Mar 13, 2010

First Picnic of the Year

We stopped at a Sound Beach in East Marion.  The sky was so clear and blue.  The sun seemed to pick out every pebble and stone and gave each one it's own place.  Across the road on Oyster Ponds the little boat house and crab shack seemed to have settled more than we'd remembered while on the calm Sound gulls gathered by the dozens in a Saturday flotilla.  Before long an SUV pulled up near us.  A mother and her five kids got out, opened up the back and pulled out everything they'd need for a picnic on the beach.  It was still cold, in the very low 40s and there was some wind to add to the chill but none of that dampened their spirits.  The picnic basket was opened and they got right to it hunkered down in a bit of low place.  Soon done they chased each other around laughing for a few minutes then loaded it back in and were gone just like that.  What a wonderful way for them to make a memory of March 6, 2010.









9 comments:

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

A friend and her family had a picnic in their yard a few days after this woman and her children had their picnic. The pictures I saw of my friend's picnic were funny. They were sitting at a picnic table, with snow piles scattered here and there. They had a good time, and it would be a memorable way to remember March 2010.

Your photographs are gorgeous .. the colors are so vivid. I can feel spring in the air; can't you?

Mike said...

The colours are just amazing :)

J. Evan Kreider said...

With oranges and browns like these, who needs spring? I admire the clarity of your work.

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

It seems as though everyone is anxious for Spring! Including myself :)

Cloudia said...

Waikiki beach sighs in sisterly admiration...



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Lily Hydrangea said...

now that is a smart Mom!
Beautiful pictures.

Gemel said...

Looked like a fun time, it has tempted me to have a picnic too now the weather is cooling down some...

matthew houskeeper said...

Hope you can enjoy the weather this weekend. It is expected to cool off during the week

Sylvia K said...

What fun! Thanks for sharing that, Mark! And your photos are gorgeous! Fantastic colors, the water, the sky -- breathtaking!! I kind of had a picnic today -- I had my lunch sandwich on the deck and enjoyed the sunshine and beautiful skies! Great way to start the week! And I hope you have a great one!

Sylvia