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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Welcome to the Beach House! Step Outside. . . .

Daughter Anne is settled into her apartment, near the campus.
More pictures after we bring a second dresser on Saturday!


It's Wednesday, and Susan at A Southern Daydreamer is hosting the wildly popular and fun Outdoor Wednesday blog party. Visit her here!

Over at The Shabby Chic Cottage, Gina is hosting a neat Beach Party theme for today. Check out the other Beachy posts here!


Since That Old House is a confirmed landlubber, I'm snatching a few pictures from earlier this summer, taken out at our family's beach house on the North Fork of eastern Long Island. Some are from a day trip with Howard, others are from an overnight trip with my daughter Alida, before she returned to California.


So, join me for a little beach party out on the beautiful East End. . . .


We'll open some wine.
For our dinner the night we spent out there, Alida and I had wine, and fresh peach pie.
I am pretty sure that covers all the food groups, doesn't it?

Take your glass out on the deck, or to the bench at the water's edge, or out on the dock. Enjoy the views!

I love how the old line looks against the cleat.

All quiet on the cove. Where are the neighbors?

Quiet is good.

Walk out on the dock, then turn around; is anyone beckoning from either deck of the house?

In my mind's eye, I see my mom waving us in from the boat, or from a swim.
For a small woman, she did a mighty fine windmill imitation when she wanted our attention.

From the second floor deck, you can see clear across Peconic Bay to Bridgehampton.
Well, you can when it's clear, and if you use a telephoto lens!

Later on, we'll take a drive, and watch the sun set over Long Island Sound, on the other side of the Fork. You can see Connecticut along the horizon, at least when you are there in person. Sunsets are spectacular over the Sound.

(That's a public beach. Note the crowds.)

I hope you enjoyed your visit to our Beach House. I hope we get out there for real very soon.
Luckily, Fall is the best season! -- Cass


  1. Gorgeous views of the bay and yes, quiet is nice for a change.

    You certainly did have all the 'important' food groups covered -LOL!


  2. Vino Verde? Green wine? Okay. I'd try it. Now champagne and peaches are a match made in heaven.
    What a beautiful place you have there. The view is so spectacular. I bet there is a lot to see all the time.

  3. A wonderful place to spend time, I am sure. And so full of memories for you.

    I love the photos with the rope against the blue sky.

    Becky K.

  4. Beautiful. I'm not sure if it is a good thing that I found you...makes me a little "home sick". Brings back memories of being a child there. Ah, heck, thanks for the memories!

  5. What a pretty place - thanks for the tour.

  6. Oh what a peaceful getaway! especially without all the crowds!

    Great memories you've shared...we do the windmill wave to our 3 kids whenever they drive away back to college...seriously, we wave huge circles til they can't see us any longer ;o)

    Love your Beach Party...
    Blesssings & Aloha!

  7. You forgot to include bread in your food groups:-). Your pictures are fantastic. There is something so calming about water. Thanks for sharing these with us. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

  8. What a gorgeous spot. I would love all the beautiful peace and quite and just being able to sit and enjoy the views. Gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

  9. Such beautiful pictures! It looks like a lovely place to spend a bit of summer.

  10. What relaxing beautiful pics. TY for sharing. TTFN ~Marydon

  11. Hi Cass. Lovely views! Just gorgeous!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)
    P.S. Is it just me or is your print so small I can't read it! :(

  12. Cass your beachy post is so inviting. I grew up in Miami and the beach was a major part of our life. Your photos are beautiful. I have never been to that part of NY. Someday maybe.


  13. Ahhhh, I needed some time by the water...thanks for the wonderful photos :) Made me feel like I was getting away!

  14. That is shame you didn't get to enjoy that beautiful spot..
    But yes, Fall is gorgeous here....
    Can't wait to hit all your Farm Stands..and Home Goods of course!
    Haven't seen you lately!
    I know you've been too..the kids were out for a week..took the little ones clamming..what fun..I think that was last week's OW! Time flies..

  15. Oh, I truly enjoyed it! I'm not apt to see anything like that here in Texas. Beautiful photos! I loved that little house with the screened-in front porch. How I'd love to live there. The water is just gloriously blue!

  16. Hello there Cass - love all the gorgeous photos! Beautiful view. Thank you for sharing!


  17. That is so beautiful! I just read your comment you left...I hope you feel better tomorrow too. I know I'm going to be a basket-case when my daughter leaves the nest! I cry when I just think about it and she's only 16!!!

  18. What a restful place... make it rum & peach pie & I'm in :-)

    Pleasant day,

  19. What beautiful views -- how lucky you are to have a house on a beach -- beaches are rare on the prairie!

    I do leave my concrete planters out year round -- two of them were put there when the house was built (1920)and they're fine . . . . the freezing and thawing doesn't seem to affect the concrete (think streets) --


  20. What a great view. The photos were all so beautiful. I bet it is a very peaceful retreat. I love the photo with the bell, it has a lot of character.
    Happy OW!

  21. What a peaceful and pretty place. It just looks like a great place to unwind. Hope you get to go soon. laurie

  22. I love this post!! Absolutely beautiful!!

  23. I love the beach. Wonderful pictures. Thanks for sharing.


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