Monday, August 29, 2011

Brushed by Irene


Yesterday during the storm my daughter and I took a ride down along the beach. As would be expected many other people did too.

It was a bit chilly and very windy. There were even a few fools in the water. I tried to capture some of the more scenic views.












He's flying!

Actually he's just a jumper : )




Semipalmated Sandpiper

Can you see it?




Even a bad day at the beach is still a good day when you're a dog




The surf was rough and the gust of wind were strong, but quite frankly I've seen the waves much worse.

Out of all the people who lost power (and there were a lot), we were one of the fortunate ones to hold onto it, and let me tell you, in this neighborhood that is a rare occurance. Today was supposed to be the first day of school for my daughter but it was cancelled. She was so disappointed. Hard to believe it's that time already. I'll be posting photos of apples before you know it!

If you experienced the wrath of Irene I do hope you weathered it well.


35 comments:

NauticalCottageBlog.com said...

So glad to have found your lovely site and to hear that you weathered the storm well. Your photos are very beautiful!!

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Life's a Beach...
Marie

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Enjoyed seeing the pictures. Glad to hear you, your family and home are all safe. Many did not weather so well.
Schools here started back 3 weeks ago - does not seem possible it is that time of the year already.

Pamela Gordon said...

I love these pictures of the storm tossed sea and it's one of my favorite times to go to a beach. I did almost miss the sandpiper! He sure blends in with the rocks. We fared well here, thankfully. The week ahead looks beautiful. Blessings, Pamela

Jen at Cabin Fever said...

Its funny to see the coast so mild compared to everything that happened in Vermont with Irene. I faired fine, but many others in town and neighboring towns did not.

I also LOVE the photo of the little boy. His outfit is perfect and you caught his jump at just the right moment.

Cabin Fever in Vermont

Lucy said...

You have made the storm look beautiful.

That jumper picture is rather special.

Steve Borichevsky said...

Yes, we've seen worse here in Gloucester too. I think that my family in Vermont and New York got hit worse than we did.

Pat said...

Glad you made it okay through the storm. Those photos are pretty cool. You are a brave person. I am terrified of storms!

Susan said...

Loved your photos, Sharon.

Irene was not bad at all down here in Western Mass, either. She was a dud and we were glad. Take care. Susan

Shirley said...

Beautiful pictures..even with Irenes fury I love watching the waves and the power of the ocean...
something so magical about it..you have captured it well.

Lavender Cottage said...

I could feel the chill in the air by looking at the people on the beach with warm clothing on.
The dogs seem to be having the greatest time although one poor guy seems to be dragging his leash around behind.

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Glad you're safe and were still able to snap such great photos! So looking forward to the apple pics :)

nacherluver said...

Your photos are always so breathtaking!!!
Aaaaah the life of a dog. They look sooooo happy!!!
Glad you were safe and sound.

Angela said...

You managed to take some beautiful photos despite the hurricane! :) I'm glad you're safe!

Eva Gallant said...

Great photos! The last one was my favorite! We didn't lose power, either, but know many who did.

MariCrea said...

Fortunately, the storm has passed!
Thank you for sharing these beautiful images
Enjoy a beautiful day
Mari

Kerri said...

Sharon - your images are amazing!! That "jumper" is awesome!!!

Marianne said...

Hi, Sharon. I'm so glad Irene was kind to you - she seemed a bit unpredictable from my thousands-of-miles-away vantge point. Your photos are great - I can feel the wind and hear the surf.

Carolynn said...

I'm glad to see Irene just provided you with more photo ops! I do love a happy dog.

Carol Mattingly said...

I love seeing the dogs on the beach. But I also love the seagrass images. Carol

Rosie said...

Hi Sharon, even in a storm the ocean and beach look beautiful...love seeing the boy and the dogs running around having fun! We never lost our power, either, and never got the strong wind gusts, just rain, rain and more rain! Glad we got thru it; unfortunately so many others didn't fare as well. My son starts school next week (I can't believe it's that time already either!) Anyway, I'm glad Irene is just a memory now!

Rosie said...

I spotted the sandpiper....had to look closely for a couple of minutes, then finally spotted him! That's a great shot, by the way!

Georgianna said...

Thank you for braving the weather to bring us these beautiful images, Sharon. I followed the storm fairly closely, glad to know my blogging friends on the East Coast escaped anything major. I love the photo of the little boy jumping! And yes, the seagrass one, too. – g

Country Girl said...

I love seeing your part of the world through your lens. So beautiful.
Our school's first day was to have been yesterday as well but it was cancelled. So today was day #1 and it was wonderful seeing them all coming back.
Yes, apples soon. Such is life ~

Phyllis said...

Being the major land lubber that I am, I think you're nuts to go out onto the beach during such a big storm.

I'm glad you kept your power and that you are safe. It was quite a storm; my area was spared this time.

barbara l. hale said...

Glad to hear that you made it through Irene. We did, too. We even had a dry basement, which was a big surprise to me. It floods in much less violent storms. Wonderful pictures, by the way!

Carole said...

A friend of mine whose been a long time resident of the beach always went there during a hurricane. The waves are not that big here on LI sound so its the only time you see them.
We just got power last night....life is good again.

xx
Carole

Judy said...

Looks like a wild day to be strolling along the beach! I am not so sure I would go into the water with the waves like that, not even my usual less than knee deep...
But I love your photos! We just got the western edge of the winds of Irene, but I have a couple of shots. Nothing like yours...

Susan said...

What a great blog you have here! It's nice to see such gorgeous photos of our neck of the woods. We did the same thing you did on Sunday - visited the coast to see the waves & wind. Quite a sight.
Thank you for visiting my blog,
Susan

Elaine said...

Lovely beach shots. I did not venture out. We did not lose power either. It felt like a snow day, 24 hours inside with no place to go. Actually rather nice, sharp contrast to those who still have no electricity.

Donna said...

I'm glad that Irene wasn't too rough on you there. You're very fortunate that you didn't even lose power!

The Country Cardinal said...

Oh, I love this! It reminds me of so many days at the beach with my Jack Russell and other dogs.

Rose West said...

It's good to hear the hurricane didn't cause too much change there.

Lisa RedWillow said...

Breathtaking. They are just stunning. Its hot and dry up here and were just starting to cut canola.

Lynda said...

Oh my gosh! I love these! I can almost hear the wind in the grass and feel the spray from the waves.

anamaria said...

Suas fotos são maravilhosas!