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

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Cabin Fever? Who, me?

Hi! This afternoon on the local news some guy was talking about cures for cabin fever!

Keep busy. Clean your closets. Call a friend. Stick your head outside once or twice a day, just lean out..no need to put your boots on. Balance your checkbook. Do your taxes.


So I went to the beach....
Yep, it snowed again. But it was so pretty!

Softest pearl grey, a hint of peach.

And see the brave little seabirds, sanderlings....

Here's a solitary seashell on the barren beach...

And snow falling on the huge cargo ships....

Sunset and snow squalls over New Jersey (un-retouched color!).

The beach was cold but exhilarating, the perfect cure for cabin fever. I came home feeling buoyant. And hungry.

So I made spaghetti and meatballs from scratch for dinner....Yum!

What do you all do for cabin fever?

PS On Sunday I have an even  better cure! The January flea market! It's the only market from December to April...I am hoping for a blue and white platter. Maybe some keys or bottles...or...Valentines?



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


  1. Oh Lizzy your photos of the beach never fail to make me smile and yearn. How I love the ocean. I haven't gotten Cabin Fever yet (I am still in my dreamy forced quiet time that I adore) but it will hit about March and then it is to head West to Couer d'Alene and some antique shopping. Hope you find that platter. Kit

  2. Oh cabin fever...yes I have had it this winter already:( Well since I have MS and my walking ability is not very good (smile) I really do have to stay in...would love to get out and just walk up the street if nothing else as I use to do...but for now I 'stick' my head out the door and breath in some of that cold fresh air!!! Watch movies...work on some of my projects on the computer, continue to update my blog...take pictures out the windows:) etc...

    I LOVE your pictures they are amazing!!! Enjoy yourself and have fun at the Flea Market!!! Sounds wonderful...

    xoxo Gert

  3. You are right. I would have gone to the beach too if I had one to go to. I do have the river front, but it's too cold here to even think of it.

    I love the colors in the photos and the photos themselves Lizzy.

    For me to conquer the winter blues I would go to an auction where I can pick up any or all of those trinkets that excite me (us).

  4. If there were a beach, I'd have gone. You take some amazing pictures and find some great stuff! I envy that you are able to see and record so much beauty (and you share it with the rest of us).

  5. Your photos are just beautiful!
    I'm staying in as much as possible. It was -4 degrees here last night. I don't think I have cabin fever yet, but I guess I do more connecting with people online when I've been inside and on my own a lot...and a little "retail therepy"? ;)


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