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The Beach

Thank you all so much for your comments and stories yesterday. I’ll admit that I wrote that post with a bit of trepidation but I was gratified to see that you all understood exactly what I was trying to say. And now we look to the future. As President-Elect Obama said last night, we are not red states and blue states, we are the United States.

OKay, I know I said that today this would return to being a knitting blog but I hope you didn’t take that too literally. I’m not going to talk about knitting today I’m going to talk about the beach.

You know I love the beach. I love it best in the summer. The warmth of the sun, the feel of the water, the sand and shells and seaweed – it makes me feel relaxed and peaceful and good.

But the beach in the fall can be equally beautiful. Sure, you can’t swim or sunbathe but you can enjoy the sound of the waves and the wind in your hair. The solitude is perfect for a bit of contemplation.

And the pictures are just as pretty.

I took all of these photos at Old Silver Beach this past Sunday. It was windy and cold but it was still gorgeous.

I love the beach.

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  1. My in-laws live around the corner from OSB. And you are correct that fall is a great time to visit.
    We have a jar of sea glass that Youngest has collected over the years . I’ve spent time spinning in the parking lot and knitting on the beach several times over the years and enjoyed the sea sounds and smells.

  2. Me too. I spent summers as a kid on the beach in Stone Harbor, NJ. I miss the beach and am often called back in my dreams. Thanks for the memories this morning.
    XO XO XO

  3. This is the time of year I love the beach. And you’re ALMOST far enough north….Maine is my favorite seacoast!

  4. Whew.

    On Tuesday, the fall weather was so beautiful here, and the anxious hopefulness so agitating, the beach is just where we did go,too. The sea was quiescent and dreaming and very therapeutic.

  5. I love and miss the beach very much. I loved to listen to the buoys clang at night just before I fell asleep and the sound of the gulls in the morning.

    Someday I will live on the beach again 🙂

  6. You have pretty much summed up why I would love to live near the coast. I love the sound of the waves, the smell of the water and the peacefulness of sitting on the dock looking out at the sea (or lake). It’s wonderful.

  7. stunning photos Carole.
    I miss the New England Ocean – particularly the rocky coast of Maine. There’s just something magnificent about standing in the ocean breeze.

  8. The beach is a wonderful place to go and reflect…I love it! I’ve never been a sit on the beach person – but, I love to walk the beach!!!

  9. We moved to Chapel Hill/Durham NC 12 years ago because
    our six children are now grown and my husband couldn’t
    stand the cold anymore. However, I miss the Cape soooo
    much that I take a vacation up there every September and
    as much as I love it here, my heart belongs to the NE and
    Cape Cod. Your pictures bring me joy as I love, love, love
    the beach and sound of the ocean. Thanks.

  10. Gorgeous pictures. In CA, I love the beach most in fall and winter. Summer is OK – but mostly too hot, crowded and bright. I guess I’m not a sand and surf girl, but I am a nature girl and I feel so close to it when the winter surf loudly crashes on an almost-deserted beach with banks of storm clouds on the horizon.

  11. So lovely. The beach has always been my refuge. My dad was a scuba diver, and we spent many weekends at or on the ocean. I’m now living in landlocked Idaho, and I miss my ocean. Thanks for the view.

  12. I thought I recognized that beach! I grew up going to New Silver Beach, just around the point. And I worked at the Sea Crest Hotel every summer. It is a beautiful part of the world. (And yes, I enjoyed your post yesterday. I’m so relieved the tides are changing around here.) Pun intended.

  13. Really serene, I especially like the photo where the sun is over to the left. It’s good to hear about the cooler weather, we have had a little cool weather, but it will be gone in a day or two with temps going back up into the 80’s. Cool weather inspires knitting even more and especially encouraging when we knit larger projects that can drape over us adding extra warmth. I look forward to your future posts.

  14. Where is Old Silver Beach? It sounds so familiar and the photo a lot like looks like Massachusetts to me. Is it in Plymouth, MA? (And somewhere I saw that you mentioned Plymouth.) I used to live in Marshfield, MA and then in Sagamore Beach, MA (waaay south Plymouth County! almost to the Cape Cod Canal bridge).

    I used to walk to Scusset Beach when I lived in Sagamore. I miss it like crazy. Came home with my pockets full of rocks–round stones, actually (but I liked the alliteration of “pockets full of rocks”!).

    Your blog is wonderful! I want to start knitting again but don’t know where to start . . . !

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