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Beauty found

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I seek truth and beauty in the transparency of an autumn leaf, in the perfect form of a seashell on the beach, in the curve of a woman’s back, in the texture of an ancient tree trunk, but also in the elusive forms of reality.

~ Isabel Allende

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On the shore at Chincoteague

Today is a catch-up day for me.  I’m catching up on blogs, catching up on doing the back-up for my photos, catching up on some correspondence, and just generally catching up.  I don’t think I’ll actually get caught up, but at least I won’t feel so far behind.

A collection of shells
A collection of shells

Since it is a catch-up day, I’m going to keep this short.  Thank you so much for stopping by today, and stepping back in time with me to a warmer day.  The photos were taken a week ago when M and I spent some time on Chincoteague Island.  I hope your Monday has been as delightful as a Monday can be.

Bottoms up
Bottoms up

It’s warm on the Eastern Shore today (50°F as I type).  Meet me on the woodland trail and we’ll walk out to the dock to see how the thaw is going.  We’ll also see if there is any grass seed left on the woodland trail.  We put some bird seed out there in hopes of distracting the birds from the grass seed.  Any bets on whether or not it worked?

Let's stand here for a moment, breathing in the salt air, and listening to the waves come to shore to greet us.
Let’s stand here for a moment, breathing in the salt air, and listening to the waves come to shore to greet us.

Be good, be kind, be loving.  Just Be.  🙂


Robin is a photographer, artist, writer, wife, sometime poet, mom, grandma, daughter, sister, friend, and occasional traveler currently living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She finished a 365 commitment to get outside every day in 2011, and has turned it into a lifelong commitment taking one or more walks each day. Robin will continue to share her walks through her words and images on Breezes at Dawn. Older posts can be found at Life in the Bogs, her previous blog. Robin and her husband are in the midst of renovating the house and property they refer to as the Wabi-Sabi Ranch, 35 acres that include marsh, a dock on a tidal creek, meadows, and woodlands. Every day brings new discoveries.

23 thoughts on “Beauty found

  1. Hi Robin! I am also catching up. Is it really 50? You are a lucky woman. In the midwest now it is 0 degrees and that is without windchill. It’s terrible. It’s going to be 35 below tonight with the windchill I heard. Ack!

    Anyway, I hope you are well!


  2. 50 degrees??!! Wow, it was warmer there than it was here!
    Beautiful photos, I especially like the ones of the seashells. I had some fun myself recently, photographing the ones I brought back from Florida.


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