Posts Tagged ‘seaside’

Beach huts at Hamworthy

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Three beach huts at Hamworthy

I love walking along the beach looking out for shells and listening to the swishing of the waves.
I love beach huts too. These are at Hamworthy, Poole in Dorset.

Autumn mists

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Beach huts at Ferring

Well, September is nearly at an end, and October is rushing towards us. I don’t like this time of year. It’s cold and dull, and I’m wondering whether to put the heating on or shall I wait a few more days. I miss the sun and the brightness, and the lovely colours of flowers.

Yes, autumn leaves are beautiful, but to take good photos of them you need to catch them when the sun is shining, which can be rare, and you need to go out into the cold and damp and mistiness!

So I’m really glad that I’ve got a collection of photos that I took in the summer to remind me of better, warmer weather and lovely places. I love the seaside and especially beach huts, so here’s a photo to bring back memories of walking on a summer beach.

September’s here

Monday, September 7th, 2009

I have mixed feelings about September. I like the fact that everything that stopped for the summer starts again in September. It was good to get back to Camera Club this week and see everyone again and I really enjoyed the slide show of photos from camera clubs all over the country. They’ve given me some inspiration for ideas to try for my own photos.

What I don’t like about September is that it’s the end of the summer and autumn starts to creep into my days. It starts in the evenings when I find I need a coat because there’s a chill in the air. Then I need one in the daytime too. I seem to very optimistic about the weather and I often don’t take a coat or an umbrella because I’m expecting it to be lovely and sunny. Of course I’m frequently disappointed when I discover that I was wrong! So I have to remember to keep an umbrella and a jacket in the boot of the car so I’m not caught out when I’m too optimistic.

I love the summer. I love the warmth and the sun and I love being by the sea. It’s a pity that I live so far away from the sea, but I’ve been lucky enough to have two holidays this year where I was able to enjoy walking on the beach and taking photos of beach huts, piers, boats etc. Because I love the summer so much, I always think that it will go on for ever. Didn’t it used to do that when I was a child? So when summer ends and autumn starts I have to be careful not to get down about it.

I think September is the worst month as I can still remember the lovely hot sun. By the time the clocks change in October and it’s dark in the evenings it reminds me that it’s not long until my birthday in November.

Here’s one of the photos that I took at the beach on one of my holidays…..

Boat at Goring

Holiday

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

I spent the first two weeks of June on holiday on the South Coast. It was lovely! The weather was good, and I was able to relax and spend time doing things that I really enjoy. I love being by the sea, and walking along the beach listening to the sound of the waves.

I love beach huts, piers and seagulls and I managed to find quite a few of all of them in different places. Of course I came back with lots and lots of photos! I’m still sifting through them choosing the best ones to keep and deleting the ones that are duplications or not very good.

One of my favourite seaside towns to visit is Swanage in Dorset. It has sea and steam trains – two of my passions – within a few minutes of each other. I can watch a steam train come in, then walk through the town and sit on the beach, then walk back to the station for the next steam train! There aren’t many places that you can do that!

After wandering along the pier, I went on a cliff walk which was lovely. The view was amazing. I had to keep stopping just to gaze out to sea and take photos. I took quite a few of the wild flowers on the cliff edge with the sea behind them. I love the contrast of the shapes and colours, and the delicate flowers against the blue ripples of the sea.

This is one of my favourites which is also on my Flickr photostream.

Cliff top view at Swanage

Seaside Jigsaw

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

I’ve been experimenting with fd’s Flickr Toys Jigsaw. I tried several different photos before I found one I was happy with. Some of them didn’t work very well as the photo was too busy and complicated, and so just looked messy when the jigsaw effect has been added. I like this one and think it works well because it’s a fairly uncomplicated image, and the colours and textures still show up well in the jigsaw.
Flickr friends are saying that it would be a very difficult jigsaw to do! I think they’re right – I certainly wouldn’t attempt it!!

Seaside Jigsaw

Summer, Autumn and Winter colours

Friday, October 31st, 2008

I don’t like it when summer comes to and end and it starts to get cold. When August turns to September, I have to be careful to keep myself busy and to do creative things, such as my photography, card making and knitting. I have learned from experience that if I don’t do that, I can get very down.

I love the colours of summer with it’s blue skies and brightly coloured flowers, and everything looking better with the sun shining on it. It seems to give everyone a lift if it’s sunny. I can feel quite sad when I know that the summer is slipping away, and there’s no more opportunity to go to a sunny seaside with it’s gorgeous yellow ochre sand and lovely turquoise sea and beautiful blue sky – colours that all looks so amazing together. A short holiday by the sea can really refresh and renew me.

By October it has got colder and darker in the evenings, but bright Christmas colours are starting to appear in the shops. When the clocks go back and it’s dark by 6.00pm and there are red and gold and sparkly Christmas things in the shops, then I start to feel better because that’s the signal that it won’t be long until my Birthday! I still get that feeling of excitement about my birthday that I did when I was young even if it may not be celebrated so much now as it was then. Only three and a half weeks to go!

Sea, Sun and Snow

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m living in the wrong place.
I love the sea and being at the seaside, but I live miles away from it.
But as well as living in the wrong part of this country, I think I’m even in the wrong country!
When I look through other people’s photos on Flickr, the ones that I really like and mark as favourites, are the ones with deep blue skies, and pretty coloured buildings. Here in England, our skies are pale blue or grey, and the buildings are stone or brick. Not so bright or happy looking. But there isn’t much I can do about it, as my house, my job and my family are all here, so this is the right place for me to be.
I did manage to have a few sunny days at the seaside earlier this year, but wasn’t able to go again later in the summer because of the awful weather. Perhaps next year I’ll be able to enjoy walking along the beach and listening to the waves.
Our climate and weather does have some advantages though – this evening when I came out of work it was snowing! Lovely fluffy white snowflakes falling thick and fast. It didn’t settle as the ground was too wet, but it is expected to become colder, so if it carries on snowing, I could wake up to a beautiful white world in the morning.

Chesil Beach in Dorset

Chesil Beach in Dorset