I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson







Friday, December 31, 2010

As the Year Draws to a Close....


...and the days [imperceptibly...but still] become longer once more---


I wish you health...



and happiness....




peace....



and good cheer!



"Solstice Sun, Shining Bright!

Shortest Day & Longest Night.

Solstice Wish of Hope & Cheer:

Peace on Earth, throughout the Year!"

- Selena Fox




love

          lizzy





gone to the beach.....

PS ~ On this last evening of the year, we had a glorious sunset here at the Beach. Lavender and pink "angel" clouds that turned the snowy dunes into rosy confections, like spun sugar.

It truly lifted my spirits---and gave me hope.


Thursday, December 30, 2010

Noah's Ark

Does Noah "do" blizzards?


I have to ask, because, Oh my! we still have a LOT of snow.


Glaciers and mountains instead of streets and parking spots.
I can't even get to the beach! This is the closest entrance, in front of my house....That ramp angles down, the drift is maybe five feet high!


And here is my treasured hand-carved Ark, made for my by my dad....



I love the line-up of all the animals!




A few were old German toys that my dad saved since he was a little boy...then he made the Ark and carved all the classic animal pairs and people. My mom helped paint the tiny wooden carvings. A couple new pairs would arrive each year from Cape Cod, along with a handblown glass "witchball" for my windows...


Friends add new pairs every year! (See the tall, striped glass penguins and fancy frogs? new creatures...) Some are beautiful, some are funky, some are flea market treasures, a few are beachcombed finds. All are welcomed to the parade at Christmas....


The angels and Santa were my grandma's. They too join the Ark each year.....

                     

Safe travels, good journeys to us all, dear friends!

love,

             lizzy

gone to the beach.....


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Blizzard

 

   
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white out...and high winds

 later...skies are blue, winds are frigid.....




my deck....

my un-openable back door! [rem the poor morning glories here?]


I'm knitting! And drinking hot chocolate....What are you all doing to stay cozy and warm?



love

                 lizzy

................gone to the beach



Sunday, December 26, 2010

White Christmas





We are having a blizzard---at the beach!



A white [day-after] Christmas...or as the British say : Boxing Day...



Quite exciting!


And perfect timing, after everyone and everything has arrived...



and gone....


Our holiday was merry!


And bright.....

                     


                        

and now---[get those new sleds out!]

                     

---It is white...



I hope you all had a wonderful time too. Stay safe and warm!



love

               lizzy

...gone to the beach



Friday, December 24, 2010

From my House to You! Happy Holidays!






Wishing everyone Peace and Joy....












                                 


love

 lizzy

 gone to the beach!



[Santa's coming! Oh boy! Can't
 wait!......]