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:

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

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

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  3. Welcome to Heaven!

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

    :-)

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  4. 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.

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

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

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

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  8. 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.

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  9. Wonderful shots and thoughts. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. 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

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

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  12. 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...

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  13. 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!

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  14. 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!

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  15. Lovely shots! Fantastic moon photo!

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  16. 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.

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

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  18. 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.

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  19. Hello,

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

    Happy Monday!

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  20. That is a beautiful place to visit...

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

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  22. 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

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

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  24. ...your moon shot is outstanding!

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

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

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

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  28. 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)

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

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

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  31. 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

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

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

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

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

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  36. 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.

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

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  38. Great shot of the moon and cormorant!

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

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  40. 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!

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  41. Cormorant on the moon? Unbelievable capture. Fabulous!

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

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  43. 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!!!

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  44. 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

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

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  46. Lovely pictures! Love the moon! Happy new week!

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

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  48. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  56. 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 :)

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

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

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

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

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  60. That Moon shot is great!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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

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  62. Just the kind of landscape I love!

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  63. I just adore the moon shot....Michelle

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