Thursday, August 14, 2008

Sky Watch



I took these pictures last autumn at Cape May Point, New Jersey, near the State Park, on the Delaware Bay.



This is the start of the path leading up, over the dunes.




As the path continues, you can see a pair of birders at the top of the dune, looking out over the water.




As we reach the top of the dune, we see the surf.



Below us, on the beach, is a lone birder with a scope. I wonder what it is he is trying to see out there.



Sky Watch is hosted each week by Tom, Sandy and Imax. Please visit the site and discover the photographs taken by participants from around the world.

I would like to say that I try to visit as many participants as possible. There are so many truly wonderful photographs, and I enjoy them all. I only wish that it could be possible to comment on every one of them, but like most of us, I find I cannot do this when there are over 300 on the list. I continue to view them throughout the week. Others must do this too, since I often receive comments late in the following week. I really appreciate what Tom, Sandy and Imax are doing for us with Sky Watch.

62 comments:

Daryl said...

I love Cape May. A friend's family has a house on Madison just 2 short blocks to the beach ... and I have walked up that very walkway and stood in that very spot ...

Do you live near Cape May? If we go there this September (we have for the last few years) maybe we can find a time/place to get together!

:-Daryl

Tommy V said...

Great series of pictures. Oh how I long to visit the beach again.

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful dune shots.

RuneE said...

Thank you for the trip (and for the rest of what you wrote - I agree))

Yen said...

Those are really beautiful shots! :)

rachel said...

must have a gorgeous walk. it shows from your beautiful images. and i love love love new jersey!!!! happy swf! (:

Kathiesbirds said...

What a nice stroll to the beach for a Sky Watch friday. Who's watching the birders watch the birds now! These images feel so cold and gray on such a warm and sunny summer's day. All too soon it will be this way! (Oops! There I go rhyming again!)

Carletta said...

What gorgeous photos!
I love going up the dune and then seeing the surf - it always makes my heart beat a little faster.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I can hear the surf even though I'm a thousand miles away. Really I can. Or not. The photos are wonderful!

Jim said...

Happy Skywatching, Bobbie! You have found some pretty skies over at Cape May Point! I haven't been there but have been to a part of each of the 50.
Not all skies are pretty as you will see in my Texas unfolding! :-)
..
While waiting I peeked at your profile, we have similarities. I have five kids and only four grandkids!
..

ilanadavita said...

Very nice series of shots.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Excellent set of pictures and very kind comments also... last week I visit around 220, over the weekend. Some weeks I manage all but with the numbers getting higher it really need more on board... Imac, Sandy and we also have Kluas the site designer on board as well. We cover everyone between us I'm sure. I get around 30-40 emails, around 10 to broken links, and one or two that need removing... it takes time... but in the end I think it's time well spent. I came by here to praise your picture and saw what you had wrote and this is my reward... I get such a kick for the friendliness of Sky Watch..
Thanks for you words and pictures.
Tom

Texas Travelers said...

Great post. Terrific photos.

Martha and I have never been there, but intend to visit sometime. (we're birders)

Thanks for sharing and thanks for the visit.

Troy and Martha

Mrs. Darcy said...

Beautiful pictures!!

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Fantastic set of pictures! Definitely worth the climb up for that view... outstanding!
Mountain Retreat

Quiet Paths said...

These are so detailed. I feel like am walking right up that path to the beach.

juliana said...

this looks like a place where i would enjoy spending time... gorgeous photos!

Petunia said...

Wow! Nice series of sea, beach and sky pictures:)

Kelly said...

Gorgeous photos! I love how you take us down the path through a series of photos and then we arrive at the ocean and surf and dunes! Great idea and lovely photos!!!!Well done as always Bobbie!!!

John said...

Great series of shots!

Carole said...

Great collection of pictures. I can't pick a favorite.

JumpBack! said...

The beach is a beautiful place, no matter the color of the sky, isn't it?

Whitney said...

great pictures! that beach looks so beautiful..a great spot for photos!! Happy skywatch friday!

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Hi! I love the shadow in the first pic. The way the sand looks in the second. The wave crashing in the next. Oh - I love them all. Lisa

LingoVise Says... said...

What a lovely setting! I do so love the beach... coastlines are beautiful.

I feel the same about SWF... I try to visit as many as possible - it's awe inspiring to see all the skies the world has to offer!

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Deborah Godin said...

Wonderful series, and the big sky one at the end of a great finale!

Angie said...

Beautiful shots.It looks a great place for bird watching.I live near the Dee Estuary in the north west of England,another prime place for watching birds.

Donna (Texas) said...

WISH I was There!lolol

Shirley Fyfe said...

What a great series of photos . . . the beach looks so lovely and peaceful too!

Thanks also for stopping by my Sky Watch and for your lovely comments!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Wow that is wonderful set of photos, i would love to be on that beach

Photo Cache said...

Wonderful collection of pictures.

david mcmahon said...

That last shot is beautiful ...

Jeanne said...

All beautiful but I like that shot with the birder the best. Perhaps because it's where I'd most like being.

Suzanne said...

Love the series of photos. What a nice path way to get to the magical spot. The sky is beautiful. Happy SWF.

marley said...

I like the way you led us over the dunes and onto the beach with your photos. And then the big reveal - a moody looking sky. Nice work!

Wren said...

A nice portrait of the area as well as a great skywatch!

napaboaniya said...

That is a beautiful place... Flashes of a wedding couple walking down there is at the back of my head now somehow.
Have a blessed weekend!!

Cliff said...

Simply beautiful bobbie. Thanks for all of this.

Raven said...

Beautiful series. I have a friend who lives in Cape May and has never been happier. I especially like that last photo.

Gretchen said...

I played today and mines from the beach, too. :)

SandyCarlson said...

Cape May looks like a wonderful place. You captured some wonderful views. The dunes are lovely.

Greyscale Territory said...

Yes! I too comment at odd times! Sometimes, when I may be visiting a blog for another prompt, I may notice a Skywatch I have not seen, so wander there too and leave a comment!

Love these pics!

Casdok said...

WOnderful photos :)

nina said...

Ahhh. Beaches and sand. So relaxing.
I love the colors in the last one, very soothing and cool.

Ellyn said...

Great photos. I love the photo story up the path.

Ellyn said...

Great photos. I love the photo story up the path.

Maria said...

Thanks for stopping by!
I love the beach and a beach without people, only a lonely birder - this is something we hardly know here in Europe. BTW, the colours of your photos are very beautiful!
Happy SWF

GardenAuthor said...

Bobbie ~ What a thoroughly enjoyable stroll through the dunes (sans the sand in my crocs), down to the beach... I really felt as though I were there. Great photography. That first one is all about the invitation to continue the journey... I love seeing a path (garden or otherwise) curving into the distance... Deb

The Mulligan Family said...

Very lovely photos! Happy SWF. Thanks for visiting and for you kind comments. Cheers!

storyteller said...

Wonderful photos all! I enjoyed your Sky Watch series today … am a ‘beach lover’ myself … living on the West Coast in Southern California a block and a half from the ocean ;--)
I played at Sacred Ruminations.
Hugs and blessings,

Dragonstar said...

This is a lovely series. The surf looks so powerful.

Bear Naked said...

Lovely photos as always Bobbie.

Thanks for the vote of confidence for my Olympic "Synchronized Sittin"
event.
Just reading some of the comments today on Bob's blog has brought a large smile to my face.
Amazing isn't it how smiling and laughing can help to reduce pain.

Bear((( )))

Fish Whisperer said...

What a great beach. With the sky so grey and so few people on the beach it brings back memories of winter trips to the coast.
Thanks
Cheers

Nita said...

Beautiful photos! Mine is up as well. Hope to see you there.

Have a great weekend!
Nita

nonizamboni said...

What lovely photos--I'm a sucker for the winding path. And the surf photo made me long to be there. All emotions your photos are responsible for. Thanks for sharing, Bobbie!

Columbo said...

Great shots, Bobbie. Love the ocean scene. Thank for your comments.

Mental P Mama said...

Beautiful!

system operator said...

I love how you took us with you that trip in these series of photos! Very beatifull.

Coca Cutie said...

Wonderful walk and photos Bobbie :)
I think he is capturing the sky too :)

Arija said...

Particularly love the sandy pathway to the sky. Gentle and lovely.

Torsdag said...

wonderful daqrk silhouette against the coloured sky

Varianta Team said...

Sorry, I’m a little late because I was sailing this weekend.
So I stop by and say thank you for a nice SWF. Wonderful way to the beach and the surfs.