autumn, friends, Island Life

fun . . .

A perfect day to wander across an Island with a camera and a friend

click to enlargeNo plans but following country roads,

wide open fields,

stopping whenever something makes you smile ~  like this pumpkin parade

Finding little treasures ~ who knew that lupines bloom in the fall?

and of course, on a small Island, you are never far from the beach.

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 And if you know me

and my friend

then you know we’re never far from the beach πŸ™‚

There is always something interesting happening there.

A spotted sandpiper a sanderling – thanks Judy! I never even knew there were different types of sandpipers. Apparently over 25 kinds.

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 Wild geese in flight

awesome cloud formations

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 And of course you always have to test the water temperature for swimming.

Too cold today? Shoot! 

Oh well …

Playing beach shadows is entertaining too.

Plan a fun day – everyone needs time to play πŸ™‚

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24 thoughts on “fun . . .

  1. Judy says:

    I think your spotted sandpiper is a Sanderling. Spotted Sandpipers are most often seen along streams and pond edges. It is a wonderful bird by any name.

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  2. Islandsparrow says:

    Thanks girls for all your lovely comments! We’re hoping to get again on another day – the leaves still haven’t hit their peak yet. hopefully we’ll have a sunny day before our autumn winds blow them all away πŸ™‚ I promise pictures.

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  3. Your photos are a delicious feast for the eyes….wow! So much beauty and such artistic composition. I really truly enjoyed looking at every one of them. That country lane…sigh, wish were there. The last one with your two shadows was fun too.

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  4. Wow…whoa…how do you manage to sleep at night knowing there is so much beauty to be seen during the day? THANK YOU for sharing your Island with us. I am just delighted with each and every photograph!And by the by…you commented on Sara’s blog that you though a persimmon might be sour. When they are not ripe, they are the most bitter thing you will ever eat. Worse than an asprin. Once they ripen, they are sweet like honey, syrupy, jammy like sweet and simply differnent than anything else. Maybe just a touch of date flavor…best I can come up with. I hope you try one one day. Just remember it isn’t ripe until it feel like it would go splat if you squeezed it!

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  5. Kathie, this was lovely to read! What a joy to follow you around the island. And to catch a glimpse of you!You just might have a butternut tree at that farmhouse–they are more cold resistant than other walnut trees and they can be found in New England. The husks will be hairy and sticky. If you do have a butternut, that’s a real treat–the nuts are tasty.You live in a beautiful land!XO

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  6. I am just in awe of the beauty and delight of these photos. Heavenly! I want to come live with you for awhile and follow you around the island and see those beautiful sights. You are blessed to live in such beauty and to have a special friend who shares your love of it.Thanks for sharing such a lovely view of what God has made.Susan

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  7. Holy smoke!! You girls are quick commenters πŸ™‚ Glad you enjoy the pictures. The Island is covered with little country roads just like that one. They are so gorgeous – especially this time of year.

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  8. Kathie, this was lovely to read! What a joy to follow you around the island. And to catch a glimpse of you!You just might have a butternut tree at that farmhouse–they are more cold resistant than other walnut trees and they can be found in New England. The husks will be hairy and sticky. If you do have a butternut, that’s a real treat–the nuts are tasty.You live in a beautiful land!XO

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