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Thursday, February 17, 2011


I haven't done a "Thru Gods Lens" post in a long time. Therefore, I'm making up for that today. Every now and again, I love to just take my camera out and about with me to capture what we'd normally consider the mundane yet they are Gods greatest beauties. Lately, since trying to stay on my health kick, Kross and I have been hitting the pavement - getting outside and walking. This morning I went to the beach access which is just straight down the street from our house. This particular beach access has a walking trail - a long one - that winds back in and around into the brush on your way out to the beach. I love it there. It's so serene and peaceful. The shot above was one I took as I walked thru the trail. The sun was trying to peek thru the thick brush and reach us. I had to stop and capture its power. :) And the shots below...they are what the walking/jogging trail looks like as you make your way out to the beach...

It takes about 15 minutes to walk this trail until you reach the beach. And then of course another 15 minutes to walk back. They actually have golf carts that run back and forth on the trail - taking you to the beach and back to your car should you not want to run or walk the path. Kross and I need the exercise though so we walk.

I noticed the sap or whatever this was on the tree below as I walking by on the trail...

Then, off in the distance, I noticed the small cob web on the tree below. The top image shows it from my view and the bottom image shows it as I saw it when I used my lens to zoom in on it. I love all the bokeh in both shots. Some small and some large...

The tree below just caught my eye because of the hole in it...

As you walk the path/trail, you cross over a bridge that spans across the back bay area. You can see some of the big high rise hotels and condos off in the distance as well as observe people kayaking in the bay itself. You couldn't pay me enough to kayak in that area but hey...some people love it.

And after you make the trek thru the trail, it opens up into this paradise. Pure white sand. Blue sea waters. Pelicans lingering among the vast ocean. And brilliant blue skies with the prettiest of pretty white puffy swirly clouds strewn here and there.

I took these last two shots below with my iphone so that I could post them to facebook on the spot. (Thus the small size) Love the leading lines of the boardwalk straight into the shoreline. GAW-JUS!!!

There is a tiki hut here - next to the beach. They have an area where you can sit down to eat and drink and just enjoy the sounds of the waves rolling in. It's a beautiful sight.

Needless to say, this is just another one of the perks to living in Naples. They not only have gorgeous beaches but they have stunning walking/running trails too. The only down fall is having to pray the whole way thru them that a snake doesn't drop out of one of those trees onto my head. LOL! I've got issues, I know. ;0)

Much love, Angie

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Blogger Dita said... convinced me...I need to move to Naples.

Can you find me a job?

GAWJUS is right...and I really DID love all those leading lines and that stellar bokeh!!


2/17/2011 7:49 PM  
Anonymous Becky Robertson said...

You amaze me every day! You do so much, and you are so sincere! Gorgeous photos, beautiful family, and a faithful attitude. Thank you so much for sharing your family and your photography....beeeeeeeeeeeeeautiful!

2/18/2011 8:07 AM  
Anonymous Jennifer Gill said...

Love that beach one of my fab. Great engagement photos! How dearly I miss u guys all can't wait for my visit!

2/18/2011 8:08 AM  
Anonymous Lori Allberry said...

Angie Angie Angie. What GORGEOUS photographs, and I don't know quite how to explain it, but you spoke how I feel so often. I often find such beauty in everything around us, quite often actually. . . But when I have my camera with me, it is tenfold! I notice each and every detail. I often can not capture 'what I see' in my photos, but I keep trying! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this post!!!!

2/18/2011 8:09 AM  
Anonymous Mommy said...

You titled this blog as perfect and Beautiful as the pics you took! Thru GODS lense, for sure this could not be without God, who made it all! You always take me there, just like a great book or Movie, you just put that spin on things, now that you have invited me to go with you & Kross Monday, I can't hardly wait! XOXO

2/18/2011 1:58 PM  

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