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Family

The Beach Playground

We are fortunate here in northern NY. I hear other places such as Novia Scotia have closed their beaches, but our beaches remain open. They are more crowded than usual, but people are doing a great job of keeping the minimum 6-foot distance. We take turns going through narrow passages on bridges and to parking […]

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thankful

Beach Accessibility

I love that our local beach invested in making it easier for people who can’t walk so easily in sand to be able to dip their toes in the water. There is also a spot for people in wheelchairs. I also love how it protects the dunes.

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Hikes with Family and Friends

Hikes are great. Friends are great. Family are great. Put them together? Perfection!

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winter

A Winter Walk From Dec 21

Who would have imagined this was Winter Solstice Day? It felt like spring. As we walked the dog, we saw a dandelion and a very aggressive little snake 🙂 It was so cute lunging at our toes as if it were a giant. Could you see it? Here’s a more defined image: Star loved her […]

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Nature winter

Preparing for Winter

This post is for my friends who live in warmer environments. The image featured is of something we see a lot here in the north. It’s usually metal rods along highways, but this particular picture is a bunch of wood posts at our local beach. Know what it is? It’s a row of markers along […]

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Family Nature Walk

Of Wind and Water

Disclaimer: You might want to mute the video before you start it — or perhaps, like me, you love the sound of wind (even if it’s slightly magnified by an iPhone microphone). The wind was so loud that day, Chris and I couldn’t hear each other talk as we walked into the wind. That was […]

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Beauty on the Beach

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Family Sunset

My Ears Still Have Sand in Them

Even after a shower. Is there any better example of a blessed life? The sand came on a gentle wind as I lay at the waters’ edge listening to a fabulous story (Hidden Figures) with the sounds of peaceful waves and seagulls in the background. (Note – picture from the other day — not today. […]