Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Beach Time...

This week...
we took the dogs to a little, out of the way, beach
no one goes there except a few fishermen on a rare occasion

we park the car and walk the dogs down to it...
making our way down a hill and through the woods
no wonder it's out of the way


we had discovered it a few years ago when living in this area at our beach cottage

the dogs love this beach and can't wait to run down the hill ahead of us and splash into the sea


and they will sit there and wait for us to make our way down...


knowing there is a game of fetch to come


go get it! Shadow


fun for the dogs to go get...
and fun to watch them go get


okay, Foxie girl, you're turn coming up
you can see the anticipation in their positions...
waiting for that stick


go for it, Foxie


bigger than you are, girl...


but, you're bringing that log back...


yeah, I know...
no matter how heavy


what? is that the end?


uh oh...Foxie lost her collar...
somewhere in the sea

where, oh where...
could that collar be?


oh well...
so much for collars...


how about a sand bath, instead


no, let's play


that's even more fun than going back into the sea and looking for that collar


the collar eventually found under the sea and retrieved...
husband takes a scenic break


he found this...
and I took the photo of this...
the empty shell of a sand crab...
basking uselessly in the sun


across the way and to a small peninsula...
sits a lonely seaside building
it's been there a long time...
for some reason never getting finished
just a shell of a home that never was
I can't help but wonder who and why


an occasional sailboat off in the distance...
going somewhere


and there are the ever present sea creatures of various kinds

this one below I have no idea of...


a jelly-like water balloon...
usually found among the seaweed...
that bursts salty water when popped


and there is another empty shell...
this one of some kind of creature...


maybe a lobster or shrimp type


and in the water there among the seaweeds...


my husband brought up so I could see it at close range...


and take photos of a lovely starfish


it's alive and beautiful in a coral color


how can anyone say there is no God?

The fool hath said in his heart,
There is no God.
Corrupt are they,
and have done abominable iniquity:
there is none that doeth good - Psalm 53:1

and...

Professing themselves to be wise,
they became fools... - Romans 1:23

There is no fear of God before their eyes - Romans 3:18

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God.
For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness - 1 Corinthians 3:19

when I see the intricacies of the Lord's creation...
how innumerable the varieties of creatures and designs...
it is truly a wonder of His power and endless abilities

O Lord, how manifold are Thy works!
in wisdom hast Thou made them all:
the earth is full of Thy riches - Psalm 104:24


after the photos...
I placed the starfish back into the sea...
to glimmer and shimmer, where it does so best
after all...it is a sea creature made by the wisdom of God...
to glorify and praise the Lord; in it's place, during it's season
God has made a place and a time...
a season...
for everything


May the Lord shine His grace on you.

9 comments :

  1. Good morning,
    Thank you for that virtual trip to the beach. The pics are wonderful as usual. You share your faith in a marvelous way and it encourages my own faith. God bless you and give you many happy years at Pilgrims Cottage.
    Islandgirl,USA

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  2. Wonderful pictures and looks like your dogs had a fantastic time in the water. God Bless!

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  3. This post with it's wonderful photos is so completely refreshing I feel as if I've splashed in the water myself. Thank you for sharing God's beauty in your corner of the world.

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  4. What a beautiful part of the world you live in; the blue water, the peacefulness, the wood in the background.....

    What a joy this must be to share with your husband and dogs.

    Happy day,

    Madelief x

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  5. Hi Jeanette, Isn't it great just to get away for the day and just spend time with the ones we love. A real pick me up. And how could anyone deny our wonderful Lord, when surrounded by all this beauty He has provided. We, have also awakened to the most beautiful day. We watched the sun come up over the horizon as we sipped our early morning coffee and read our Bibles. Life is good and we are truly blessed.
    Blessings Gail

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  6. That looks like a fantastic day.

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  7. Thank you for the beautiful trip you took us all on! I too lived by the ocean when I grew up in Alaska. I also was able to see ocean life.......now I am on the prairie. It has it's wonderful beauty and creation that is beautiful also! So different, but like you, how can they not know their is a God.......praying the Holy Spirit will woo all men to Himself! What a privilege we who know Him have to tell others that come into our paths......who He is!

    You are so special to be bold about the Gospel of CHRIST!

    Blessings and God bless your Home!
    Linda

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  8. Looks like a wonderful day was had by all! Looks like another beautiful day in your part of the world. Please don't feel badly for me that this is a dark, gloomy, rainy, windy, stormy day. Hehe. I suppose we need the dark days to appreciate the sunny ones.------ Shannon

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