W is for Water

W is for Water

Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink!  That’s what it’s like when you go to the ocean unless you like salt water!  Since we live near the ocean, I had to write about W is for Water for the A to Z Challenge.




We have lived in the North Myrtle Beach area of South Carolina since 1994 and the only time we see the ocean is when we are measuring a condo for window treatments for one of our clients.    Back when our girls were young in the 70’s, we would drive down from upstate New York and plant ourselves on the beach the entire vacation.   That was before hubby got stung by a Portuguese man of war, which causes severe pain to humans, leaving whip-like, red welts on the skin that normally last two or three days after the initial sting,   We have not been in the ocean since then except a few times with the grandchildren in knee deep only.



It’s very soothing to watch the waves, sometimes they are soft and almost like slow motion while other times they swell up quite large.  Usually the large waves come in when a storm is near.  We were installing draperies when I shot this photograph from the balcony of the condo.




These are two of my favorite shots with the sea gulls in the ocean water.  I love how I was able to capture the sea gull, his reflection and shadow in the top photo.



The water also makes a great backdrop for taking portraits.  This is our oldest grandson with his beautiful girl friend and with the ocean water in the background, it doesn’t need any editing.




Another beautiful water place is the streams and rivers that run through the Great Smoky National Forest.  This is a total opposite of the ocean but it is still very soothing to sit on the bank and listen to the water flow over the rocks.


What is your favorite water spot, the ocean, a lake or stream?  I’ll end my W is for Water with a video I took of water of the stream bubbling over the rocks.  Such a beautiful site to sit and listen to the relaxing sound.



I hope you enjoyed W is for Water for my A to Z Challenge.  What was your W word if you are doing the challenge?  Tag me so I can ready yours!

This is my   V is for Vegetables  which we wouldn’t have if it wasn’t for watering the plants!







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17 Discussion to this post

  1. Oceans for waves. (Sorry, Myrtle Beach has NO waves. Waves have to be at least 5 feet tall.)
    Rivers for canoeing.

  2. The pictures are lovely. The video shows up as a big gray box.

  3. I love the pics of the seagulls! I love that blue hue. I’m not sure I have a favorite water spot to be honest. I live in Colombia but in the interior of the country although I was born on the Caribbean coast of Colombia so I really like going to the coast to visit my mom and going to the beach because it’s the only time I really get to see water that doesn’t come out of the tap.

  4. Alice Gerard says:

    I live on an island, and I love to see the Niagara River. On a clear day, when I walk to the northern most point, I can see the spray coming from Niagara Falls. I’ve traveled on the river in a boat. It’s nice to look at the Canadian side as well.

  5. LOVED that video with its soothing sounds! I also love Myrtle Beach but have not been there in years. The last time I went, I went to that place with all the shows & the Johnny Rocket retaurant (is that the right name?). My memory is terrible for the names, but I had a great time!


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  6. SandyKS says:

    It looks beautiful. Only real beach I have been on has been in Florida. Once in Texas.

  7. Molly says:

    Beautiful photos!

    Myrtle Beach is on my bucket list of places to visit on the Atlantic Coast.

    We hope to retire soon and begin our tour of warm, beautiful beaches on the East Coast 🙂

  8. Martha says:

    If you fill your bucket list in Myrtle Beach, be sure to look me up! We are originally from way upstate New York and miss the mountains. Thanks for stopping by Molly.

  9. Martha says:

    Our beach doesn’t have large waves like the west coast, it’s mostly light rolls unless a hurricane is brewing. I think it’s neat how different beaches have different types of waves and shorelines. Thanks for wiggling your toes in the beach Sandy.

  10. Martha says:

    You might be taking about Barefoot Landing, there is a Johnny Rocket and the Alabama theater. There is also another place farther down with theaters, Broadway at the Beach but not sure if Johnny is there. Glad you enjoyed your stay! Thanks for visiting Jeanine, I’m late at replying and have lots of blogs to catch up on this weekend since we’ve been out of town since Wednesday.

  11. Martha says:

    Your area is so beautiful Alice, we have been there a few times when we lived in upstate New York. Thanks for visiting our water!

  12. Martha says:

    I love the Caribbean water, it’s so blue! I enjoy taking photos of the seagulls along the shoreline and when I took the one gull, I didn’t even realize I had the shadow and reflection with it! Thanks for stopping by Paulette.

  13. Martha says:

    Thanks Priscilla, I find the water is so relaxing to watch, even in photos. Not sure why the video didn’t work for you. 🙁 Thanks for stopping by.

  14. Alexandra says:

    call me crazy, but I definitely don’t miss the beach 😂 lol

  15. Martha says:

    We say the beach twice today while doing installations Alexandra! Come on down and dabble your toes! LOL

  16. Brenda Marie says:

    What lovely photos, I love the ocean.

  17. Martha says:

    Thanks Brenda, something about the ocean and it’s calming effect.

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