Saturday

April Beach Walk by the Bay of Fundy


 
  You're welcome to come along.... breathe the fresh salt air... beachcomb... take in the sunshine.
 The tide is going out and there is plenty of pebble beach to wander on.





 




 


 



  
 



 

 


 


 


 

 









 The dogs get so excited when they find we are going down here.
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Desideratum Art and Jewelry Studio, St.Martins, on the Bay of Fundy,
New Brunswick.

22 comments:

Sweetpea said...

When I clicked on "post a comment," over to the right was your painting "Egon Schiele ... My Way" which gave me pause. He was someone I studied intensely in art school & I've not met many folks since who ... well, you know.

Stopped for a moment [until getting distracted w/Egon] to say how much I've enjoyed seeing your local geology. My fella is a Geologist & has just supplied some useful details about your tides, etc. So BEEUTEEFUL where you live! and I've very much enjoyed my walk ;>]]

Christi

Arija said...

Love beach combing an so seldom get the chance. All those colourful treasure, sea urchins, crab shells, seaweed, pebbles and magical driftwood. Small wonder the dogs enjoy it as much as you do.

maya matthew said...

Oh my what a splendid walk.It's more of a treasure hunt,you live in a gorgeous place Gwen.

Priya Sebastian said...

I breathe more easily when I see these pictures. The landscape is soothing. All the shells and seaweed are beautiful.

Steven Cain said...

I'd have fifty pounds of rocks in my pockets! Beautiful!

Gwen Buchanan said...

Hi Sweetpea, the Fundy tides are amazing for sure. Coincidentally we recently sold a little cottage/studio to a Geologist and his wife here. I lived inland most of my life but after living here for 15 years, I feel much more in contact with nature's elements. It feels like everyday is an experience.
And I'm so glad to meet someone who admires and has studied Schiele. I always wonder what he would have shown the world if he had lived a long life.

Arija, I love the sea urchin shells the best of all.. the patterns and repetition of shapes, the dots, the zig-zags...it gets more interesting the more you zoom in on it.

Thanks Maya, You never know what may be hiding underneath the seaweed. You are right about it being more like a treasure hunt.

Priya, it always depends which fishing season it is as to which shells are more prevalent on the beach. but today there was lots of driftwood.

Steven, that ought to keep you firmly rooted in one spot for a while. haha.
I have to admit it is more of a rocky beach than a sandy one and it always changes with each tide and every storm. I love that.

Guillaume said...

These pictures are so beautiful...

Shelley said...

Thanks for sharing the sea with me my Seaside friend. I was thinking of the ocean's tides yesterday. I sat on the deck watching the geese gliding along with the swift current with the large pieces of ice. I miss you my friend. Do take care.

Faye Henry said...

Hi dear Gwen. Loved walking along with you .. The many times I have walked that beach I have not found a sea urchin.. It must be the time of year or something.. We look forward to being down there again..Soon..
Take care, my friend.. xo

Gwen Buchanan said...

Thanks Guillaume, it was a really beautiful day.

Hi Shelley, the reality of "the tides wait for no man" gets truer every year. nature has its schedules and we can't stop it. You must find it very different not planning on going down to your cottage by the shore. Hope you are taking care, xo

Hi Faye, Really, never found a sea urchin? I feel very lucky then. We come across them occasionally but most times they are broken.. today was a good day. I'm sure your cottage misses you as much as you miss the coast. xo

BumbleVee said...

those legendary red cliffs of the eastern provinces are definitely red......

laura said...

What a nice variety of things wash up on your beach ... I especially like the camel-colored seaweed, which looks like felt; very pretty.
As always, your photos tell a beautiful story!

Gwen Buchanan said...

V, they sure are... after a storm the water seems quite red too.

Thanks Laura, some of the seaweed reminds me of the texture of a cats tongue. some is very thick and rubbery... always a sampling of all types on the shore especially after a storm.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Surely this is a site well worth seeing.

Janice / Dancing with Sunflowers said...

Not surprised the dogs get excited when they realise this is where today's walk will be! Always a joy to wander along the beach. Looks like your winter is well and truly over.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Thanks for visiting Jerry. Come again.

Janice, the crocus are blooming, the Daphne is beginning to open and the daffodils are 6" tall. ... much better.

Jeri Landers said...

No words necessary,all is clear from the photos. It is such a different world from mine, a bit wild and untamed and remote... quietly beautiful with natures treasures at your feet, just waiting to be discovered. I like it. The grinder in your post beneath is the one my mother used on a daily basis when I was a child. I must find out if she still has it, I would prefer it to a food processor.

Gwen Buchanan said...

It is a very quiet world Jeri, with etched stone on the edge of the continent. It makes you feel like time has no meaning.
It is a place of thinking.. it makes you pause and stare and mull things over... and sometimes sing songs to the rhythm of the waves.

acornmoon said...

It looks like the perfect place to walk a dog.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Valerie, nature and freedom in abundance.
I'm very sorry to hear about the loss of your little dog.xo

Penny said...

I would love to beach comb with you here so different to our beaches

denise said...

Such a beautiful place. xo