Monday, September 20, 2010

end-of-summer delight


Cape Cod is a summer place. Memorial Day weekend kicks off the season with a flood of eager visitors, and then on Labor Day the tourists and summer residents head home, back to school and jobs and real life.

If only they knew that September and October are the best times to be here.  The days are warm and  nights are cool enough to pull up a cozy comforter.  The beaches are nearly empty, and the lines at the ice cream stands are gone.  There's a sweetness in the air and a certain slant of light that us year-rounders savor -- our own special secret delight.

The photo below,  we are all wanderers on this earth,  evokes this same kind of secret delight --can you imagine a whole field and sky that's all yours, to share with a friend on a late summer afternoon? 

I've loved seeing your end-of-summer images.  Leave a comment and tell us more about what you savor most about this time of year.

Until next time.

--lucy

We are all wanderers on this earth. Our hearts are full of wonder, and our souls are deep with dreams.
We are all wanderers on this earth. Our hearts are full of wonder, and our souls are deep with dreams. by Stephanie Caldwell

16 comments:

mosey said...

sighhhh. I think I need to come visit you, Lucy. That looks so idyllic.

Kirstin Mckee said...

I love the feeling of expanse in both of these pictures. So lovely...

Kat said...

Kirstin's word "expanse" fits it perfectly! I love the wide open, empty feel of both of these images.

alison said...

Such lovely shots. Both of them.

urban muser said...

i love this pairing! beautiful photos.

Michel said...

you get your own little love affair with summer now that all the crowds are gone. how lovely. your image makes my heart ache for the ocean. ACHE! love your pair today Lucy, Wanderers photo makes me feel like I'm flying! I love that.

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

That first capture is my idea of relaxing! Wow. Love it.

It's been soooo hot and dry in GA, that sadly, I can't wait for Fall.

aclamp said...

wow i love you pic lucy. it truly symbolizes the 'end' of a summer day...so beautiful! the pairing is an awesome portrait of summer love...*SIGH*

April said...

Love both of them! Makes me want to come and visit :)

Suki said...

Love your end of summer shots :) I wish I could enjoy the last days of summer near the sea.

lisa said...

Fall really is the best time to be on the Cape. Far less overrun, and this shot depicts it perfectly!

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

I think your piece of the Atlantic is prettier than mine. gorgeous!! I want to run in that field with my puppies. :)

Jamie said...

Such beautiful warm light in both of these photos!

blue elephant photography said...

i love both photos, such a sweet delight as you mentioned =)

sarahnae said...

Oh my goodness! Thank you for featuring me and my sister on your blog! It means so much to me!

RainCityGirl said...

*sigh... both are so lovely, but I love the seaside♥

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