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.


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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.  ❤

O for a Little Peace

O for a little peace.


The kind of peace that comes…

When you’ve put into harbor, dropped the anchor.


And just for a little while,

For better or for worse,

The day is done.


Sunset at Stage Harbor, Chatham

It’s Good to be Back

When I started this entry today I couldn’t believe it’s been over a month since I last blogged and I have really missed it!

When I get busy, I will often post my photos on my Facebook page, however these have not been making it to my blog!

So starting now I am going to try and blog first, then funnel everything over to Facebook.

In the meantime here is one of my very favorite images this fall.

I was out photographing at Ridgevale Beach, right around sunset.

And I kept hearing two Great Blue Herons “conversing” out in the marsh that’s near the beach.

Suddenly UP they both flew, one chasing the other.

Then, all went quiet.

After a time I spotted one of the Great Blues flying out over the water, against the pinkest sunset sky.

Here is that magical moment…