At the beach…

Grey skies
Blue skies
The sun won’t decide

So many people
Along for the ride

Big kids
Small kids
So much fun had for all

I’m sure I’m the lone
One not having a ball

The beach is alright
If the tide’s not high
And I can take time to write

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I don’t hate the beach entirely. There is much beauty to be seen. The waves are a majestic example of God’s power. The seashore is absolutely His handiwork. I can sit and be in awe of this wonder for hours.

What I don’t enjoy is the sand in my face and the stickyness I feel whenter sitting on a blanket in the sand or after emerging from the salty water. I do enjoy watching the kids have fun…That’s why I am here after all.

There is joy in seeing others have fun. There is joy in casual conversation with a friend.

The sun seems to have finally won the battle with the fog…at least temporarily. Young ones play together in the sand building – or trying to build – a sand castle before the tide rolls in and devours it.

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Oh! The tide just won! Start over. 🙂

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Lifeguards stand at alert
Parents chat
The sound of children laughing

Waves crashing down
Dads finding shells
Rebuilding castles in the sand

Sweet music of God’s creation

k

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summer days…



Summer days, summer days, wherefore art thou my summer days?

Not sure where that came from…but there it is 🙂

Truly the summer has flown by like a bird in pursuit of it’s prey…and that’s fast!

First, my hubby injures his knee. My daughter finished third grade the following week. Then a family reunion. Not long after that my sister-in-law came to visit for a while before moving to Vermont. Then my mother and stepdad came to town for nearly the entire month of August. Yay! To say our days were full would be an understatement. We really enjoyed the time with family. Yet, at the same time I needed a nap! lol

But alas…The new school year was upon us…both girls back to school. Summer gone…or was it? No sooner did the girls go back to school and the temperatures jump! Never fails. I remember many Septembers at school sitting in the hot sun during lunch.

I suppose now that summer is pretty much over people will begin thinking about the next set of holidays…Halloween, The Twilight Saga movie release (well, it’s been a holiday for a few years now lol), Thanksgiving and Christmas. In fact, I’ve been told that Christmas items are already on sale at Costco! Good grief! I don’t even want to think about that yet.

So…summer days have come and gone once again. Looking forward to the autumn season.

k