Sunday, August 31, 2014

The Giant Puddle at the Beach

The Last Day of August. Sob. Where has this all-too-short summer gone? (Though September  beach days can be extra sweet).

Robert Moses, our favorite beach, had pretty wild surf last week, so it's fortunate that there is a super-giant puddle for the small fry to play in.

In Henry's case, leap in

and lie there luxuriating in the tepid water

a very happy starfish indeed.

There are shells in the puddle too.

and castles to build.

Ice cream is used as a bribe to encourage young people to leave the delights of the sea shore. It gets very melty and drippy.

All too soon the sundresses will be put away for the winter.


  1. I am with you, I want this glorious summer to be my everyday reality! The spiders are telling us that there will be a harsh winter this yea. I am angry with the messengers for that bit of news.

  2. Goodness Henry is getting so tall !
    Such lovely children.
    Wonderful photos with perfect captions.
    Summer is still going strong here and we had a great monsoon summer filled with much needed rain !

    cheers, parsnip

  3. Oh Elizabeth, these pictures are so much fun to see.

    Henry is a natural born water bow...he really knows how much fun splashing can be.

    Gretchen's curls peeking out from under that sun hat are gorgeous. Her lovely sundress suits her beauty so very well.

    Thank you Robert Moses.

    Happy September to you and yours. xo

  4. Your photos made me smile!! The look on your grandson's face while laying in the puddle is priceless!! Definitely worthy of a frame!! Have a beautiful day. xo

    ~ Wendy

  5. Henry is fast growing up. Beautiful skies, beaches and city in catching up with you.


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