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Summer Lovin’

Waves above and below
My love in the sea

Greetings, waves of greetings, sliding back down into the inarticulate, words breaking together.

A crash of sorrow on the shores of Earth.

Waves of joy on–where? A world indescribably found, indescribably arrived at, indescribably wet, a song of water.

~ Douglas Adams

Coming to shore
Coming to shore

It’s been a while since I’ve participated in a WordPress Photo Challenge.  This week’s is Summer Lovin’.  There has been lots to love about this summer (except for the heat and humidity, of course).  The beach is one of those places I love year round, but it’s in the summer that most folks come to worship at the shores of the sea.

Small in comparison
Small in comparison

Today’s images are from Sunday at the beach at the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia.

Inspecting the beach bag
Inspecting the beach bag

I am the shore and the ocean, awaiting myself on both sides.

~ Dejan Stojanovic, The Shape

The ocean sings a lullaby
The ocean sings a lullaby

No visit to Assateague Island or the Chincoteague Wildlife Refuge is complete without a look at the ponies.

A trio
A trio

Summer was our best season: it was sleeping on the back screened porch in cots, or trying to sleep in the treehouse; summer was everything good to eat; it was a thousand colors in a parched landscape…

~ Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

Lace on sand
Lace on sand

Thank you for dropping in today, and joining me in a little summer love.  As regular readers know, it’s not my favorite season, but I do appreciate the gifts it brings, including all the wonderful vegetables and fruits that are currently gracing our table.

A summer sunset.  (Yesterday evening at the Point.)
A summer sunset. (Yesterday evening at the Point.)

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

One more pony for this post.  Just because.
One more pony for this post. Just because.

Today’s joys:  A beautiful breeze; a good day’s work; loads of tomatoes from the garden; laundry hanging on the line outside to dry in the wind and sun; spending time with someone I love.

Author:

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.

14 thoughts on “Summer Lovin’

  1. Summer is my favorite season. Other favorites are Spring and Fall and even Winter. Most of the time anyway. Love the beach shots..love the horses…just love it all!

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  2. What a wonderful set of pictures, Robin, especially the second one – I love how you caught the solitary gull(?) flying in the upper right corner, the feeling of distance and vastness contrasting with the closeness of the breaking waves. The pony in the last picture is so pretty. Assateague Island is such a mesmerizing beach…

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