September 19, 2010

September at the beach

I went to the beach yesterday (Avon by the Sea) with my friend Susan. We had a delightful time! September is a wonderful month to visit the NJ coastline. The crowds of people are nowhere to be seen, and the only beach goers who are there are book Readers, Surfers, Walkers/Joggers and Photographers.

Although the day was breezy, the sun was shining its brilliant self. The beach is a great place to reflect and close one's eyes while listening to the sound of the waves. As you already know it is indeed one of Earth's greatest pleasures.




19 comments:

  1. It was like that when we went to Ocean Isle Beach last March. Loved it! I could have sat on that beach all day listening to the sounds of the surf.

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  2. So glad you had a chance to experience the 'off season' beach. Although, frankly, the beach at any time is such a gift!! I notice it's near the Atlantic Highlands -- did you go to Doris and Ed's? It was a favorite of ours when we lived there.

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  3. KathyA - We had a picnic on the beach - just great. However, thanks for the referral. I will keep Doris and Ed's in mind for next time.

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  4. I love the contrast of a crowded beach to a private beach or a bustling city to a walk in the woods alone. I think the change or scenes is good for the mind, eyes wide open or shut.
    Happe week ahead.
    pve

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  5. Sounds like a perfect time for a trip down the shore.

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  6. Sounds divine! And that last shot is great!

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  7. this is a beautiful place to go meditate like early mornings at sunrise...ahhh perfect!

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  8. Love your images. And, adore your header, by PVE!!

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  9. I like visiting the beach with a chill in the air and no crowds. It sounds like you girls had a perfect day. Have a golden one my friend. xo

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  10. indeed, indeed, kathleen ~ one of earth's greatest pleasures ...
    there is something so 'hush' about this time of year
    at the seaside ... or a lake ... or a river ...
    the waters take on a more gentle lapping ...

    when i was younger we 'lived' and sailed
    at our local federal park lake ...
    our favourite time of year was in
    may/june and september/october
    ~ off season was right 'on' for us ... : )

    *hugs*
    prairiegirl

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  11. Our favorite Florida beach also is best this time of year. Thank you for the mental vacation!

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  12. Spending time at the beach is always fun! Love your header.

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  13. i just love the beach after summer is gone..so quiet and peaceful...what a lovely day..

    happy to visit with you today, my friend

    kary and teddy
    xxx

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  14. Looks so refreshing. I need to find me a quiet place like this. I'm due for some relaxation.

    Kathy I can wish all I want, But really do wish I could be half as dedicated as you and your friends are with blogging.
    Have a great weekend!!!

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  15. I LOVE the beach this time of year, that is if I can pull myself away from planting allium bulbs!

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  16. Kathleen,

    We locals know the best time to go to the beach is when everyone else isn't! So glad you enjoyed the weather, surf, sand and the company of a kindred spirit.

    Your Friend,
    Deborah

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  17. I totally agree. I love the being near the water.

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Thanks for visiting.
~ Kathleen ~