Sinking in Grace

6:30 a.m., 75* with a feels like of 90. Summer is not over.

By 10:30 humidity still clings to the bottom of our sliding glass doors and this long weekend, the one that ushers a change of seasons to so many, just means an extra day at the beach for us locals.

view from inside Panera Bread

view from inside Panera Bread

Today's water temp even warmer.

Today’s water temp even warmer than back in May.


Beach side parking was taken by 9AM and we had to go further south to a smaller stretch of shore where the outgoing tide licks against the boulders placed there to hold against erosion. This is my calming place. Though today less so as I wrestle with allergy issues and, really, this humidity was kicking my live-in-a/c spoiled body! I was tempted to forget it. We were there Saturday, really, maybe let it go this time.





Labor Day

We walked. Walked to where the crowds were, the ones who got to the parking before us, the ones with lots of kiddies enjoying the bath water temperature of the ocean. We walked my photographer walk which is stopping a lot along the way. The sun beating harder today and no wind. None!

We decided a lot of people go to the beach like people go to church. In church, you have Christmas and Easter folks and with the beach, you have Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day. Church needs to come up with one more holiday!

I seldom go in the water. Salt water sticks to you and who knows what’s down there around your feet. No, I don’t care much to go all the way in, just to let it lap at my feet like today as it rolled out. A few times it caught me with a bigger spray and I was surprised to find sand on the back of my shoulders when I got home. It felt good, those splashes. And all the while we were there these words soothed my tender heart:

If His grace is an ocean, we’re all sinking!

Midweek photo break {signaling summer}

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The US flag on the life guard stand is for Memorial Day, the unofficial start to summer. The little boy eating watermelon, girls on their floats, all signs that summer is quickly on its way.

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friends at beach


Grab an umbrella and let the summer begin!

beach umbrellas

Just another beautiful beach morning

A late post meaning these pictures were taken this morning. The weather cleared the past couple of days and it was a busy day at the beach. The ocean was calm and clear. Perfect to be in the water.

I found myself captivated by these boys skim boarding.

They looked to be about 11 and were having a grand time. Particularly, the boy in the blue shirt. He took a run at it more often than the others not willing to wait for the ‘just right moment’. I hope you enjoy their spirit. youth and energy comes through the pictures. Enjoy!

We love this place!