Friday, May 18, 2007

Life's a beach (1)


I hope you've been working out lately and tightening up those abs...We are going to the beach today (and for the next few days) and I don't want you to embarrass me ;-)

With fine white sand on the shore of the deep blue Gulf of Mexico, this is the Municipal Naples Beach and Fishing Pier (photos to come).

So swim, work on your tan, play volleyball, read or snooze - this is the Paradise Coast and the living is easy...

27 comments:

Kate said...

Ah, your teasing me again. Minnesota can extoll all the hearty Swedes, cross-country skiing, and outdoor winter sports, but I'll take sea, sand, and surf any day. Umbrellas are bright spots among the bathers.

Steve Buser said...

... the fish are jumping and the cotton is high.... your giving me 'summer' fever.

Olivier said...

ce sable est superbe, on dirait de la neige. Belle plage et ciel merveilleux, tu en as de la chance, je comprends mieux pourquoi tu es souvent à la plage.
Je te souhaite un bon weekend


this sand is superb, one would say snow. Beautiful beach and marvellous sky, you have of it chance, I understand better why you are often with the beach. I wish you a good weekend

Moi said...

That seems like a popular beach ....which one isn't in Florida!!!! great colours in the pic.....

~tanty~ said...

Lovely white sand beach. Have a wonderful time there :)

Zsolt said...

really very white sand! Are you tanned yet Isabella?:)

Seda said...

I am so jealous right now. I would so want to be there instead of working at boring office!
Seda

angela said...

Now that's what I call a beach..
Do you have private beaches in Naples?
Angela

Glenn Standish said...

One word Isabella: JEALOUS!

Peter said...

Oh, the colours!!

... and no alligators around and no hurricanes expected!

Have some nice and sunny days!

Sally said...

...but watch out for sharks!

Fabrizio ikol22 said...

Jealous, me? That word has be banned from my dictionary. Then I hope you will enjoy, relax, swim, tan and... mwuuaaaahh POOR MEEEE here in a dusting office mwuuuaaaahh

Chuckeroon said...

I declare this to be a trick photo produced by your wicked sense of humour aimed at psyching up the rest of the palcid DP Community.....having said that: Do enjoy it!!! Many greetings
;-)!!!!!

Frank said...

Have a great weekend!

Leena said...

Wonderful easy living to you, if you can bear all those strange things in the photo!! ;))

Jilly said...

Sometimes I think there is nothing to beat the south of France and then I see a beach! This is just beautiful -wonderful white sands (we have pebbles) - your beach, Hawaii, Australia -so many beautiful beaches.

Thanks for shaking me up, Isabella. What abs?

Monica said...

This white sand is so inviting! And the beach is not as crowded as in Rio. Nice!!!

Beetle said...

Beautiful beach,I love beach,the sea and the sunshine...lucky of you that you can go there as often as you want specially only by foot!

RamblingRound said...

Okay, I am ready to head South! We try to vacation at Gulf Shores or Orange Beach, Al., at least every other year for maybe three days. Not nearly long enough! The white sand looks the same.

alice said...

Oh la la! I have been sunburned just looking at your shot!

Lori said...

It is rainy and cold here. I am jealous. What a beautiful shot of the white sand and the blue sky. A nice image to start the weekend!

Meg in Nelson said...

Yay, beach. And the white sand!

JAM said...

I go to the Atlantic beaches on the other side, but they are close by. They're pretty, but not as nice as the Gulf's beaches.

When Lovely Wife and I were first married, we lived in Fort Walton Beach, up in the panhandle, and it had white quartz sand beaches like you show here. Nothing more beautiful to me than the Gulf's beaches. Not even the beaches I visited in Hawaii were as pretty. Enjoy!

Nikon said...

Beautiful colors - I love the deep blue sky in addition to the white sand.

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Fantastic photo, Isabella.

The colors are amazing. The sand is sooo beautifully white. Can you send me a jar full of the white sand? :-)

Crate & Barrel sells jars of sand and river rocks for $15. Only in NYC.

jules said...

Summertime, time, time,
Child, the living's easy.


Now Fabrizio, Don't you cry.

I
just
LOVE
Janis Joplin

Oh, yes, the beach, that's ok.

You're gonna spread your wings, child,
And take, take to the sky,...


Have to go play that video again, and again...

isabella said...

Zsolt - only one way to find out...you have to visit Naples!
Angela - there are a number of private beaches, my community owns one as well...
Rumblinground - we used to visit Gulf Shore, Al too - isn't there extensive damage after the last hurricane?
Ming - after your comment and a visit to Home Depot, I am shocked to see how much Americans will pay for dirt ;-)
Jules - I've never heard that version - very groovy...Peace ;-)