Wednesday, December 23, 2009

this time of year.

to the beach

from the stairs

on the beach in the blizzard

my plans to show you my wrap up of the art fair season will have to wait. i've learned that it's okay for plans to change and things to wait. it will happen, just not as planned. it's not often that i share such things here, but last week we had an unexpected and very sad death in my family. this time of year is no time of year for such things of course, but no matter when these things happen it never seems right or fair or okay. just sad. so we've been away, off on the Cape as a family, gathering together AND having quite the adventure in a blizzard that decided to come on up and join us. it's rare that there is ever this much snow (20+ inches) down there by the sea, but it called us to go on out and explore. so we did. (also because we couldn't see out the windows because everything was plastered in white!) so off we went, my sister, my mom, my husband and i...all bundled up, down the street... down to the beach. our beach. it was quite a site. (more pictures here) a winter wonderland, salt water and all.

i'll be back soon. it's time to catch up on the holidays before they get ahead of me... off to finally wrap up the presents.

12 comments:

  1. so sorry to hear about your family. i'm glad that you were still able to enjoy the snow.. thanks for sharing the lovely pics and i hope we can catch up soon. xoxo

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  2. Hi Sarah-
    The pictures of "our beach" are just amazing! This never happens on the Cape!

    I am sharing this with the Cinn. dancers, who are 1/2 right here!!!

    Hope all is well, all of you are in our thoughts.

    Love, Liz & Andrew

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  3. I'm sorry for your family loss.
    The pictures show the weather well, and a cute family also! wishing you the best..and a peaceful holiday.

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  4. So sorry for your loss Sarah. I'll keep you in my thoughts.

    We seem to have caught your snowstorm here in Oklahoma today - 10 inches and it's still going strong! We're not at all used to it here in the southwest, but it sure is pretty. I'll have to see if I have any clothes warm enough to venture out for pictures.

    Blessings,
    Kelley

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  5. I too am so sorry for your loss. Thanks for sharing your snowy day - it looks lovely (as long as you have power and don't have to drive anywhere!) I LOVE the silence in a place filled with new fallen snow.

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  6. Such beautiful photographs,
    and magical light

    and I am so sorry for the unexpected loss in your family. I am thinking of you
    and
    selfishly
    looking forward to seeing you soon.
    xoxo
    kate

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  7. I'm so sorry for your family's loss, Sarah. May you find peace and hope in the New Year...xoxo

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  8. Am sorry to hear of you loss, anytime is a sad time but you are right Christmas just makes it sadder somehow.

    Love the photos... at first I thought they were in black and white but now I am not so sure?

    Katherine
    x

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  9. Hi Sarah- Sorry to hear of your loss. I send you huge hugs!
    Be well my dear and Happy New Year.
    Smiles, Hugs and Love~ Jill from N.H. : )

    nalettejm@yahoo.com

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  10. I am sorry for your family's loss Sarah. It sounds like your family knows how to make the best of unexpected circumstances. Beautiful photos. I hope your new year is filled with happier unexpectedness.

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  11. So sorry about your news...best to you. When I lived in MA I used to visit the Cape often and it's a wonderful place. I can imagine it was quiet and calm with all the snow around. I think the winter snow helps us appreciate the warm soon to come.

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  12. lovely you got to enjoy the crazy snowstorms here by the sea -- it's crazy the tiny gifts that appear in the midst of sad, tremendous and unexpected loss -- heal well...

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