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Friday, June 20, 2008

Photohunt: Water


When I saw that the photohunt theme this week was water, I couldn't resist posting a few more shots from my vacation on the North Carolina (USA) coast.I love the ocean and have been fortunate to be able to spend time at the beach my entire life. I am only a 3 1/2 hour drive from the beach I went to this year, and live even closer to other spots on the coast. I love how the color of the ocean varies by time of day and also has variations by depth and other factors.
As beautiful as salt water is, there is nothing like soaking rains after a long drought. The shot below was taken from my bedroom door as I watched the rain in May pool and puddle on the deck and knew my 32 gallon containers were all getting full under the gutters.
The reservoir which supplies my city's drinking water reached 100 percent capacity by the end of spring this year which was great news. Considering our unseasonably hot weather in June, we were very lucky to get so much rain from March through May and have had a few showers in June.
The last shot is the water droplets on one of my roses. I hope that everyone has a great weekend.



71 comments:

Napaboaniya said...

Love the water droplets on the flower :)

Ladynred said...

These are great photos Carver. love the droplets on the rose too!
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Sean said...

Yes, water is very important to us~! I love the last photo.

Happy weekend!

pat said...

Gorgeous photos - LOVE the flower with the droplets!

Happy Weekend.

Juliana RW said...

wow....beautiful shots of ur water

Mine in here and in here Thanks

picturing said...

love ur last shots...beautiful red roses :D

Please visit mine also in here Thanks

Randi said...

Nice shots!
The first two shots could be here where I live! I love walking my dog along the beach every morning.

Charm said...

wonderful photos and how lucky you are for having a sea nearby.

Sue said...

These are all great shots for the theme Carver! Hope you have a great weekend!

Criz Lai said...

The beach is just 10 minutes from my place. You need to drive 3.5 hours? Gosh.. that's far. :P I love your flower shot. I did somewhat like that too.

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ellen b said...

It is so interesting the differences throughout the day at the beach. Beautiful water shots you've shared!

jams o donnell said...

WHat a wonderful set of photos Carver. I love watching the waves roll in on the beach. Happy weekend

George said...

I like the dought one =D well I do love the rain :)

Leslie said...

I love to come in and look at your PhotoHunt pictures. :) They are always terrific. :)

TiOheM said...

I love the beach. But your rose photo is great.

mama meji said...

Love the shot of the flower -with those dews.

Snap Catch said...

great catch for the photohunt theme, mine's up too hope you can drop by.

PrettyLifeOnline said...

perfect one for this week photohunt theme, mine's up too hope you can visit.

Rach said...

We live about an hour away from the beach, but Blackpool is no where near as nice as your pictures!

jmb said...

Lovely photos Carver, I loved the rose best of all. Have a great weekend. Mr Linky did not remember this week, she says pouting!

Sarge Charlie said...

you have some beauties here Carver

Corey~living and loving said...

You certainly posted a variety of water. :) gotta love the rain. :)
happy weekend!

ancient one said...

Wonderful photos of NC coast and the rain on the roses. I chose another waterway in NC.

Lana G! said...

I think this photo hunt theme is one of my favorites! Your photos are wonderful!

Yen said...

Those are some amazing shots! Happy Weekend!

the donG said...

i really like the third photo in this set. the wood flooring creates a classic look of your room. the droplets add sense.

Trinity said...

Whoaaaa sea! beach! I looove this...
that droplets are beautiful!
Mine is here

Barbara H. said...

I have a very similar photo to your last one -- I wish I had thought of using it! I love the ocean, too - one of God's most intriguing and mesmerizing creations. You're so blessed to have gotten such rain! We're way below normal rainfall and they've been urging restraint in water usage.

Gattina said...

I would love to swim in this beautiful water ! with the flowers of course !

crazy working mom said...

I LOVE the water droplets on the roses. Great shots. Happy Saturday!

Natalie said...

Those are great pictures! You are so lucky to be so close to the water!

leslie said...

These are wonderful photos of different aspects of water. I kept to the theme of oceans and seas today. Hope you'll come by and enjoy the photos. :D

Emmyrose said...

Very nice photos you have there, Carver.

Have a nice weekend :)

Colin Campbell said...

Beautiful shots. We are lucky to be about 15 minutes from some lovely beaches. The kids have spent many happy hours there.

Steven and Aisha said...

I love the pictures of the ocean. It makes me want to swim!

Andrée said...

That must have been a wonderful vacation. I'm glad the south is getting more rain this year because that was scary last year. The rose is very happy!

Heart of Rachel said...

Beautiful photos of the ocean. I love the ocean too. I also find it amazing how it changes its color and temperament.

Great close up shot of the flower with water droplets.

Sabine said...

Wonderful water shots - just the kind of sceneries I love!! :)
Happy weekend Carver!

DeLi said...

hello carver, what a lovely day, i can hear the waves!

today i joined and posted my very first photo hunt entry :-)

LibertyBelle said...

The ocean is the road to the whole world. Just think what's out there! Lovely photos!
Happy Weekend
L

Kittilicious said...

The rose one is my favorite, but the wet wood comes in pretty close as favorite, but I'm partial to roses so I guess that doesn't count! LOL

Angela said...

I love the ocean too, and love your rose shot as well.

Shabem® said...

These are wonderful photos. I love the flower shot!

YTSL said...

My weekend started late (since I had to work until 4pm -- hence the late Photo Hune entry as well). But it's been good so far -- as has been this week's Photo Hunt. Lots of great pictures seen thus far, including yours, Carver! :)

Rebecca said...

Ahhhh... rain! :)

carolinespicturepages.com said...

I love the ocean too. I'm farther away now - not an easy trip.

You've got a nice set of photos for today.

JC said...

Fantastic shots, Carver... I would be content sitting on a dock for hours! It's truly amazing the same scene with different conditions can appear so varied.

Expat Traveler said...

Wow - those are beautiful photos! Here's for good hopes with your water situation...

A. said...

I, too, love the sea - it has a very special "call". I could stand and watch it for hours, and your photos are having the same effect :)

Pato & Pearl said...

great collection for the theme this week. Really impressive. I have never been to North Carolina before!!

PEarL - happy weekend

Jasonblink said...

North Carolina waters seem to be calm,, Happy hunting....

Stefi said...

hi, what great photo's, makes me want to move to the coast!!!!

Smalltown RN said...

those are fabulous photos...like you I love to be by the water....I am fortunate that the ocean is only down the street from me....I really love your rose photo and the raindrips...very lovely...

2lives said...

I do favor the deck shot and the rain

thanks for your visit

Vic Grace said...

That boat and the blues are lovely

Dragonstar said...

Beautiful shots! The drops on the rose are perfect.

mirage2g said...

All are lovely photos but I especially like the blue sea with a sailboat! Happy weekend!

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

Love the rain on the deck! I don't know why that always makes me think of washing everything away and starting off fresh.

the teach said...

Great shots, Carver! We went to the beach today - the water was COOOOLD! :)

Siani said...

Lovely shots. A three and a half hour drive? Makes me realize how lucky I am to live a fifteen minute walk from the seafront. Have a great weekend.

Sammawow said...

Those are wonderful water pictures! I love the water droplets on the rose. One of my pictures today is the Pacific Ocean - I really enjoy going to see the ocean too!

Theresa said...

Hi Carver,

hope your vacation is still going well- the ocean is so fun to photograph, and like you I love a good rainstorm- love the water droplets you captured on the rose.

Enjoy!

starnitesky said...

I love to visit the beach as well, you have some good water photos here. Enjoy your weekend!

diXymiss said...

Beautiful collection of piX. I love the beach too!

Biker Betty said...

I love the one with the sailboat, but next is the rose. I love nature photos. Great photos for this week.

PS: Please forgive me, as I accidently posted on the wrong previous posts.

Happy Saturday,
Biker Betty :)

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Good for you to have rain. Great shots.

Thanks for visiting and have a great day!

ipanema said...

oh i love the photos of the coast. hope you had a great time.

thanks for the visit! :)



*i guess i typed this in the wrong post. sorry :)

Carver said...

Thanks so much to everyone for visiting my photohunt post.

pelfy said...

Love the water droplets. It looks good on the flower. (=

Anonymous said...

Getting caught up.

My, you have a creative imagination. Water, water everywhere!

Love your deck.

Anonymous said...

Getting caught up.

My, you have a creative imagination. Water, water everywhere!

Love your deck.