Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Long Wharf

This weekend I took a nice long walk down to Boston Harbor.  It was so nice to be outside soaking in the sunshine and fresh air.  I had been walking for several miles and it was so nice to get to the wharf and just sit and relax and think.  
 I realized, to me, there is something comforting about being being by the water.  It's freeing, knowing that there is a great expanse in front of me.  Maybe it comes from growing up by the ocean, but there is something about looking out over the water and just wondering what is out there.
 I could have sat by the water all day.  The sea breeze was cool but calm, the air slightly salty, and the sea gulls not too noisy.
 The sail boats were out enjoying the slightly more seasonal temperatures.  I love watching them bob about in the water.  So simple and free.
I am looking forward to many more warm weekends down on the wharf, letting my thoughts wander.

16 thoughts on the matter:

Jennifer Bowen said... {Reply}

Being by a body of water is always so calming. I love your photos of the harbor. Makes me miss MA more. I grew up in Somerville. After I graduated form SHS, we moved to Norwood, then settled in Worcester. I see you're from NJ. How do you like Boston?

Buckeroomama said... {Reply}

I love being near the water. We live by the water and it is so soothing (except when the strong winds howl).

That second shot --there's something about it that I love so much. :)

(LOL - the No nose-picking bit on our rules? That was contributed by my son!)

sherri lynn said... {Reply}

i love how freeing being by water is too! i have been to boston a couple of times and sat there at the harbor.... so beautiful! i love boston!

Dorian Susan said... {Reply}

Comment-osity....
Nice water shots near the harbor. Looks like it was a lovely afternoon. I too find a sense of freedom and calm being near the ocean. I lived inland for awhile and most of all missed being close to the ocean.
As for sign...no, I don't and was thinking I should learn. I was hit with sudden deafness about 10 yrs ago while a music teacher. Now diagnosed with Meniere's disease. I guess it's not fair to say I'm deaf-more hard of hearing. My ability to hear comes and goes-I have a LOT of tinnitus (I saw your ringing post) and when that's in play I really can't hear. I'm trying to let go of my musician self (almost there, but it's hard) and embrace a new creative pathway. Sounds like you're a champion of figuring out how to get past obstacles.
Thanks for stopping by my blog...I'm going to follow you.
Have a great day.
Susan

Tara said... {Reply}

Lovely shots of Boston. I love visiting Boston and the harbor is a great place!

Marci said... {Reply}

We use to live right on the water in New York but now we live in the middle of the state in NC and I sooo miss the smell of salt air and the sound of the waves lapping against the shore! Love that last shot.

Anita Johnson said... {Reply}

I would love to take a walk around the wharf too...our lakes are still in the winter mode...not too much to see yet. I did see one brave soul trying to wake board last weekend, funny thing, there was still snow in the deep shadows around the lake!

Ashley Sisk said... {Reply}

Gorgeous views - this looks like my kinda place!

Tiffany said... {Reply}

Beautiful....It has been a long time since we have been to the ocean. I can feel being there when looking at your picture.

Tiffany

sophie...^5 said... {Reply}

Hi Tamar SB....I joined both your blogs but will follow this one for sure. Love your POV with your photos. Boston is such a vibrant city. Try to spend time there when traveling to the Cape. Are you using a Nikon? I use a D50 which is a bit old now but does what I need. My hubby has a D90 and has so many more options...some day I'll upgrade. Thanks for commenting on my wee blog about the life of a Labradoodle...Cheers!

Keetha Broyles said... {Reply}

Love all of these - - - but my fave is the three posts wrapped with twine at the top.

urban muser said... {Reply}

I am with you about water. I feel landlocked and kind of lost whenever I stray too far away from it.

Ky said... {Reply}

There sure is something magical and calming about being near water. I really like these photos. I feel like I'm there too.

Freckles & Dimples Photography said... {Reply}

il ove being near the water, too. great shots...they remind me of our recent trip to R.I...

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said... {Reply}

Oh the water is so beautiful! What a wonderful place to let your thoughts wander. Wonderful shots! Stopping by from communal global! :)

Leovi said... {Reply}

Magnificent series, my favorite is those sticks and poles tied into the sea. Greetings.