Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Seaside Inspiration

It's this time of year when our family truly appreciates how close we live to the ocean.  It's just a mile down the road, and we take full advantage of its' proximity.  I'm a fair weather runner, and my morning run takes me to this vista - a light house & residence occupied by a Coast Guard commander.  It's my white contribution for Kathleen's White Wednesday party this week.


Here's the view.  I love to take in the beauty surrounding me on those morning runs, and say a grateful prayer for the day.  I've also said some prayers here for some of you. 

Hope you can see this white house on the peninsula far off.  Wonder what it would be like to live there, on the cusp of the ocean...

This time of year is also when I get out my seashells and bring summer into the home.  Some are from the craft store, but many are from beaches nearby. 


I made this seashell wreath last year after seeing this one on Heather Bullard's blog.  Couldn't help myself!

I'll post more of the summer transformation as it continues...enjoy this lovely time of year!

12 comments:

Amy said...

it looks so tranquil
Amy

Marie said...

Omigosh Susan...our posts are pretty much about the same thing...the ocean and collecting seashells. And I just am amazed at the difference between the beaches of the east and west coasts. I love the sandy dunes and tall grasses of the east coast and I think your ocean is much bluer than here.

I love that summer's finally here...don't you? Someday, I'd like to get to Martha's Vineyard and Cape Cod. I have family in RI which I visit often, but never had a chance to get to the Cape town yet. I wish you a long and beautiful summer!

-Marie

Petite Michelle Louise said...

heaven on earth!

Blondie's Journal said...

How lucky you are to live so close to the water, Susan! That would be my dream {and the little white house would help!}. I love your shell collection, I love bringing the outside in. The wreath is so cute!

XO,
Jane

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Susan...the water is so sparkly and blue, what a beautiful photo!!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Such beautiful scenes. Your white summer arrangement is lovely too.

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

With a vista like that I might even be tempted to run. Well at least a good stroll...

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

What gorgeous, tranquil images!

Guess what? My package arrived yesterday, I LOVE everything!!! Thank you SO much, I am thrilled with my pretties. :-)

Big hugs,
Anne

Pamela said...

Lovely!
I live right by the sea as well. At the end of my driveway i can see it.
Your photos are beautiful and i love that seashell wreath you made!

Shabbylishious said...

Wonderful inspiration. The house is simply stunning.
I am a fairly new reader inyour blog, I love all I see. So much inspiration. Stop by me, I have a big give away right now also.The prizes is something you would like I think.:)

Lineca

Theresa said...

Just beatiful! My husband and I hope to live by the shore one day. Your photos make me want it even more! Your wreath is gorgeous, love it! I'm so glad you stopped by to visit so we could 'meet'! t. xoxooxo

Ozma of Odds said...

...just gorgeous dear Susan!!
I love the beautiful blue sea ~ how fortunate you are to live so very close:)
These pictures remind me of my honeymoon on Nantucket...we are "lighthouse chasers" lol!!
east/west ~ love em' all
aaahhhhhhh...goodtimes ~ good times:)
xo, Rosemary

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