Wednesday, May 21, 2008

estuary.


es·tu·ar·y (sch-r)
n. pl. es·tu·ar·ies
1. An arm of the sea that extends inland to meet the mouth of a river.

Our neighborhood borders an estuary, where the fresh water from land meets the salt water from the sea. I took this picture last night as we were driving home from dinner (Lolo's, but more on that later!). Funny thing, when we bought this house we didn't realize it! It is simply beautiful. The tide ebbs and flows. At low tide there are twisty streams and at high tide the water comes all the way to the road. Low tide at sunset is breathtaking.

11 comments:

Ellen said...

It is beautiful! I want to get into a little canoe and paddle around.

Stephanie said...

That's beautiful Lisa! You always find the most ordinary things to take pictures of and make them extraordinary.

Cindi M said...

That is gorgeous! I'm jealous...

Laura and the family said...

Did you guys ever put your feet in estuary? If so, how did the water feel? I would be curious, too.

Sarah Markley said...

i agree with ellen. i want a canoe too.

Lisa Leonard said...

the land is marshy and not really accessible--so we haven't put our feet in. i did see a kayak the other day. that looked like fun, but it's probably risky as the tide is unperdictable. I wouldn't want to get stuck! I'll just enjoy the view from my car :)

Melissa. said...

I'm jealous! But hey, I'm a block from Atascadero Lake?

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Farm Girl in MD said...

I've just come across your blog through the cfhusband blog. You have such a beautiful family! I also think your jewelry is spectacular. I'm brainstorming for Christmas already :) Have a great day!

Mrs. Ben Lanier said...

While I don't think dynamite could pry me from our farm with our beautiful fields and the spectacular mountain views...this estuary picture and post almost makes me wish we could live near the ocean...or maybe have a summer cottage near the ocean. BEAUTIFUL!!! Thank you for sharing!

Jackie said...

Yes, it is beautiful. But, wait Lisa..... you mentioned LOLO's...We luv that place !! Everytime we visit Morro Bay we eat there. YUMMY