Monday, April 27, 2009

First Beach Days

Growing-up in Long Island, I spent A LOT of time at the beach. There were so many and I loved (and still love) 'em all. Give me my Long Island beaches any day...especially the ones
all the way out east. Ohhhhh yeahhhh.
Back to reality. Back to Staten Island. Yes. I will go to a beach, any beach, and
frequent it regulary, and if it's this close to our home, definitely.
Luckily, my cub appreciates the sand, sun, and breeze just as much as I do.
With this unseasonably warm weather, we have just naturally gravitated
towards the shores of "la Isla de Staten."
This is South Beach. We love the boardwalk and of course, the view of
our awesome bridge. Love it.

We have gone the last two days during my favorite time, "magic hour" as photographers call it...between 4pm and 7pm. We both love looking for souvenirs to take home.
Right now, we are in the process of finding different types of containers to hold
our treasures.

Since last year, I've had a real thing for sea glass. I love its soft edges and muted colors...
and the fact that something so sharp and dangerous was smoothed over by
the gentle yet powerful movements of the water.
I love to look at it in the light and hold it in my hand.

Today, Cub had a visit with her Daddy at the beach.
I enjoyed relaxing on a blanket and
just breathing
and being.

So happy to return to one of our favorite places.


J for Jendetta said...

so lovely. yea, we certainly have our moments of charm on our island!! and love love looking for sea glass and other beach treasures!!! xoxo

Jojo said...

Just loving the view from my computer!

Kristin at My Art and the Mom in Me said...

That is such a sweet picture of Cub and her Daddy...

The picture of the bridge is so charming...and that sand makes me want to dig my feet in it and let the sunshine wash over me.. aaaww.. I Love the beach.