As seasons go, summer is my favorite season! There is a relaxed and slower feel to everything. Barbecues, amazing flowers, color everywhere, and of course the beach. This year our summer began with a trip to the west coast. We visited Washington State, Oregon and California.
Our trip began with a family wedding in Snohomish, Washington. From there we drove down the Pacific coast through Oregon, with our final destination in San Francisco. A trip of a lifetime, in my opinion. If you ever have the opportunity to drive the Pacific Coast Highway, I highly recommend it!
The remainder of the summer seemed to fly by quicker than I could have imagined. Most summers we visit the beach quite often, this year however, we became first time grandparents, therefore every weekend was filled with fun visits with our grandson. He was too young for the beach, or heat in general, so this summer was a bit different from the norm.
Summer will be a faint memory tomorrow, since today is Labor Day and the unofficial end to summer. Once September arrives most of the tourists trickle to a mere few, giving people who live near the beaches their solitude with the beach and ocean once again. I wanted to share some photographs from yesterday.
We began our morning in Ocean City, NJ
We ended our evening in Brigantine, NJ.
To quote my husband, “I could sit and listen to the sound of the ocean forever!”
I hope you all had a wonderful summer and now I guess, we must celebrate the arrival of Autumn in a few short weeks. The stores are already filled with pumpkins, fall decorations and Halloween costumes. Sad really, but time does march on quicker than we want it to. Happy Fall Y’all!
Have a fabulous week ahead. Until next time . . .
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A visual storyteller. I use flowers, tea cups, cake plates and various props to tell still life stories. I grew up in the city, but I have lived in the suburbs for over 30 years. Living close to the beach and a local small village has given me the opportunity to tell my story through photographs.
Pretty, Happy Labor Day!!
Thank you Cecelia 💗
Love love love the bridge photo.
Thank you Donna!!
Very nice post, Debra! I love the long exposure and the shot of the Golden Gate is fantastic! The wedding colors are so beautiful! Such a nice shot you got of them too! 🙂
Thanks so much Carolyn! that means quite a bit to me, coming from a fabulous photographer such as yourself.
The colors were so rich and pretty in the girls gowns. The Golden Gate is a quintessential fog capture, just as we planed it (LOL) Actually, I was hoping for sunshine, but the fog sure did add to the mood of the shot.
You’re welcome … and so sweet! Thank you! Yes. I’ve hoped for fog when I go there. You captured it well!
Great blog about the end of the summer! Beau and I can’t wait to spend fall weekends with you!! Pumpkin patches here we come!
Thanks honey!! I can’t wait either. He will so cute in a pumpkin patch!!
We did that trip years ago and loved it! I too love the beach but a new grandson trumps all!! Beautiful images
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