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

Saturday, September 2, 2017


Hello! Yes, it  is September, summer has flown by this year. Usually here at the beach August flows seamlessly into September and even October, with endless hot sunny summery days. The only clues of the changing season are earlier darkness and the sun again streaming into the house in the early morning as the it moves slowly south for winter to come.

So imagine our surprise to wake up to bright sun but cold temperatures on September first!

We weren't expecting this! Mo huddled under his fleece blanket at the foot of the bed, curled in a tight little ball.

An oddball cold front has come through, bringing the dragonfly migration and first flocks of tiny birds, as they gather and practice for their journeys south.

On the beach, oystercatchers, still in pairs.

And piping plovers, the tiny birds behind the OCs. I saw only two nest cages this year, how sad.

The ocean is oddly smooth and lake-like, despite rumored storms in the Outer Banks, in the Carolinas.

Looking back over summer days...

The ''blue" dahlia!

And a quote, from Nancy Thayer ~

"September was always an orphan month, not still summer, no yet fall. 
When Labor Day passed, people thronged the  ferries and planes, 
going back to school, back to work, back to reality."



gone to the beach...

a little off topic:

The dusty turquoise bamboo silk yarn knits up beautifully. It's very soft and silky, maybe will be more controllable with one size smaller needles, in bamboo. [Bamboo needles are less smooth than wood or metal or plastic.]

And this is a pretty dress I ordered from Talbot's big summer sale. It is a beautiful sundress [I have a party to attend], lovely cotton sateen w Lycra. OMG, I looked like a giant crabby toddler in it. Too bad.

Not me! Talbot's online screensho
And here is Mo, awaiting his ice cream despite the cold. He loves the dappled shade from the elephant ear plant. He's a little lion in the deck jungle, he thinks!

Have a good holiday! 

Next week I'm having a little sort-of giveaway to celebrate 900 posts here at 
the beach.....