Monthly Archives: June 2012

Sunrise Saturday

As promised, today’s sunrise photos are from our drive on the beach last Sunday morning on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

I mentioned previously what an early morning it was. When this first picture of the sun, just peeping over the horizon, was taken, we’d been up for well over an hour.

About a minute later.

SO worth the pre-dawn alarm.

An early morning gull.

And one more picture of those beautiful horses. They were definitely posing for us.

And although this wasn’t taken at the time of  sunrise, I wanted to share this picture of pelicans in flight.

We’re ready for another sunrise journey on the beach.

Friday’s Fences – OBX

My photos for this week’s Friday’s Fences were taken last Sunday on our trip to the Outer Banks.  Sand fences are a favorite of mine; I’ve shared photos of them before.

These were taken just a few minutes before we saw those gorgeous horses I posted about on Monday.

The above pictures were taken soon after driving onto the beach in Corolla.  This next one was taken further up the beach and somewhat “inland”. There are many houses/vacation homes/cottages in this very remote area, accessible only by driving on on the beach.  You have to be on the lookout for wild horses in these areas too (which is exactly what we were doing, and why I happened to spot this fence).

Coming tomorrow: Sunrise Saturday featuring sunrise pictures from our morning on the beach.

Linking up to Friday’s Fences because…. it’s Friday!

Sundae Says…It’s Summer!

Happy Summer, efurrybody! It’s Sundae, hopping on the keyboard to fill you in on what’s been going on with me lately. Motor Mommy has been hogging the computer again. Just ask Motor Man.

While she goes out almost every morning to take sunrise pictures, I wait inside and keep an eye on her. Especially if she forgets to give me a treat before she goes out. This is my pitiful, you-forgot-me face.

But I’ve taken up yoga. I find it very relaxing. It helps me deal with the trauma of having to wait for treats some mornings.

And I’ve been enjoying my bathtub by the window. Everycat should have this luxury.

And, to prepare for summer, I’ve been sunbathing (with sunscreen, of course.) The tummy area always takes the longest to tan.  Do you think I could become the next Coppertone Kitty? Perhaps I’ll go work on my resume/portfolio.

So what’s mew new with you?

Wordless Wednesday – Flag Day

(Please excuse these few words on Wordless Wednesday. Last Thursday (Flag Day), Marshall, Motor Man and I said good-bye to my niece and her son, who were returning to Texas the following day.  They left our house just before sunset, and Marshall joined me as I went out to take photos. He asked to use the camera, and took this picture of the little flag on our old wooden boat in the yard. Although we both knew it was Flag Day, neither of us really thought about it at that time.)

Linking up to Wordless Wednesday Again.

Barn Charm

For quite some time, on our drives to and from the Outer Banks, Motor Man and I have been admiring an old barn in Chesapeake. It sits back off the highway, and, although we’ve looked every time we pass by, we’d never seen anyone out in the yard. Until Saturday.

The landowner was so nice. He gave us permission to go back in the barnyard and take pictures. Of course, Motor Man struck up a conversation, and it turns out that the two of them know some of the same people. Business cards were exchanged.

Anyway, back to the barn.  The owner told us that it was built in the 1960’s. Obviously, it was red at some point in its life.

Randomly meeting nice folks is a Barn Charm bonus.

Wild Horses At Sunrise

Recently, Motor Man and I bought an older model Jeep. We wanted a four-wheel drive vehicle that we could take out on the beach down at the Outer Banks. Yesterday morning was its inaugural trip. We set the alarm for  oh dark: thirty 4:30 AM, and drove up past Corolla.

I’ll share the sunrise photos on Saturday for Sunrise Saturday. But I couldn’t wait to share with you what else we saw on our drive up the beach. (Warning: LOTS of photos today.)

I was SO excited to see two of the wild mustangs out enjoying the view of the ocean at sunrise.

Soon, they were joined by a third.

Then, a fourth!

And if this weren’t beautiful enough,

Along came a fifth horse from over the dunes, with the early morning wind in its mane.

Isn’t that gorgeous? As you can imagine, I was beside myself as we just stood there and watched all these horses gather in front of us.

They reminded me of the senior’s coffee club, meeting at Hardee’s for breakfast the morning gossip.

A shot of Motor Man with the horses in the background. As you can see, once we spotted the horses and Motor Man stopped, I exited the vehicle so quickly, I didn’t even take time to close my door.

Proof that you don’t have to be a horse to have a windblown “mane”.

After the horses finished their morning visit, they separated and began walking away.

With photos like these waiting to be taken, getting up before the crack of dawn is SO worth it.

Sunset Sunday

Rescue, Virginia is a little waterfront village just two or three miles from us. Other than homes, Rescue consists of a post office, a marina, two churches, a restaurant (Captain Chuckamucks, which has been featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives) and a bridge, which crosses Jones Creek.

Friday evening, Motor Man and I were returning from a graduation party and happened to be driving through Rescue at the time of sunset. I’ve always wanted to stop to get photos from the bridge, and this seemed like a good time.

“Chuckamucks” is on the water, just to the right in these photos, and our house is “around the bend” to the left.

The golden light of sunset, no oncoming vehicles, and a hubby willing to stop, came together for the perfect opportunity for this week’s Sunset Sunday photos.