cat/mouse standoff, a couple of dragons, an octopus, a Buddha-like cat, and an alligator. But we were stumped this year, and in the end decided on this large and silly snail, which we named Melvin. We are by no means sand sculpture authorities; we are just a family having fun at the beach. So, what Melvin lacked in sophistication, was more than compensated by his monumental size.
Melvin surveys the incoming tide with trepidation!
Shark! (or maybe driftwood...)
My husband and I also spent a day at beautiful Parson's Beach, where I photographed all the driftwood and the crazy blue skies (with a little help from my polarizer).
Below, I caught hubby in what looks to me like a Georgia O'Keeffe moment!
And then another day, on a walk through a nature preserve, we made a beach discovery, at the Wells Preserve at Laudholm Farm.
First, we walked about 1/2 mile through a wetland trail.
And found ourselves here.
Enormous stretches of the most spectacular beach at low tide, with almost nobody there!
And of course, we ate our fair share of lobsters, clams, and more, but I'll spare you from looking at photos of food. This isn't Facebook, after all.
When it was threatening to rain, we spent an hour or two roaming around the Old House Parts Company, which we discovered on a rainy day last year. I took these photos there.
I'll finish this post with a view of a rainstorm over the Goat Island Lighthouse, as seen from Cape Porpoise. Next post, roofing felt! Lesson ideas galore! I promise!!!!