Thursday, January 13, 2011

Magical Moment 343, "Beach Day, Winter Style"

My husband, a U.S. National Park Ranger, had to qualify with his weapon and take his physical fitness test today. And since the day was free for me, I decided to drive down to Sandy Hook National Park with him and occupy myself for a few hours while he conducted business. It turned out to be a beautiful day... (click to enlarge photos if you wish)

I was stunned to see the sandy beach sandwiched between snow and ocean.

Joy was so happy to bark at the waves, she flew a little.

It was such a clear day, that even the moon decided to make an appearance, just over the lighthouse.

We trudged through the wild snowy trails. Joy, my ever loyal dog, plowed a path for me.

Most importantly, Eddie qualified with flying colors.

And then our trio flew home. Past the flying geese.


Mary M. Valencia said...

How absolutely lovely! Awesome scenery! Nothing like that in Good Ole Nebraska U! Enjoyed #343!!

Hilary said...

Sounds and looks like a perfect day. Joy is adorable. And congrats to Eddie!

The word verification is "hillyho" It seems to work with that image of flying Joy. :)

Paul C said...

Beautiful day depicted here. Your dog looks so excited. The post lives up once again to those magical moments of every day. Thanks.

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Grandma, Glad you enjoyed it. So many beautiful things to see out here. You'd love it. :)

HIlary, it was one of those days where everywhere you look makes a pretty picture. :) Have a great weekend!

Paul, Joy gets overly excited quite often. :) I'm so glad you enjoyed the post and others as well! Take care.

Robin Malherbe said...

Beautiful images and writing. Thanks for sharing.