Thursday, April 20, 2017

Flagler Beach and Matanzas Inlet

Hello,

We managed a couple over overnight trips while in Florida, on this trip we were near St. Augustine, Crescent Beach and Flagler beaches all on Florida's East coast. I captured some sunrises, lots of shorebirds and beach scenes during our visit.

Happy Earth Day! 



Brown Pelican flying low over the ocean.


A pretty Collie dog seen on the beach.


Coquina rock formations.


Lots of Black Skimmers.



 A huge flock of gulls and black skimmers on the beach at Matanzas Inlet.






Video of shorebirds at Matanzas Inlet, Florida. 




" Wake up each day and be thankful for life."


My list of thankful things:
I am thankful for each sunrise and for each and every day.
I am thankful for friendly dogs.
I am thankful for a long walk on a beach.


Thank you for your visit and comments on my post. Enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!

Thanks to Michelle for the meme Thankful Thursday

Thank you to Sylvia, Yogi and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday.
I am also linking up to Skywatch Friday, I hope to see you there.

135 comments:

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Wonderful photos. I love very much the photo of the Brown Pelican flying over the ocean!
Happy Thursday!

Yamini MacLean said...

hari OM
Oh I love the pelican squadron!!! Hope your week is running smooth. YAM xx

Gordon said...

A lovely post Eileen starting with the sunrise, it looks a lovely area, never been to that part of Florida. and that video, what an incredible number of birds.
All the best, Gordon.

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
your photo of the sunrise is stunning, but also the flying Pelican are gorgeous and the colli and the other birds too.
Best, Synnöve

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Excelente trabalho com fotografias fantásticas.
Um abraço e continuação de boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

Uppal said...

Such wonderful pics of your travels especially gorgeous sunrises!

Tom said...

...number 1 and 2 do it for me!

✿ chica said...

Que lindas! Perfeitas, adorei os pelicanos, o mar, o céu! LINDO! bjs, tudo de bom,chica

Linda Gross said...

Lovely pictures. Speaking of St. Augustine, I received an email that showed a great price for a hotel there. I wish we had the time for a return visit there...loved our 4-night stay there years ago.

Sandra said...

Our dream of lottery proportion is to have a water front house on Flagler beach, the one that the road is between us and the ocean..

Cloudia said...

Wow! Just Fabulous, Eileen!

Sue (this n that) said...

It looks just wonderful there Eileen. Gorgeous scenery, birds, the ocean - wow! :D)

Nancy Chan said...

Beautiful sunset. Love the brown pelicans in flight and the pretty collie dog at the beach. Have a beautiful day!

Mary Hone said...

I love that second shot with the waves, and the pelicans.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I need to make the drive to the other coast!!

Mildred said...

So much to be thankful for. These pics are so pretty, Eileen. The collie is gorgeous. Enjoy your day.

Sue said...

Wow, Eileen-you certainly captured a beautiful sunrise. And those pelicans are marvelous! Hope you're having a good Spring

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

Love the shot of the pelicans over the wave! Fantastic photo.
Happy Thursday!
Andrea

Linda W. said...

Lovely sunset!

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely photos ~ shore is beautiful and the shore birds a delight ~ love the doggie too ~ thanks,

Wishing you a Happy Week ~ ^_^

Gayle - venturesinphotos said...

Lovely photos one and all. I especially like the lighting on the second one. Happy Day.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful shots- the collie is my favourite. We had one when I was growing up.

Deb from frugal little bungalow said...

Such lovely scenic shots and that collie looks so peaceful :)

Suzanne Prickett said...

Hi Eileen. I love your photo of the Pelicans flying low over the ocean. This picture looks as though is was painted in pastels...just beautiful! And, I enjoyed seeing and hearing the sound of the shorebirds on your video. The collie dog is a handsome guy! This is a lovely post, and I am inspired by your list of thankful things. When my grandson and I have dinner together, I always ask him what he is thankful for. At first he was shy about it, but now, he is able to give me answers, and I love that. Have a great weekend.

Cat Lover said...

Hi Eileen, you have such a different variety of birds then we do here.
Lovely to see!
Robin

Linda said...

I love the sights and sounds in your video, Eileen, and your photos are absolutely fantastic! They need to be framed and displayed. Thank you so much for sharing, and I hope you are having a great week. :)

Beatrice Euphemie said...

A beautiful place, Eileen! Love the sunrise, pelicans, pretty collie and all the sea-birds. The rock formations are so amazing! Hope you are enjoying some nice spring weather this week. xx Karen

Nancy J said...

Birds galore, interesting rock, but the Collie is my pick for today.Those eyes say so much.

RedPat said...

The Black Skimmers are amazing!

Lynne said...

Something about sunrise and sunset that
makes my heart swell with thankfulness!
Wonderful pics Eileen . . .

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love those neat rock formations and you sure saw some beautiful birds. I'm anxious to do an overnight trip soon too. I would love to spend a whole week on the beach...might as well wish big! heehee! Hugs!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Love the video, Eileen! How did you ever get anything done in Florida, there's so many amazing places to go and see!

Christine said...

Hello Eileen! What a wonderful series of photos! I love the sunset and the Collie dog on the beach! That was an amazing flock of gulls and skimmers!
Best wishes!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

That's a beautiful sunrise capture, and I love the pelicans flying so close to the waves!!

Bob Bushell said...

Oh my word, the Brown Pelicans flying is like a painting, beauty.

The Yum List said...

Beautiful light in these photos.

Valerie said...

A fabulous collection of shots Eileen. Gorgeous sunset! Thank you for sharing. Wishing you a happy weekend.

jeannettestgermain said...

How nice you could go! Not to long ago I saw some posts about the same area where you went, and they saw very different things than you posted - no birds or rocks! It goes to show that each has their own interest! Thanks for your kind comment:)

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

I spent the day at Rockport beach today & watchedblack skimmers mating...they're awesome birds as are all your pics!

Martin Kloess said...

Thank you for bringing us these marvelous moments.Here's to many more.

Jim said...

Beautiful sky. Great shots.
Sydney – City and Suburbs

happyone said...

Oh I really like the Pelicans flying low over the ocean. Something about the lighting. Fantastic photo.

Lowcarb team member said...

A wonderful Thursday selection here Eileen, appreciated your images of the sunrise, the shorebirds and the beach scene.
Love the rock formation and the Collie dog too.

Enjoy the rest of the week and have a good weekend too

All the best Jan

Lois said...

It is beautiful there. I enjoyed the video!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

I love the pelicans and what a beautiful collie. This looks like a wonderful place to visit! Enjoy your weekend!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Thanks for sharing your trip to the beach with us.

krishna said...

So many beautiful pictures from the beach.. The pelican picture is the best..

skywatch-not-as-perfect-as-i-want said...

I like this picture >> Brown Pelican flying low over the ocean.
I think you can post for a contest.

Happy Skywatch and Happy friday

Michelle said...

A perfect set of beach photos with a beautiful dog thrown in for a surprise. What a sweet face! Thanks for linking up today and have a great weekend!

Betsy Adams said...

I lived in Jacksonville for awhile many years ago. My brothers lived in St. Augustine --and I spent a lot of time at their gorgeous beaches... SO---I know that area well.... Thanks for sharing.

Hugs,
Betsy

Denise inVA said...

Loved all the photos Eileen, fabulous sunrise, amazing birds, cute pup, and a fascinating video. Thank you and enjoy the weekend coming up :)

ellen b said...

Such beautiful photos. How lovely to be there and see these sights and be thankful for them.

rupam sarma said...

Awesome pics.Specially 1 & 2.
Thanks for the video.
Greetings

Y. Prior said...

Really enjoyed the trip to the beach via this post - and great sky shots!
:)

Noushka said...

Hi Eileen,
Those 2 first images are really stunning!
Love those pelican in flight!
The dog is cute, we had a Lassie just like it long ago!!
Amazing to see all those skimmers together!
Warm hugs and enjoy your WE :)

September Violets said...

You got some beautiful shots to make it feel like we are right there on the beach! The sunrise is amazing, and love the pelicans over the crashing wave. Sweet collie, aren't they the prettiest dog. The gulls in the video all look so happy to be alive and soaring on the breeze, a nice little clip. Happy Friday indeed!!
Wendy

Stanley Hattman said...

Love that top image: sun, sky, sea and sand combined in a wonderful, atmospheric sunset.

Sussi said...

so beautiful!

Liz said...

Love this all so much!

Liz said...

Whata fabulous post! I love all the Skimmers.

Missy George said...

Wonderful shot of the Pelicans...We had friends who wintered in St Augustine ..I've been there several times..Lovely area..Pretty sunrise..

Erdbeertörtchen said...

What beautiful pelicans! And a great video!

Laura. M said...

Beautiful Eileen!!! I love the sea, I just came from there, back from vacation. Great video my friend !!
Good weekend.
Besos.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the pelicans are a favorite for me. Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Yam, thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Gordon, it is a pretty area! Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I love the pelicans too. Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Tom, thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Chica, thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Linda, it is a pretty area. Always worth a repeat visit. Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I enjoyed Flagler beach and the area. Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Cloudia, I always appreciate your comments. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Sue, I love my visit and trips to see the ocean. Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Nancy, thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Mary, Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Mac, yes you should visit the Atlantic. It is beautiful there.Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Mildred, the collie was so sweet. Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Sue, I hope you are well and working hard on your garden! Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Andrea, thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Linda, Thanks so much for the comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Carol, Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Gayle, thanks so much for the nice comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, my grandmother used to have 2 collies. I loved them when I was young. Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Deb, the collie was so sweet. Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Suzanne, thanks so much for your visit and comment. The collie was a sweet dog, alwasy friendly. Your grandson sounds cute. I am always looking for a new post from you. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the birds are migrating now. We may see some different one coming thru. Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Linda, I always appreciate your comments. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Karen, those rocks were neat. They are not found in many places. Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Nancy, the collies was one of my favorite dogs when I was young. Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I love the skimmers, they have cool beaks. Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Lynne, I feel the same way about sunrises and sunsets. Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I loved the beaches and the birds. You should go to the beach! Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Kim, we had a great time in Florida. I already miss being there. Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Christine, I loved the collie! Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Bob, I always appreciate your visits and comments. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Valerie, Thank you so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, there is so much there to see. Thank you so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Anni, I have always enjoyed the skimmers. Thank you so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

eileeninmd said...

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eileeninmd said...

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eileeninmd said...

Hello, I always love seeing the pelicans. Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Jan, I appreciate your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Lois, thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Karen, I loved the collie. Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

eileeninmd said...

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eileeninmd said...

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eileeninmd said...

Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Michelle. The collie dog was sweet! Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Betsy, so glad you love the area too. Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Denise, Thank you so much for your visit and nice comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Ellen! I am thankful for all I see. Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

eileeninmd said...

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eileeninmd said...

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eileeninmd said...

Hello, I love the collie too. They are so cute! Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the Collie dog is a pretty dog and so sweet. Thank you so much for your visit and the nice comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

eileeninmd said...

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eileeninmd said...

Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Liz, Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hi Missy, that whole area is pretty. Nice place to visit. Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

eileeninmd said...

The skimmers are cool birds, thanks for the comment! Enjoy your day!

eileeninmd said...

Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Laura, I love the sea too. Glad you had a great vacation. Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

Rose said...

Oh, a collie dog!!!! I happen to love them. Beautiful capture of the sky...

Florence said...

I absolutely love the flight of pelicans! Beautiful!!

Debbie said...

i love the beach, it always feels like home!! those rock formations are so cool - great video!!

thomas said...

Wow!A beautiful sunrise and a nice day at the beach

Mary Cromer said...

The video clip took me back to February and mu Florida visit...those bird sounds like music~

NatureFootstep said...

love the image of the pelicans. So fitting above the wave. Love it. :)

Suzan - said...

Hey Eileen!!
You should have yelled real loud!!!
I was at "home", St.Augustine last week. We are staying in a condo on St. Augustine Beach while we rebuild Mom's house that was flooded during Hurricane Matthew!!
Love morning walks on the beach!!! Did you notice all the Man of wars / jelly fish, washing up on the beach??? The beach down at Marine Land, Flagler Beach and the Matanzas Inlet is very rocky and is coquina. Further north the beach becomes sandy!!
We are now driving every other week to and from Marietta, Ga and St. Augustine!! Mom won't leave St. Augustine so she is now at BayView over in town.
You diffidently captured the lovely sunrises!!
Happy travels!!

orvokki said...

Heipsan...
lovely beach, and so many Black Skimmers I have never seen.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful beach -- the East Coast of Florida is quite different from where you were (and where we are).... we've done a few overnight trips and even one boat trip across the state. I enjoyed them but am glad I live on this side. You saw some wonderful birds.