Sunday, August 15, 2010

Peaceful and serene



Wednesday evening our family visited one of our favorite beaches, Jenness, in Rye. Although we had plans to go in the morning, all that changed when my daughter was called into work. That's okay though, it's was a gorgeous evening.


I loved watching these kids pick up mud and throw it into the air! I can't say that I ever thought of doing that as a kid. My mom would have said, 'Someones going to end up with mud in their eyes!'
On the right is my husband and I as we walked along next to the surf.




It was a nice time for my husband and I to reconnect. His job has been rather stressful lately so it was good to . . .

walk quietly
hold hands
talk about something besides work and the kids
skim our feet through the semi-warm ocean water
watch the birds
wonder where the girls are . . .




Summer has been calming here in New England with long, hot, humid days. The kind of days that tourists, vacationers, and most natives love. Finally it seems to be cooling a bit, with daytime temps in the 80's, and the nights are downright glorious for sleeping. Fall is trying to creep in but Summer still has a tight grip.

There's more to see from our beach excursion so if you'd like to come back tomorrow night I'll show it to you. Hopefully you've been able to languish near some water of your own recently. It's good for the soul.



I'll be linking up this evening with Mary's Little Red House for Mosaic Monday. Won't you join in?



44 comments:

clairz said...

Not much water here in the desert, so a visit to your blog has been as good as a vacation for me. How I envy that lady with the folding chair, sitting out in the water! Beautiful, tranquil, summery photos--thank you for sharing with this parched soul!

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hip-chick said...

Wonderful pics. I can imagine myself there. I love Jenness also, and North Hampton Beach, and the one on Kittery point..is it seapoint?
anyway lovely pics. I love when it's calm and empty like that.

Jen at Cabin Fever said...

Beautiful photos! Makes me really wish I was there... I can never get enough of the ocean.

Laura said...

Love that picture of you and your hubby's shadows! Summer still has a huge grip on us - temps have been ridiculous at 100 plus heat indexes up to 110!

Snappy Di said...

Such soft, dreamy looking photos. Nice!

Di

Kerri said...

Wonderful images!

Kerri said...

Wonderful images!

Cindy said...

I think the best time to go to the beach is in the evening. When it's cooler and not so crowded. You can stroll and enjoy it. Photos are beautiful. I really like the last one. Is that a lighthouse in the background? Happy Sunday. ~Cindy

Char said...

gorgeous shots

Becky said...

Is this right down from Wallis Rd? Looks very relaxing to me, too. I was meant to live there. If only my father had moved back there after he married my mother!

Carolynn said...

It sounds & looks like a perfect day.

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

What beautiful pictures; it sounds like you had a truly wonderful day ♥

Life is Like a Box of Chocolates said...

These are beautiful! But I might be a little biased because anything associated with the beach pulls at my heart's strings! We are water babies!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Beautiful pictures, I can feel the calm!

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful scenes from the beach. Looks like a fun day. Love all the shorebirds.

EG Wow said...

Wonderful! This is what August should look like. :)

Snap said...

Lovely shots, peaceful and serene is right! I love shorebirds ... they are always so busy!

Dishesdone said...

Gorgeous shots! Just beautiful, looks like an amazing day!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Sound like you had a fabulous time.

podso said...

Your photos put us right there with you.

Bobbi said...

Hi, love your photos! Great shadow picture! Hope you have a wonderful new week!
Hugs...
Bobbi

Phyllis said...

Hey Sharon,

Calm is just what I needed this evening. I prefer the beach when it's still and quiet.

Very clever photo of you and hubby's shadow :)

Heather T. said...

Your photos are stunning! I have fond memories of visiting New Hampshire with my mother, when I was a five year old little girl ♥

Pondside said...

I loved your beach excursion - especially the photos of the sandpipers - gorgeous!

Traci said...

What a peaceful and serene mosaic!

Life Images by Jill said...

Such a calming thing to do to walk along a beach. The photo of the sandpipers is lovely. Jill

Traci said...

Good grief! I just saw that my comment is you post title! I must need to go to bed!

A Garden of Threads said...

Stunning pictures of your walk on the beach. Take care and have a lovely week.

Bernie said...

Your mosaics are wonderful ... and really do create a peaceful, serene atmosphere.

Cait O'Connor said...

Absolutely beautiful pics, words too.

GrandmaK said...

What wonderful pictures, so sublime and serene! Thank you! Cathy

Jayne said...

What a glorious day for the two of you to spend together. Hey, send those highs in the 80's down here! :c)

Nancy Medina said...

This is lovely Sharon, it is such a treat to be the friend of a New England celebrity photographer - wow look at all the comments! Your new header is fab. hug all the critters for me... xoxo

LadyNoor said...

Peaceful & serene, indeed... I'm sighing and enjoying your pictures... Thanks for sharing these beautiful scenes.

LadyNoor said...

Peaceful & serene, indeed... I'm sighing and enjoying your pictures... Thanks for sharing these beautiful scenes.

Pat said...

Since I had to cancel by trip to the beach in July because of being sick, I really enjoyed these pictures and living vicariously through you. Sigh. So beautiful!

The Retired One said...

I loved these photos, Sharon...just gorgeous and I am glad you put the one as your new header..well deserved! Are those Cormorant birds on the far out rocks?

MaineBirder said...

Beautiful photography Sharon! Don't you just love this time of the year? It's starting to cool, but not too much, and the angle of the sun makes for great morning and evening photography.

Hula Girl at Heart said...

Hmmm. I don't know which pic I like best. They're all nice. They all convey that warm, slow feeling that summer generates.

Meri said...

I love the long, hand-holding shadows of you and your hubby. It conveys such sweetness.

Blooming Rose Musings said...

There is nothing as wonderful as a summer evening when the shadows are long. It is a reflective time of day, in more ways than one.
Lovely and I look forward to more of your excursion.

Loree said...

Water is quite abundant here on this little island. It soothes and calms me and makes the hot days more bearable.

Mary said...

Oh what gorgeous light, Sharon!!!