Monday, May 23, 2016

Sea, Sun and Pines


It was a week of holidays in May: the 1st was the Day of Working people, and the Orthodox Easter was on May,1st too. Then it was 9th, the Victory Day. Thus many people were on vacation until May 10. The weather fully complied to leisure: warm and windless days (+20..+18 C) and cool nights (+9 C). 
I also decided to relax on the shore of the Baltic Sea bay, as in the garden trees have leafed and tulips were in blossom.
I often come to the golf, I enjoy a walk along the shore, looking at the water, at the small fish running after food.


High and low sandy dunes well protect from strong winds on the coast. Pines do not grow tall because of the wind blowing during cold winter months. In the warm spring and hot summery days I like sitting under pines breathing their resinous scent and to watch the sea. That day water was calm and transparent.


Other people shared my desire for a walk along the shore, they came with children, dogs, in couples. Many seagulls flew and swam there, probably garbage that melted ice left over attracted them.


A small river Sestra runs into the bay, it flows in the middle of the stone ridge, and there I saw a fisherman, perhaps the fish was in the river.


Where do you usually rest when gardening is over or yet didn't start?




44 comments:

  1. My favourite place is the countryside, lots of trees, wild flowers and birdsong.

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    1. I agree, countryside is nice too Sue.

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  2. The blues of the water and sky in your photos are incredible Nadezda. I always find views of water, wether lake, river or sea to be so restorative.

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    1. That day the blues were bright, no clouds on sky.

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  3. The baltic sea looks so meditarenian to me. Lovely pictures. Groetjes Hetty

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    1. It's much colder than Mediterranean, Hetty :D

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  4. Beautiful scenes of the water, sky and trees Nadezda. It looks so summery, that's what we need.
    Regards, Janneke

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    1. You're right Janneke we all need warm summer, after one week it comes, doesn't it?

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  5. The shore of lake Huron looks very much like this - large pine trees and sand. You seem to have had a very good time.

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    1. Yes, I had Alain. The long-waiting warm holidays - what could be better?

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  6. Hey Nadeza! Was a nice holiday? The stunning sandy beach. Greetings

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    1. I had nice holidays, Anne, strolling among the shore and listening to seagulls.

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  7. Beautiful beautiful. I live in a very similar area with Lake Michigan (larger than the country of Belgium) at my door, just out the windows. Love the water wherever it is. Good for the spirit. Thanks for the posting. Jack

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    1. Jack as people say:'our world is small' therefore the shore of Lake Michigan is very similar to the bay of the Baltic sea.

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  8. What a beautiful place, and you are so lucky to visit by it and enjoy it. Pine trees and sea beach and sitting under pine trees and enjoying sea...wow..wow..wow...truly marvelous.

    I would love to visit such places and sit when I am not doing gardening.

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    1. It's really wonderful place especially in good weather, KL.

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  9. Fantastic photos!!! Greetings!:))

    xxBasia

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  10. Lovely photos. I love to go to one of our beaches, but only on off tourist times before Memorial Day and after Labor Day. There is something rejuvenating about walking a beach and watching the waves. :-)

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    1. You're right Judy, these places are good for visiting without crowds of people, when you can feel scent and air, listen to water.

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  11. Your photos as always, are beautiful! What a photogenic beach you've been to! You seem to have a nice holidays... I wish I could sit under the pine tree with you... Thank you for sharing:)

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  12. Hello Dear Nadezda!
    You showed us beautiful images and unusual place.
    Great sandy beach.
    Greetings:)

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    1. Thank you Lucja, I'm glad you liked this place.

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  13. Oh, what a beautiful place to visit and relax, Nadezda !!
    Always nice to watch your fantastic photos !!
    Greetings

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    1. Yes, Ela, it's very calm and quiet place to relax.

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  14. What a beautiful place!
    Thank you for these lovely, calming photos, Nadezda!
    As to your question, we live in a rural area, so it's easy to have a refreshing walk in the forest, when not gardening. I also would love to travel to Italy more often... :)

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    1. I remember Sara your travel to Italy last year, it's very nice place too.

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  15. Un paseo muy relajante. Besitos.

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  16. What a beautiful spot! Including the pine trees.

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  17. Beautiful! It looks very peaceful. :)

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  18. Какие краски!!! И запахи!

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  19. So beautiful! I haven't had any kind of vacation in months, and I need one! Your photos are making me long to visit the beach.

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    1. Of course Rose you need vacation, I'm glad you liked my photos.

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  20. All my weekends are filled with gardening tasks! However, in weekdays I often run by the sea, the same Gulf of Finland in Tallinn! :)

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  21. Water always refreshes my soul - either the beach or a lake. I can sit in a chair and watch the movement and color of the water and feel renewed. These are beautiful. :-)

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  22. This looks like a very restful place for a walk. Gardening never stops here so we don't have to worry about finding a place to rest.

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