Monday, October 11, 2010

A Beautiful Fall Day At The Shore

Saturday was a beautiful day.  Much too nice to spend inside.  We decided to take a ride to the beach and spend the afternoon chasing waves, looking for shells and enjoying the beauty and peace of the shore.  Assateauge National Seashore is a wonderful escape close to home.  In less than 45 minutes we can be in a raw, natural seashore, undeveloped and teaming with natural beauty.  There are wild horses roaming the park, free to come and go as they please - it is the humans that have boundries here. 

Here are just a few pictures from our day.  Katherine is still shining in her makeup from a community festival we attended earlier in the day.  The sparkle suits her i think.  There is also a rarity for you - a picture of me. Not only am I always behind the camera, I run from it when it is pointed my direction. I am trying NOT to do that quite so often. Sometimes it is nice to have evidience that I was enjoying the day just as much as everyone else. 

There were magnificent butterflies everywhere Saturday. Some larger than my hand floating around the shore, along the breaking waves and over the dunes. It was amazing to see so many, and some so large. Nature at her finest.

Also enjoying the day with us were Rodney and one of his students from last year. Johnnie is a great young man, a very talented musician who never ceases to amaze me with how quickly he learns. With his talent and desires he will go far. We have been fortunate over the last year to get to know him, encourage him and watch him grow. His future is definitely bright.

Johnnie found another example of the wonders of nature in the tiniest of crabs running along the sand. It would pop up its little eyes and look at us with just as much curiosity as we were showing towards it. While it might have been tiny, it was a fiesty little thing and fast as lightning.

One last look at the pristine beauty of Assateague. 

Thank you for taking the time to visit and share with me the beauty that is around us.   I have a beautiful life - I need to remember that and take time to recognize it much more often. 


  1. Sherri What beautiful pictures- I would SO love to go to the beach, pick up shells and see those gorgeous butterflies!!!! Nice to see you as well my friend!!! *Hugs*

  2. I've visited this beautiful SEAshore many times as a child and grandparents lived in Onnancock, VA and we headed to see the wildlife on this lovely island and to bathe in the Sun often in our captured the beauty and peace of it beautifully in your pictures! I remember the excitement as a child going over the first bridge in Chincoteague and hoping to see the wild ponies! Diann

  3. Sherri - just beautiful! Life is art - you captured it beautifully in your pictures. I remember reading Misty of Chincoteague, and how excited I was going to the Outer Banks and to see the wild ponies north of Duck. They told me I had to go to Timbuktu! Kat looks like you! Can't wait to meet. Thanks for sharing. Kerry

  4. Awesome photos. I too spent time at the beach, but on Cape Cod which is a short drive away from me. Thanks for sharing. You take lovely pictures.
    Elaine Akers

  5. Oh Sherri...what a BEAUTIFUL day!!!! You can just tell what an amazing time you all had!!!!! And I don't like the beach........