Saturday, August 15, 2009

The Party's Over

We had great beach weather for our summer family beach week.


Two birthdays celebrated


One last evening beach walk


Sunset over our cottage for the week


Moonrise


Shoes and a stone cairn mark our path back through the dunes


Our weathervane for the week



Bye to the dune grass


Pack up the beach toys


Boogie Boards


Beach Wagon


Don't forget Bailey!!

After a week of sand, sun, surf, swimming, Saturday - beach cottage change-over day - arrives.

Somehow everyone and everything gets packed back into our respective cars heading for home and back to whatever passes for normal in our lives.

We now have 6 boogie boards stashed in our basement....just waiting for next summer's festivities!!

We are seldom inspired to swim unless we have lots of company! The water is pretty icy around here!




11 comments:

Theresa said...

Thank you for the great virtual vacation for those us many miles from a bracing Atlantic beach . You have some wonderful memories to take home, along with the boards, toys,wagon, sand and Bailey!

synne said...

Oh I wish I was there. To put my feet in to the hot sand. To take a nice swim in the hot water...
But Im not. So Il enjoy yor pictures instead...
And keep on the dreaming about the summer who never came...
Synne.

Leigh said...

Great photographs! You could frame any one and put it on your wall.

Interesting about the backward birthday cake. :)

charlotte said...

Fantastic photos, and a wonderful landscape!

Colleen said...

Sounds like you had a great time - thanks for sharing the beautiful photos of your week!!

bspinner said...

All good things must come to an end. Now the work of unpacking and putting away.

Thanks so much for sharing your vacation with us. Wonderful picture!!

Sharon said...

Perfect location for making memories. Storybook perfection - you are blessed, but I think you already knew that~

Life Looms Large said...

Thanks for sharing my vacation with me! This will make a good photo album for me to look back on when it's not so warm outside!

Now it's time to shake off the sand....

Sue

Jennifer said...

Excellent Pictures - so bright and happy and then then sunsets are so dramatic - just gorgeous!

Life Looms Large said...

Thanks Jennifer!!! A lot of these pictures were taken with my small pocket camera....so it's miraculous when any of them come out nice!

Sue

Delighted Hands said...

Loved sharing the 'scenery' with you-you captured just the right ones to convey the beauty and serenity of the week!