Friday, October 12, 2012

Ferocious Autumn Beach Winds


October is a month of change...
the temperature lessens
the sun is not as intense
humidity all but disappears
the colours become so vivid
and


the winds pick up


and this should explain fully what I mean by
"pick up"
I can't even open my eyes
for fear of them becoming sand filled
(you can see how flat my hair is...labradoodle waves become straight)


The winds give me an extra boost of energy
always catapulting me down the beach
to snag Mr. BlueWhistleBall.


It's  a perfect day for Mr. BlueWhistleBall
because the wind whistles through the ball openings
singing my beach song....love it!


Mother Nature is so very active today
and with a wind surfer (vaguely visible at the point)
I really don't think it's a place  for us to stay too long...
so difficult to run and walk,
let alone windsurf.

56 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures!
    Sophie, the one that you have your eyes closed is sooo cute! =)

    Have a nice weekend!

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    1. It was so hard to try and open them....those winds are very strong!!

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  2. My Sophie that is some wind there. Another lovely header Soph. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. yes, may the wind go up your.....Sophie what are you saying....be good!
      Ron

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  3. Really love the header from that unusual angle, my what a great collection of photo's you have. Mr blue ball? Has Mr Orangie gone into retirement?

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    1. Hi Ho to you-O.....Well Mr Orangie is slowly being cannibalized like a can opener opening a can of peaches....she loves to jaw it to death! The header worked out well...Dad's fave right now!

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  4. Whoa! That wind is really whipping, Sophie! Love your photos and your header picture!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

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    1. Hi you 2....the winds are putting us in our place it seems...stay home and stay warm....Sophie won't hear of it!
      Ron

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  5. That is fabulously windy! Love those vibrant colours.

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    1. Playing with the editing system to wonky up the colours...fun times!

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  6. Again beautiful photos. I love the different colors in the rocks.

    Oh Sophie, you'll need a whisker comb out because of those crazy winds.

    violet

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    1. Sophie loves her combing sessions...especially when the seeds from a particular plant get caught in her hair and that season has arrived!

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  7. What a spectacular windy day! Wonderful pictures!

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    1. Hey Ryker...hope you all are doing fine...I suspect snow is visiting your area soon!

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  8. Poor windblown Sophie! I like the new header photo a lot -- Sophie the intrepid explorer, off she goes into the wild blue yonder.

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    1. The header picture is one of my Dad's faves...he just snapped the pic with finger crossed...went home and checked all the shots! He uses it for a desktop pic.

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  9. What beautiful pictures!! Love the pic of you with your eyes closed to keep the sand out! Have a fun weekend!

    Elyse and Riley

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    1. Hi Ho you 2....yes the eyes close pictures seems to be everyone's fave....It was so difficult trying to open my eyes that I just decided go and use my smeller!

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  10. My black curls used to do the same in the wind as Sophie's blond-lit curls. One day, a really strong wind blew them right off. That photo is adorable!

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    1. I'm envisioning this scenario Mitch....Sophie just told me she would be more than happy to share her locks, especially with Halloween just around the corner!!
      Ron

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  11. Wind always makes us wild. We had a good laugh at you with your eyes shut! We bet you could even find Mr O with your eyes shut.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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    1. You are probably correct with the smell-o-meter and finding Mr. O!!!!

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  12. We are getting a lot of wind here today too--Todd has been chasing leaves all day...But I bet he would love to chase waves instead!!

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    1. Todd may get swept out to sea, Kim...so I'd tether him and hold on tight....This wind today is unbelievably strong...Jim wouldn't even go out! No comment there!
      Ron

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  13. Hi Sophie - its really windy on our beach too. I have to pin my hair back otherwise I can't see where I am going. We have kite surfers on our beach - do you get those? Lily. xxx

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    1. Yes the kite surfers are always there but today they weren't and by the time we got in the car and drove to check out the windsurfer...he/she had retired!

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  14. It looks really cold on the beach and that water looks rough.

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    1. Rough and Cold....that's it to a T!!!!

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    1. Hi Ho....we enjoy our little world and hope you get a sense of what we are all about. The Atlantic Ocean plays strong with us...with our skies, waters and lands. With that all said we love it.
      Cheers Beth....hugs

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    1. Yes Tweedles....our autumn has descended upon us and with vigour. Sunny today(Sat morn) and we need to go for a refreshing and brisk walk!
      Cheers Sweetie!

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  17. Oh boy we have all the crazy change in weather now too. Rain, wind, hot, cool...looks beautiful
    Benny & Lily

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    1. The changes in weather can be so hard on the ol' body...please take care and have smiling weekend!
      Sophie and Ron

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  18. Hui-hui-jui! It´s good that you are a biiiig dog, you may take fly otherwise. Whaaaaa!

    Love the new haeder. Have a grrrreat weekend

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    1. Hey Alex.....I believe you are correct....the winds strength and velocity could have lifted me and sent me soaring to the heavens.
      Cheers!

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  19. What a wind in your little face! The sea looks agitated! I love to watch the sea like that but not too close! Love the photos and have a doodley weekend!
    Ivan and Aston (on morning nap, number two!)

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    1. Our doodley weekend has begun at 5 degrees C....brr....wake up Dads it's Autumn! Aston certainly would fit in at our house...snozzing and snoozing....ahhhhh the life!
      Cheers! Ron and Sophie Doodle

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    1. Sage...the winds were howling....I was afraid that I might just blow away!

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  21. That wind surfer is crazy!
    Welcome, Mr. BlueWhistleBall. It's going to be a bumpy ride.
    I saw on the weather that your area has really cooled off.

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    1. Yes sireee...it sure has cooled...we had to turn on the heat tonight...here comes wintah!

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  22. Umm, Sophie, could you pick up some of those rocks on the shore and mail them to me for my yard? :)

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    1. A truckload...maybe....I'll have them couriered UPS...pricey no doubt!

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  23. Good you kept your eyes closed there, Sophie. That's the kind of winds we get here too. Which is why my house is always full of dust! Thanks for your comment, Samson appreciates all the love he has been getting, but particularly likes it when it comes from a pretty girl like you.

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    1. Samson is my BFF in cyber space and I want the best for him. The winds are so infuriating, every where they sneak in and bring sand along with it. Oh well, I'll just step aside and let the vacuum take care of it!

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  24. Amazing photos! I love the one with your eyes closed; what an amazing image. And your new header is lovely, too. Be careful you don't get blown away!

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    1. Sophie loves the "eye closed" look as well, she told me so!
      Ron

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  25. Great pictures, Ron!

    Love that wind-blown look, Sophie! It's good on you!

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    1. Hi Sharon....novella lady.....the wind-blown look looks good on my dear!

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  26. Lovely pictures....We have many who go to Canade for moose hunting. THey are very much bigger than ours..

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    1. Yes the moose are huge here...I did not realize your were smaller....one still has to be careful around them....you could get seriously hurt!

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  27. FANTASTIC pics Sophie! We love it when the wind picks up and the light intensifies. Makes it feel so good to be outdoors! Have a great week! Ros and Oscar

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    1. I totally agree...the wind makes you feel like wrapping up tighter in your layers of clothing and for me to snuggle closer to anybody close at hand...after a good romp though!

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  28. Hi Y'all!

    It's been windy here too, but not like there!

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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    1. Yes and now we are waiting for Hurricane Raphael to skim us!!

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