Thursday, March 31, 2011

Beach blues


I've been working (interior painting) at a house on the beach for the past 2 weeks. I'm telling you, there is almost nothing better. Every day the view is dreamy. The water and sky never stop changing, meshing, and amazing me.
Even the bad days are a work of art to behold.

Low tide, high tide, seaweed, deep blue waters, turquoise waters, white gulls diving back and forth, black rocks jutting out for the seals to bask upon. Yes, yesterday I actually saw Harbor seals sunning themselves! It's always an adventure at the beach.



One thing I love about the beach is people watching. This couple was so cute. They stood there for quite a while, snuggling. Most people are walking dogs though. It always makes me wish I could bring Lily to work with me, but that definitely isn't an option at this house.




a long gone-by beach rose berry/the most gorgeous turquoise waters with gulls, and dark seaweed lying just below the surface




Looking out towards the Isles of Shoals with a billion diamonds/an almost petrified dead rose berry




I've noticed these rocks seem to be a favorite place for gulls to hang out, probably because there are plenty of crabs and other shell fish hanging about. Star Island looms large in the background








And though this really has nothing to do with the beach ... the other day I came home to Turkey Vultures circling our house and the surrounding vicinity. Turns out there was something dead in the field behind our yard.

Lily does NOT like TV's and let's them know in no uncertain terms. When they get this low she chases them and barks like a mad woman. The bird looks terrified doesn't it? I mean just look at those eyes! Ha ha! More than likely it's wondering where the Pug is ; )

27 comments:

Snappy Di said...

We have turkey vultures overhead every day. Not much for them in our yard as pickins though.

Love the diamonds on the water shot...almost blinding... it's beautiful.

Di

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

perfectly lovely ~~~

Mary said...

Views that take my breath away, Sharon. Thanks. I needed a shot of BEACH. WOW. You share the perfect images...

Mary

playingthrulife said...

Your photos are just beautiful

Robin said...

Sharon, wonderful post! Your images are amazing! What a wonderful place that would be to live!

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful water pictures and the one of the turkey vulture is awesome! At first I thought it was an eagle. Have a great weekend! Pamela

Karin said...

Very enjoyable photo - as I transport myself for a walk on the beach! Thanks!

Laura said...

OMC - that turkey vulture is ginormous! Love the beach pictures!

Lisa RedWillow said...

Oh Wow. How very very georgeous. I would never get work done and would be by the ocean .
Loved your view.

MariCrea said...

Lovely and peaceful place!
Love your photos!
Have a nice weekend
Mari

Cinzia said...

Your photos are wonderful!
Cinzia

Dawn said...

After looking at these...my heart LONGS for a day or 2 at the beach. Just lovely!

PinkCatJo said...

Such an interesting post and lovely photos. What a treat to be working somewhere with such a lovely view. The turkey vulture is amazing - I don't know about Lily but I think I would be scared! x

Judy said...

You are so lucky to be working near the beach like that! And so clever to keep your camera handy!! Thanks for sharing!!

nacherluver said...

Breathtaking! Thank you for sharing.

Susan said...

Beautiful shots - the ocean always calms me, wherever I am when I view it..thank you!

Gio said...

You're so lucky to live and work so close to The Water. I know that road very well and love the drive along that stretch. The photos are stunning as usual. And, the Turkey Vulture's wing-span is huge. Was it bigger than Lily? (Whom I call The Happy Dog)

US said...

Simply Stunning Scenes.

Thank you even for the vulture:)

Sheilagh

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a beautiful place to go to work - thanks for sharing it with us.
Have a great weekend.

candis said...

Oh, what a view. Beautiful photos! To live near the ocean would be such a treat. So many wonderful things to explore and the view ... oh, what a view.

Carol Mattingly said...

Gorgeous water. Gorgeous days you're having there. Carol

Shirley said...

How lovely Our New England is! Life is good..beautiful photo's..

Susan said...

Wow, Sharon. Your beach photos made me want to get in my car and head to the beach. I could almost hear the seagulls and smell the salty air. Ahhhh, clam rolls came to mind, too. ha haha Loved the photos. Susan

kristinwithani said...

I can't even tell you how much your photos mean to me. I know they are just pictures but they are memories to me. I grew up outside of Boston and always loved going to the beach. Whether the north shore in MA or the Cape or Narraganset or Maine or.... any would do! I loved being bundled up in a windbreaker and jeans.
Then I moved to the South. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love it down here. But the beach is NOT the same. The sand is grainy and hot and you sweat. A lot. I am a readhead and I get burned the minute I hit the beach. So, when at the beach here I stick to going out early in the morning and late at night.
Oh, those oyster shells! How I miss New England beaches. Thank you for this post and a trip down memory lane.

kristinwithani said...

I can't even tell you how much your photos mean to me. I know they are just pictures but they are memories to me. I grew up outside of Boston and always loved going to the beach. Whether the north shore in MA or the Cape or Narraganset or Maine or.... any would do! I loved being bundled up in a windbreaker and jeans.
Then I moved to the South. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love it down here. But the beach is NOT the same. The sand is grainy and hot and you sweat. A lot. I am a readhead and I get burned the minute I hit the beach. So, when at the beach here I stick to going out early in the morning and late at night.
Oh, those oyster shells! How I miss New England beaches. Thank you for this post and a trip down memory lane.

Rosie said...

Oh my gosh, I don't think I would get any work done...I'd be gazing out at the view! Beautiful photos! I've seen turkey vultures flying over the fields by our house, they're awesome to watch.

Aleida said...

You always take such gorgeous pictures! My favorite has to be the one of the Turkey Vulture, they're just so cute!