Monday, August 22, 2011

Marshes of NC

Marshes of NC by linfrye
Marshes of NC, a photo by linfrye on Flickr.

1/8 sheet
Arches 140#

After over ten years time, my husband and I finally returned to North Carolina beaches for a few days!!! I've been dreaming of dipping my toes in the great Atlantic ocean for months now, and this weekend, we finally made it!!

We stayed at a small bed and breakfast that so reminded me of home - it was a few miles from Beaufort, NC, and our room was like a small efficiency - kitchen, dining/living room, bedroom, bath ... quiet, cozy, comfortable!

We spent our days touring, once again, the towns of Beaufort and Swansboro, Cape Lookout, the plentiful marshes, and the ocean at Emerald Isle. We spent some time at the Art Gallery in Beaufort, met a photographer who told us the best places for photographs, found several incredible restaurants, and at one shop, even had the owner give us a renditon of Elvis! LOL All in all, just what the doctor ordered -- only wish the prescription was for a few more days! LOL The weather was wonderful, if a bit hot - but sunshiney with a terrific ocean breeze.

We got home to even more high temperatures and then a blessed thunderstorm and much needed rain. The figs on my trees are finally plumping and sweetening ....

It's back to work today with a desk filled with papers and a calendar of meetings and deadlines ...

Vacations just aren't long enough!!



Lorraine said...

Lovely painting Lin -- still looking toward fall?!

I'm so glad you and C had a chance to finally get to an ocean, even if it couldn't be the one in NY. Yes, vacations are always way too short but it sounds like you had a wonderful time.

Big hugs,

Joan said...

Love Beauford and love the painting! Glad you got a chance to get away.

Teri C said...

What a beautiful place. Sounds like a well-deserved vacation for you both.