December 1, 2011

Sunset in Perdido

Best Sunset View in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Alabama

This rock wall jetty in Perdido Key has always been one of my favorite spots. As a kid when I’d come down to the beach and spend summer vacations with my grandparents, I remember coming here and climbing all over these rocks. Now coming back as an adult with my husband, we always try to walk down the and beach make it all the way to the jetties.

Best Sunset View in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Alabama

We ended up here last weekend, late on Thanksgiving day, just as the sun was setting.

Best Sunset View in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Alabama

I love watching the sunset over the water.

Best Sunset View in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Alabama

The fiery orange sky, the waves are crashing on the shore.

Best Sunset View in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Alabama

Since the beaches down here face south, it’s hard to find a good spot to do that in Perdido.

Best Sunset View in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Alabama

I remember coming down here a few summers ago and looking for a good sunset view over the ocean.

Best Sunset View in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Alabama

We just happened to end up here last weekend as the sun was setting, and what do you know…

Best Sunset View in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Alabama

It was here all along.



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35 Comments





1
Carol Carratt December 1, 2011 at 1:20 am

Thank you for sharing the beautiful pictures! I need need some beach therapy really bad!

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Kate M. December 1, 2011 at 2:23 am

So gorgeous!

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Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga December 1, 2011 at 5:05 am

I want to bottle it….it’s sooo beautiful!

And you and your hubby look adorable in that pic :)

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Beth December 1, 2011 at 5:47 am

gorgeous views. very lovely. (:

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Debbie Hall December 1, 2011 at 5:47 am

thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures!

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Tina Hicks December 1, 2011 at 6:49 am

Amanda
These pictures are gorgeous! I almost felt like I was there! Great pic of you and hubby!
TFS!
Tina

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Briana December 1, 2011 at 6:50 am

Gorgeous. There is something so grounding about watching the sun set into the ocean. For me, it’s a split second of clarity when all seems right with the world.

Love it. :-)

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Bev Weidner December 1, 2011 at 7:18 am

Uuuunbelievable! Love these shots.

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Molly Bee December 1, 2011 at 7:33 am

FYI—I count it a daily blessing to find your “happiness is…” in my ‘in box’.
I am always surprised to receive an unexpected reason to smile.
Thank you for the time you spend to share with us the amazing creativity
in our world. You rock!

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Angie December 1, 2011 at 7:58 am

Absolutely beautiful! I needed some “warm” thoughts this morning … we’re currently at 25 degrees and have lots of frost. I need to plan some beach time STAT! And while all of your shots are awesome, I personally think that last one is pretty special ;)

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Jessica December 1, 2011 at 8:15 am

So jealous! We lived in Pensacola, Florida for two years recently. We were about 10 minutes from Perdido Key. Now we’re landlocked in Lake Charles, LA. Blech! We miss the beach so much. Thanks for sharing your pics, brings back memories. :-)

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Melissa December 1, 2011 at 8:32 am

So beautiful…it made me want to be there! You take wonderful pictures.

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Kathy December 1, 2011 at 8:37 am

Dauphin Island, Alabama…..best sunset spot I have ever seen!!! It’s a nightly ritual when we are on vacation. Love that island..family fishing village where your dogs can run the beach.

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Sam/LeavetheNestuptoMe December 1, 2011 at 8:49 am

Beautiful pictures!

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Suzanne Shepherd December 1, 2011 at 9:11 am

Lovely photos with such a warm feeling. Nice to look at on this surprisingly chilly Phoenix morning. Thanks, Amanda!

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The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh December 1, 2011 at 9:15 am

Now THAT is something to be thankful for!

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Lynda McClellan December 1, 2011 at 10:45 am

Beautiful! I have a question for you…how can I contact you?

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Gwen December 1, 2011 at 10:55 am

Very nice pictures. I think the camera loves you because very shot is picture perfect.

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Lorie December 1, 2011 at 12:34 pm

I would love to visit Perdido. Your photos are simply breath taking. Thanks for sharing.

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Kathleen December 1, 2011 at 12:49 pm

Stunning photographs! Love that last one.

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Brandi @ His Shabby Her Chic December 1, 2011 at 1:06 pm

Beautiful pictures but I like the last one of you and Kevin the most!

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Tee @ She Writes, Bites, and Window Shops December 1, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Wow these pictures are incredible!

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SANDY December 1, 2011 at 8:26 pm

fabulous shots of sunset and water

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Tracy December 1, 2011 at 9:22 pm

Your pictures are so beautiful.

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Dawn December 1, 2011 at 9:45 pm

Amanda, you have the best fashion sense! I LOVE your sweater..do you mind sharing where you got it??

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Ryane December 1, 2011 at 10:31 pm

That was beautiful…. You take great photographs Thanks for sharing them with us.

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Kiran @ KiranTarun.com December 2, 2011 at 3:00 am

Gorgeous photos! And you both look like the perfect couple. Adorable :)

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Heather @ Mrs. Southern Bride December 2, 2011 at 9:20 am

Just beautiful!! I need to visit the beach soon!

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Nancy Munroe December 2, 2011 at 5:30 pm

Beautiful pictures. I really needed that today. Thanks. They are so calming and beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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Amanda December 2, 2011 at 11:07 pm

What beautiful pictures!

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Christy December 2, 2011 at 11:58 pm

Those are beautiful pictures !!! I am new to your blog, but LOVE your fonts….but now that I see you guys are Auburn fans I really like yall !!! WAR EAGLE

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Jenny December 3, 2011 at 5:11 am

Wonderful pictures! I’m reading your blog since 6 month and I love it!

Greetz from Germany!
Jenny ♥

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stephanie December 11, 2011 at 12:42 am

aww what wonderful pictures. that is like 2 hours from where I call home and miss so much. can’t wait to visit again

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Rachel December 13, 2011 at 10:53 am

Beautiful photos! The rocks are my favorite place too! I do portrait sessions on the rocks all summer, but the sun doesn’t set over the water until cool weather comes. I have noticed that it begins to set at the water’s edge sometime in late October, but in the summer months the sun sets behind the condos. Isn’t that cool?!

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Amanda December 21, 2011 at 1:51 pm

That is so interesting! I never knew that, thanks so much for sharing :)

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