July 22, 2010

Beach House Bathing Suit

The sweet scent of lilies wafted over as I lounged on my beach chair taking a break from painting the kitchen.  Naturally I walked over to take it all in and when I saw Olga's bathing suit hanging on the house to dry I smiled and went back to get my camera.

  This is what it's really all about...living by the beach.  She has a knack for these kinds of surprises. 
Look at the stone cast leaves she made...tucked away in the garden.
and the birdhouse blending with the purple butterfly bush.

and the pretty awning I hadn't noticed until walking the beach one day and glancing back toward the cottages.

 Gentle reminders to be aware and take notice of the small surprises that each day brings.
I'm grateful for having summer to do things I love...paint my little kitchen beachy white and grey...hang laundry out to dry...have lunch alfresco ~ and take a break to capture these images in my mind and through the lens! 


Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Roberta
What a cute cottage.. just love it.. and would love to see the inside??? any chance???

I love the shingled look.. and this is all reminding me I feel even further away from the beach now.. actually just a few more blocks but can no longer see the water...

Hope you are well.. my internet in the new place is quite fickle and therefore haven't been blogging much since the move.. Take care xxx Julie

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

I am completely with you, Roberta, in appreciated the small things of summer and giving thanks too! I always love your photos and words shared and feel like it's a little vacation here with you.

Bethany said...

I thought that first picture was my old cottage in Westport for a minute (East Beach Lane if I recall correctly). I don't suppose you'll be doing a blog post about your 'other neighbor' any time soon :)

Elyse said...

dreamy ~


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tales from an oc cottage said...

You are just so darn lucky!

m ^..^

Drawn to The Sea said...

The perfect shade of gray. Love how the awnings have that pop of turquoise.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Oh, the cottage of my dreams. I'm glad I didn't miss this post!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Roberta, I am so in agreement with you! To appreciate each day, each season, and what each day brings, it's a joy, isn't it? Your post is almost like a tiny vacation at the sea. xo Lidy