"Once we clearly acknowledge the soul, we can learn to hear it's cries. - Dallas Willard, Renovation Of The Heart."

It takes courage to pursue our dreams. It takes time and patience to unearth buried treasure. But I believe with all my heart that we must do both.

8.22.2011

it went too fast


a beautiful full moon our first evening at the beach


 first of many sunrises 













another beautiful moon rise

"I look up at your macro-skies, dark and enormous,
your handmade sky-jewelry,
Moon and stars mounted in their settings..."
Psalm 8: 3 (msg)


i was up for all the sunrises, just could not miss them


i forgot how much i liked the ocean


 God painting the morning sky


 the little beach cottage where we stayed


 view from our porch


i love this photo of meg


one of the highlights of my trip was a short drive into Jacksonville to meet Martha Lever and Lori Vliegen.  what fun to get to meet and chat with two of my sweet blogging buddies. thank you, Martha and Lori, for driving part of the way, it was such a lovely treat for me.  

20 comments:

Nancy said...

It seems like you've been gone a month....You were missed but so glad you had a wonderful and relaxing vacation....

Mar, these pictures are incredible....I think God painted the sky just for you to enjoy and to get renewed and refreshed....What an awesome gift.....

I want to hear all about your get together with Martha and Lori...I know you gals had a great time....

Welcome home sweet friend,
Nanie

Mechelle said...

It looks like a nice relaxing trip. What beach did you go to?

Bren said...

What a vacation spot! It looks like you caught all the 'golden moments' that photographers love, sunrise and sunsets, the lighting is spectacular. That shot of Meg is perfection. Oh how fun to hang with some blogging friends in the real world, sounds like you had a great vacation

Valerie said...

Mary, how beautiful the moon and your sun rises are! Thank you for sharing. I love the beach. I saw the sun rise on the water one morning a few years ago for the first time. It was on my bucket list. We live about an hour and a half from the west coast, so we see the sun set in the Pacific, and I never tire of it.

Martha Lever said...

Oh Mar, what fun we had! Like I said, I feel like I have know you forever. We loved seeing and drooling over your fabulous scheduling journal (I will just have to do that too!) and talking so fast just to get it all in. I SO hope we can do that again next time you come to Fernandina. We will have an art day in the studio. ♥♥

jgr said...

Mary, your photos are gorgeous!! And it's great you were able to meet your blogging pals. Welcome back!

Deb said...

Gorgeous photos and the perfect journaling. Thanks for sharing your gift!

lori vliegen said...

hey sweet sweetie-pea! boy, you sure did capture God's handiwork with all those sunrises and sunsets!! absolutely gorgeous! next time you come we'll definitely plan a play day over at martha's inspiring little playhouse......you won't believe how cute it is (it looks JUST like her!!!). i'm SO happy that i got to meet you and put my arms around you.....i've been waiting to give you a big hug for a long time, girlfriend! xox

PaperPumpkin said...

How fun! Lori and Martha? sounds like trouble to me!! Haha. Your sunrises and sunsets are so gorgeous, Mary. Glad you could get away. Aren't beach vacations just the perfect thing for relaxation and peace?

Jenny Woolf said...

How lovely to stay at a beach cottage like that. I dream of such places.....

Buffy said...

I think thats so nice that you got to meet up with a couple of blogging friends. Those pictures are just breathtaking! I think I would have had to get up to see those sunrise. Glad you had fun!

Art said...

Your photos are gorgeous!

Jennifer Richardson said...

oh thank you for this wander down the beach
with you....I feel as if we've gathered shells
together while letting the sky whisper over us
how very much we're loved:)
Sweet goodness...thanks for the beautiful share.
-Jennifer

rachel awes said...

these photos are magnificent! WOW!
& i also adore your beach pages
in the post below. so glad to be
whooshed by your waters. xo

Jane Farr said...

So glad you had a wonderful vacation, and what a treat to meet Martha and Lori! :)

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

Wow! God sure did put on a show for you during those sunrises. Your captured photo scenes are breathtaking. So glad you had a wonderful time together and that special treat of meeting Martha and Lori in the real. How fun!!

The photo of Meg really is special. I can just feel her mother's special love for her, as she takes this photo. How proud you must be of the woman she has become.

Glad you are back Mar!

♥Lee Ann

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

YOur views capture it all. What a lovely spot. xox Corrine

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Thank you for these beautiful pictures...I have been wanting to go to the beach, you caught the view just beautifully.

Glad you had such a wonderful and refreshing time

Donna Lynn Grace said...

A gorgeous way to say farewell to summer. Great photos!

S. Etole said...

Your photos are filled with bountiful color that shares the beauty well.