Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The Joy of Beautiful Memories at the Beach - Pixel & Mommy Moments

My time in Florida, enjoying the beautiful beaches and rich history, was such a wonderful special time, filled with precious memories. On this Wordless Wednesday, hosted by my BlogPaws friends, I wanted to share some of the beauty that I beheld.
This image shows the text Beautiful Florida Beaches with ocean waves inside the text.This is the gorgeous view of the ocean from the back deck of the beach house where we stayed. Mommy and I couldn't get enough of the view and the sounds. We constantly had huge pelicans flying overhead, as well as a variety of seagulls and other ocean birds.
The view of the ocean that we had from the back deck of the beach house
As you stood on the deck and looked far to the left and right, there was hardly any people. It was just endless beautiful sand, shells and surf. Mommy and I were awe struck by it.
Florida ocean waves crashing on the cochina sand beach. Cochina is actually crushed shells.

A huge wave crashing on the beach. Water sprayed everywhere!


From the first moment we walked onto the beach, I felt so connected to it. All of Mommy's stories and descriptions, as wonderful as they are, paled in comparison to actually being there. I was mesmerized by it's beauty, grace and power and spent long periods of time just watching the waves roll in.
Pensive Pixel Blue Eyes in a pretty dress watching the ocean waves roll in
 I did spend some time 'running' with the waves. They were such fun to watch...I just wanted to see if I could either beat one in a race or catch one. Doesn't the Beach Boys song say, "Catch a wave and you're sitting on top of the world!" I just wanted to see for myself.
Pixel Blue Eyes running along the beach trying to 'catch a wave'
 There were SO many sights, sounds and scents that captured my attention at every turn. I also enjoyed looking for tiny little shell treasures with Mommy. You should see our collection of beautiful shells!
Pixel Blue Eyes sniffing the sand and sea shells
 Some of the beaches we went to had sand that was actually cochina, which is ground up shells. The shells (besides the cochina sand) were so very plentiful that you couldn't even step without stepping on thousands of little and big shells. Mommy took this photo of my feet after stepping into the ocean for the very first time. I didn't go deep of course, too many dangers, but I let a few waves "catch" me after I tried to catch them. See the plethora of shells underfoot?
Close up photo of Pixel's wet paws, as she stands on the beach surrounded by sea shells.
The amount of shells just laying all over the beaches was incredible! In fact, there were so many shells that you sometimes missed things due to the sheer volume. Can you see in this photo below the beautiful little perfect conch shell that Mommy never saw (in person) until she looked at her photos later? But that's okay because they are all beautiful and she at least has a photo of it.
Close up image of the sand covered in so many shells, you can barely see the sand itself.
 Even I found beautiful shell treasures. I enjoyed looking for pretty shells too. I saw a beautiful large piece of a huge conch shell in light gray/beige and decided it should be mine. I picked it up and carried for a few minutes until Mommy offered to hold it for me.
Pixel Blue Eyes found herself a treasure as she carries part of a conch shell in her mouthThe local residents were very kind. These two gentlemen chameleons even did a special ritual type tango thing where they took turns showing their red neck bubble and doing push ups. It was really funny.
Two chameleons doing a 'dance' in a circle and showing their red 'neck bubbles' to each other while on the deck
The day before we were set to leave, we were blessed to see a school of dolphins surfing the waves for about 20 minutes. Mommy's camera didn't have enough zoom to get much, but seeing and experiencing it from the back deck of that beach house was a real thrill!
Pixel Blue Eyes posing pretty for a picture on a bench by the oceanMy time with Mommy and our family at the beach was incredible! It's an experience full of joyful memories that I will never forget. It is such a special, magical place and I hope we get to go again real soon!
Pixel Blue Eyes and her Mommy share a snuggle moment on the beachDid you enjoy my collection of photos and memories? I'd love to have you leave a comment and tell me what your favorite part was and what photo is your favorite. I'd also LOVE to hear your own beach story or memory...it would certainly mean a lot to hear about it.

8 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures. It looks like you and your mommy had a great time!

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    1. Thank you. We sure did have a great time Lisa! It was wonderful. We didn't want to leave...

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  2. I loved all the gorgeous pictures. Most of all the picture of you and mommy. Your and mommys outfits are gorgeous.

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    1. You are so kind my dear friend! Thank you for the sweet compliments about the pictures. I hope you are having a good weekend!
      ~ Pixel

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  3. Pixel lucky you and what fabulous sand and sea. Wish we were there with you. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  4. It sounds like you had a wonderful time! What part of Florida did you visit? We are in Florida, near Cocoa Beach. It is hot here, but when you can find a dog-friendly beach, it's nice. :-)

    I look forward to reading more of your blog. I have nominated you for a Liebster Award. When you get a chance, stop by our blog and pick it up so we can learn more about you!

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  5. What a beautiful place!!!! I remember going to dog beach when I lived in CA.

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  6. Looks like lots of fun and pretty photos. It makes me miss the North Sea in Germany.

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