Freedom: Living At The Beach


.. It's The Weekend ..
Not to make you jealous or anything
But right now everyday is the weekend for me.
I'm taking an extended break from the day job, which leaves me extra time to do things like ...
take afternoon strolls along the beach

and snap a few photos

of this

and this

.. So..
I won't make you jealous and tell you how good it feels to be FREE!!
I did though work hard to bring you these images!!


Have a great weekend !!!

Julie b

Another Ruby Time Production:
Produced in association with Mr Fast Dwindling Savings Account and Lazy Buggers Anonymous.
ALL Photography and photo editing by ME - [Being Ruby] - Being Lazy!!!
Dedicated to those of us who cannot bear to live apart from the sea



BellaRustica said...

You're on your beach and I am on mine. Your photographs are lovely, as always. Happy weekend. Kim

Unknown said...

These are great! I love the steps leading right to the water's edge and can easily picture myself walking down them to dip my toes in the surf... mmmmm, nice. What body of water is that, Julie? I don't think you've mentioned that before, or maybe you have and I missed it.

Greet Lefèvre said...

I am sorry but I am jealous!!! Here for the moment the wind is blowing and it is raining all day long!!!
Have a nice weekend along the beach my dear!

Jobove - Reus said...

very good blog, congratulations
regard from Reus Catalonia
thank you

Slices of Beauty... said...

Love the beach too, and should get away often.
Happy weekend.

1 Funky Woman said...

Oh, not fair! I sound like my kids right now, but I would love to join you there! In Iowa there is so much snow on the ground and always more to come that I don't know if Spring will ever get here!
I'm going to sit here wrapped in a blanket and drool over your warm pictures! Enjoy the beach!

Tamerie Shriver Halliday said...

Just like Kim said, you are on your beach (on the complete other side of the world) and I am on mine. I even remembered to take my camera this morning on my walk. I got some great sunrise photos. You may be seeing them soon!

Enjoy all you 'work-free' time and think of me, slaving away, stringing roman shades!


erin's art and gardens said...

oh, the sea, the sea, the beautiful sea... lovely images and how nice to not have to work right now!
landlocked in tennessee :0(

Jeanne Henriques said...

Enjoy Julie, I have a feeling you deserve it!
Wonderful images....think of all the time you will have to play!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

So good for you!! You can't make me jealous, my dear, haha! I'm free to do what I want every day too! Love that first photograph, so artful. And I'm always happy when I manage to capture a seagull in flight (over the ocean)!

Have a great weekend too!

Angie Muresan said...

You are a brat, you know? You don't have to rub it in, Julie. I'm in the city, rain pouring out my window, kids running around making crazy noises. I so wish I was at the beach. Any beach. Anywhere. I'm not picky. Enjoy your weekend!!! XOXO

rjerdee said...

Fabulous shots, as usual, Julie. I'm so glad you're free to do lots of beach life...our beaches are still unusually cold so we're all about doing indoor things until spring returns. By the time it does, you'll be going into fall--(sigh).

rjerdee said...

Fabulous photos, as usual, Julie. I'm so glad you're able to do lots of beach time. Enjoy the summer while you may! Our beaches are too cold right now, very stormy on this continent...waiting for spring to arrive so we can get back out there. By the time spring arrives here, you'll be heading toward Fall...(sigh).

Pooch Purple Reign said...

ah yes, i am actually jealous. snow day today here... actually " blowing snow advisory ". good enough for me to stay in !
i loved your portofino post too. im a bit behind.(busy as h)but i like how 2 people can have the extreme opposite experience. happens to me alot!
have a great weekend

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous shots, Julie! I'm permanently off from work now, so I'm not so jealous over your time off - it's your time off spent at the beach I'm jealous over!!! :) Hope you are having a lot of fun!

Kilauea Poetry said...

Well deserved break I'm sure! This is a lovely series- fabulous ocean shots were worth it!
My best to you,

Giulia said...

I'm going to try & be gracious here; so I'm happy for you, Miss Sans Souci:) High cold winds here & will be living vicariously over weekend by visiting Australia virtually. Have a good weekend, Julie.

xoxo & a wave of the paw pads from Julie the Cat

Dash said...

Hard work! I think your having far too much fun...
So glad you are finding the time to do thing's you love, have a great weekend. Oh I have something for you over at mine.

sharon santoni at my french country home said...

Your photos are amazing, real works of art. I find it hard to get the lighting right let alone create this sort of genuine atmosphere - bravo!

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Dear Julie,
I'm not in the least bit jealous, not at all, sleet, snow and rain are lovely !!!! hahahaha
I am TOTALLY jealous and cannot see a day when it will be warm in the U.K..
Your beautiful photographs are so atmospheric, I can feel the warm breezes, the need for sunscreen and the sound of those little waves, lapping onto the beach.
Enjoy your well-earned time off and relax.
Have a warm weekend. XXXX

Les Cotrions said...

Hello Julia! You make me jealous!!! I've so much to work in these week and not a so fine weather!
Sea and beach always make me feel free!
Enjoy your freedom and a nice week end!

Unknown said...

I love to "work" at the beach! smiles.

desde my ventana said...

We are suffering a hard winter that never ends,so Julie enjoy summer and that beautiful beach.

Roberta said...

So very happy for your 'extended frolicking' on the shoreline Julie! So wish I could join you there ~ xo

The Stylish House said...

Think of me when you're stroll down the beach. The snow flakes are flying here in the land of 4 seasons. Enjoy your free time and you photos turned out nice.

Tish Jett said...

Dear Ruby,

So many people (and blogs) I love, love you. How could they not? Your blog is exquisite and your photography is like a painting, you see what we see differently. I think that is probably what being an artist is all about.

Warm regards,

Sue said...

Beach? Did someone say beach?

You are blessed. I am a water baby that is locked in the middle of the country with no ocean. I love it when you post water pictures, but you know that by now...don't you?

Have a great weekend!

C.J. said...

Hey there Julie being Ruby, lol love the pics. getting the chair back this week from the upholsterer, can't wait to see it, the fireplace is done and one more flippin coffee table. Yikes! What a job, but I do love it. Have a great time off!

Carole said...

Julie.....I would never be jealous of you having some time to yourself to enjoy the beach you love so much. You worked so hard in the last desire it!!!
Hey I just got an alert that you emailed me...we must be telepathic!!! but I guess I already knew that:))) haha!!!

Brabourne Farm said...

There's something strange going on here Julie - I'm high on my hill in the Highlands and I can smell the sea and hear seagulls! Your photos are so evocative I feel I'm there on the beach with you. Leigh

Kilauea Poetry said...

Hi there..(I'm Regina from Kilaua Poetry). Thanks for your neat worry about comments being long (how else to get to know your thoughts, right?! That's my love bird (I'll do a google search to see what a Rosella looks like). I sometimes get frustrated with my macro and wish I had a better zoom! sigh!! Anyway, hope you have a terrific weekend!

Queen "B" said...

Aloha, I too live on the's dreamy...
sending warm sunshine from Hawaii

simon said...

yes...welll... hum....Some of us are LUCKY! I had to work all day and its my birthday, and I battled the lunatic northern beaches traffic, the heat, the flies, all dressed in a suit ( me, not the flies), trying to get bids from people who only want to steal an owners home.....before finishing the day just now....So..go on..rub it in... the feeling of freedom, of sand between the toes, and gentle salt breezes..... and great photography whilst I struggle to even get my camera to focus....... :o)

Luiza said...

Oh, Julie... You are so worth your time off, after working so hard!
Enjoy the feeling. I know how good it feels to be free from responsibility! It´s a great feeling to become somebody else...

Your images are really gorgeous. I love the beach...

I wish you a wonderful time. Take care!


Julie@beingRUBY said...


The Missionary Man said...

Aloha Ruby or Jules, it's me again,
I love your comments, Mahalo for taking the time to spend with me. And No troubles here, everyone's path is individual, I love your path and honesty too, I look forward to more visits with you, I love the Joyous side, so I shall pick Ruby or Jules if thats ok? You are lovely:)
all my Aloha

La Petite Gallery said...

Great Photo's enjoy this time.
I have just survived the storm from hell, No phone, no lights, trees down all over the yard, fence broken. Thank God I ahve the automatic Generator,so I watched taped movies. I had a track phone to call the utilities Two days seemed a long time.yvonne

pamela robinson said...

i so wish i were there but am happy you feel so alive, free and well.... enjoy...xoxo

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Julie...beautiful images as always!!! Enjoy your Freedom while you have it before the work starts again...It's one of the best seasons at the moment to hang out at the beach!!! Enjoy my Friend...Dzintra♥x

Pearl Maple said...

Beautiful collection of images, you have framed the views up so well, nothing like spending time at the beach to clear the head.

Jennifer Beaudet said...

Hi Julie! I hope you're having a relaxing time at the beach! I love your photographs! They're beautiful; I like the first one the best. I'm back from my vacation but I'm having a hard time getting back into everything. I think I'm still in vacation mode! Enjoy your's! Jennifer:)

Viera said...

we just returned from a quick on the beach.
Hope you had a nice weekend.

Exquisite Accessories said...

So glad you had a good weekend Julie pictures are great, we have been stuck in, its not stopped raining for 3 days so definetly into the wet season here in North east QLD.

Laurie Blaswich said...

Dear Julie,
I am so grateful for your thoughts and comments! Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by!!!

OMG, I love the vintage photos on your blog!! I have some vintage movies on CD, but am not sure how to edit out the photos????

Oh and Julie, if you would like to use a graphic, you may be able to. My client is a renter also, the graphic just peels right off, like a sticker!!

:-) Grazia

Mise said...

Oh you lucky thing. If what you see is half as lovely as your camera makes it look, you're living the life. Your laziness is well deserved. I think Ruby was wasted on whatever exactly it was that Julie used to do.

Susie said...

Enjoy Julie - make the most of your time away from the day job..looks like a great place to do just that...x

cate said...

your photos are gorgeous..with all this new found freedom your creative side will shine...which is wonderful for me because I get to enjoy your beautiful blog more...Cate

Francine Gardner said...

How fabulous that you are doing what you love and enjoy the hours of your life. A real treat...your photographs are truly beautiful. thank you for bringing a moment of beauty and sunshine

the old boathouse said...

Hey Julie/Ruby, So lovely,I am very jealous..I only get weekends at Christmas time. Glad you had a lovely time, cheers Katherine

the old boathouse said...

PS it's me again...are you going to do some more featured flicks..? i love this, cheers Katherine

Renée Finberg said...

...just try not to break a nail!

great shots.
i wish i were there.

Beatnheart said...

Hi, can I hang with the popular girls.?? I came via Pretty Far West via Home and dang nation how popular is she?? I'm brand new to this my first computer( yes, my first!!!) on Jan.12 and started blogging on Feb.13th...I didn't even know what a blog was 4 weeks ago..Now I am an addict...I just knew this would happen...but having a fab time...really, really enjoying it....My computer skills are near nil but I'm catching on bit by bit...come on by and watch me mess up!!! Cynthia Wolff

count it all joy said...

I know you're on a break and everything, but.....more photos please! Don't worry about wounding our tender sensibilities...these photos are divine and totally worth any green-eyes that may develop.

I can't tell you how happy I am for you, that you're having this time to do...whatever. You have an amazingly creative mind Miss JulieRuby and I think it will be very interesting what directions it may take once it's had time to deeply breathe in the fresh, sea air.

Hope you have a wonderful week ahead. Meredy xo.

Elaine said...

Lucky girl! An extended break from your job. It looks like you are having perfect weather too! I am jealous, warm days by the ocean are months away.

Enjoy your time by the sea and keep taking wonderful photos to share.

Unknown said...

I am extremely jealous!!! That warm sunny beach looks divine!

Julie your photos are truly incredible!!!

:) T

Beatnheart said...

Thanks for visiting...see you soon..Cynthia Wolff

simon said...

thank you julie! :o) well and truly over the hill now..hahahah!

Bree Oliver said...

It sounds like this is a well deserved break. I hope the lovely Sydney weather holds up for you so you can make the most of your time off.

Maggie May said...

that first photo is fantastic.

Kellie Collis said...

Oh sounds fabulous. I love work, just love it!! x

Marina Saclley @ Iced VoVo's said...

Hey Sweetie
The break did me a world of good ... have caught up on my Interior design project, took care of hubbie (who has been sick with the flu) ... and the sun is out shinning today ... what more can i ask for?

Your photos are fabulous, as always Julie.
Enjoy the rest of your break and the last month of summer-ish (not really a word) weather.

Marina Saclley @ Iced VoVo's said...

Oooh ... forgot to mention ... i loved the Portofino post!

Francine Gardner said...

Hi Julie...Just reading about your friend and you being in Thailand during the saddest time following the Tsunami.....I was in Indonesia when the Tsunami hit...Thankfully far from any danger.We shortly after went to the hills of Ubud.

Ange said...

I'm not Jealous I'm not jealous I'm not jealous ;-) What other emotions have I missed out on since I've been away??? I shall just imagine myself wiggling my toes in that sea and sand ... won't be long now !!

Shellbelle said...

You already know how much I love your photo artwork, but your production credits are the BEST ever! Love when you add them in, they just make me laugh so much.

I'm walking that beach with you in spirit, every step of the way.

e said...

Needs snow. ;p So, THIS is what summer looks like, i'd almost forgotten. Thank you, gorgeous artwork as always. Lizzy :)