A Day in Newport

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The sun was shining, the cool breeze and a blue sky seemed to paint the promise for a glorious day. I was in the kitchen making lunches for my daughter Ashley and her friends. They were off to go fishing on the nearby lake. Canoe on top of my daughter's friends car and a cooler of good things to eat and drink they were off down the driveway.

My creationI went into the house, packed a lunch, grabbed my camera and headed off on an adventure. I decided to head for Newport, Rhode Island. I knew that I would be back in time for dinner if I hurried.

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Newport, Rhode Island is simply gorgeous in the summer. I get such a thrill when I drive over the bridge to Newport. When I got there it was early afternoon, and the lighting was spectacular. I had packed a lunch and my paint box in case I was inspired to paint. I painted a bit and then headed for the tip of Newport to take some photographs.


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In the distance I could see colorful sails and they were coming closer.


I waited patiently for them to come a bit closer,


while I just enjoyed this amazing day.



One by one, they passed by like a colorful parade.

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It was a feast of sailboats.

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I didn't know where to point my camera first...


It was such a magical day, I wished it could last forever.

Then as I watched the boats head for home, I knew that I better pack up my things and start for home myself.


Mr. Seagull said goodbye.

On the drive heading back along the shore,


I stopped by the side of the road to capture this sunset. The icing on the cake!!



Every time I get homesick for the tip of Long Island in New York, I remind myself what a quick drive it is to see the many beautiful places here in New England. So many places to see and enjoy.

The song for this post is Sailing.

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Susan said...

How beautiful! I loved the tour. I felt like I was there watching the water and boats with you!

. said...

Looks like it was a wonderful day.

Alison Gibbs said...

What a wonderful way to spend the day. Such fabulous photos.

Judy said...

Wish I could have shared the day with you. This working really gets in the way!

Beverly said...

Oh Karen, how absolutely splendid. It brings back days I spent at The Battery in Charleston. I would take my sketchbook to draw, enjoy the boats and smell the scents coming from the water.

Mary Isabella said...

Oh my gosh!!! I felt I was there with you and I wish that we were...Have a funtasic weekend...Mary

celestina marie said...

Hi Karen, I have really enjoyed carching up on your posts. Always lovely. Your day sailboat watching, is incredible. You really got some great pictures! What a blessings to be that close to the water and enjoy such an amazing site. Congrats on your new awards and the launch of your new portfolio. Everything is Brillante! Did your daughter and friends have a good time?
Have a great weekend.
hugs, Celestina
la rea rose


How very beautifully calm and relaxing!!! These are wonderful photos.. thanks for sharing!!!

Jeanne said...

Karen, the colored sailboats are amazing. I feel like I have been there. Perfectly beautiful and so is the music. Your photos captured the spirit of that beautiful day and evening.


Eleanor said...

What lovely pictures of the sailboats and the diamonds on the water. Thank you so much for the Award, dear friend. I picked it yesterday on my birthday! Thank you also for the birthday greetings. I am going to post something on that over the weekend. It is really nice knowing you even if it is only through blogland. Love Eleanor


Hello Karen,

What a lovely post, I love boats, fishing and water! And this song brought me so many memories...

~ Gabriela ~

Marina Capano said...

How beautiful! I loved the tour, I love boats and I love your patcwork witch pictures, so cute!!!

Rhondi said...

Dear Karen
What a beautiful day you had in RI. The photos are wonderful as usual and you made me feel like I was right there with you! I wonder what you painted? Maybe you'll show us.
Enjoy your Sunday.
Rhondi xo

Donna said...

What a lovely day you must have had in Newport, Karen! Beautiful photos!

When our daughter was going to art school in RI, my husband and I would drive up and we'd visit Newport. We took a boat ride too! What a fabulous place.