Saturday, January 25, 2014

Saturday Photo Hunt - Vast

Cookie:  I am authoring our blog today. 
I have decided that we are participating in the The Saturday Photo Hunt and the photo theme today is 'vast'
Humm, had to think about this and nothing was coming to mind, so I had ta look it up on the internets;  it could mean size, quantity or even an area.
I looked through our photos and found some of our local landscape  taken a week or so ago, before the blizzard came.
We live in an area where there are a lot of beaches and in winter, without the crowds of beach goers, the landscape looks deserted and of course - vast.
This one is only minutes away.  The tide is out.  If you look close you can see seagulls riding the waves.

 This beach is also a short drive away.  A great time to get photos is at sunset.
The north Atlantic Ocean lies beyond the horizon.  The ocean is also vast.

This photo was taken the same day as the one above, a couple of weeks ago and within a few minutes drive of the other two.
These beaches are part of a large bay - St. Margaret's Bay in Nova Scotia.  There is an active lobster fishery here, although no boats were spotted that day.
These beaches in winter are actively used by people walking dogs or people who enjoy being outside on a nice sunny day.
I am throwing in a bonus photo, nothing to do with vast, unless you count the ice this duck is walking on.  This duck was photographed on one of the ponds behind the beach in the first photo.
Have a great weekend everyone!


Laila and Minchie said...

Beautiful photo hunt pictures! Hope that poor duckie didn't get stuck to that ice!

Sparkle said...

Those are all pretty vast - but I like the duck photo best!

The Army of Four said...

BEAUTIFUL! I especially like the photo with the bench in it!
Great take on "vast"!
Play bows,

Cathy Keisha said...

Yep, the ocean is a vast expanse indeed. Very pretty scenery. You did good, Cookie.

ANGEL ABBY said...

Love the photos and how you used the bench as a way for the eye to focus on the vastness of the water and beyond.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Beautiful photos! Thank you for sharing them on the photohunt.
Happy Hunting y'all ~

Brian said...

Vast beauty indeed! I think I would love the beach!

Georgia and Julie said...

Gee! That is a vast amount of water!
The lake near our place has ice on it. Last week people were canoeing on it ! We bet you were glad you did not have to go near that water ;)
We like that duck.

Purrs Georgia and Julie,
and Angels Tiger and Tillie

Katie Isabella said...

How beautiful and mom and I wish we were there with you. xxoo

YTSL said...

Beautiful landscapes, wonderful photos! :)

magiceye said...

Superb captures all! Good on ya cookie!!

The Island Cats said...

Cookie, you did good! Those are great pictures. What a vast beach! :)

Katnip Lounge said...

WONDERFUL!!! Mommy loves vistas and the ocean, and we love DUCKS! Vastly satisfying.

Sue St Clair said...

Beautiful pics! Nova Scotia is so beautiful in all weather including the harsh winter :)

Flynn said...

The photos are beautiful. Mum and dad went on a cruise from Quebec City to New York a few years ago and said it was very beautiful.

Carver said...

Wonderful shots for the vast theme. So much beauty.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

I live on the Atlantic also. We are on a tiny island in MA right near Boston. There is a 2 mile causeway that connects us to the mainland but our beaches look very much like yours do right now.

Anne said...

Gorgeous photos - good choice, Cookie!! :)

(By the way, I live in Nova Scotia too, a bit north of Halifax.)

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

BEAUTIFULLY vast indeed!! Gorgeous photos!