Tuesday, 16 April 2013

A fresh outlook

The lighter evenings mean evening walks along the sands..........


The swing boats wait for new customers and at sea a boat sails by .......


  Sunday afternoon walks in the sunshine


Blue skies and beach huts

  In the garden the "Thalia daffodils" have started to bloom



 The heavy rain over the weekend left water droplets on the primrose, another flower reminder of Spring!

It's nice to see and feel the change in the seasons .Sadly again this weekend more birds have been washed up on the South West Coast covered in more of the glue like substance, as mentioned in one of my posts in February. It appears that ships have again been cleaning out their tanks at sea.

Welcome and hello to my new followers Rusty Duck, Swallow barn and Andamento thank you for joining me and also to everyone who reads the blog or leaves me comments.
Hope you are all having a good week,
Sarah x


46 comments:

  1. I have yet to take an evening walk along the beach. But the lighter evenings certainly make living by the sea even lovelier!

    I love the beach huts too.

    Leanne xx

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  2. I can't wait for the weekend to come so we can do this. Evenings normally mean up for school the next morning and I'd rather wait then have sore heads (for children) in the morning.

    I love your evening walk.

    Nina x

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  3. Hello Sarah I always enjoying seeing your photos down by the sea... I have never seen Beach Huts or boat swings.. It looked like the most lovely walk down by the sea. Hugs Judy

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  4. I love the longer evenings too. I heard about the birds again, so sad. juliex

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  5. Such lovely photos Sarah, I can imagine a walk on the promanade before the sun goes down, is just perfect.
    Love the boat swings.
    How awful that the tankers have leaked their oil again. Those poor poor birds. Its so sad.
    Your flowers have popped up. Sorry about the rain. I hope that you get some good weather soon.
    We have had 3 perfect days so far.

    Hope that you can read my posts. I have suggested to some friends, to join my site again..it has worked.
    I am just continuing with my posts.
    Happy tuesday evening
    val xx

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    1. Hi Val, Delighted to say that joining your site again seems to have worked, I will have to try this with June too!
      Sarah x

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  6. It must be so relaxing being able to take evening walks like this. Love the beach huts. Claire xo

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  7. Living by the sea offers great pleasures and if we go away , we understand better the richness and the preciosity of the sea. Me too, I enjoy walking along the coast, fortunately I can do it whenever I want.
    Warmest regards dear Sarah !
    Olympia

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  8. Thank you for these beautiful glimpses of life by the sea!

    So sad to hear about the poor birds, though.

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  9. Lovely photos, I haven't seen swing boats in years. Awful about the birds though, again!

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  10. where are those beach huts Sarah? they look lovely

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    1. The beach huts are in Weymouth in Greenhill gardens, I would love to have one there! Do they look similar to yours? The last time I photographed them was in December with frost on the roofs much nicer in the sunshine!
      Sarah x

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  11. Love the swing boats image. I have a vague memory of going on some many years ago.

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  12. Fabulous photos and I too love those beach huts. x

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  13. I so want to play in one of those swings.

    My sister is working 2 weeks in London and 2 weeks in Los Angeles for the rest of 2013. I retire in June and am hoping to invite myself to the company apartment in London. And then I could sneak out to the sea in Dorset.

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    1. That sounds a good plan, do let me know if it happens!
      Sarah x

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  14. Today was the first day down here when I've felt really warm outside, and it's been so nice.
    But so sad to read about the birds again.

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  15. Hello Sarah,

    Thanks for your visit my blog and leaving your lovely comment.. Much appreciated.. I though you might like my down by the sea theme... I am in the process of making several more things with the same theme. We are making over our Master Bathroom and it will have a theme of down by the sea...I am so enjoying making all the wee things for it.Hugs Judy

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  16. Good evening dear one. Well, spring is taking its time here, but today was promising, with a thaw of the snow!!!! Lovely beach scenes always bring me back here to listen to the sound of the sea. Hugs to you and Daisy girl! Anita

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  17. I love hearing about the seasonal changes and the adjustments in routines as a result. I've been pondering my changes as autumn settles in and I love them. Summers in Australia are very intense so I tend to emerge from the humid cocoon into autumn with a feeling of lightness. (I'm so glad you and your siblings stay in touch xx)

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  18. Thanks for visiting my blog, Sarah. I'm glad you found our Oregon tulips to be as cheery as I do. I joined your blog and managed to get your blog on my blog roll so that I can enjoy the world around you and your life in its midst. Thanks for posting! :-) Gracie

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  19. How lovely. I always enjoy your posts; your photos and narrative make me feel like I got to go with you. :)

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  20. Hello Sarah,
    Oh beach huts, they are just so appealing on so many levels...I think Magpie should get one...I shall nudge her!!! Lighter evenings are such a boost aren't they? Have a lovely week,
    Sarah -x-

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  21. It looks so lovely down there, yes it's so sad seeing all those sticky birds, I wish people would respect the environment more! :) x

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  22. What great photos. I used to love these swing boats as a child and you don't see them so often now. Smart beach huts, smarter than in Lee-on-Solent which are all dark green, quite an unsuitable colour, I think.
    Ruth x

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  23. When days are longer and lighter we try to go for an evening walk whenever possible, it's such a relaxing way to finish the day. Do you stay and watch the sun set?

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  24. Wonderful photographs, thank you!

    Sigrun

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  25. Must be warming up, nothing like a walk on the beach. Your garden is looking pretty.

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  26. Lovely pictures of sunshine and flowers, thank you Sarah. So sad to hear about the birds. The people who flush their tanks at sea should by rights pay for, clean and care for the birds they pollute, perhaps then they would consider their actions more carefully.

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  27. Evening strolls are lovely now that the weather on the odd occasion helps out! We got caught in the rain on Sunday and got a bit of a soaking!
    June

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  28. What a lovely set of photos. I've been away for a couple of weeks and so i'm just catching up with your blog- great reading and gazing at photos. Thanks for sharing.:)

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  29. Hello Sarah,
    Lovely photos. Sorry to hear about the birds. Hope they will find a better way to clean their boats. There must be, with all the technology out there. We are feeling here in the western part of the states the change also. The days are becoming longer and more time to be out in the garden. : ) Have a wonderful day.
    Blessings,
    Bobbie Lynn

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  30. Lovely photos, as always. Mu heart hurts for the birds.
    xok

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  31. Hello Sarah
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful walk, beautiful colours,
    I hope something is done to stop the sea birds unnecessarily dying, so sad

    Happy Week
    Thea x

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  32. Our Thalia daffs are not open yet, but we do have February(!)Gold, Jenny, and Tete a Tete, and am hoping to see the display around the city walls in York this weekend.

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  33. These photos remind me of childhood holidays when my parents always rented a beach hut - as I write I can recall the smell of the sea and the damp sand in the hut. We would pack the hut full of buckets, spades, swimming rings, towels and costumes, not forgetting our little primus stove for making tea and coffee.
    You are very fortunate to have the beach on your doorstep and to be able to take walks along it whenever you feel like it.

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    1. Rosemary thank you for sharing those lovely memories with us.
      Sarah x

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  34. A real joy to see these beautiful photo's again. It must be nice to live near the see. So sorry for those birds. And an answer to your comment on my last post (I'm sorry, I know I'm late)it was nice to read it. And here in Holland the extanded mental health hospitals in the country side were also often closed in the 80ths. It didn't always worked out very well, patients who lived there for ages had to addept to live in a city like Amsterdam again. I remember sad things happening. Groetjes, Gerda

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  35. Swing boats and beach huts in the sunshine. Happy childhood memories, thank you ... Sarah x

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  36. Meine liebe, kleine Meerjungfrau,

    Schiffschaukeln, wie toll, dass es die noch bei Euch gibt, die habe ich seit meiner Kindheit nicht mehr gesehen. Früher gab es die hier auf jedem Jahrmarkt, jeder Kirmes, heute ist kein Platz mehr für so hübsche, mechanische alte Dinge. Bewahrt sie nur, die schönen alten Dinge, laßt sie Euch nicht nehmen.
    Deine Bilder sind wie immer für mich, als Liebhaberin der See, inspirierend, erfrischend, schön anzuschauen, aber so lange noch Öl auf hoher See verklappt wird und tausende Robben, Seevögel, aber auch Krustentiere (die wir anschließend essen) daran verenden oder die Giftstoffe als Zeitbombe aufnehmen, trügt der schöne Schein nur. 140 Millionen Tonnen !!!!!! Plastikmüll schwimmen in den Weltmeeren, es ist eine Schande. Die Staaten sollten eine internationale Wasserschutzpolizei gründen, ohne viel Bürokratie, länderübergreifend mit drakonischen Strafen für die, die weiterhin unser Erde, unseren Lebensraum zerstören.

    Hab trotzdem noch einen schönen Tag, alles Liebe wünscht Babsi

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  37. Ahhh....a gentle world here. How I love to come to see your world Sarah, and thank you for visiting. Anita

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  38. Thank you Sarah for your comment on my cards. I wanted to use more of my stamps but the papers were busy enough. I see you have a Pintrest and I just took a quick look. Wow, it is pretty. I need to come back with some coffee and take a better look at it. Pintrest are like mini magazines without the advertisements. I do not have one at the moment but maybe soon. Thanks again for your visit and and have wonderful day. It's almost the weekend too!
    Blessings,
    Bobbie Lynn

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  39. You live in a lovely part of the world.It looks wonderful and I think I would spend as much time as possible down by the sea too.

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  40. If only I could live at the sea! Wanderlust overcomes me when I see your photos! My daffodils just opened on Tuesday! When I walked to work this morning I saw two trees in full bloom - at first I did not see them but I smelt their sweet fragrance... a wonderful surprise although the weather forecast for the weekend is bad... rain and snow and back to the cold... there is still some time though for summer to come! Christa

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  41. It really does feel like spring is finally here, doesn't it?! That beach will be full of holiday makers soon :)

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  42. Hurray for spring! The daffodils in your garden look beautiful Sarah. I haven't seen that variety before.

    Happy weekend,

    Madelief x

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