Sunday, June 26, 2011

Afternoon by the ocean



Yesterday I had to go out to run an errand. Seeing as how it was Saturday, and my husband and I hadn't spent any time together all week, he decided to join me. After finishing up my errand I said I'd like to take a drive along the beach. It had been over a month since I'd seen the ocean and that's way to long for this lady!

Driving past Rye Harbor we decided to stop and grab a bite to eat. A cup of clam chowder seemed to fit the bill. It was good and hot on a dismal, cloudy day.


















~ A little coastal Instagram love ~


After enjoying the chowdah we continued along to North Hampton beach where there seemed to be a lot of surfers. More than usual, though you can't really tell by my photos.



How anyone could get in the New England ocean water this time of year, without a wetsuit, is beyond me!




I hope you enjoyed the afternoon with us. Wish you could smell the ocean. The salt air tends to have a healing effect on the heart and soul.


I'm linking up tonight with Mary's Little Red House blog for Mosaic Monday





40 comments:

Snap said...

I enjoyed the afternoon with you very much. The salt air does have a healing effect. Your photos are marvelous. Thank you!

BailiwickStudio said...

I grew up at the beach and I love the salt air. I really miss it now that I live elsewhere! ::Jill

Chrissykat said...

Love love love love love your afternoon...love it! I can smell it & taste it & I'm green with envy.

Pamela Gordon said...

I love your pictures and I love that beach area (been there several times). Clam chowder and lobster are our favorites. Lovely visit. Pamela

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Wonderful, fun pictures of New England...having grown up on Long Island, and now living at the Jersey Shore, I can't imagine why anyone would want to live anywhere else.

Genie said...

You could get a job with the state Chamber of Commerce with these fab shots. They make me want to get in the car right now and start driving north. Love the processing you used on your pictures. Very appealing and pleasing to the eye, Beautiful work. Know you had a great time. Genie

Susan said...

Oh man, Sharon. That chowdah looked scrumtious. I would have ordered a bowl of it! My post for Monday is also of the sea.

Great photos, by the way. Susan

Elaine said...

Lovely ocean shots. Almost a vintage feel to them. And that chowder! Looks so thick, just like I like it! Yum!

Eva Gallant said...

Your photos are great. My hubby would love that chowder!

Jen at Cabin Fever said...

Man I miss the ocean.... I want to go to Maine now. lol

La said...

I share your love of the seabreeze and clam chowder.

Be sure to stop by my blog Tuesday to enter my giveaway.

Have a great week! La

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love a good chowdah..and a lobster roll! I also love the boat ride out to the Isles of Shoals. Great memories of New Hampshire! happy Mosaic Monday!

Teagarden said...

Thanks for sharing this lovely fotos!
Markus

Robin said...

Sharon, sounds like you had a great afternoon! I can almost taste the clam chowder. Thanks for sharing!

greet's foto's said...

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greet

Mary said...

Oh, this just has me smiling, Sharon. I love all the little details you have captured, and I love your bit of instagram love, too. :)
xoxo

Custom Comforts said...

I know you don't see your life this way, but from your blog, it seems like you are always on vacation. How uplifting it must be to live someplace so constantly beautiful, both by the water and inland. You are most blessed indeed!
Cindy

O. Joy said...

Such a beautiful place! I miss the salty air! Thanks for taking me back!

Rural Revival said...

Your photos are soothing enough. They made me forget about the smells that are behind them. What bliss!

~Andrea~

Mary Lou said...

What a heavenly day! I loved seeing the photos. I can almost smell the ocean AND the chowder!
Beautiful mosaic!

Maggie said...

Oh! How I did enjoy my virtual visit to New England. I love your coastline and wish I could see it again in real life!
Maggie

Carolynn said...

That first image of the marina is so incredibly beautiful. I love it! And, I love your header too. Gorgeous colours. Thanks for sharing.

missing moments said...

Love that first shot and processing. So wanting clam chowder now!

Gone Country said...

Gorgeous photos! Thanks for taking us along! You're right about the salty air! I love going to the beach to take in the beauty and the fresh air! Does a body good!

The Curious Cat said...

Tugging at my heart strings as usual! Lovely photos! xxx

Sea Witch said...

I loves me some chowdah! Boy do I miss that. Sea Witch

Lynda said...

I just want to jump right into your photos Sharon! I love the ocean and don't get to visit it nearly enough.

Country Girl said...

It's always such a pleasure coming here, Sharon. I love your photos, and being able to see the ocean.

Hula Girl at Heart said...

Oh, to have the ocean that close to me. Just wonderful.

BTW..I love Westminster crackers.

Porch Days said...

I know what you mean about needing to see the ocean. Our Father's Day lunch in New London was on water but not beach and not "real ocean." We are planning an ocean trip this week. Really should do it more often as it is only an hour away. Coming to you via Mosaic Monday. Nancy

Rosie said...

Thanks for taking us along....great photos. I love the lobster in the window box!

Lisa RedWillow said...

Sharon you live in a beautiful place and you sure capture the moments as they come to you . So much beauty. You take to me to another world from the Prairies of Canada. Stunning photos and the processing is new to me. I dont know how to do it . Would love to learn. Loved your blog once again.
Lisa xo

BirdingMaine said...

Beautiful photo series Sharon! Clam chowder sounds good today, fog, clouds and low 60's.

I used to live where those famous Westminster crackers are made, Westminster, Mass.

Becky said...

I'd love to live there in this area near my aunt and uncle in Rye. Loved your tour, thought you might have stopped at Petey's. My niece loved this place so much when we were there in October, she and her boyfriend moved there about 6 weeks ago. I'm so jealous I can't stand it. To be young and have a chance to live life in lovely New Hampshire.

Rose West said...

Feel free to send over some of that clam chowder! Yikes, that water looks cold!

Apologia61 said...

I have been working on a romantic novel that takes place in Maine...the photos you take and post help me gather in the atmosphere and sense of upper New England. I will most definitely give you some credit for the inspiration in photos in my book. Thank You...the book will be entitled " Six Weeks in New England".

Pearl Maple said...

delightful post full of the summer fun of the region
am really excited to be heading home to the cape for a few weeks this summer

Pearl Maple said...

delightful post full of the summer fun of the region
am really excited to be heading home to the cape for a few weeks this summer

vicki said...

Sharon- your photos are just dreamy-- they make mecwant to be there! What a lovely town- you are so lucky to be close to the water--

A beautiful post--
Vicki

The Retired One said...

I simply MUST visit your nook of our country...it just seems fairytale like to me by your wonderful photos!!