Thursday, August 19, 2010

Sunrise on the Outer Banks of NC - Sky Watch Friday

 Greetings from the Outer Banks of North Carolina! My family and I are having a great time at one of our favorite vacation sp0ts. Today's forecast here is calling for 70% chance of rain so I'm taking a short break inside to share a few sunrise photos I took earlier in the week overlooking the beautiful Atlantic Ocean.



Early morning is such a peaceful time at the beach.



I spotted this little sand crab scampering across the beach in the early morning light. These little critters take advantage of the quiet beach and come out looking for food and digging new holes to hide in during the day. Their camouflage makes them tough to spot. These little guys are plentiful here and at times make the sand come alive with movement.


Be sure to visit the Skywatch Friday home page for more great sky photos. Today's edition will start at 2:30pm est.

Have a great weekend everyone!


April Lorier said...

There is something so peaceful about sunrises and sunsets. The sunrise is like the whole world is yawning, stretching, and saying, "Good morning, God." Your photos are, as usual, gorgeous, Mr. Artist! :-D

lazyclick said...

Beautiful shots of sunrise.

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous skies to begin one's day! And superb captures! And I love beaches! Looks like a terrific vacation! Thanks for sharing the beauty! Enjoy!


jabblog said...

The best part of the day and you've captured it beautifully!

EG CameraGirl said...

Peaceful time of day and a wonderful time to shoot glorious skies.

Eaglesbrother said...

Great series of shots...the beach in early morning so peaceful and serene...great way to greet the day.

Arija said...

How lovely for you to spend your holidays by the ocean. I am always up and out the door on vacation at first light.
Great play of light on the water and I too enjoy crab spotting, also digging for mussels on a retreating wave.

Have a great relaxing time with your family.

msdewberry said...

Very serene and peaceful looking. I'd love to walk on that beach.
Cute crab!!

Jenny said...

I keep pestering my husband to take me to the Outer Banks. Now he'll get pestered worse than ever! Gorgeous shots and looks like you're having a fantastic time. Happy skywatching and happy Friday!

Jim said...

Fantastic sunrise shots.
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Eds said...

Wow! I really love your entries, they are so refreshing and I love the why were captured and posted on your blog.

Good Job! :)

eileeninmd said...

Great sunrise shots. I love the sunrises at the beach.

Kyna said...

Great pics! I sometimes take it for granted that I live near the Outer Banks. Chuck and I really want to take a trip out's too close not to. I love NC.