Wednesday, January 25, 2017

A Very Beachy Hodgepodge

Does anybody know what time it is?
Hehe...silly question, I know.
It's time for HODGEPODGE, of course...



...where Joyce asks the questions and we answer them on our blogs.
Come on over and join the fun!

Carolina Beach, NC
I'm adding in some recent and not-so-recent photos of the sea
 since many of the questions relate to salt, sand and/or...yes, the sea, itself.
So let's get right to the questions.

1. "The cure for anything is salt water-tears, sweat, or the sea." (Isak Dinesan) Would you agree?Of the three, which has 'cured' you most recently?

I'd say that this quote can be quite true for most people...that is, unless you don't like the sea. All three of these things can prove to be quite therapeutic for me. Sometimes a good cry will do it alone. Getting involved in a big project can also be a great way to forget your troubles...the sore muscles and tired bones have a tendency to give you something else to think about! And who doesn't love a visit to the sea shore to just get away from the stresses of life? It has been several months since I have visited the beach so I would have to say that "salt water tears" have been my most recent cure, although I can't remember what I was actually crying about at the moment. Coming up in a couple of weeks, SWEAT will be the name of the game...putting my house back together after the new floors are installed. :O

2. What's something you can't eat without salt? Do you normally salt your food a lot, a little, or not at all? 

Mostly vegetables...and probably eggs too. I add a little salt but not too much. Too much salt is a good way to ruin any meal if you ask me...not to mention your health.

3. Sands of time, bury your head in the sand, built on sand, or draw a line in the sand...which sandy phrase could best be applied to something in your life right now?

Hmmm...since it still January for a few more days, a month when so many of us think about time and how it flies by ever so quickly, I guess the sands of time would apply here. Wasn't New Years Day just yesterday?? The first month in 2017 is practically a memory already.

Fort Fisher,NC
4. A favorite book, movie, or song with an island setting or theme? 

"Castaway" with Tom Hanks.

Speaking of desert islands, here are a bunch of few pics from a cruise to the Bahamas.
These are from w-a-y back in 2005.....talk about the sands of time!




These photos have been on a CD that got misplaced for years.

Cococay Island, Bahamas


They were straight out of my first digital camera (ancient point & shoot)
 and I was happy to finally get them edited just a bit for the blog.

Nassau, Bahamas
Just so you know, I did not enhance the colors here.


It was right before a storm and the sun was still out...


making the water a brilliant turquoise against the dark blue sky.
It was the most amazing sight.


Okay...now back to reality...


5. Yesterday-did you run your day or did it run you? How so?

Yesterday was just a regular Tuesday...nothing too stressful. In other words, it did not run me :)

6. You're on an island holiday. Will I most likely find you parked in a beach chair, shopping in town, on the back of a jet ski, or snorkeling off the back of a catamaran?

Here we are, back on vacation again. I'll let the photo below answer the question.

Carolina Beach, NC - 2016
7. What do you think we humans most take for granted?

Tomorrow. We just assume it's going to be there.



8. Insert your own random thought here.

I'm ready for some sand and salty sea air! Who's with me??


Somehow, the snowflakes on my signature seem a little out of place on this post...
...BUT it is, after all still winter!

27 comments:

  1. Loved the photos and some of your answers are the same as mine. Your beach shots are glorious! Hope the rest of your week is good!

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  2. Wow! Those vacation pictures are treasures. The ship in one looks as if it is sitting on the beach. Very impressive. Sounds as if you are going to have to practice looking ahead to how beautiful those floors are going to be to get through all the upheaval. Pace yourselves!

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  3. Those are all fun photos and I am with you on the salt water cure! I miss the ocean and it calls to me always! When I lived in FL (a lifetime ago) I went to the Bahamas quite often..and the water IS amazing there. xo Diana

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  4. I love the ocean pictures.That dark sky and the beautiful blue-green water make for an amazing shot.

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  6. I love all your beachy images and you're right about the color of the water and the dark sky....gorgeous.

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  7. It's hot chips and salt for me. =) Oh.....a good cry is always good for the soul; I should know I do it often enough. A cruise to the Bahanas....how lovely. Gorgeous photos of the sea/beach, Debby.

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  8. Oh my word that makes me want to pack my bags and head on over to someplace warm on a beach this second! Love those pics!

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  9. It was lovely to see all the beachy photos, I am now dreaming of a holiday.

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  10. Hi Debby, I loved your beautiful vacation photos. The turquoise color of the water is awesome! The last cry I had was during the Inauguration...they were tears of joy! Enjoy your day.

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  11. Enjoyed your answers Debby, and the beach pics. Amazing blue water!

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  12. What beautiful, wonderful seashore photos! The colors are simply amazing! That's so neat how you found the CD of pictures that had been missing for years.

    Off to expend some sweat ... cleaning!

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  13. Oh, what a fun post! I loved seeing all the photos. Makes me long for my old friend, the sea!! It has been too long since we visited it...I know it is there, always, steadfast, and faithful. Hope you get to visit it soon, too, sweet friend. :) Thanks for sharing these!

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  14. Love all those pictures.It's great you found them again.
    I know the sun and ocean looks wonderful however I waiting on our first snow of the year, don't think we will get any this year?
    Those storm pictures are wonderful to see

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  15. Wow those pictures are gorgeous. The color of the ocean is amazing.

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  16. Oh, my, that was some color and some great views!!!! No wonder you are ready to go to the beach now! It would at least put some color in your life.

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  17. Oh, I would love a trip to the ocean right now! Gorgeous photos. Just beautiful.

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  18. We're just back home after a fantastic island holiday. I never get tired of the beach : ) Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  19. Oh, I love the ocean! I went for years without seeing it, and how I missed it. So rejuvenating. Love the Great Lakes, but nothing beats the ocean.

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  20. Hi Debby, Wow! Such gorgeous pics from your vacation. The color of the water and sky is incredible. I hope your Sat. is enjoyable. Mildred

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  21. I so enjoyed your vacation photographs. It looks so wonderfully warm.
    Hope you are having a good weekend

    All the best Jan

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  22. Hi Debby! Those photos of the ocean before the storm are so gorgeous. So many different colors, all of them so vibrant! I bet that was a trip to really remember, I'm glad you found your photos.
    I like to walk outside for exercise, so sweat is my favorite way with salt.
    Your statement about just expecting tomorrow to be there is so true! I go to sleep, fully expecting to wake up the next day. Yet, tomorrow is not promised to anyone. Love that wisdom.
    Hope you had a great weekend!
    Ceil

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  23. Gorgeous! As I read your post I could hear the waves thrashing on the sea shore, and then I came back to reality. Snow, lots and lots of snow. :)
    Can't wait to see your new floors!

    Have a great week~

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  25. How awesome that you found these gorgeous pictures that had been lost for over 10 years! The point and shoot really did an amazing job, capturing the brilliant colors! I love the ocean, having grown up on the island, my heart will always be dreaming of the sand, salt water and cry of the gulls. I love the mountains where I live now, but the sea will always call to me! Hope you are having a wonderful week, sorry to be so slow getting around to visiting! Hugs to you today :)

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  26. How awesome that you found these gorgeous pictures that had been lost for over 10 years! The point and shoot really did an amazing job, capturing the brilliant colors! I love the ocean, having grown up on the island, my heart will always be dreaming of the sand, salt water and cry of the gulls. I love the mountains where I live now, but the sea will always call to me! Hope you are having a wonderful week, sorry to be so slow getting around to visiting! Hugs to you today :)

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  27. Breathtakingly beautiful shots, Debby of the sea, and with your ancient point and shoot, to boot, which I am still using - ha! You must have been elated to have found these; they must have brought back so many wonderful memories!

    Poppy

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