Monday, January 4, 2016

Weekend Wonders!

With the holidays and getting things done around the house, the week flew by, so I decided we needed to get out and enjoy the last weekend. It was a bit cold but the weather was beautiful and the skies clear, so a perfect weekend for enjoying some sunsets.

Saturday we went to Beavertail Lighthouse and watched the sunset from the cliffs. There were clouds on the horizon so we were treated with a show of colors as the sun went down between the clouds. A wonderful way to end the first day of the new year.

Sunday we went to church and I had forgotten that they were having a concert after service. We stayed and enjoyed beautiful Christmas music from the adult and youth choir. I started getting too sore to sit any longer so we missed seeing the children in a reenactment of the nativity, so I stole a photo from our church page.  A wonderful way to end the Christmas season.

We decided to do some shopping at the south end of the state and I realized we were only a half hour from sunset, so we went to Watch Hill and watch a spectacular sunset from the dunes. It was definitely cold, but well worth a few frozen fingers.

Walking to the top of the dune, the sun beaming down on the landscape.

The sun just as it hit the horizon. No clouds in the sky, the sun looked huge over the water.

The sun appeared to be sinking into the sea and it cast a beautiful glow across the ocean. The land in the distance is Fisher's Island, New York. This is an area that you can see all three states and cross the line if you are in a boat.

Even as the sun disappeared it cast a beautiful glow across the sky. This is a wonderful place to watch the sunset, though you have to hike through the sand to get to the dunes.

Our shopping trip was a bust for items I was looking for, but I did find some fun christmas items on sale. I found feather wings that are ornaments, but I will use them on pieces I made. Another item I loved was this angel, she changes colors with optical lights, hard to catch the true lights with a camera but this gives you an idea of how it looks. This will be perfect to put with Dani's tree next year. I hope everyone had a good weekend and now I plan on getting back to creating again, so hopefully there will be new quilts and punch needle patterns in the coming month.


Sandi said...

I love the look of the dune fences, something you don't really see on the west coast. Your sunset pictures are lovely Debbie.

I would have been tempted by that angel, she looks lovely.

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Beautiful pictures always love seeing your pictures of the dunes and all your adventures!

annie said...

Those are just beautiful photos.
I have not seen an angel like that it is just lovely.

cucki said...

So beautiful x

acorn hollow said...

such beautiful sunsets. I watch the sunrise each morning I get up for work and it is a good start to the day. I am looking forward to seeing your creations for the new year.

Kate said...

Beautiful photos, Debbie!!
Nice to see pix of your corner of the world.

Quilt Inspiration said...

Hi Debbie, Happy New Year to you and your family ! Your photos of the sunset are gorgeous and a lovely way to symbolize the passing of the old year and the dawning of the new year. We always enjoy seeing your beautiful photos.
Many congratulations on the upcoming arrival of a new life in your family this year ! That is wonderful news. Blessings to you always, from Marina and Daryl

Rugs and Pugs said...

Beautiful sunset pictures!
Hugs :)

Anna said...

I really miss those holiday kid events. They are so adorable! your photos never cease to inspire a mood :)

Monique said...

Wonderful sunset!
Hugs and happy new year!

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

Love these beach scenes especially the one with the pathway between the fences. I have a thing for pathways.