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Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Cavendish Beach

It was hot, 28 degrees Celsius without much wind. As the four of us approached the beach, we noticed the sands had shifted from the dunes onto the steps to the beach. 


 


My brother, Frank and his wife, Michele joined my husband and me for a walk that day. None had been to Cavendish Beach before.


 


The sand was soft and fine; it felt like silk under foot as we walked to the end of the beach. There were people on the beach, more than we are accustomed to this time of year.


 


People were enjoying the sun and sand except for three young people who sat on the sand-covered steps using their cell phones. A beautiful day and a silky, sandy beach could not draw these young people away from their phones! Were they texting each other?


 


On our way to the car, we walked through the new tree green of spring 


 


and passed a friend along the way.


 


 A picnic under the trees was in order.


 


A large patch of forget-me-nots along the path was in contrast to the dandelion flowers which were everywhere. 


 


This photo, captured by my husband, was our favourite of the day.


 


As we approached the car, a pair of geese watched us warily, but didn't move away which was peculiar. They must be accustomed to people in the area. We see geese in profile and never this close.


 


As we drove away, they continued to watch us from a stand of last year's Queen Ann's lace. We wondered if people are feeding them. We never would but will return to see the goslings.



28 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos! Especially the one your husband captured and also the forget-me-nots. Also the "picnic under the trees" photo. Looks like you had a very good walk. Andrea

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    1. It was a spring beauty of a walk, Andrea.

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  2. What a lovely walk Marie.. along the beach and through the spring green trees! Spotting the cute wee squirrel and curious geese was a bonus, then topped off with a picnic! Sounds like the perfect outing to me ☺

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  3. Nice photos! We are absolutely overrun with dandelions out here this year!

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    1. It is the same here, Debra. The bees are happy though.

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  4. I don't understand the light rectangle in the favorite picture. What am i looking at? Otherwise I sure enjoyed them all. :-)

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    1. Jan, we had to study that photo to understand it. The rectangle looks like a mirror reflecting the road. But, the overhang of trees over the trail created the shadow. The trail and grass in the background is edged with trees that look dark which gives an unusual look to the grass and trail.

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  5. Blog reading is fun as the seasons unfold several times over.

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  6. I so appreciate your outdoor photos.

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  7. A phone or the beauty you shared with be no contest for me.
    Glorious, life-affirming beauty.
    Thank you.

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  8. A lovely walk with interesting things to see. A fantastic day to be out and have a picnic. Sounds great Marie!

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  9. The views are lovely! Such a nice place for a picnic and the forget me nots are so pretty.

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    1. The forget-me-nots were a lovely surprise, Mildred.

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  10. It looks delightful on the whole but too bad for the teenagers who seem to have missed it.

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    1. It is sad that the youth missed the beautiful day and that great beach, AC.

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  11. The nature in your pictures made me smile. Maybe the geese were guarding a nearby nest.

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    1. There ia a nest somewhere around that pond, Ratty.

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  12. Today's children live in another "world," Marie, don't they! What can we do, I wonder, to bring them back to the NOW...to the beauty of what's in front of them. So glad that at least YOU and your family enjoyed the day. These are the memories that last.

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    1. We had a great day, Ginnie. I worry that we are raising a generation of cell phone users who are oblivious to all else.

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  13. We'll always remember the beaches of PEI!

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