Sunday, January 4, 2009

Sunday Scenery

Boats on the water

I was going through some of my older pictures yesterday in an attempt to organize them a little bit when I came across this one that I took while on vacation this past September. There's just something about it that's very peaceful and serene.

I took this picture from the deck of the ferry I was on while returning from Block Island, a small island about 12 miles off the coast of Rhode Island that has somehow become my ideal of a great place to live even though it's far-removed from almost everything. As a matter of fact,I have told Amanda that if I ever win the lottery that I'm buying a house out there and we're moving. She's good with that as long as we have internet and can get to the mainland for drawing supplies on a regular basis!

Maybe one of the big attractions is the fact that Block Island is far-removed (except when tourists descend like locusts in the summer) and that it's like taking a step back in time to when life was simpler. I could go for life being simpler and more serene.

This post is based on Lee's Sunday Scenery posts at Tarheel Ramblings. If you'd like to join us, just live Lee a comment and me, too, and we'll be over to check out the scenery in your part of the world!

20 comments:

  1. It looks like there's a rainbow on the horizon in this shot.
    Rainbows are symbols of promise.

    What a perfect picture.

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  2. .S. And the first person to tell me to lose the hat is going to the dungeon!! Sorry. I just had to get that out of my blystem.

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  3. Beautiful shot, Linda. Very worthy of a Sunday Scenery post! :0)

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  4. Beautiful photo. I love the sky, It makes me long for those lazy warm days of summer.

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  5. Beautiful pic, Linda! This is what growing up in RI is all about. Sunsets over the water, boats sailing on the breeze, the smell of the salt air, ah...who can deny the richness of it all? Your photo captures all that & more! Thanks, Linda!

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  6. Nice!!! This picture could win a photo contest.

    Mimi ... I have my Santa hat on too, but would like to be thrown in the dungeon. Take it off now ((((( S M I L E ))))))

    Hi Linda, it's me SpeedyCat. Glad I stopped over today. Your winter walk by the falls video was excellent. Looks a lot like my home state of Minnesota.

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  7. it does look like a rainbow sky! beautiful!!

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  8. Yes, we will all win the lottery and move there... but, I never seem to buy a ticket.. what is that all about.. I loved that place.

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  9. This photo is gorgeous! You can re-post it Friday for Looking at the Sky on Friday (tee hee)

    Re-posting...it's the blogger's way of re-gifting!

    Happy Sunday, Duchess Linda of Norwich Near the Falls.

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  10. It's beautiful Linda. I love the water so living next to it would be wonderful. Way to expensive in California.

    Have a terrific Sunday. Big hug. :)

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  11. That is a beautiful picture, Linda. I always love water pictures. So serene and peaceful looking.

    Happy New Year to you and your's.

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  12. Serene is a great word. It's a beautiful pic and almost looks too perfect! The blues are soothing and the faint hints of the other colors is a nice soft contrast. I'm ready for a vacation!

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  13. Yeah, I'd love to look out off my deck and see that every day! We used to go over to the coast on Saturdays, have lunch/dinner. I miss the ocean. It's time for a "beach fix."
    ~~~Blessing~~~

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  14. Almost all of my favorite places in the world are in the "you can't get there from here" class. Visitors wishing to find you need someone to come and lead them in. :-)

    Block Island looks like an excellent contender.

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  15. Oh, and just in case you do win the lottery, you can start shopping for your island home HERE

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  16. mighty wanna read or see Storm of the Century before you go moving to an island off the coast of New England!!

    tee hee hee.....

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  17. That sky looks awesome, and the silouttes of the two boats!! Linda, you could probably make more money in photography than dispatching!! Damn you're good...

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  18. I love the stripey sky!

    SisteDear2 sold her lake house in Maine about a year ago... She and BIL had it about 14 years. Pure Heaven! When you're at the lake, nothing else exists. That will probably always be my favorite vacation spot! So if I win the lottery...

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  19. Beautiful, simply beautiful! Yes, it does indeed look quite serene too. What I think I like the best about this picture though is the layered colors of the sky. Awesome!

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  20. Nice! You should publish a scenery calendar of all the pretty pics you take :o)

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