to the beach

1.13.2012


It's been a nice few days in sunny Florida. Oh, yes it has. I don't mind the 70 degree weather or the swaying palm trees, the balmy-sweet smelling air or the sand in my shoes. I don't even mind the slight sunburn I acquired yesterday afternoon.

I especially don't mind spending all this time with Mel and her family.

Florida has a very specific smell. It brings back memories of family vacations. Trips to Disney World and Epcot Center. Riding Space Mountain and crying on Splash Mountain. Watching the parades in Magic Kingdom and going to dinner at that restaurant that spins ever so slowly.

It's amazing how strongly a scent can recall a memory, isn't it?

35 comments:

  1. Breathtaking pictures! I would love to be there right now! :)

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  2. I would kill to spend time in Florida! I've never been but always wanted to go. For now I will live vicariously through you. Your pictures are AMAZING.

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  3. these photos make me want to jump right inside the post.
    oh wait, your photos always have that effect on me.

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  4. Sarah ... your blog may just be my new favorite. You love the hiking and traveling?! From one wanderer and globe trotter to another ... you're absolutely fabulous! Definite follow. Woo!!

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  5. that black and white picture of the girl on the beach is amazing! love it!

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  6. I am totally in love with these pictures!!

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  7. Love the shots of the birds. Beautiful

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  8. The first picture is my favorite! Nice shots.

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    1. beautiful photos. i just took my pups to the beach and it is so wierd going in the middle of jan! usually it's pouring rain and the beach is the last place i want to go. beautiful photos <3

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  9. Yes, scent is definitely the strongest memory recall-er. Though I've never really smelt a city that way! Also, I love the black and white bird photo!

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  10. Oh I love the pictures of the birds. Stunning. Looks like such a great visit to the beach. I'm jealous.

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  11. I always loved that about the sense of smell, it's so powerful. And that first photo has me in awe... I love how you captured the seagull flying low with that shadow in the wet sand. Such talent you have :)

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  12. Gorgeous photos! Stunning! The weather had been crazy warm in northern california too!

    Hope you have a great weekend!

    Bailey
    http://lostandfound-bailee.blogspot.com/

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  13. that first black and white image is just so breathtaking!!!
    xo TJ

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  14. I am extremely impressed with that first photo. The reflection of the seagull is just enchanting!

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  15. I love this post. Mainly because I love my home State and miss it. Beautiful shots!

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  16. It really i crazy how smells can bring memories- I have a few perfumes that I can't wear anymore because of the people or times in my life that they bring to my memory. Beautiful photos.

    Bekah
    If Work Permits

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  17. Such lovely photos! I was talking to a women the other day and as soon as I was in her vicinity her smell reminded me of my grandmas old apartment. Not in a bad way, in that nice memory of a familiar comforting smell.

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  18. Beautiful photos!! Glad you could go to Florida; it sounds so nice.

    http://this-real-heart.blogspot.com

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  19. That is such a lovely photo of you! And I love the picture of the birds in flight. I'm feeling the need to make a trip to the beach very soon now~

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  20. scent is the most memory inducing of all the senses. :) I miss Florida so much! Aw! I want to go! These pictures are beautiful!

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  21. Your blog is awesome! Telling all about your travels and adventures! I just wish I could be living an as exciting of a life! haha. And I'm jealous of the 70 degrees weather you've been enjoying!

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  22. your blog is soooo awesome, So glad I stumbled across it! Florida sounds GREAT right now. Ahhh.

    http://www.ivy-olsen.blogspot.com

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  23. Wow! These are amazing! What do you use to edit your photos? I love that picture of the sea gull. How did you even get that! Just reading this has made me so ready for the summer!

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  24. beautiful photography! the pictures of the sea gulls are just amazing.

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  25. Amazing photography! My family recently went to diney world and we loved it!

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  26. looks like a beautiful beach, and not many people there!

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  27. I miss the ocean! It's one of my favorite places to go. These photos are so beautiful too, I really love the first one :)

    www.themoptop.com

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  28. I am SO jealous. These photos make me loooong for the beach and warm weather. It is gross, rainy/snowy, and freezing up here. I'm sick of it!

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  29. Oh wow, I feel so lucky to be going there in a few weeks too! And start making my own memories ;)

    Thank you for the beautiful pictures Sarah,

    love
    Maaike

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