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Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Living near the sea



LIVING NEAR THE SEA 

Hello everyone.  I was thinking about life in general, and living near the sea, in particular.  I have the pleasure of being about 100 yards from the North Sea in one direction and the Grampians hills and mountains about 10 miles inland.  Lovely!  Well, yes and no.  You see, the nearest train station is in a town called Keith, which is about 10 miles inland......and it gets cut off when it snows!!!  We live in a typical Scottish coastal village, which means half of it is  'up the brae' (up a steep hill) and the other half is 'doon the brae' (next to the sea!!!)  So when snow and ice comes, (and it does), you could get cut off from the rest of the village, depending on which part you live in.  

So here is a photograph of my village in windy weather looking in one direction of the village:


And here is a view  not far from there, in calmer weather nearer to where the flat bit is and the tide is out:



Looking in the opposite direction, in the middle of winter, here is our beach heading looking towards Buckie after it has snowed:


And just to brighten things up, here it is just recently with a faint rainbow:


When we reach times in our lives when it all seems stormy,


 we must never forget how calm it can become too.




I have made cards using the views from our area as well as using our dogs as it's just a natural thing to do.

Here is a poster made with Bess:


See you later

Love and hugs

Annie xxx

4 comments:

  1. Thank you Dawn. I didn't feel like blogging about anything really crafty so I thought this would give people a flavour of where I live.

    Thank you for visiting me today.

    Love and hugs

    Annie xxx

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  2. I always love your photos - particularly of the coast. Would so like to live by the sea, but my life is here...

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  3. Thank you for visiting me today Alice, and thank you for your lovely comment about my photos. Everyone has to live somewhere, and i spent 32 years in the heart of Somerset, miles for the sea...and I really missed it. I missed our weather, the sea and the wide open spaces. I am so happy to be back where I belong.

    Love and blessings

    Annie xxx

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