Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Summer, don’t go! Is it something I said?

Misquamicut seagull No. 4

{Misquamicut Seagull No. 4, originally uploaded by robinsegg0523}

Oh Summer, why must you be over? You came so late this year, and went by too quickly. I feel I had only a few weeks to enjoy your sunny skies, your pleasant breezes, your sweltering days that make me appreciate your cool nights all the more…

This Saturday The BF and I enjoyed what is likely the last* “beach day” of the summer. Under blue skies and with a soundtrack of crashing waves, we sunned ourselves, read magazines, swam in the ocean, sat under an umbrella and enjoyed lunch and cold beers with an old friend of mine. I grew up on Long Island Sound, but there is nothing like a real ocean beach, with big waves and soft sand, a thousand colorful umbrellas scattered like Easter eggs on the shore. Yes, I have a bathing suit full of sand and seaweed, I got stung by a jellyfish and there is a line at the bathhouse, but I like to walk to the water’s edge and look out at the sea and appreciate that I am standing on the edge of a continent.

For more on what I love about summer click here.

*the last for us that is, ‘cause we don’t play no hooky once school starts.

7 comments:

only a movie said...

Gorgeous.
Sad to say that I didn't have one beach day. I had a pond day...

Raina said...

Being 3 minutes from the beach is the ONLY thing I miss about New Zealand.

MrsLittleJeans said...

I share your feelings, and sadly I did not make it to beach ...sigh!

Fifi Flowers said...

Aaaah... I'm sure it is nothing you said. It will return! I'm looking forward to Fall... or for us a cooler summer extension... LOL!

sherri said...

My beach day is coming in a few weeks. I think it will technically be fall. You are right, this summer went by quick.

knitseashore said...

I weep with you. I had one or two beach days, but it is never enough. This summer seemed shorter than ever since we had a late start.

All that fall talk doesn't fool me one bit -- nothing beats long sunny days, sandals, and waves!

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Love your post's title. I didn't get to the beach at all this summer, and that's just wrong. I'm with knitseashore--nothing beats long sunny days, sandals, and waves!