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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

"Wordless" Wednesday: Craving....Sand & Surf !

Do you ever get the feelin' that you got to get away?
It's a sympton of the fever all across the U. S. A.

My family doctor told me "son the flu is what you have!"
But I know it's island fever, and I got it real bad.

Hey doc I need a pain reliever!
(Oooo I got it bad) I got the island fever!

I got it bad, I got the island fever!
(Oooo I got it bad) I got the island fever!

from the song: "Island Fever" by The Beach Boys
(Tom Melcher & Mike Love)

Well, we're not getting any beach-time soon...but I have amazing memories of previous vacations spent on sandy shores. 

Watching the waves roll in, clouds drifting in endless shapes and sizes, the sun warming my skin and healing my soul. 

Just looking at these pictures brings a smile to my face, and Joy to my heart as I recall those sensations.  Craving?  Yes.  But happy that I can always return another day....

Pay it forward - spread a smile!


  1. Love the song and the pictures! They "take me away" to an island getaway. :)

  2. Don't know if you did me a favor, really. Here in the desert the sand is quite different and your pictures made me yearn for a beach. But, I'm grateful for what I have - your pictures. Thanks.

    Ps I felt your abscence. Glad you're back.

  3. Jean, Myrna -
    thanks for the kind thoughts! (you've become good friends!)

  4. Stopping by to say hello, and I love your pictures! It looks so calm and peaceful. Love your optimism on your blog. It's very inspiring, since I, too am optimistic about life and tired of negativity. Take care.


  5. Such lovely photos . . . I felt like I went on a little get-away . . . It was lovely! :)

  6. Yeah, my glass is half full. Want to smile4meonline2? Those are great photos!

    Just blog hopping. Have a great weekend. :)

  7. Great pictures! You're welcome here in Myrtle Beach anytime. :) Although I have to admit that right now it's full on with the three H's (HAZY, HOT & HUMID) ugh! LOL

  8. Oh, I want to be wherever those pictures were taken! But for now, given my family responsibilities, I will just take local trips --- like a drive down the Northern California coast to a small town where I hear there is a nice restaurant, and then a drive back home at the end of the day.

    I discovered your blog today. Thanks for the nice post.

  9. Fabulous pictures! Now following your blog. Please check out mine chatterfromtexas.blogspot.com


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