Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Summer & Christmas

Summer is just like Christmas - slow coming, and over in a hurry. I’m sad to say good-bye to summer for all of the obvious reasons. Mostly, I feel like there is so much left undone when it comes to the kids; 8 year old Sam needs some bike rides, 5 year old Ben is near ready to learn to ride a ‘two-wheel’ bike, 11 year old Jon and 13 year old Chris need me to go ‘dirt jumping’ with them – head to the shale pit and build jumps and ramps. Most of all they need me around to affirm them. Kids, especially boys, need affirmation from their father as much as they need love and hugs from their mom. I’ve been on the edge of too busy all summer.

So, I’m sad to say good-bye to my favourite season but there is some good time left. September is probably my favourite month of the year – fresh breeze, turning leaves, cooler temps and a routine that comes with school. And, friends return from wherever they’ve been – cottage, holidays and so there’s a reunion of sorts.

Frankly, I haven’t really been to the beach since Mother’s Day. That’s not quite accurate – I did show ShoreTurtle and RedHead Fangirl how foggy and dark it can be at Hirtles Beach.

Carter’s Beach is one of the most amazing stretches of sand anywhere in Nova Scotia - this is about 40 minutes from my back door. Take a look at these pictures taken by my friend Janice. Wish I could plunk down and sleep on the sand for a week. Next summer, I will.


11 comments:

Trina said...

Ah, my favourite beach ~ and I haven't been there at all this year! But the water should be warming up a bit now, and things are starting to fall in to a bit more of a routine, so perhaps September will warrant an afternoon at Carter's. Thanks for the inspiration!

And as for the summer, I think everyone is really feeling it this year. It makes me want to just slow the heck down and savour things a bit more.

Backofpack said...

WOW! That's a beautiful spot. Hope you find some time to do all those wonderful things with your boys and just generally hang out with them. Remember, our time with them slides by so quickly...

robtherunner said...

I'm with you, Robb! It's hard to say goodbye to summer, but I love the fall as well and the new school year has to get underway at some point. That is an incredible looking beach!

Nikki said...

Wow! Looks like a place I'll have to put on my 'places to be/see' list! :O) I kinda feel robbed of summer this year. We had a few hot days, but they're far and few between and way too many cloudy days in between. Now the sky is wide open and blue, but the temps don't match...brrr...

JustRun said...

Beach pictures rule!

P.S. Summer is not over. Stop it.

ShoreTurtle said...

Our trip to hirtles beach was one of our favorite parts of our trip.

The car ride was noisy but the tour was awesome.

She Who Makes Waves said...

Your pictures make me home sick! I'm originally from New Glasgow now home is Calgary!

Anne said...

It sounds like the summer flew by because you packed so much into those months. The snow and the slush will be here before you know it. Enjoy "Indian summer" while you can.

Mike said...

Great pictures. I'm with you, plunk me down on the sand and I'm a happy man...

stepping over the junk said...

gorgeous. next summer, I need to take a trip!

stepping over the junk said...

gorgeous. next summer, I need to take a trip!

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