Sunday, August 7, 2016

Sunset Beach, NC

Hello,

We split up our long drive home from Florida by stopping to see my sister's new home near Sunset Beach, North Carolina. While we were there for two nights we were able to visit the Sunset Beach and the Vereen Nature Park in Little River, NC.

The first two mosaic's are images of Sunset beach, North Carolina.

Top left photo is one of the turtle nest on the beach, fishing pier, pretty clouds and sky shots. 

 A group of Brown Pelican flying by.


The next two mosaics were from our visit to the Sunset Beach and the  Vereen Nature & Memorial Park located in Little River, North Carolina. I found a cute Sea Turtle sand sculpture and a Sanderling on the beach.



 Jet skis on the Little River.



While walking on the Vereen boardwalk trail we saw the Wood Stock, Great Egrets, Great Blue Heron and lots of Fiddler Crabs.


Some scenes from our walk on the trail at the nature park.


We happened to see this Wood Stork below fly in and land in a tree.

I hope you enjoyed my post and photos. Thanks for visiting and as always thank you for the nice comments.  Have a great day and new week ahead!

Here is my list of memes for the week, I hope you can check one or some of these fun memes and the participants post.
Thanks to Jesh for hosting Seasons
Thanks to Maggie of Normandy Life  the new host of Mosaic Monday
Thanks to Monica for hosting NF Trees
Thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes
Thanks to the hosting team of Our World Tuesday!
Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday

98 comments:

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Some outstanding scenes and details there Eileen!!! Here's to a brand new week. YAM xx

Linda said...

What a gorgeous series, Eileen! I absolutely love how you are displaying them as well!

Martin Kloess said...

Wonderful memories. Thank you for this
Was reminded how white our beaches were

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Great place to stop! Beautiful images.

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Beautiful series! The Wood Stork was so impressive.

Have a nice new week ahead!

KL said...

Beautiful capture of the beauty of nature. We are hoping visiting NC soon and hope to visit all these places.

✿ chica said...

Uma foto mais linda que a outra! bjs, ótima semana! chica

Bob Bushell said...

Fantastic images you have made, have a beautiful week again.

The Yum List said...

That's a new way to make a collage - with the circles - it suits those photos well. Thanks for sharing Eileen and a good week ahead to you. :-)

Sandi said...

Nice!! Not too far from here.

Michelle said...

Great photo of the wood stork. This looks like a great area in which to live!

TexWisGirl said...

love the sea grasses. and the egret hiding in the green grass. :)

Mildred said...

Beautiful photos, Eileen. North Carolina has some pretty beaches. We used to visit Atlantic Beach. Hope your weekend has been nice. Have a good Monday!

RedPat said...

It looks like a beautiful area! Love that Wood Stork!

Tom said...

This beach bum loves the sights.

Zizi Santos said...

Imagens muito bonitas!
adoro praias!
um encanto de cegonha!
Zizi

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wonderful - what a nice way to break up a long trip - and you always find the best things to photograph.

Linda W. said...

What a lovely beach! And cool photo of the wood stork.

Margaret Adamson said...

Another area you visited and I love he Wood Stork in the tree.

Powell River Books said...

I love pictures under peers. The approaching waves make them so interesting. - Margy

Weekend-Windup said...

Enjoyed seeing all your pictures. There is no words to describe the beauty of it. Each picture has it's unique features.

Prunella Pepperpot said...

I'm so in love with the wood stork, such a characterful head!!
The colours captured in your North Carolina images are gorgeous. Did you make the cute turtle sculpture?!!
Have a wonderful new week Eileen :)

Nancy Chan said...

Beautiful photos. A great stop over for you. Lovely beach. Great Wood Stork photo. Have a wonderful new week!

Amy Franks said...

oh how I miss the beach, the place I use to live at up north was just like that, lovely photos :-)

rupam sarma said...

Awesome pics. Have a nice week ahead. Greetings.

jandi said...

Oooh! Gorgeous! Sunset beach looks so beautiful! Wonderful bird shots too! Have a beautiful week!

Janice / Dancing with Sunflowers said...

What a pretty place Sunset Beach is, Eileen. And although I'm not a birder, I can appreciate the thrill of seeing that Wood Stork come by.

Alexa T said...

Wow... Amazing places, amazing bird in the tree, as well, Eileen! You have such wonderful images of a perfect vacation of relax in to a superb area to live and to travel, too! I enjoyed every aspect captured in your pictures (especially the white sand, the blue waves and skies);you have made this day a happy one for the eyes!! Greetings in August and have a great week ahead!

alp said...

Preciosas imágenes..un saludo desde Murcia.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

gorgeous place

Wood storks are one of my fav critters.

ann said...

I do enjoy all of your posts because you take me places where I have never been. Love the wood stork.

Sandra said...

LOVE the stork! i have only seen one twice. i love pelicans best of all because they are so ugly they are beautiful and the stork is the same... that beach and dunes is so beautiful and so peaceful...

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm so ready to go to the beach...I miss going. The sand there is so white and pretty. Love your stork photo too. They are odd birds but fun to see! Enjoy your day. Hugs, Diane

Breathtaking said...

Hello Eileen!:) So glad you stopped here, to take all these super shots of the beach and wildlife. The last photo of the stork is fantastic, and I like the egret shot.

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

Wonderful photos, Eileen! Here we can only dream of fabulous beaches like that.
I too like very much the stork photo, but perhaps more because of that gorgeous pine, the bird has such a particular, prehistoric look... :)
Thank you for sharing and have a lovely week! Hugs!

Snap said...

Looks like a nice visit to your sister's new place. Love the sand turtle and the stork. Lovely images. Have a great week and Happy Monday!

Maggie said...

Loved visiting the beach with you today, Eileen, your photos remind me very much of HHI where we have enjoyed many vacations over the years. The turtle sand sculpture is very good!
Thanks for joining MM today.

Missy George said...

This post makes me yearn for some beach time..Great shots of the Stork and the Pelican..Have a great week..

Betsy Adams said...

HI, As you know, we love that area of North Carolina... We stay at Ocean Isle --but visit Sunset Beach often when we are there... There's a little park in Sunset Beach which we found this past May ---and we loved it. There is a neat restaurant there also (just before you go across the bridge to the beach)....

Bet your sister and hubby love it there... I love to visit the beach --but still prefer living in the mountains fulltime.

Hugs,
Betsy

Phil Slade said...

A lovely post Eileen. All those blue skies, white sand and birds just make me long to sit ona beach and listen to the waves caressing the sand. See what you've done? No need to ask if you enjoyed Florida is there?

Enjoy your week.

Christine said...

Hello Eileen! I loved each photo! What a beautiful area with so much to see! The white sandy beaches & blue skies make for gorgeous photos!
I will have to add this to my list of places to visit on future trips to the USA!
Have a good week!

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Hi Eileen,

I thoroughly enjoyed your post! My in-laws have a house at Oak Island, NC, which is about 40 minutes from Sunset Beach. We've driven through Sunset Beach many times on our way to eat seafood in Calabash, NC. I've always thought Sunset Beach was a beautiful area. I've also been to Little River many times, as well.

You captured some wonderful wildlife and nature shots, as you always do. I love the Blue Heron and the Stork -- wow!! What part of Florida did you visit?

Visiting from Mosaic Monday -- have a great week!

Hugs,

Denise

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Don't you love a walk on the boardwalk? Great shot of the wood stork. The ocean or water is always so relaxing to me. Have a great week.

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos, scenery and wildlife! The wood stork is very impressive looking!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

beautiful photos, I love the one looking under the pier

Sylvia said...

Eileen, Thanks for sharing. I love the wood stork. It has an old face. The coastal scenes are wonderful and serene. Sylvia D.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

So cool is this post...ALL of it.

I like the turtle nest...but I must admit the one of the dune with the sea oats swaying with the sea breeze just make my world all beautiful and tranquil.

Reader Wil said...

Hi Ellen!
Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing. Some of these photos look as if they are taken in my country. Just as flat and wet.
Have a great week.

Our photos said...

Wow, that's a nice and sunny place !

Janneke said...

That wood stork is so special Eileen, never seen one. Beautiful views of Sunset Beach and so nice to walk with you in that nature park.

Inger said...

Thank you for brining the beach to the blog. This time of the year, I miss it. Too hot and dry here in the mountains.

Debbie said...

it looks like nc was a good stop over place for you. beautiful images and mosaics. i enjoyed the storks, i wish we saw them here. also the turtle sand sculpture, that was a great find!!!

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Beautiful photos Eileen...and I love the white sandy beaches and the Wood Stork!
Have a great week,
Ruby

jeannettestgermain said...

Such relaxing views Eileen, wish I was there with you! Love the stork, and the pelicans I have only seen flying in the air! Many thanks for sharing this with SEASONS! Have a great week:)

ellen b said...

Wonderful mosaics and scenes, Eileen. How great to get that shot of the Wood Stork!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

It looks like quite an outing. Thanks for taking us along.

David Gascoigne said...

When I first visited Florida many, many years ago Wood Storks were very common in many locations - not so much any more, I am afraid.

Joyful said...

The scenery is fantastic! The sand in the first photo collage looks so very inviting. I'd like to run my feet through there ;-) Have a great week Eileen!

Pondside said...

I am hooked on any of the HGTV shows set in the Carolinas - I love the beaches and the houses built up high to avoid the high water from hurricanes. Your shots are gorgeous!

Rambling Woods said...

What a fantastic place to live.. Your lucky sister.... Michelle

Lynne said...

Wonderful travels . . ,
Great pictures!

Karen said...

Beautiful scenery! Love that white sand.

riitta k said...

Your photos and mosaics are always gorgeous Eileen. Thank you for sharing - have a great week!

Lady Fi said...

What fabulous shots of the beach.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

My goodness, your sister lives in a beautiful spot too! Seems to run in your family!! I had no idea that Woodstorks were anywhere else other than Florida. I'm glad that they are finding space and apparently doing well up "north".

manali - himachal pradesh said...

Nicely captured such beautiful and peaceful pictures.

Fun60 said...

Lots to see there Eileen. Would enjoy a walk there. Great photo of the Wood Stork.

Linda Gross said...

Great picture of the wood stork. Those areas you visited look very nice; wouldn't mind walking there myself!

Maria Gagliano said...

You made me miss the beach. Love all your photos but the beach..ahh

genie said...

As always, your pictures were wonderful. What a pretty place to visit. Walking on the boardwalks they the marshes is always such a treat. That is one place where I can finally see big birds and get some pictures. It was a beautiful day for you. I know you had a wonderful time. genie

Noushka said...

Haha!!
That Woodstork photo is real fun... he looks so serious with his appearance and pose!
I also enjoyed the turtle sand sculpture, lovely to see someone had a feeling for the species :)
Do you ever get clouds and rain??? You photos are soooo sunny!!!
Lovely series, Eileen!
Keep well and warm hugs!

Małgorzata P said...

Eileen piekne zdjęcia. Przepiękne widoki,ciekawe miejsca.Zachwycający bocian drewniany.Miło jest zaglądać do Ciebie. Serdecznie pozdrawiam.

Jan Jackson said...

This is a lovely series. Your photos are beautiful.

amo sin blogg said...

I love your photos.
It looks like a dream :)

Lorrie said...

Your sunny beach photos have me longing to go and enjoy the day at the sea. But it's rather cloudy here and not very warm, so I'll just look at your photos. The Woodstock is a striking fellow, isn't he?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Lovely shots, Eileen.

Those sea oats in your top mosaic bring back memories of childhood trips to Jekyll Island.
~

Denise inVA said...

Oh I love these Eileen, great photos!

"E.", Beth Edwards , said...

gorgeous shots, Eileen. lovely calming too. we just got back from Camp Lookout, MD. we camped there 2 nights. wow wee were the mosquitoes nuts. sadly would could not even kayak out ... they were just that nuts. even in the showers/restrooms eating you alive. it was wild. we never been to a state park that bad. it was so frustrating. we did go bike riding and a quick hike to the old fort ruins but it was slapping ourselves silly. gorgeous sunsets and sunrises though. have a fabulous week!! take care. ( :

NatureFootstep said...

this place seem to be taken straight out of a good dream.

Gayle venturesinphotos said...

The stork's neck matched the tree. Enjoyed all the photos. Happy Day.

A Casa Madeira said...

Muito lindo.
Boa continuação de semana.
janicce.

diane b said...

Looks a lovely spot for walking and birding.

Lea said...

Lovely scenery!
Great photo of the Wood Stork
Hope you are having a beautiful week!
Lea

Stewart M said...

Always something to see at the beach. Nice post.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

You have a keen eye. We're just back from south and central Ontario. You know how it is! Hundreds of photos, sigh.
So happy to be home. Sorry I missed Saturday, but there you go!

handmade by amalia said...

Such a lovely beach. Great photos.
Amalia
xo

Jayne said...

You got some wonderful shots!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Beautiful places, Eileen - love those blue skies, tall grasses and wonderful beaches. Love seeing the pelicans and the wood stork! Hope your week is a good one! x K

A Quiet Corner said...

Wonderful visit to your sister's and the nature walk but THAT stork is AWESOME, Eileen...awesome!!!...:)JP

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Sure is clean white sand at Sunset Beach. I sometimes wish we had family half way to Florida but we make our trip in about two and a half days, staying at motels for two nights.

bettyl-NZ said...

What wonderful scenery! It looks so sunny and bright there with so much to see :)

Su-sieee! Mac said...

I certainly enjoyed your photos, Eileen. There's nothing like being by the coast, even if vicariously through others' photos. That wood stork, wowza!

Linda said...

Lovely scenes! Love that stork!

Birgitta said...

Gorgeous series of a beautiful place!

Adam Jones said...

Looks like the sort of place I'd like to go to de-stress. Wonderful.

Cloudia said...

So nice by the beach with you, Eileen

Lowcarb team member said...

Wow
Wow
Wow again!

Great series of photo's Eileen, I really enjoyed looking at them, great mosaics. Thank you.

All the best Jan

Ana Freire said...

What a great place to live!
I'll be the next weeks by the ocean, too, where I have a small place of mine, at Ericeira!
As usual, great shots, Eileen! I love all of them!
Kisses
Ana