Sunday, 13 January 2013

A coastal light


Many of my blogging friends rather than have a list of new year resolutions have choosen a word to concentrate on this year. I chose two words as for me they are inter-linked - TREASURE and LIGHTEN. Over the past few years we have continued to simplify our lives and it is still an on-going process. It frees up more of our time to have more treasured moments.

It was such a beautiful day on Friday that I decided to walk Daisy before doing the food shopping and I'm so glad I did, it will be one of those moments to treasure.......

The boats in Weymouth harbour
The light down by the harbour at 8 o'clock was wonderful, the tide was in and the sea was calm.


The advantage at this time of year is you don't have to get up at 5 o'clock to catch the sun coming up.


The sun was so bright that I thought that this photograph wouldn't work!


Above the harbour is the Nothe Gardens with views over to Portland. It was deserted apart from a few other dog walkers.



Yesterday we had heavy rain and hail. We managed to escape outside for a short walk between showers, the picture below is such a contrast compared with the others. It was still breathtaking as the sun broke through the clouds and highlighted parts of the land and sea below.


 I hope your weekend included some treasured memories too, if so I would love to hear them.

Welcome to my new followers In my wild Eden , Vanessa and In the company of plants and rocks, I appreciate your company!

Sarah x

46 comments:

  1. As you have pointed out Sarah, even in the depths of winter there are always treasures to be found, I had not thought about the fact that your can see the sun rise without having to get up early.

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  2. Your photos are stunning as always, what super views! I've been for a couple of short walks this weekend that I'm really glad I did and that I treasured too.

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  3. Breathtaking is all I can say. Loved the walk, thank you.
    Patricia x

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  4. Wow! beautiful photos Sarah, definitely something to treasure. Things are so hectic with summer holidays in my part of the world its hard to find the time or place for such tranquillity. But I do try to get out for a solitary walk to recharge the soul. All the best S:)

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  5. so pretty! i love the shots through the trees especially.
    x

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  6. Stunning photos. I, too, have spent much of my weekend 'down by the sea'. Looking after my daughter's dog I go for more walks and I have never so many people doing the same as they were today.

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  7. WHAUW, beautiful pictures Sarah the morning sunrise is lovely. Have a great nice good new week Sarah.

    Greetings Petra.

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  8. Beautiful photographs, I like the words you have chosen for the year too. Xxx

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  9. Dear Sarah,

    Your early morning walk looks so beautiful and peaceful. I often find that is the nicest time of the day. I have just been for my walk, which I look forward to.
    Both of your words for the year are great - treasure and lighten. This year I plan on doing much the same - have too much clutter in my life ( I am a hoarder, so I am going to have to be ruthless.

    wishing you a great new week
    hugs
    Carolyn

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  10. Beautiful sunrise photos! Now that I`m not working, I don`t see the sunrise so often. I can imagine how peaceful it must have been, down beside the sea at dawn. Truly a moment to treasure.

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  11. I love your new years "words". Your walk is a good reminder to me to enjoy each day as it comes. Thank you for sharing.

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  12. Stunning photos as usual Sarah. I like the idea of having a word for the year. I'm still thinking what mine could be:)

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  13. Just stunning Sarah...such a lovely sunrise..
    After a beautiful sunny day, we have snow now in the Moorlands,
    I hope it does not stay long
    Stay Warm
    Thea x

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  14. This year I should get up to see the sunrise - at least once! You've inspired me...

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  15. Those pictures were absolutely amazing! You live in such a beautiful area of the world. I like your choices for words for 2013. My treasured moment this weekend was sitting in a coffee shop on Saturday visiting with my 24 year old son. The sun was shining at the same time snowflakes were lightly falling, and it was like the world was being sprinkled with glitter. It went on for over an hour!

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    1. That sounds such a treasured moment too!

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  16. The Nothe Gardens look beautiful! and I love those harbour buildings. I love that in simplifying your life you find more time to do these photographic/dog walks!

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  17. Treasure and lighten sound like very good words to live by, not just for the year as well :) I certainly can relate to these 2 sentiments, in my current situation.

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  18. Great words to bear in mind through the year. Juliex

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  19. Ahhh Sarah, I know I can always depend on YOU to take me to a peaceful place, an authentic place that your own eye caught in a moment of praise. Thank YOU! Anita

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  20. Lovely photos - we were in Weymouth yesterday, just for a short while. It was beautiful & the light was amazing, in the sushine! We had a bit of a wander down the quay at Hope Cove where we used to moor our lovely little Merlin boat after our epic voyages from The Hamble - happy memories!

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  21. What a stunning location and great images. Love your chosen words and I wish you a wonderful 2013 with "treasure" and "lighten" to guide your way:~))

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  22. That sounds like a great walk with beautiful views. The sunrise photo is beautiful.

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  23. Great photos, very atmospheric.

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  24. I love the feel of the last photo - I quite like it when we go to Scotland and the sea by our cottage is grey and stormy and we are warm and cosy inside looking out!

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  25. The view of boats and buildings is wonderful, especially from here! (quite landlocked)

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  26. I've just discovered your lovely blog and thought I should say "Hello" and introduce myself. Stunning photos, you are so lucky to live in such a beautiful part of England. I look forward to reading more of your blog. Best wishes, Pj x

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  27. The landscape where you live is so special and is a real treasure. I am pleased that you share it with us. We went to the monthly Atlanta Antique and Flea Market last Saturday and I found an 1870 edition of an English book on Venice – so this was a good week-end for me!

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  28. I love the contrast over the last photo.

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  29. It looks cold! Something about the way the water is catching the light I think.

    I like your words for 2013, and you're right, life is lighter when we focus on that which is most treasured.

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  30. Hi Sarah, Happy NEW yEAR to you! Love the mood in the dark, wet photograph....gorgeous.I like your words too...treasure is a brilliant word...so many connotations...
    Sarah -x-

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  31. Hi Sarah, thank you for taking us with you and Heidi...
    I can see you taking time to dream ~ here.
    My lovely moment this weekend was hearing from Dean and knowing his journey to Kenya was a long one ,but he arrived safe and sound and was actually taking lunch with Mo Farah and other runners..He is also feeding a stray kittie, he has named Simba, I believe!This made me smile :)Thank you for this lovely post.
    Love Maria x

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    1. Oops My apologises to lovely Daisy! I know another cute, white westie called Heidi....
      ~ Dean is altitude training in Kenya, Sarah. ~ He will be there for the month.
      Yes a long, long journey, but such a fab opportunity for him yet again! I noticed the David Tennet series is to be on our screens shortly,I thought of YOU, with this and your postie of the events....hehe x

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  32. As always, a visit to your blog makes my heart sing!

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  33. my aim too is a simple life appreciating as many moments as possible, however 'mundane' they mayseem...thanks for sharing yours and these beautiful photos, my childhood was spent on the northeast coast and I love the sea! Emmax

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  34. Hello Sarah,
    A little behind with my comments.
    What wonderful photos of the early morning sunrise.. It looks a most beautiful place!
    A nice choice of words. Treasure and Lighten.
    food for thought.
    wishing you a happy wednesday Sarah, and thank you for always leaving kind comments over at my blog.
    val x

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  35. Hi .. from your newest follwer. STOP by and see me at my blog if you can. I LOVE ANYTHING by the sea... Loved your blog. WILL be a regular here ............ Felt like I was here .... HUGS and have a blessed rest of the week : )

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  36. What a lovely walk. Such beautiful pictures. Thank you for welcoming me. I am glad I found you!

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  37. Hello! And thank you for your nice comment on my blog. So glad you found me, because I am loving reading through your posts and viewing all of your beautiful pictures. I just love the sea. I lived near the ocean (U.S. east coast) for several years as a child and although I now live inland I try to get to the saltwater as often as possible. It just nurtures the soul.

    kindly,
    Jenny

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  38. All the photos are lovely, but the 4th one is my favorite. With the land curving up at the left margin, it looks like you were taking the photograph class i a circle . I didn't explain that well. But I love it.

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  39. Oh, the sea. I miss it so much. I want a little sailboat like the one in the first picture! I used to go sailing a lot, now not anymore. Living near a lake I hope that someday I will have enough money and time to do it again. I love the words you've chosen for the year, I think I'll have to choose mine too.

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  40. That sunset is amazing and captured so beautifully.

    Have a lovely weekend,

    Nina x

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  41. Oh wow, what beautiful photo, sunup, sundown always amazing. Great captures.

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  42. Lovely photos - a bit chilly by the sea at the moment for me! Good waves to look at though
    Best wishes
    jenny

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  43. These really are 'as it is'. Sometimes photographs can exagerate beauty but these are precise documentation. (Spell check wants me to put an extra g in exagerate. It looks odd whichever way it's spelled.)

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  44. Beautiful pictures. Love your sweet 4 legged babies too.


    erika

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