I was lucky enough to sneak away for the weekend for a bit of R&R at my family’s cottage on the coast of Connecticut. It was unfortunately a bit of a gloomy weekend but once the rain broke Sunday morning I grabbed my camera for a little “get outside” adventure before I headed home.
This Tigerlily flower was soaked from the rain but the plants needed all that water so who is to complain?
I’ve never seen these birds here before but we looked them up in the bird book; they’re American Oysterpickers. My mother, aunt and I agreed that despite spending so much time here over the years (they grew up spending summers at this cottage) we’ve never seen these birds here before!
Some other sights while wandering the little beaches and roads, it started to brighten up but there was still a haze over the marsh by the mailboxes.
I ended my adventure by sitting on the point at Rocky Beach sitting quietly, listing to the waves and the birds just watching, breathing and being. When I climb out on the point I have to leave my flip-flops at the start of the rocks, I spent so many summers running around this island barefoot that I’m so much more agile without shoes when walking on the rocks.
While it wasn’t an ideal sunny beach weekend it was just what I needed. I’ve also been commissioned by the family to make a wall hanging for the cottage but there will be more on that in another post.
Before I forget the winners for the Week 1 giveaway during the New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop have been announced, go check out Yvonne’s post on her blog Quilting Jetgirl for details!