Colorful Cape May

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Pallets of colors:

Painted in a spectrum of colors on houses

Patterned on fences

Highlighted on eaves and lattice

Punched on porches

Dappled on store fronts

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Long empty beaches speckled with only a few vacationers also has its share of color.

Here and there among the warm sand and breaking s

urf  the unexpected colors of:

  pink star-topped umbrellas

smooth orange rocks gathered in my scarf

 russet colored oak leaves and green sea glass

and stained rimmed sea posts in iridescent green.


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Being in Cape May equals:

never attempting to even pick up the room we are staying in

reading on the beach

collecting stones and shells {every year I chose a color  to scan for as we walk the beach…this year's model was orange in honor of October}

finding new cafes and restaurants to spend way to much money and have leisurely conversations at


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After a cloudy cool Saturday the setting sun streaked out of dark stubborn clouds that kept us in jeans and long sleeves all day as we shopped and ate like tourists, Mr.MS says:

"For one day a year we have a pocketful of cash to spend on ourselves…then tomorrow comes"

I felt like I was receiving a gift from the sky as we picked our way, shoe-less, toward the shore and the poking sun rays turned into a glorious sunset.  I have never seen orange turn to red turn to pink turn to dark purple turn to gray-blue so quickly, so beautiful.

Everyone on the beach and promenade turned photographer.


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"i love this guy"


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AND

 "why in the sam hell did no one tell me i had that many laugh lines"

 

Heres to marriage time outs

spending way too much money on eating out and alcohol

and sand in the toes


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Cheers




 

 

 

 

 

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6 thoughts on “Colorful Cape May

  1. These are beautiful photos!! I’m SO glad you two can get away and renew, refresh, and rejoice in each other’s company. And the most beautiful lines to have are laugh lines. Accumulate as many of those as you can! A life well lived! Another beautiful post! and….. welcome home!

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  2. Looks like a wonderful time away, although like you I find it difficult to “needlessly” spend money. Cape May looks to be a very interesting and beautiful place.
    Time out, without family local we rarely have any time with no one to watch over the children. Enjoy!

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  3. Good-NESS woman!!! I am drooling over these photos!! What a fabulous trip with beautiful reflections. Happy belated blogiversary. I’ve been pretty sh–ty about not leaving you comments lately. Please forgive me. Know that every time I open goodreads, I think of you (which is quite often :).
    XO
    ps. Laugh lines point to a good life–love them!!!!

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  4. Great pics Leah! We went to Cape May for the first time this summer and had a lovely time. We were on the bay side and it was oh-so-quite and private like 🙂 much like October would be on the other side I’m-a thinkin’! I collected a big bucket of pebbles to mosaic a table with (this winter? maybe, but most likely not ~ lol!!) Looks like you had a lovely time!
    Enjoyed your Shadow Shot as well…great shot of the handle ~ loved it!!

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