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Summer, come and gone like the warm wind blowing across the beach.  I have barely had time to edited my summer photo' Friday's are my big days for editing and posting " just happened that way...but it works for before I emerged fully into fall shooting and sharing...I just want to give you one more glimpse at the best summer yet...perfect weather, lake house, beach house, great food and my wonderful family...time spent and time remembered...I hope your summer was a memory keeper also..
Sunrise over Gooserocks Beach..Kennebunkport Maine...
Sandpiper...hoping for a good breakfast.

Jaxson was my early morning buddy... He goes along on his own...doing his own dance..

The house is still quiet but slowly the smell of coffee, dogs paws, along with toes toes, join us in the sand. never know when you'll need it...just part of the ocean view.

No schedule, no rules, just the beach and thoughts of sand castles..breakfast...maybe later.

Family, the entire family. We all share a love of the ocean and all that the ocean is not often that we get to play together as a family, relax and just enjoy the finest moments of summer...My Son Chris...

The perfect summer entertainment...enjoyed with a slice of sky and sea and wee voices...


 I could listen to him giggle all belong at the gives them such freedom to be themselves and to create, imagine and rest...also to investigate and run with the tide.


So as this  summer comes to an end...I take time to get quiet, by myself and reflect on the many gifts of this family vacation and the sea...I see Jaxson here and I think about him looking out to the horizon and hoping these moments in the Summer Wind will stir memories for him and Liam in future years. From a simple grain of sand, to a soft gentle breeze or perhaps the smell of salt from the rolling sea.  Add in  early morning walks, gathering shells and resting in the sun, bike rides and conversation of great importance (to little boys), I hope they will remember and grow to  love the good times we a Family by the Sea. 

"Summer Wind"

The summer wind, came blowin' in from across the sea
It lingered there to touch your hair and walk with me
All summer long we sang a song and then we strolled that golden sand
Two sweethearts and the summer wind

Like painted kites, those days and nights, they went flyin' by
The world was new beneath a blue umbrella sky
Then softer than a piper man one day it called to you
I lost you, I lost you to the summer wind.
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Reader Comments (11)

Such beautiful memories and visions, Cheryl. Wonderful family times

September 26, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPeg Rogers

Oh my, like a beautiful summer dream! You have certainly captured the essence of summer at the shore with these gorgeous light filled images! Many wonderful family memories to treasure! And how cute is that little Jaxson!!

September 26, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

Looks like the absolute perfect place.

September 26, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Oh would I love to be there!! I love Frank's song "the summer wind". What a lovely post and photos Cheryl! Memories at their best!!

September 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBeverly

Really loved this Cheryl. Beautiful beach images and family time.

September 27, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterdiana foster

What impresses me most about your summer images - the way you seek the light. Every picture has depth and shadows as well as light - as though an open invitation to linger in summer for just a while longer. Beautiful work! I also really enjoyed reading your philosophy of life on your home page - so sincere and welcoming. So happy to learn and love photography along with you!

September 30, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

Oh my gosh Cheryl what fantastic pics! Love love love the house! What wonderful memories you will be creating for your grandsons!

September 30, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLiz Thomas

Thanks for sharing your special summer with us, may there be many more! xo

October 1, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterH.S

Just called Richard at work to tell him my bags are repacked! It's so special for me to see your photos here of a place we both share and love but at different times! Fun seeing your beach chairs and the umbrella in the stand on the sand! I kept staring at that metal object, wondering what it was for! We shared similar scenes, but definitely different experiences! Isn't that the best? You have definitely caught the light in so many ways . . . metaphorically too! Such JOY here, Cheryl. I keep thinking what it would be like to have our granddaughters for a visit! The experience would be so different! Thanks again for all you share. I do live my life twice at Goose Rocks through your posts! Big *muahs* to all!

October 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAntoinette

Thank you all for stopping by for a last bit of summer love...I was out today with Canon and we are now starting to see some vibrant color trying to squeeze through the we move on, just like the seasons...your comments inspire me to keep looking for the light and the love...happy AUTUMN

October 3, 2014 | Registered CommenterCheryl Crotty

This post is a joy to behold and to ponder...What beautiful memories you all create together. And you are such an adept photographer to capture them so brilliantly.

October 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSherry

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