Silvery Morning

This morning was cool … there was a hint of a frost overnight … it is only about 6 weeks until the shortest day of the year. Grey clouds hung in the sky along the coast, turning the beach to silver. Occasionally the low morning sun broke through.

After being fascinated by the dark silvery colours, my attention moved to the few birds on the beach. A small group of oystercatchers foraged in the distance, a lone and cold looking seagull waited at water’s edge for his mates, who were all there sunning with him as we returned. Just as we reached the far end a Willie Wagtail landed nearby, having followed us along with skim and jump technique. There were magpies too, but they stayed up near the bushland out of range of the camera. As we walked back down the beach a cadre of cormorants flew over, followed by two pelicans, who gracefully swooped to the right andย disappearedย behind the trees bordering the lagoon. Sure enough, they were swimming when we reached them, but smartly paddled away!

I often become fascinated by the movement of the water, the way a foaming edge rolls along the hard sand, then breaks into fragile melting bubbles … or the little shock waves rippling through a sheet of water as it meets another in coming or out going flow … or the way the crests of the waves spray off … you know what I mean!

Thanks for coming on the morning walk. I have been incapacitated by the latest respiratory bug for almost a week, so it was a great thrill to be out walking with the camera again!

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37 thoughts on “Silvery Morning

        • you would love it cathie … off to the fabled Kimberley in the north west of australia … three weeks in a 4WD camper then 12 days on a small catamaran designed to get up in to the inlets all around the coast … a camping boat … no fancy cabins for us! …. have a look at onetide.com ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Wow! That looks amazing, Christine. The 12 days on the catamaran sounds amazing. What fun this adventure will be. I can’t wait to see all your pictures. ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. Thank you for taking us with you, Christine! Enjoy seeing the gorgeous silver morning, lovely seagulls, and the weaves.

  2. I too love the patterns and forms of water on the beach. I could fill a memory card with photos of the water and waves on a beach walk. Thanks for sharing your captures.

  3. What an excellent way to celebrate recuperation. You need to be well for your trip. I’m looking forward to it vicariously and hope you get to post some pics… your silvery images are wonderful and you & the camera will do full justice to the wonderful things you will see.

    • you have such a great gift of encouragement! yes i am hoping the camera and photographer are up to the job of recording this trip of a lifetime … all i can do is make sure there are chargers and new sd cards ready … and a backup pocket camera in case … should be fine … in two weeks time we will be on the way north ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I love shore birds. It’s so fun to see ones I don’t see on our beaches. I am always my happiest and most peaceful in walks along the sand. I can’t do it daily, but I manage to do it regularly! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Beautiful series of images, Christine. Makes me so glad I’ll be able to visit the beach and the sea soon. I hope you’re feeling better by now. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • yes thanks robin … just as well with all that is happening just now … but i had time to walk on the beach this morning … you wil love the wild areas around your new home!

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