Saturday, January 25, 2014

Maine Seaside Winter Moments

I'm hooking up to Vee's notecard party!

It was a balmy 35 degrees in Maine this Saturday!  It was like a heat wave!  In case you haven't heard, our temps have been in the single and negative digits, factor in the wind chill and we were running as low as -18!

This afternoon my husband and I ran a few errands and our our way back to the cottage we stopped at a few of our favorite spots.  I hope you enjoy these beautiful Maine winter moments.

The Pier at Old Orchard Beach, Old Orchard Beach, ME
The pier, the main attraction of the beach would be bulging with people on a summers day, today it is shuttered closed and void of people as the waves kiss it.  The beach, is usually filled with people and the smell of sun tan lotion, relaxing on blankets.  Today, the beach had a soft white blanket of snow on top of the sand.  It was refreshing and restorative to stand on the beach and breathe it all in!
The amusement park at Old Orchard Beach, Old Orchard Beach, ME - it will be busier in July





























In the summer you can hear screams of excitement, laughter, bells, whistles and sirens from children, adults, amusements and games - today it was the sound of large waves crashing on the surf.

The Saco River, Saco, Maine
In the spring this hillside will have thousands of daffodils, and lots of foot traffic, but today it was snow laden and only us - we loved it.
The breakwater at Camp Ellis, Saco, Maine
 I have to tell you, when I saw the ice on the breakwater it took my breath away, it was so beautiful - I was also very careful stepping out on to it!  What was even more amazing - not a whisper of wind, anywhere today!

It's amazing how much beauty we found in these winter moments.  .  I hope you enjoyed our brief escape!

35 comments:

  1. I have a similar comment as above - looks beautiful, but cold.
    Sam

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  2. I love visiting these places in winter when you can have them all to yourself.

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  3. Beautiful pics especially the ice along the breakwater. This has been a very long and cold winter. I'm counting down for spring

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  4. (Trying again...your blog isn't updating for me and my computer is skitzy.)

    It is quite interesting to see these sights in winter as, trust me, we do not go looking for them, though we are not so far away. It looks mighty cold. Surely, there's an extra chill in the wind off the water.

    Stay cozy down there!

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  5. This was a lovely Sunday walk for me, Mary, thank you!

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  6. very pretty we have been cold for sure. It always looks so lonely in the winter it will be good to have the people back again.
    Cathy

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  7. Oh, I definitely enjoyed the tour. Gorgeous photos.....sooooooo cold, I'm sure. Really lovely photos. Great job! Susan

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  8. These are beautiful pictures! I love the coastline any time of year!!

    XO,
    Jane

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  9. Breathtaking. We no longer live close to a coastline but the western NC mountains have a beauty that we are truly enjoying, and we have SNOW. The -3 degree morning last week - not so enjoyable, but it's winter. Can spring be far behind?

    Hugs

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  10. The beach looks incredibly cold...very different from the one I went to this week. Lovely winter photos though. They would be beautiful to have printed and framed. Enjoy your afternoon my friend! Stay warm with the next blast of cold! Hugs!

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  11. It looks much colder than 35 … thanks for sharing your outing!

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  12. Gorgeous photographs! I like the change of season.. everything takes on a completely different look. The ice on the water is stunning.

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  13. Brrrr! I'm due to go to the beach this week for a little walk .... it'll be odd to be all bundled up at the seaside! Thoughts of warm August days are haunting me! As usual, your photos are beautiful! Stay warm and toasty!

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  14. It all looks so different this time of year, doesn't it? I've been taking pics like this also.. you have to find the beauty in the cold beast, you know? :-)

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  15. Your pictures are so captivating, and I wouldn't be able to stay away either!

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  16. It all looks so cold! Especially out on the pier!

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  17. I don't think anything is as beautiful as the ocean what ever the season. Love them all and thoroughly enjoyed your post and lovely photos.

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  18. Beautiful pics!
    Have a nice week

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  19. Great pic of the pier! It was -15 degrees here this morning so 35 would be balmy for sure. I'm sure the pier and all look perfect in the summer, meaning warm!

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    xox
    Manu

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  22. Thank goodness we at least get beautiful pictures in this freezing weather! Enjoy your weekend!

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  23. I hope 2014 proves to be a good year for you and yours.

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  24. Beautiful photographs! I find winter has its own quiet beauty and and your really captured it in these photos!

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  25. I think winter can be very beautiful ... a stark, quiet beauty .... just like your images. Stay warm!

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  26. Saturday was such a lovely mild day...a hint of things to come. It sure has been chilly since!

    A usually busy place becalmed by season sure has a different, slightly mysterious quality. Hope that you are enjoying your vacation!

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  27. So dramatic! I enjoyed your winter scenes from the comfort of my couch.

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  28. Oh how I love these. A California girl that love the look of Maine. Years ago, we were blessed with a trip to Portland Maine and I fell in love....Thanks for the memories.

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  29. O BOY....I do love that first photo....well, actually, I love them all. Great pics for cards.
    I am linking to follow you thru Google Friends Connect...hope you will come by to see me soon.
    xo bj

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  30. Maine in the winter……..I've only visited in the summer months. The ice on the water break is breathtaking. Thanks for sharing!

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