Wednesday, May 30, 2018


Yes, there’s a lighthouse out there! From Emerald Beach you can see the South Solitary Island Lighthouse. Opened in 1880 it remains the most isolated station on the east coast. It became fully automated in 1975.
And on to Sapphire Beach - another beautifully named beach on the Coffs Harbour Coastline.
Sawtell Beach.
Sapphire Beach again! 💙Situated a little south of Emerald Beach and one of five new-to-us beaches which we visited briefly one day at the beginning of the month. All of these natural beauties are within an hour’s drive south of us. The North Coast of NSW is a beach goers paradise. 

I'm only just beginning to learn the rhythms of a florist's year. Mother's Day week is a very big one and was a wonderful time to take my camera to Flowers by Bonnie.

We've continued to make day tips to Iluka, enjoying the views over the bay as we to make further progress sorting and emptying my parents-in-love old home.... So many stages of decluttering and mixed emotions as the home becomes less ‘theirs’ and more open to new beginnings.

The month of May has brought pleasant autumn weather, however as the mornings are becoming rather crisp, I mostly favour sunset walks over sunrise ones. Every sunset sky is a treat, especially as viewed over the river. Yesterday's colourful sunset was followed by a near-full moonrise which was a short lived spectacle as it disappeared into the clouds before completely rising above the horizon. Still beautiful! 

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✿ chica said...

Simplesmente MARAVILHOSAS as fotos.Praias e céus me encantam e ainda as flores! beijos, tudo de bom,chica

s.c said...

Real beauties again. It light up the day.

Barb said...

Such amazing beach photos! I love the misty shots. That moon capture is spectacular.

Lisa Gordon said...

You have such beautiful beaches, Karen, and your photographs are just gorgeous!

Michelle said...

This series of photos is just gorgeous:)

Fun60 said...

Your photos are excellent especially the seascapes.

Ele Nika said...

Какая красота!

Let's Get Sewing said...

Your photos are all stunning but that first one of the sea is incredible!

Cathy said...

I can never decide whether sunsets or sunrises are my most favorite. But I do agree about the magnificence of sunsets... the colors are outstanding.
And I must say you have the brightest bluest waters on your island.
Blessings to you Karen.

Life Images by Jill said...

thank you for sharing your May with us. Beautiful views. I understand the clearing up of parents and parents-in-loves homes. I've done both, and it is certainly a time of mixed emotions, and the uncovering of hidden treasures. Enjoy your week and thank you for visiting my blog this week.

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