Sunday, August 16, 2015

To the Coast

On Saturday I rode with my niece to Winchester Bay. We tootled along in her pumpkin orange Jeep. I imagined myself as a geriatric Cinderella let out from The Farm For Fragile Fairy Tale Fading Females. It was a lovely day, a bit cloudy, a bit windy, and much cooler than what we have been experiencing here at home.
The bay was blessedly uncrowded and the waves amazingly busy and quite loud. Here is some of what I captured on my camera.

This guy, recognizing a Fading Female from the Farm, decided to do the cha cha just for me. He took it upon himself to brighten my escape.

We snacked on good cheese, hummus and carrots..hit the outhouse and headed back home after a long walk on the beach. Closer to home, this is what ended our day. This photo was taken by my niece as mine were just trash. The elk are protected here and certainly seem to know that, as this is not an uncommon sight. I did leave them a note of thanks and a reminder about how much we appreciate them not strolling through the nursery here at home.

I always enjoy spending time with my niece, it doesn't happen often, but when it does it's all good.

Today I declared it to be Slovenly Slothful Sunday and if it were a reality show, I definitely would not be kicked out. In fact, I think that I would win the contest. I have made the bed, prepared lunch, gone to town to get my husband a six pack of beer, and done an astounding two loads of wash. Well, I did empty the dishwasher and to my astonishment have posted another frivolous entry here.
Tomorrow's another day. Why do it today when you can do it tomorrow or even this coming Friday?

I want to thank each of you who have visited and left such lovely and encouraging comments for me. I do not take them lightly or for granted. You make my day.
Love, Ellen. 


Mrs. Micawber said...

A geriatric Cinderella - oh Ellen, your body may be aging but your soul and your wit are sharp and fresh!

Thank you for the lovely ocean photos. It's sweltering here right now and just to see the cool water made me feel a tiny bit less sticky.

SeƱor Cha Cha is very handsome, no? :)

Susan T said...

Dearest Ellen

I echo the above first line. I do so wish our lives were nearer geographically, but hey not all is lost, if I hadn't have started blogging I would have never met you at all. Now THAT would be a shame.XXX

Gorgeous photos I love the sea and those beaches look suitably empty.

driftwood said...

oh that ocean. so beautiful x

J & B said...

A wonderful way to enjoy a got day, a jeep a granddaughter and super scenery
such a pleasure to see the sea.

Grammy Braxton said...

Your posts always put a smile on my face. I love that you are a Geriatric Cinderella. I am so happy you were able to ride in your pumpkin coach to the sand castle of that beach. What lovely photos. The ocean looks so amazing. As are you, my friend.


Ginnie said...

I don't picture you as "fading", "fragile" or geriatric ... but definitely a Cinderella out for a great day and sharing it with us !