Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Beautiful Beaches...

Beautiful Beaches...

Ah yes...I've been to beaches in the Philippines(don't remember the times when I was a baby...but do remember the times when we went back to visit...I was about 12yrs old, as well as when we were stationed back there again in was on the beaches by an area called 1000 Islands and also by my mom's home  town of Gubat in the province of Sorsogon). 

Japan (about 1970-ish...actually...only vaguely remember this one...kinda rocky and pretty cold...we were stationed on the northern most island of Hokkaido).

Texas (another dusty memory... Corpus Christi...with my mom when she would go with some of her girlfriends for a Girl's weekend trip...about 1973-ish...we were stationed in Kelly AFB, near San Antonio, TX).

California (also memories of a California beach by San Diego is kinda stuck in the recesses of my mind...we were leaving from my family's second assignment in the Philippines to get stationed in New Mexico...1979-ish). ...Oh! boy...lots of cobwebs on these surely do help...and I can't find any of these particular beach adventures right now.

Since my hubby and I will be heading to visit his family in Hawaii...

Here are some photos when I first went to meet my hubby's family on the Big Island. We were married only a couple of months. 1982
(This was at the Hilo airport...when I first met my hubby's sweet parents. 
They welcomed me into the family...with lots of love!
I do miss them!)

(And here are his sisters and brother...I felt like I had known them for forever...)

& I thought I would share some of the Hawaii beach photos that I don't think I have already posted.

Handsome Coconut Island.

On a rock wall also by the beach of Coconut Island.

at another Beach park...

By the huge Banyon trees near the beaches of Kona 
(on the other side of the Big Island).

Back in Hilo...going to...yep...the Beach!

(Don't ya love those short, short military P.T. shorts?)


Here are 2 other past posts with more beach photos... 

Since on those previous posts, there are a number of "BEACH-inspired" art... I thought to share a few past samples of art that start with the letter "B"...

This Ballerina was drawn for a very talented young lady.

 This little Ballerina was drawn in memory of a sweet baby girl.

This was drawn for a financier....all about the Bulls and Bears...stocks exchange.

These two cuddley Bears were for a newly wed couple.

This Big Barn was family owned for a very long time, but finally with time, it had to be torn down.
So, one of the members of this family sent me a photo of it back in the "good ol' days".


Joining in with:
Jenny's Alphabe-Thursday meme 
now on to the letter B.



My hubby and I are on our way to the Big Island of Hawaii...
Thank you for stopping by! 
I will reply to any comments when I have a chance :o) 

***I haven't forgotten about the giveaways! ...I will be posting the winners after we return!***
Thank you all so much for entering and all your sweet comments!

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Anonymous said...

Oh, I love your artwork with the names. I have never seen anything quite like that. Such talent! (Also love the picture of the Banyan tree). Thanks for sharing your 'B' letter!

Jo said...

oh that picture with the Banyan tree is fabulous ... and to live near so many different beaches must be a real experience and treat!

Gattina said...

You can't imagine how much I would love to be at a beach right now !
In Belgium it is raining and cool for the moment ! Nice family pictures too !
I am participating in Alphabet Thursday for the first time !

Bacardi Mama said...

The beaches are beautiful, but that tree is huge! As usual, I love the drawings. Have a wonderful trip!

Michelle A'etonu said...

i wish we were going to hawaii too! i get homesick everytime i see pictures and it's funny...the biggest reason i like to go is for the food! have a great and safe trip...and thanks for leaving me such thoughtful messages!

Anonymous said...

Have fun! Loved seeing your pictures (old and new) :-)

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I am a beach fanatic! I lived in Florida for many years and so really need a beach fix every once in a while. I get mine now in Oregon. Great shots! You make me really want to go to Hawaii...

Sue said...

Those shorts are pretty funny!


JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love your artwork and the beautiful pictures of the beach.

H said...

You have certainly been to some beautiful and exotic beaches. I think the best ones I can manage are in Wales (or maybe Norfolk). I suspect that yours might be a little warmer!!

Tracy said...

Thank you for sharing you are a very talented artist .
Would love a picture made from my name TRACY if ever bored God Bless

Cheryl said...

I can't believe it's taken me this long to realize your drawings are done using the names. D'OH!

And yes, I do love those military PT shorts. Quite sexy.

xinex said...

Great pictures taken in Hawaii, Maria. Love looking at those old pictures...Christine

Grandma Becky said...

Loved the beach photos. Have a great time in Hawaii. Nice place, been there done! Hugs!

Debbie said...

Enjoy your time in Hawaii! I wish you had some room in your suitcase for me Maria. LOL.

Love your beach photos. I've said it before but you two make the cutest couple; so photogenic. And I'm sure Mr. B's family loves you. Who wouldn't?

Love and blog hugs to you,

Alicia said...

Your in-laws sound like a wonderful family! What a blessing!! And you look so pretty by the tree!! I'm sure you're having a wonderful time in Hawaii right now!! Have a great time, Maria!!!!

Jenny said...

Beaches. Beautiful beaches baby. I always love your pictures! But you know that!

When you read this you'll be in Hawaii basking up the sun and chillaxin' like crazy.

And I'll be thinking of you and sending you an


For your always fun link to Alphabe-Thursday.

Xmas Dolly said...

I showed my daughter your artwork with her name Melissa. She thought it was totally cool. Something like that I imagine would take a lot of patience. Love you flashback pics - thanks for sharing! Yes, you do have one handsome man then and now & so is his family. Have a great weekend. Don't forget about Monday's meme. Monday's Music Moves Me - It's Freebie week! Woo Hoo!

Brenda said...

As always I enjoyed seeing your artwork and the pictures of your family. Have a great trip!

Judie said...

My husband and I LOVE beaches! Our favorite beach is on Jekyll Island on the Georgia coast. We began vacationing there when we were children, and have loved it ever since!

The beaches in Mexico, and especially in Cancun, are beautiful, but those wonderful ancient liveoak trees along the Georgia coast keep us coming back year after year!

The ABSOLUTE best shrimp on earth is served at Frederica House on St. Simons Island, Ga. They are so tender and sweet that you will just not believe it!!

Anonymous said...

Beaches are the perfect topic for Alphabe-Thursday's B.



I love a beautiful beach! I loved your new artwork too.

Toyin O. said...

Great pictures and your artwork is very unique.

Pondside said...

Lovely beach memories!
Have a great time in Hawaii and come back with lots of ideas/inspiration!

Terra said...

Excellent beach thoughts and memories...also LOVE your sketches as usual

Annesphamily said...

I have never heard from you if you received the mugs safely. The tracking number said they were delivered. Please let me know. Thank you and have a wonderful week. Anne

LDH said...

Such beautiful photos of you and your husband at the different beaches! Precious ones of you guys and his family!

myletterstoemily said...

i love all your hawaii photos and am so
happy you get to return for a visit. you
are such a handsome couple. no wonder
your children are so beautiful!

have fun!!!!

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