Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Beach In August


August is such a beautiful month in Nova Scotia.


There is more sand on the beach than any other month.


The late afternoon light is crystal clear.


The ocean is all aglow.


Time to take a good look at yourself!


The breezes are almost perfect.


Therefore plenty to photograph.



17 comments:

  1. Where you live, there seems always to be plenty to photograph.

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    1. I think that would be the case anywhere. Now take where you live Mitch.....I wouldn't know where to state!!

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  2. Beautiful, Jim. August is one of my favourite months of the year. It's been a really good one here, too, this summer. Let's hope for a nice autumn for photo opportunities!

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    1. Must be a 'Canadian thing' Martha! August has the best of everything....not too hot, not too cold, slight breezes, still longish daytime hours.
      Oh there will be be plenty of those opportunities for sure!! Rain or shine!!

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  3. I can only imagine how nice the breeze must be coming off the ocean.

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    1. Nice in the summer and fall Nancy and much appreciated too. In the winter....well, a whole other story!!

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  4. gorgeous Jim-why is there more sand in August? more waves coming in?

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    1. I knew this would be asked, so here goes. For most of the year, right up to June, the activity in the ocean is very powerful and active. The currents here are also very strong and everything is constantly being moved all over the place.....on the ocean floor and on land.
      All of this sand would be gone tomorrow should we have a major storm tonight.....out goes the sand and in comes the rocks.....which is the usual thing one sees on this particular beach most of the year.
      So as summer approaches 'things' start to calm down somewhat and the tide and currents bring in those ever shifting sands. Mind you Kathy, having just said this, there are times that the sand is not around in the summer either.
      I am sure there is a better scientific explanation for all this. This and other beaches near by are made up of rocks and sand and they take turns dominating the beachscape. Some beaches just have sand all year and other have none at all. Hope that helped!! lol

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  5. Ocean breezes, your pictures made me remember them, how they feel on your face, how sweet and cool they are. A truly beautiful post. I too would like to know why there's more sand on the beaches this month.

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    1. Hi Inger. Can't beat those ocean breezes! I put forth my very unscientific explanation of why the sand shifts around during the year. But don't take my word for it.

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  6. I would like to be there. It's too hot to go to the beach here.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. It must be frustrating not being able to go Janie when you most need it!!

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  7. Your blog and your photography is wonderful. I am ever amazed at the landscape where you live. Thanks for sharing your beach with us landlubbers!

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    1. Oh thanks Liz! I grew up here and try very hard not to take it all for granted. As you landlubbers know, it's not all 'roses' living by the ocean.

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  8. Hi Y'all!

    My Humans love the ocean. My Human's Grandpapa grew up on the sea...but that's another story.

    Can tell you one thing, whether you live on or near the water or high in the mountains, those cooling summer breezing become cutting icy knives threatening to slice your fur off!

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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  9. I really do love the beach, I'm lucky to live in a seaside town here in England. I must put a post up on my blog! This beach looks beautiful, the sand looks like it would feel like heaven beneath my feet

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