Posts Tagged ‘summer’

If you watch the news, you are probably aware of the terrible weather the U.S. has been experiencing this winter. I live in New England, where we are close to setting the record for the snowiest winter we have ever had!

I’m hoping the reward for dealing with this debilitating winter and stupendous snowfall will be a lovely temperate spring and a sunny beautiful summer!

Creeping phlox on Stone Wall

Creeping phlox on Stone Wall

Apple Blossoms

Apple Blossoms


Beach Walking

Walking on the Beach

Beach Sitting

Sitting on the Beach


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One of the things I love about summer is a walk on the beach. One of the things I don’t love about summer is a walk on the beach when it is crowded!

So I set out early this morning to go for a quiet and FREE walk on the beach, before they start charging $10-$15 to park.

There were some clouds this morning, but it was quite pleasant. When I arrived and started my walk, I saw one woman all set up, enjoying the quiet time, along with a few joggers.


The Beach is Quiet if You Go Early

As three joggers passed me, the sun began to break through the clouds.

Three Joggers on the Beach

Three Joggers on the Beach


sun Breaking Through the Clouds on the Beach

The Sun Woke up and Powered Through the Clouds

There were some kayakers out on the water, and one lone kayak still on the beach…maybe someone didn’t show up?

kayak on the beach

A Lone Empty Kayak

Even the seagulls seemed to be enjoying their solitary time.

Beach with solitary seagull

A Solitary Gull Enjoys the Low Tide

By the time I finished my walk, there were more people staking out their spots for the day. It was low tide and experienced beach-goers know that when the tide comes in, there will be very little sand left, so they pick a spot by the sea wall. Maybe they went to get coffee or breakfast???

beach umbrellas and chairs

Umbrellas and Chairs Set Up for High Tide and the Day Ahead

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Memorial Day weekend…thus begins another summer. First we visited my father’s grave; he is buried in a veteran’s section. Volunteers put flags on all the graves.

Then we made the mistake of going to the beach on a whim…at 1:00 in the afternoon on Memorial Day weekend? And you thought there would be a parking space? $20.00…are you serious???

Ok…so we found a free space when someone pulled out. OMG…look at the beach…

Guess I’ll just take a couple of pictures and we’ll get out of here…

Summer has begun…

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