Monday, November 13, 2017

Sunset Beach, North Carolina


Hello and Happy Monday, wishing everyone a great new week!

On Nov 2, hubby and I drove to my sister's home in North Carolina. We kept her BIL company for a week while my sister and her hubby went to Bermuda for a week.  We enjoy a day with everyone before they left, we all enjoyed a walk on Sunset Beach.

Below, is a shot of the moon on the day we arrived at my sister's. I could see a Cormorant flying by, right in front of the moon.


We were surprised to see so many butterflies,  we must have caught some migrating down the Atlantic Coast.


If you look closely you can see the butterfly flying just above the sand dunes, we saw hundreds of Monarchs and other butterfly species.


Various shorebirds, Plovers, Terns, Gulls and more seen on Sunset Beach.


It is a 5 mile roundtrip walk down Sunset Beach to the Kindred Spirit Mailbox.


A view of the ocean and beach, it was a beautiful day for a walk.




As always I thank you for stopping by and as always I appreciate your comments.

My list of memes for today, I hope to see you there. Thanks to all of the meme host below.


Thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes
Thanks to the hosting team of Our World Tuesday!
Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday

71 comments:

✿ chica said...

Muito lindas todas e adorei a da lua ! beleza de post! beijos, linda semana,chica

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
What a beautiful spot - those butterflies were a bonus! YAM xx

Sandi said...

Welcome to Heaven!

(I live in NC. As you can see, it’s kinda fabulous, isn’t it?)

:-)

Carol Blackburn said...

OK, I want to know who'll be honest and admit they saw that black spot on the moon and tried to wipe it off thinking it was on their computer screen, too....... just sayin'. Great shot, by the way! Have a wonderful day.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

What a nice outing. The preserve I visited yesterday (in the rain) was flowing with flutterbys.

magnoliasntea said...

It's remarkable that you saw the butterflies on their migration fight. Love the cormorant silhouetted by the moon.
Have a great week!

David Gascoigne said...

What a great shot of the moon and the cormorant. It a,most looks photoshopped!

Maggee said...

The name reminds me of MY Sunset Beach growing up in San Francisco... we went exploring every Saturday with our Dad. Great shot of the moon...wow! We saw a bunch of butterflies recently too, and wondered if it was migration. Do you know what bird the top right one is? Has me intrigued. Thanks for sharing such a special place.

Blogoratti said...

Wonderful shots and thoughts. Thanks for sharing!

Sandra said...

great shot of the commorant and the moon and I like those dunes. I can almost smell the beach and hear the roar of the surf

Mary Hone said...

What a pleasant place. I can smell the ocean air!

Lois said...

That moon shot is amazing!

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!Welcome back!
What an excellent shot of the moon and the cormorant! Wow!!!
The beach pictures are awesome!
Like the butterflies and all those preety birds that you saw at your walk!
I really enjoyed your photos and post!
Have a happy week!
Dimi...

Suzanne Prickett said...

Love your moon shot, Eileen and the Kindred Spirit Mailbox along the beach. The sand appears to be so white and the water is so inviting (that is to say, for a nice brisk walk along the shore). Have a great week!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

A primeira fotografia está fantástica.
Uma boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

Christine said...

Hello Eileen! I was mesmerised by the sight of all those butterflies migrating! The view along the beach is simply gorgeous & the blue of the sky is brilliant!
Glad you had a nice visit!

Karen said...

Lovely shots! Fantastic moon photo!

Nancy J said...

Further north of us, right near the coast, the Monarchs all hibernate under a massive stand of pine trees. I Googled NZ Monarchs, and found there are several wintering sites.A beauty beach, and the moon, what a fantastic shot.

happyone said...

Great shot of the moon. Must have been something to see all those butterflies.

William Kendall said...

The beach looks welcoming!

Phil Slade said...

Wow, that's some beach Eileen. A wonderful blue sky too. I wish. I've always wanted to witness butterfly migration but too bad it doesn't happen here on the scale of the Monarchs.

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Wonderful photo of the moon, and all the butterflies! It must be nice to watch all the monarchs.

Happy Monday!

krishna said...

That is a beautiful place to visit...

RedPat said...

It's nice to hear that you saw so many Monarchs, Eileen!

Linda W. said...

Nice shot of the moon!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Wow, Eileen - that moon shot is amazing and how great to catch the cormorant just at the perfect moment! Love seeing the beautiful beach and all the little birds and butterflies. I haven't been to a beach in so long......Hope you have a wonderful week. xx Karen

ellen b said...

What a fabulous shot of the cormorant and the moon, Eileen. Glad you are enjoying some beach walks with lots of sea birds.

Tom said...

...your moon shot is outstanding!

Denise inVA said...

Eileen, great photos and I was particularly taken with the moon shot. It was stunning.

Karen said...

A beautiful day at the beach and and amazing moon!! Thank you for sharing.

Fun60 said...

The moon shot is stunning.

Red said...

What an awesome place to spend a week and he price was right.

carol l mckenna said...

Fantastic moon shot with the cormorant and other wonderful photos too ~ What a great sister you are and what a great place your sister lives!

Happy Week to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Missy George said...

Pretty beach...Great moon shot..Love the Monarchs..

mick said...

The beach looks wonderful and I especially like the photo of the moon with the bird flying over it - also the butterflies!

Michelle said...

That moon shot is fantastic!

Betsy Adams said...

You know how much we love that area. Dockside and Boundary House are two of our favorite restaurants.... We stay at Ocean Isle --but have visited the beach at Sunset. We love to walk in the little park there (at the bridge)... In fact, we will be heading that way sometime soon.... Cannot wait!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Life Images by Jill said...

looks like a lovely place for a holiday break and long walks along the beach. enjoy.

rupam sarma said...

Hello, Nice to read your post, Awesome photos.. Greetings

Rose said...

That moon/cormorant shot is just the coolest thing ever! I love that.

Deb from Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Oh that moon shot is just amazing!!! :)

Cranberry Morning said...

Oh my goodness, Eileen, those beach photos are just beautiful! What a pleasant walk! And I love the moon shot. Perfect!

Ruth Rieckehoff said...

That first shot is gorgeous! That bird passed by at the correct time. The beach looks nice too. Well, I guess any time spent next to the water is a good time.

Mildred said...

You know how I love butterflies! And the moon photo is fabulous.

The Furry Gnome said...

Great shot of the moon and cormorant!

diane b said...

Lovely beach scenes, butterflies and a super shot of the moon and cormorant.

italiafinlandia said...

Hello Eileen,
welcome back! You surely enjoyed your break. Your cormorant in front of the moon is something! And so are the beautiful Monarch butterflies.
Have a great week!

Jeanie said...

Cormorant on the moon? Unbelievable capture. Fabulous!

Lea said...

Wonderful to see the butterflies!
I see fewer each year, and it worries me
Have a great week!

Debbie said...

looks like a wonderful place to visit, lot's to see and do. cool that you caught the migration of the butterflies, it seems it is kinda' late but it also seems like they have not followed a pattern this year. it doesn't seem like there was one, great big migration!!!

love your other images and that moon shot, wow!!!

Wandering Wren said...

It is lovely to have the story behind some of the pics I've enjoyed on your Instagram feed! How good is that gotcha moment with the cormorant in front of the moon?
Wren x

Our photos said...

Very nice photos ! I love the photo of the moon !

Ranten said...

Lovely pictures! Love the moon! Happy new week!

The Yum List said...

Wow! Great moon shot.

Pat Tillett said...

Beautiful photos Eileen! I especially love the bird silhouetted against the moon.

Lowcarb team member said...

I do like your photo of the moon, and how wonderful to see all the butterflies.
With a sky as blue as that too ... looks bliss.

All the best Jan

A Colorful World said...

That moon shot is one of the coolest photos I have ever seen! Love the beach shots too. Great post.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wonderful - wonderful. Love the cormorant flying across the moon. And the beach is fabulous. Have a grand week.

Felicia said...

how interesting to see butterflies on the beach like that. cool moon shot.

Caroline Gill said...

Beautiful moon views, Eileen, and what stunning Monarchs, not a butterfly we have here sadly.

amo sin blogg said...

Your photos are beautiful.
Moon and bird together, fantastic.

Have a nice wednesday and week ahead.
Best wishes from
Anne-Mari

Weekend-Windup said...

Amazing shots. I used to enjoy seeing beautiful and different types of butterflies.

handmade by amalia said...

That photo of the moon is wonderful and the Cormorant is a beautiful detail. But where is the little man... ?
Amalia
xo

Prunella Pepperpot said...

What an amazing shot of the Moon Eileen!!
How wonderful to see so many butterflies. We sadly didn't have many this year. Your mosaic of the seashore is beautiful, so restful.
Have an amazing end to your week :)

Karen S. said...

Good morning Eileen, what a great way to begin the week. Thanks for bringing us with you! Beautiful views.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful in N Carolina, the pictures are superb, like a postcard, love them.

carol l mckenna said...

Awesome seashore shots ~ and the moon again is spectacular ~ ^_^

Happy Week to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Stewart M said...

That Moon shot is great!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
marvelous photos of this fantastic area. Enjoy your time there.
Best, Synnöve

Gunn said...

Just the kind of landscape I love!

Rambling Woods said...

I just adore the moon shot....Michelle

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