Saturday, December 29, 2012

#481: A year of Nantucket beaches

End of the year contemplative post.
Regrets, blessings, resolutions to do better.
How about some pretty pictures instead?
One per month, never before published:
January: Surfside Beach

February: Easy Street boat basin

March: Sphagnum Peat Moss in Squam Swamp
I know it's not the ocean but I was craving green
after a long grey winter.

April: Nantucket Sound from the ferry.

May: Sunset over Surfside

June: Straight Wharf in the fog

July: Water Tower beach
I know you can't see the water,
it's just over that dune,
but isn't this one plucky kid?

August: Grey skies at the Grey Lady fast ferry dock.

September: Tom Nevers, County Fair

October: Madaket Harbor
Opening Day, Family Scalloping

November: Nor'easter a week after Hurricane Sandy
Sandy didn't bother us a bit but
the nor'easter sent waves into the streets.
this is Broad Street, looking towards the harbor.

Sandy did give us some churning surf.
Standing in the wind, hearing the roar of the waves,
stung by sand, this verse comes to mind:

The seas have lifted up, Lord,
The seas have lifted up their voice;
The seas have lifted up their pounding waves.
Mightier than the thunder of the great waters,
Mightier than the breakers of the sea--
The Lord on high is mighty.

December: Easy Street boat basin
Mighty in love,
to come to us as a baby,
then to pour out His life
 so we might come to Him.
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