World Oceans Day





























Today I'm linking up with my good friend Rhonda [Shellbelle's Tiki Hut] to post for World Oceans Day. A moment to celebrate what we love about the ocean and how it has a positive impact on our lives.

Truly.. the happiest part of my day is walking beside the ocean and the bay it feeds.  It's the best medicine in the world to lift my spirits and it's beauty never ceases to amaze me... so I thought I'd share  some of what I love with you.  But don't take my word for it.. These guys look pretty happy about it too.  'Red' [as I like to call him] goes for a daily run with his owner around the bay near my home ... and well I think his face says it all... And just in case you can't get to the ocean yourself..  I've blown up one of these images for you.. Take a seat on the rocks as I do.. and looks out to sea and you'll find your worries drifting away.. if only for a moment..

Relaxed? Ok.. now pop over to Rhonda's post [here] to be truly blown away by a creative artist and his gift to the sea... Rhonda is generously hosting a 'Beach Party'.. so you'll find links there to other ocean loving bloggers and their spin on World Oceans Day.













SEA You There

And have a lovely weekend











IMAGE SOURCE & CREDITS
Original Photography & Artwork [BeingRuby©]
Sure I've cheated a bit with 'Red'.. my original shot has him running along the boardwalk.. but I couldn't resist!!







25 comments:

Francine Gardner said...

Is this your dog? May I have his life? a daily walk on the beach, the wind, crashing waves and the seagulls being the only sounds...i am in dream heaven

Ann said...

Your gorgeous photos are inspiring me to visit our lake more.
of course, I don't have the skills you have, but I'm working on it slowly but surely!

Sea ya!

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Nice photos!

becky said...

So cute, that dog! I miss my seaside rocks, the jetty, the gulls, the sandpipers, the dogs, the endless horizon, and the ever-changing day at the Gulf of Mexico. Can't wait to get back there for the cure!

mise said...

The photos are lovely, Julie! One day I will have you and your camera flown over to do my own little slice of seashore justice.

Splendid Sass said...

Julie, I hope that you are having a wonderful week. Lucky you being by the ocean. I was at my sister's beach house several weeks ago and there is nothing like being on the ocean at sunset or sunrise.
I will check out the other blog.
Have a wonderful week.
Teresa
xoxo

Shellbelle said...

Oh my dear, sweet friend, you have captured the very essence of the ocean magnificently! When I lived in California there was nothing that soothed my soul more that sitting and watching the waves crash against the rocks. Glorious!

Now here on the Gulf of Mexico, our beach birds bring me such joy. You know this, because I've posted so many photos of them over the last two years.

What I love the most though, is sharing this love with all the like-minded bloggers I've met in those two years. To know so many who care about our ocean and her future, just warms this old beach gal's heart.

Thank you for sharing with us today Julie, I love you so.

XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO

Happy World Oceans Day!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Lovely photos! I joined in, too! Have a wonderful day...our thoughts are on the sea! ♥

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

There is nothing quite like the ocean for soothing the soul, is there? Gorgeous photos, J!

michelle said...

SO beautiful my friend!! Red is adorable and yep, he looks pretty happy to me! I take a drive every morning to the beach, it starts me out relaxed and with a smile, although some days I need to end the day at the beach just to put that smile back on my face. :) Enjoy your weekend!!!
xoxox

Emom said...

Absolutely lovely, Julie!.....smiles.

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Gorgeous....stunning photos Julie!
They makes me long for the sea...
I would like to walk along that beach with you! :)

Tracy-Girl @ Then I Got To Thinking said...

Beautiful pictures!!

kerrie of sea cottage said...

I love your photos of your sea. Someday I will have a fancier camera to capture our sea close up and crystal clear. Beautiful beautiful!

Loree said...

The ocean is so beautiful and awe-inspiring. I love it. I do not think I could live too far from the sea. I would be homesick for it (or does that make it sea sick? LOL)

Sharon said...

Hello Julie, I didn't know it was World Oceans Day...but one look at Red does say it all. I can hear him barking 'Come on in, the water's fine!' in elated dog speak. You captured the perfect moment. Doggy Bliss. Even the sea gull coming in for a landing looks pretty happy. There IS something about the ocean. Beautiful photos.

And for me, those rocks look mighty fine. I'll bring a thermos of coffee and 'SEA You There'! Hope your weekend is wonderful.

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Your photography of the ocean is always some of my favorites. There is truly something about the sea that makes me happy,& at peace. Like a pup strolling the surf! How wonderful to celebrate World Oceans Day. Julie I hope all is well. I send you all my best from ole' Texas.

xx oo Deb

theoldboathouse said...

Red is adorable!! Wonderful pics as always, love the touch of gothic with the rocks, can really feel the crash of the waves on these. Invigorating! Hope you have a lovely weekend my friend. xx Katherine

Killiecrankie Farm said...

the waves on the rocks is my fav - beautiful motion to the image Julie :)
Enjoy your seaside on World Ocean day (belatedly)!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

WOW. I am following this event and that DOG IS SO DARN CUTE!!! Super photos of our mother ocean dearest...so lovely. Have a super day, Anita

Claudia Lane said...

Dear Julie, your images are always very inspirational, I adore the top one, it's brilliant
You really want to make me move closer to the water... and the look on "Red's" face is gold, love it!
Off to Rhonda's now :)
Have a fantastic long w/end
Claudia xo

Martina said...

Stunning photos - i often wish i lived closer to the ocean - the smell, the sound, the rythm and the endless horizon! Love your doggy here, and the look on his face!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Stunning! I'm so happy that I can see and hear the ocean from my beach getaway suit!!

Gloria said...

Julie!!!Maravillosas imágenes cargadas de tu sentir que comparto......adoro el mar, las aguas, ese ir y venir que renueva nuestra mirada... y para mí,siempre la naturaleza fortalece el espíritu.Un beso, Gloria.

Jane said...

You have captured the "feeling" I get the moment I set eyes on the ocean. Absolutely gorgeous photos...
"Red" looks so very happy...He reminds me of my Rowdy when he's in the water. Unfortunately, we have no beach where he can run free. But at least he gets a taste of the sea even when on a leash...
Jane