At the Coast

There’s this summer song that comes to mind when I get a chance to hear waves while I sit in the sunshine. It’s by The Avett Brothers– appropriately named ” At the Beach.”

I was fortunate enough to enjoy the sand, the wind, and the sunsets of Washington’s Long Beach for a few days last week.  My day-time hours were filled with a lot of day-job work, but the evenings were filled with free time and the chance to explore. I hiked around Cape Disappointment to feast my eyes on Washington’s best lighthouses (that I frankly had no idea existed.)

I splurged on delicious seafood and local brew, thanks to the sunny beach-side view of The Pickled Fish, and walked for miles up and down the sand playing with every dog that passed. I browsed and chatted at the adorable Wooden Horse gift shop and had the best roasted almonds of my life during an evening walk on the beach.  I missed most of the Kite Festivities from getting out after 5:30, but the beach by itself was just the therapy I needed.

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First Frost

With a new year, brings new ideas of goals, hopes, and dreams.  For me, it meant a day off from the “real” job and plenty of cozy morning time to drink coffee and venture in the backyard to capture the first frost of 2013.

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Summer-At Last!

I know, I know the last blog was about Spring.  Things have been busy, busy around here.

Yet here we are, 1st day of summer and it is 75 degrees and sunny.  That means BBQ, lazing, and bare feet in the grass. Life is Good.