Thursday, September 25, 2008

Treasured Moments

(I am writing this blog on September 24th to share with you upon my return home today, September 25th. )

Sometimes it is the simple things in life that are most precious; for instance, composing this blog while sitting on the beach nibbling on a granola bar and sipping cool water. Ahh… warm sand between my toes, cool ocean water, the smell of salt water in the air, plenty of birds to talk to, and even an occasional dolphin ( if those darn dolphins would have stayed surfaced a little longer I would have had some great pics to share). There is no stress here, just happy beach goers simply laughing and living.

At this very moment, I am feeling happy, comfortable, peaceful, relaxed, blessed, appreciative, and most of all- thankful. And as I sit here on the beach, I find myself not wanting to leave, just staying in this peaceful environment for eternity. Ahh, but this little piece of sany heaven is meant to be shared. So, with this said, I will share with you what I have experienced today-
Welcome to Torrey Pines beach:

I have NEVER seen a kelp bulb (or Bull Kelp) this large in my entire life!! It is monsterous! Just look at the patch of dried kelp off to the right.

If you go towards the cliff, you will come upon La Jolla. If you go back the other way some distance, you will find yourself at the infamous Blacks Beach (nudist beach). I stayed right in the middle ;-)

I wasn't the only one playing in the water!

So there you have it; a simple day at the beach which I will cherish forever! Though, I will admit that it was difficult to leave ;-)



Angie Kelly Designs said...

B-E-A-UTIFUL Laura! Great looking beach!
And tootsies, birdies, kelpies, so many thingys!
Heh...glad you steered clear of the nudies...
Even more glad you're back sweetness! Yay!

Any Occasion Boutique said...

Thank you. Thank you (*takes a bow*). Lol!! It was short but sooo worth it. Got to see a lot of my friends, old co-workers, ate lots of sushi (devoured a rainbow roll for Sharon). I totally could have used one more day but I have a lot to do before Monday rolls around. Hah! Rolls...Sushi!! Ok, maybe that wasn't as funny as I thought it was :-)

Well, thank you again for such a wonderful welcome back and I'm glad you liked the pics.


Rosebud Collection said...

What beautiful pictures..There is something very peaceful about sitting on the beach and listening to the waves..Hard to get back to the real world..So happy you had this time to enjoy..Things like this, are what keeps us going. Thanks for visiting me yesterday..always love to hear from you.

Carol said...

This is just beautiful. It's easy to see why you love it!!

Anonymous said...

Oooohh what a lovely posting and what a beautiful scene!! I'm so happy that you were able to make this trip and that you found so much rejuvenation from your peaceful experiences!

La Jolla, wow, it's gorgeous there, my parents Honeymooned in La Jolla and that kelp, holy moly!! That baby's huge!! LOVE the seagull! Oh how I miss them!!

Brandon said...

Very pretty pictures! Looks like you had a great time

Any Occasion Boutique said...

Thanks so much to all of you! I did have a GREAT time!!

Rosebud, you are absolutely correct! It is things like this that keep us going :-)

Carol, thank you for stopping by! I can't get enough of the beach!

Mzzzz. Sharon :-) There was one pesty seagull that kept tugging at my bathing suit! But, for the most part, I do love the seagulls. I thought I was seeing things when I stumbled upon that kelp!!

Brandon, thank you very much! Hhhmm..I wonder if I can make a beach in my backyard? LOL!!

Hey Harriet said...

Sweet beach shots! However, you didn't post any pics of the sights from the nudist beach ;D

Any Occasion Boutique said...

Aaahh...Harriet! You weren't suppose to tell anyone I was there!!! LOL!!!!! There is actually a funny story with that beach...I will have to blog about it one day ;-)