Feb 16, 2010

A Valentine's Day Walk


 


It was a bright sunny day, a good day to walk off some of that cabin fever.  It was cold too with chilling winds.  We really needed to bundle up but it was very worth while just to get out and stretch.  I could feel myself loosening up during our hike through the Inlet Pond Preserve and along the Peconic Bay shoreline.  Nothing could be better than to come back home to share our table and cozy hearth with family.  One day soon we should see the first buds of Spring.


A distant flock of swans



A wave on the sound

 


Driftwood logs at rest




On an even keel



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35 comments:

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

I just found you through one of my MOST FAVORITE blogs..Erin at I Heart New England....and I can't hit the follow button fast enough..wow..everything I LOVE is here...your blog is beautiful,the photographs are stunning and.....You like to COOK....me too....

looking forward to more with you, Mark

Best,
kary

KaHolly said...

Looks like my kind of place!! Great photos today. Thanks! ~karen

Japa said...

Fantastic shots here. My first ever visit, and will come for more.

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

Wow, I can almost hear that wave. All of your photographs are wonderful, as always. I am watching for that first bud of spring which, to me, is a crocus. I think it might be some weeks, though, before they push their way through the snow.

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

No snow for you today?? It was snowing non-stop on the west end of Long Island. Or was this another day?
Either way, lovely pictures!

Cloudia said...

Great pics. That sailboat is amazing!


Aloha, Friend!


Comfort Spiral

Rajesh said...

Great shots. Nice place to relax.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great shots, especially the last.

Janice Kreider said...

Mark, Don't yearn too much for the first buds of spring; your snow photos would be too bad to miss. I especially liked the orchard shots.

Lara Neusiedler said...

wonderful places you have showed us!

Lily Hydrangea said...

I never knew boats could stand up like that!
I love your surf shot.

Regina said...

Awesome scenes!
Thanks for sharing.

Regards.

Protege said...

Incredibly beautiful. Nature at its best. The second picture reminds me of our ocean in the summer. Right now our sea is frozen solid and summer feels endlessly removed from our minds...
xo
Zuzana

The Weaver of Grass said...

Love that wave shot. Wonder how that boat keeps upright.

Paul Kreider said...

You might have noted that the cozy fire on the hearth following the "bundled up" walk outdoors was fueled with downed apple trees from the Wickham orchard. They made a nice flame color and long-lasting burn.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

...glad to see you at farmhouse, Mark and thanks for the kind words...

i'll be back soon...

best,
kary

Mark Kreider said...

Thank you all for so many very nice comments... they mean a lot to me!

Lawstude said...

your world is truly different from my world but both have mother nature's gift that we can treasure. thanks for sharing.

Kcalpesh said...

I am a beach lover, so no doubt... I'm going crazy over these photos that you've displayed in the post...

Pixellicious Photos

Stine in Ontario said...

It really was a lovely day for a walk! AND to take photos!

Bill S. said...

Great photos of a beautiful day. What a way to spend Valentine's Day.

Sylvia K said...

What fantastic captures, Mark!! And definitely a terrific way to spend Valentine's Day. I love the water and the sand on the beach. It's what I love about Seattle! Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Photo Cache said...

Beautiful sights. The first image fooled me as a summer scene.


Stay warm.

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Lorac said...

That boat sitting on it's keel is really something. I so enjoy the many colours water can give. The pictures in your last post a wonderful too!

J Bar said...

Lovely.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Tricia said...

Looks like a wonderful place to stroll along.
Will spring ever return? I'm starting to have doubts! heheheee

Tarun Mitra said...

amazing photos Mark...especially the waves and driftwood logs...

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

A great set of shots. I especially like the snowy beach photo. Obviously one needs to be well wrapped up for such a walk.

Judy Davis said...

Dear Mark, I really enjoy all of your photos! We had a lot of snow here too but today just has a "hint" of spring about it. We feed the birds and they chirp so joyfully!
Keep up the Kreider good work! Judy Davis,
Fort Wayne, IN

Roger Owen Green said...

Hi. Nice images.

I see you signed up in the ABC Wednesday site, and that's great. I'm on the team. It'd help our group if, in the article (or title) you're submitting, you noted the theme and how you fulfilled it (E is for Even Keel?). Also, if you would, please give us a shout-out.

Thank you.

Paula Scott said...

I know this may sound strange, but I've never seen snow on the beach in real life. Nice series of shots!

Andy said...

Nice photos! Looks like you are in a good area to get many more. Keep up the good work.

Japa said...

These are stunning spread of photos. My first visit here and will be checking for more.

BTW, am dropping by as part of my follower appreciation day. Many thanks.

Lily Robinson said...

How in the world did the sail boat get that way? Doesn't seem good for the hull... but interesting for a camera bug!

matthew houskeeper said...

The sailboat picture is sad but funny.