Goodnight, Sun – Day 36

This Lady Eider was waving “Goodnight” to the sun when I walked past her along the shore tonight at Bank Street.


And in the Beauty of the moment, so was I.  ❤

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In the Cold, Cold Quiet of a January Night – Day 31

Sometimes

It’s just nice

To simply let the Beauty of what’s before you…


Say it all.

Keep warm everybody!  ❤

A Winter Beach Sunset – Day 15

It was another darkish, gray hazy sunset at Bank Street beach.

But that didn’t stop me from pulling up my hoodie, or the gulls from showing up along the shoreline.

Some perched atop their mounds of slipper shells, while others pecked thru’ the seaweed for some dinner, chattering (as gulls do) all the while.


Yet even in the muted, hazy light the magic of the sunset shone through the clouds…


Sending a golden light across the wide landscape …


Right down to the tiny wispy blades of sea grass, gently waving in the breeze.


I’m so glad I braved the cold and the gray.

In search of the beauty.

Of this winter beach.


Bank Street Beach Sunset – Day 2

The light had gone to gray and the sea breeze had chilled by the time I got to Bank Street Beach for the sunset.

And yet…

As always…

There was still a bit of magic to behold!


And no matter what the weather, the gulls still lined the shore.


And the hardiest of walkers were still making their rounds.


I, myself, am especially partial to the moodiness of Cape Cod winters.

😉

A New Year’s Day, Goodnight

It was a late arrival to Stage Harbor for the sunset.

But there’s always someone to see…

Black Ducks, nibbling on some greens, paddling out from the shoreline.


A Common Loon snorkeling for just one last bite before bedtime.


And it looked like he found JUST that!  😉


And this gorgeous female Eider, glowing in the setting sunlight, who was obviously…

Getting ready to tuck in for the night.


I spotted her from the drawbridge as I walked further along, and I could hear her murmuring out “goodnights” to her friends.


And even though I missed the sunset, I could see the glow of it as it covered everything I passed by.


And I was treated to a real gift by the time I got to the fish pier, as a beautiful blue light had descended upon the old Stage Harbor Freezer Company that made me stop, take a deep breath…


And just feel blessed to live in such a place where the Beauty is just a short walk away.

Happy New Year, everybody, and goodnight!  ❤

A Sunset Memory

As the last of the Nor’easter fades away into the night,

I am dreaming of a recent sunset down at Red River Beach.

How the last rays of the setting sun glowed on the faces of everyone who’d come to watch.


How the lifeguard stand rose like a pillar against a sky painted in lavender, pink and peach.


And how long after the sun had made its exit down behind the trees, its hot lava afterglow lingered.


Like a delicious encore.  ❤