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Thursday, April 15, 2010

The East Coast Is My Home!

There is just something majestic about the coast of Maine. I was born in Maine and we lived near the east coast for quite awhile until we moved to Florida, but it wasn't until our vacation trip back up there a few years ago that I truly appreciated the power that crashes along those rocks each day.
Where we live the beach is sand and it's pretty flat. Waves roll peacefully in and out all day long (minus during a hurricane). But the waves on the coast of Maine crash violently onto those rocks day in and day out. To the point where people have underestimated their great power and have been washed off those rocks and out into that cold cold ocean.
But there is also a beauty there. One that just sand alone doesn't possess. There is safety in those rocks. Those rocks aren't budging. Not like the sandy beaches that we are used to. One hurricane and the beach we know is gone.

 Matthew 7:25-27
 "And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it."

And yet we live on a barrier island. LOL! Duh! Hey we're trying to move!!  But you gotta admit it is beautiful! And it's my home......for now!
My life has been lived in these two places and I love them both and they both hold a place in my heart. I have a lot of good memories that spread up and down along the east coast.
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Have a fabulous day my friends!



  1. Great shots! Oh, how I miss the East coast and the beach! :D We're so far away....

    Have a great day, Kim!

  2. Thanks for sharing your pics.

    We live close to the coast of the Gulf. It is a far cry from Ohio. The Bay is not a 15 minute drive and Galveston is not 45 minutes. It is beautiful. We are going to stay in Galveston for two nights with a Gulf facing room. I can't wait. I love all the seabirds that hang around. The ship channel is 5 minutes from us.

    Have a wonderful day.

  3. I always think it's so neat how a coastline changes as you travel N&S...even from here, how it changes going further south...so pretty no matter where you are! Someday we'll go to Maine and see it for ourselves. ;)

  4. Wow... Such beautiful phots and I love this serious side of KIM ;)

    We visited Maine and we LOVED it there! The waves are VERY POWERFUL and the feel is a bit different. I just loved the atmosphere there!

    Have a blessed day my friend

  5. Beautiful! The Texas coast is not quite that pretty :)

  6. Beautiful photos of Maine...just as I imagine. Would love to visit them in person some day!
    Peace and blessings to your day!
    Jeanine (over at peaceFULLYsimple)

  7. You are just an "east-coast" girl! Thank you for sharing these beautiful pics; never been to Maine.

  8. What a GORGEOUS place to live:-)

  9. I enjoyed the coast of Maine several years ago when we went to Prince Edward Island for vacation. As nice as PEI was, I would have enjoyed spending the whole vacation in Maine!

  10. I love your photos and your story. When I read "And it's my home......for now!" it made me think of how this place here on earth is also our home....for now.

  11. Beautiful pictures, and reminders. :) It's kind of hard not to have serious thoughts when you look at such beautiful yet powerful scenes.

    I almost forgot you were trying to move. There's a house down the street for sale...hint...hint...:)

  12. We adore Maine and have vacatione there 5 or 6 times over the years. That second picture looks like the coastline just south of Nubble Point lighthouse! Oh, what I wouldn't do for a lobster roll right now!!!!!!

  13. I have never been to Maine but have always wanted to go. Anthony Bourdain just did a great show in Maine this past Monday. Very interesting.

  14. Those are just gorgeous! Thanks for showing us the beautiful East Coast! thanks for linking up today.

  15. Kim, those are gorgeous pics! I've never been to the East Coast and would love to visit one day.

  16. Amazing pictures!!! I have never been to Maine but have always wanted to go and your pictures just made it worse. Thanks for sharing!!! Angel

  17. Lovely photos! Thanks for sharing!

  18. We visited the Maine coast last summer, what a special place, so very different from the Mediterranean coast I live near.

    (By the way, if you really want to bring some of those rainbow colored pussy willows into your home that photo is for sale in my etsy shop :).)

  19. I'd love to visit the East Coast someday. Beautiful pictures!

  20. I'm thinking any place that has water is good for you.

  21. Lovely post my friend and lovely pics!! What a nice thing to share!

    Sorry I'm just now commenting - was busy with Dad and gone most of yesterday and spent today w/ hubs after Dad left (late bday celebrating).

    Big the-east-coast-is-pretty-but-so-is-the-west hugs to you!! Love ya!


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