Thursday, January 6, 2011
Winter Beach Scenes
I've been feeling a bit cooped up lately as I've mostly been spending time in the abode, so today on an errand trip to the bank and post office I decided to get side tracked at Colt State Park. This lovely park is just a few minutes away from my home and has beautiful walking trails by the water, a small but cozy town beach and a recreational area featuring a playground, basketball courts, and a small skate board park. In the summer this place is teeming with people enjoying the beautiful weather but not so much this time of year when the trees have no leaves, the picnic tables are piled up, and snow covers the grounds. However, I've always loved the beach in the winter time. It has a completely different personality than it does in the summer and I've always loved the juxtaposition of snow and ice with the sand and shells that litter the shore. I brought my camera and took some shots of this lovely gray winter seascape. The water is always very clear in the cold months and seagulls still bob in the small waves while adorable plovers sprint with the tide looking for a tasty snack. Needless to say, I was the only one there and really enjoyed the fresh air and the redding of my cheeks and nose in the cold. Here are some of my favorite shots. Enjoy!
See also my bike ride in Tiverton and my first photo walk in Bristol.