Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Magical Moment 572, "Water"


Much of New York and New Jersey is under water. Yet somehow we managed to drive an hour south to shore to experience water that's enjoyable and still in its' rightful place. We were not allowed to swim, only wade knee deep. The only ones allowed in the water were lifeguards and surfers.

These twin girls with matching fedoras were mesmerized by each wave that crashed in front of them.

Nothing much changed for the seagulls. They still covered the beach like they own it.

And scavenged for left behind food. This one found an entire unopened package of peanut butter crackers.

The strong waves must have been ideal for surfing.

It was nice to enjoy this water for an afternoon, rather driving a car through it, hoping you'll make it. Or passing a neighborhood of houses under water. Thinking of all those affected by the flooding today, and hoping the recovery is swift.

10 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i liked that: 'still in its rightful place' :)

Steve Gravano said...

Yes it's nice to see water being "nice." I too hope everyone can get back to normal soon, especially those folks in Vermont with the overflowing rivers and washed out bridges and roads.

Hilary said...

I love that first photo.. you can feel the joy oozing from those wee bodies. The damage done is certainly upsetting but I'm so relived that it wasn't much worse.

Dawn said...

Love their sweet hats!
Glad this body of water is right where it belongs...

Linda said...

These are beautiful pictures, Elizabeth. Loved the twins in their fedoras. Wonder how long those hats stayed in their "rightful place." :)

roobo69 said...

I hear you. Beautiful photos.

Unknown Mami said...

That is by far a better way to enjoy the water than with flooding.

Deborah said...

Beautiful pictures, and yes, it is so nice to see water in the right place.

laughwithusblog said...

I wish I were there right now!

ds said...

Those girls in their matching hats are priceless!
It is going to take a long time for some of the floodwaters to recede...