27 June 2011

Sandy Foot Paths & Picket Fences


Thirty years ago along the Gulf of Mexicotiny old fashioned town was created by the sea

 
Nostalgia and a desire to build a “new town with the old ways” was the vision.

 
The sandy foot paths between the pastel painted cottages and white picket fences

 
are what captured my attention this year at Seaside.


Weaving my way between cottages and eclectic picket fences...


under a canopy of live oak trees and palms in the dappled sunlight with the warm sea breeze keeping me cool...


I meandered my way along the sandy trails, speckled with seashells, discovering gazebos with intricate fretwork...


waiting for some company.


Pergolas welcomed me to cruise my rose coloured bicycle along the "ROSEWALK" paths...



and give me a few moments to "DREAM"


...while leading me to one of my favorite views of all...


from Tupelo Beach Pavilion.


Emerald seas
Cotton clouds
Mother Nature at her BEST.


Perfection.


Sugar sand.


I wanted more of this luscious view of the emerald sea, so I took the long way around along a boardwalk for another...


slice of heaven.


Savannah Beach Pavilion is striking with its architectural symmetry...


and even more so for its view, too.


This one I had all to myself for a few moments.  Then there were...


Happy...


...dancing feet!


Sandy steps to sand castles on the shore and...


a perfect Father's Day.


The charming architectural details are endless...


and this lattice bordered breezeway exudes Southern charm...


...while even a salvaged wooden gate finds its place as a piece of cottage garden architecture.


While some may claim that this town is contrived and too cute, it has an undeniable charm.


It invites tranquility and a slower pace, naps on the porch and bicycle rides through the village...no cell phones {there is no reception because of the tin roofs on the cottages} and no watches.  Time is told by the sunrises and sunsets.


It rejuvenates me every time I am here.


Don't you wish you were here?


Life is a beach, with a cherry on top!

Ciao amici,
Suzanne

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Linking this week to:
White Wednesday
Outdoor Wednesday
Watery Wednesday
and
Good Life Wednesday

20 comments:

wordpoet55 said...

Since I've not made it to the beach this summer, you have given me a gift of it's essence...thanks! joni

J. Caputo said...

Wow! Beautiful! Yes, I do wish I was there!

Italian Girl in Georgia said...

Joni ~ thank you for your visit. I'm so glad you liked "my" beach.

Julie ~ I always love it when you leave your sweet comments. Yes, I wish you could have been "here" too! The little cousins would have a blast!

MaryAnn said...

What a beautiful place to stroll along and to photograph.
MaryAnn

Pamela Gordon said...

What a beautiful place to be! It looks heavenly and I thank you for sharing it with us. Pamela

chubskulit said...

Beautiful beach!

My Watery Wednesday, have a good day!

J Bar said...

Beautiful beach shots.

Fishtail Cottage said...

Popping over from Faded Charm - your photo's on this post a lovely & adore all the picket fences & beach photo's....looks so warm & inviting where you are! xoox,tracie

ewok1993 said...

reading this post is like taking a cyberholiday. thanks.

RNSANE said...

What a beautiful post with utterly charming scene. It looks much more warm and inviting than the shore here in San Francisco - where the water is 55 degrees and inhospitable to swimmers because of strong currents and rip tides!

My Watery Wednesday is at:

http://rnsane.blogspot.com/2011/06/watery-wednesday-146-waiting-for-waves.html

Jan n Jer said...

Yep...after looking at all these fantastic photos...I want to be there!!! Wow perfection...a little bit of paradise!!!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

yup, I could live in a fairytale.
Love your photos.

victoriantailor said...

This place is amazing!!! Am I dreaming? Celeste, The Victorian Tailor

Kim, USA said...

I so love your photos!! Thanks for sharing!

See it?

Italian Girl in Georgia said...

You all are so funny! Glad you liked your vacation here on my blog. Thanks so much for your visits and comments.

Emille said...

Even though I love all the white in your pics, the sandcastle is my favorite:)

2sweetnsaxy said...

That looks like such a wonderful place to be, yes, like a slice of heaven.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

It all looks so perfect and dreamy. No wonder it refreshes you. The Tupelo Beach Pavilion looks too good to be real!

Bluebirds and Butterflies said...

What a great, great posting! Having grown up in Florida, I love the beach! I live in Washington State now---and love it here near the City of Seattle but the beach will always be a place of peace for me! Thank you for sharing all these wonderful photos! I am doing a giveaway on my blog this weekend of some black INC pants. If you or your readers are interested, leave a comment to enter the drawing on Monday. Loved your photos today! xoxo Kim Happy 4th!

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh my goodness, Suzanne - your photos are seriously amazing. Beautifully done! I wanted to walk into each one and never return from Seaside. It's definitely heaven on earth.... :)

xoxo laurie

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