he isn't even hormanal...

We will talk later!
R

Tori said...

What beautiful photos! I'll have to work to get mine better. :) Love that you sat on Santa's lap!

~*~KIMBERLY~*~ said...

I love your images. Very cool.

rita said...

Love your photos!
I was in NC last March. Beautifu!
Blessings in 2010!

Elizabeth said...

Wonderful pictures... I especially love the first one... those colors/ that view... just amazing!

BTW - Happy New Year!