Monday, January 9, 2012

A Beautiful Saturday Afternoon

Saturday was a glorious day. The temperature was in the high 50's. It was sunny & warm, with the mildest of  winds. One simply cannot pass up a day like that in January, here in New England.  I certainly did not want to. I took my camera & headed over to Nut Island  to take a walk.

Although, not actually an island, Nut Island is surrounded by water & spectacular views. Even with these views, often as not, my attention was caught by the odd detail.

Like this stairway to nowhere for example,

or this old house with broken window pains, looking mournfully out to sea.

The afternoon light was stunning & I had to pinch myself, that this really was a day in January.

I fell in love with this old red barn.

As well as, I did the sturdy but time worn garage, handcrafted from beach stones, collected just steps away.

These old buildings were all the more beautiful with the sweeping water views behind them.

Further along, I came upon someones odd collection of lawn furniture, poised to take in the Boston skyline, in the distance.

The afternoon light was fading & evening approaching. It was time to head home, after a beautiful Saturday walk.

I hope you had a glorious weekend too!


  1. Spectacular views. It was a nice weekend around here too! We enjoyed the warmer temperatures!
    Unfortunately for us, the trip involved furniture shopping.. Not my favorite activity :)
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful weekend views!

  2. What wonderful pictures! I like these old building! It's spring in your area, the light is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing :)

  3. What absolutely gorgeous photos of a beautiful day- you have certainly captured the beauty of it all.

  4. Wow, that is definitely a beautiful walk. And I know how unusual that weather is in your part of the country!!

  5. We had a gorgeous day too. The light in your photos is great.

  6. Hi,Sally.
    Looks like an absolutely glorious place to walk, Sally. Those buildings are so lovely. Here in Japan, we have mild weather though it is a little bit chilly today.


  7. Thanks everyone, yes, it was a little like spring for a day, but we are back to winter now with a dusting of snow this morning. I am glad I took advantage of that lovely afternoon & I am glad that all of you had lovely days too!

  8. Thank you so much for your comment :)
    I love your photos as well, the red house is amazing!

  9. your pictures are amazing... what a day !

  10. Gorgeous pics and the light is so spectacular this time of year!

  11. Hi Sally, wish you all the best for 2012 and like to thank you for your nice wishes!
    Your photos are so beautiful, this fantastic light, the sea - wow, I'm getting a littlebit jealous. ;) Barbara

  12. fell in love with that barn too...
    thank you for dropping a line!

  13. Nut Island............ great name is it anything like the island in DIARY by Chuck Palahniuk? ;))

  14. what a wonderful place for a walk....the red barn is FABULOUS!

  15. Thanks again, all.

    I know, Peter.... Nut Island, pretty funny name right....I did not know the book, but checked it out online .... that is quite the complicated plot...

  16. It was one of those books that gripped you, I couldn't put it down till it was finished :)