Saturday, October 2, 2010

York Harbor Delight


This is where my husband and I went today. Wish you were there too!



Enjoy the views!







Stairs along the beginning of the path




Many Monarch butterflies had gathered among the purple flowers. I couldn't help but wonder if they were gearing up for the big journey South. I hope so because it's awfully cold here tonight!












If you look from left to right you'll actually see 4 Monarchs!

Oh and the Dragonflies ... they were HUGE and everywhere! However, they refused to settle down and cooperate for a photo opp. I thought my husband might catch one for me because he's good at that kind of stuff, but he didn't.





Thanks for coming along, even if it was a virtual tour ; )

36 comments:

mormar said...

Thank you for sharing. One of the nicest beaches in Maine. That entire area is just lovely. Soon it will be deserted. We loved t go in the winter and brave the cold. Chu always found something nice to sniff, a dead crab, an old lobster pot. Getting back into the warm car was always a treat,too.

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Oh, how I wish I was there...such gorgeous views and those Monarchs...your photos of them are strictly the best I've ever seen!!! Applause!!!

Becky said...

So I should bring a jacket when I come up there? Yay for the cold weather! York Harbor is beautiful, loved the tour, thanks!

Kerri said...

Gorgeous captures Sharon! What a wonderful day it must have been :)

Cindy said...

Wow! These are fantastic. Wish I there.

Laura said...

Oh my gosh, Sharon - that close up of the butterfly is one of your best ever! What a gorgeous day you had!

Southshoreandbeyond said...

I have to agree with Laura, your photos of the monarchs are gorgeous!

Snappy Di said...

Lots of monarchs for October. We had a few until last Thursday, now we have had rain and cooler temps so no monarchs seem to be about.

Beautiful views!

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Beautiful pictures! You have some lens... I'm jealous! :) ♥

Robin said...

What a gorgeous place to live! Beautiful shots

Jayne said...

So very beautiful Sharon. I've not seen many Monarchs at all this year. What a treat it must have been to see so many!

Riet said...

HI Sharon I am so glad to be back after our moving so I can come and see your beautiful photo's again. We have been without the internet for almost two weeks and that was hard. LOL. What a beautiful place you show us today. You must have had a wonderful time.
Have a great day.

Steve Borichevsky said...

I know exactly were you were! Nice Shootin'.

Mary said...

I believe you live in the most beautiful part of the country. Those shots are stunning, Sharon!

Country Girl said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos and taking us along on your walk along the New England Coast, Sharon. I love doing this!

La said...

Beautiful! La

Blooming Rose Musings said...

You are so incredibly talented! Your pictures are breath-taking and I feel as though I am walking right along with you. My goodness, that certainly is a beautiful area. Your monarch pictures are out of this world gorgeous! Stunning!!! It is always such a pleasure to visit your blog.

Pondside said...

I'd like to sit on those stone steps with my face in the sun for a little while!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for sharing your trip to a beautiful place.

She said...

Totally Breathtaking Monarch Shot.
Thank you.

Karin said...

Oooooooing and awwwwwwwing very loudly and giving much applause! What a gorgeous place! Thanks for sharing!

Cait O'Connor said...

Just the thing to look at on a rainy Welsh day.

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

How beautiful! thanks for sharing the gorgeous photos!

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Have I told you what an awesome photographer you are lately???
My hubby's a good butterfly catcher too, and dragonfly, and hummingbird and almost any kind of flying thing:)
xx
C

Deb, Central NY said...

Just love the Yorks and especially your photos! Thanks!

Lisa said...

These photos are stunning. Thanks for taking me on your walk . Loved each one.

acorn hollow said...

I lived in South Berwick maine just around the corner from york harbor.
Beautiful pictures.

Pat said...

Thanks for what's probably my last glance of summer! Beautiful photos!

dAwN said...

Thanks Sharon, it was a lovely tour!! I saw all the monarchs too.

chasity said...

you have no idea how much i would love to be there right now. it is a huge longing in my heart.

it looks very much like the place i stayed in maine several years ago~
in ogunquit.

it was the best vacation of my life.

if i were a wealthy woman~ this is where i would have a summer home.

so beautiful.

thank you for at least taking me there this morning.

chasity

SouthernSass said...

Beautiful shots! And the Monarchs - lovely! Your photos made me feel as if I were right there. :)

Char said...

what gorgeous shots!! i do believe they are migranting because i've seen more of them in the last few days. i love to watch the flutters.

Donna said...

You take seriously the most gorgeous pictures. I always feel uplifted after visiting your blog.

Judy said...

That first photo of the monarchs made me gasp with delight! I love the way the light is coming through his wings, and the petals!!

The Retired One said...

How do I love all of these photos? Let me count the ways! The one with the in-focus monarch with the ocean behind it is breathtaking...and yes, I wish I could have been there with you too!!!!

Custom Comforts said...

Love your photos. How wonderful it must be to live somewhere so very beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us.
Cindy