Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday


Every Wednesday Susan from A Southern Daydreamer hosts Outdoor Wednesday. An opportunity to visit the outdoors in other parts of the globe without making reservations. Just stop by Susan's place and visit all the outdoor places.I recently took a drive to Newport, Rhode Island. The day was beautiful, but not nearly as beautiful as the day I took these photos a while back.


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A Day in Newport, originally uploaded by bluebirdsandteapots.

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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.

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I waited patiently for them to come a bit closer,


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while I just enjoyed this amazing day.

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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...

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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.

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Mr. Seagull said goodbye.



On the drive heading back along the shore,

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

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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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15 comments:

Charlene said...

Karen, this was breathe taking!!!! I posted a sailboat at sunset on the Pacific & you posted daytime on the Atlantic. Marvelous! I wish it was as easy for me to get to the beach as it is for you!!!! Mine takes airplane rides, time & lts of $$$$$. But, the beach/waves soothe my soul & make my heart so very happy. Thanks for sharing!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning dear friend! Your posts are always so positive, bright and happy! You send me fond memories of my stay in New England; I will never forget a trip to Rhode Island many years ago. My husband made a mistake and got on that loooooong bridge to who knows where and then made a sharp u-turn that scared the pants off of me and our guests in the back seat! What a wild driver he is....have another wonderful day of exploring and making the world a more beautiful place with your love! Anita

Riet said...

These pictures are fantastic. I love all the coloured sails.
hve a nice day

Blondie's Journal said...

Your photos are fabulous!! I felt like a was there with you. How colorful those sails are!! I am so happy that you had a wonderful day!

When will we see what you painted??

xoxo
Jane

Sarah said...

Your photos are awe inspiring! I have a good friend that lives in RI, so I've been fortunate to visit Newport on several occasions. The area is so beautiful.

Also had a sailboat years ago, so seeing the photos of the colorful sails billowing in the wind brought back a flood of wonderful memories. Thank you for sharing!

Happy Wednesday. Hope you stop by my place for a visit.
~ Hyacinth @ hyacinthforthesoul.blogspot.com

LiLi M. said...

Those colors! I could watch these colored sails over and over again. And yes the sunset was the icing on the cake, thanks for another beautiful post. Have a lovely day.

Cal said...

Beautiful beautiful pics. The colours and the tranquility suggested by the boats silently blowing along. What a great tour. Do we get to see your artwork ;> x

claudie said...

Hi Karen
I felt like I was right with you, right beside you sitting there watching the magnificent colors passing by.
My sister used to live in Long Island. We would go to the beach in the Hamptons. Your State looks just as pretty.
Thanks for the great pictures.
Happy OW
Love Claudie from Canada
xo

Mary said...

I love everyone of those beautiful pictures you chose to share with us today. I must have been a beach bum in another life because I can channel those shots. Thanks for sharing them with us. I hope you have a wonderful day.

SharDon Exclusives said...

I love coming to see your posts! Your pictures and thoughts are amazing, just like you...tks for the refreshing outing. We all enjoyed it too.
Sharon

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

What a beautiful day! and the colors are so vivid and bright. I have never been to long Island, one day I hope to visit. I really enjoyed your post.
Take care,
Elizabeth

Gabriela said...

Hello Karen,

These photos are awesome!



~ Gabriela ~

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

You never fail to bolster me up and inspire.

This was stunning.

Your music in the background is always the icing on the cake!!

simply adore you... and your brilliance.

If you get a minute, I would love you to stop by...

TTFN~~ Claudia ♥ ♥

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

OMG Karen! How Gorgeous, and I love the way you think. What beautiful pictures those sailboats make! Are you going to paint them? They all look so colorful and peaceful. And that sunset is gorgeous. laurie

Pearl Maple said...

Beautiful post. I have surfed and sailed in that region, the photos you are sharing are lovely.

Followed a link for your blog space and really enjoyed reading all your creative posts.