It had been a beast-of-a-summer. Way too much of this, and much too much of that.
Honestly, Labor Day could not come soon enough.
And when it did, I felt like I needed some fresh air and a real change.
Chatham Light came to mind!
The first hint that summer was over in Chatham was the glorious “Vacancy” sign swinging at the Wayside Inn downtown, woo HOO!
There was still some activity in and around the shops and restaurants, but you could just tell. The summer craze was OVER.
Heading off the beaten path down to Mill Landing, the cove was full of boats, both large…
The holiday hadn’t stopped the local fishermen from their scratching…
Or this Cooper’s hawk from his quest for something to move.
And then, at last, I stood at the Lighthouse lookout. Marveling at how the seascape just keeps on changing, every time I see it.
And I wasn’t the only one captivated by the visual feast before me, not by a longshot. 😉
Soaking in the glorious sea breeze and sunshine, just like me.
And the gulls.
Art project or some sort of shrine, this is definitely something I’ll be checking out, and soon!
By now the parking lot was filling up way too full for my Labor Day reverie, so I shifted my lens toward the Light instead.
The usual zigzag up Silver Leaf Avenue onto Water Street led me straight to one of my favorite old Chatham houses that dates back to the 1700’s.
And like always, I just stood there gazing up at it, imagining how cozy it would be to be nestled in that turret.
With a good book and a blanket.
Thanks for coming along with me, I hope it was a breath of fresh air for you, too!