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Friday, August 1, 2014

it's a shore thing




The seashore with the tide coming in on Tuesday morning.

Another week has passed and it is now August.  

A feed of lobster on Tuesday night.  This was one platter of 2.  

My sister and I spent Monday to Thursday in Moncton visiting our family.  We stayed with our cousin at her cottage at the shore and spent the afternoons visiting our brother in the hospital.

I finally got down to the beach when the tide was out on Wednesday morning. The shore is a bit rocky in places but there is beautiful sand when the tide is out.

Sunset on Wednesday evening.  Absolutely gorgeous.

Looking the other way.  Such beauty painted in the sky and reflected on the water by the "master artist".   Walking along the shore and in the shallow water was very therapeutic and relaxing for me.

Heavy clouds moving out on Thursday morning.  My cousin and I walked way down the beach while the tide was out.  It was warm with a light breeze and the water was warm.  We saw lots of shore birds.

Farther down the shore, before the next settlement of cottages and houses.

Walking back we could see that the clouds were dispersing in the west and knew it would be another sunny and hot afternoon.  

 My brother was released from the hospital in the afternoon!  He has two more weeks until his next treatment so we're praying that he will get stronger each day and be well enough to stay at home surrounded by his family until Aug. 14 when he will have his treatment.

This coming week is pre-wedding preparation.  Our son's wedding day is next Saturday (9th)!!  I am looking forward to a joyful time celebrating their special day.  It will be a busy week and I doubt if I'll get to post until after the wedding.  I would appreciate your prayers for my brother, John, and for our son Mark and Jenn's wedding (we need sunshine for Friday and Saturday as it's an outdoor wedding!!!).  
Thank you for your kind thoughts and especially for your prayers this past week.   They are so much appreciated.  

It's a holiday weekend here with New Brunswick Day being celebrated on Monday.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend and week ahead.

Blessings and hugs,
Pam

43 comments:

  1. Wonderful post Pam....the beach looks very soothing indeed...
    Thinking of your brother....and great wishes for the wedding ahead...
    Hope you got a beautiful new outfit...Mother of the Groom!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  2. Not having any sort of beach near, I enjoyed your beach photos. We will remember your brother and offer prayer for his strength and healing. We want to hear all about the wedding, too.

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  3. Pam, I've been thinking of you, glad you got to have some special family time and enjoy the beach too. Keeping John in my thoughts and prayers. We have a wedding next Saturday too- a niece. So I agree- let's hope for wonderful weather next weekend.

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  4. Well, I'll be thinking of your brother, praying for sun, and glad you get to enjoy the shoreline. That's one fantastic sunset!

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  5. Oh how restorative those walks must have been. It is encouraging to see such beauty. Seems to me that you are in the middle of a bittersweet summer...some good, some not so good at all. Praying for John. May he grow stronger through the next two weeks. A week from tomorrow! Gotta love a wedding! Praying for all the details surrounding that, too. And the next thing after that is a trip west, right? Oh my! Busy bittersweet summer....

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  6. gorgeous beach images Pam. It's nice you could relax a little bit. Good to hear John is holding his own and i pray he will continue to improve.

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  7. Hello Pamela, the beauty of nature can be so uplifting and restorative. Your shoreline pictures are so beautiful and the time spent walking along the shore would be calming with the joy and sorrow you are experiencing at this time. I will say a prayer for your loved ones. I hope the weather is wonderful for the wedding.

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  8. glad you had a few days there. and hopefully your brother will get stronger! good luck with the wedding, and enjoy every moment!

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  9. Oh this would rejuvenate me too it is beautiful. You need to focus on the good things like the wedding and the gorgeous weather you will have, I am hoping the same for the end of August:) Your brother is going to do well there are a lot of prayers going on for him and we know they work. Take bare enjoy the wedding I can here the tick tock tick tock of our day here too no stress right?:) HUG B

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  10. Beautiful pictures, Pamela. All the best with your brother John, and the wedding coming up!

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  11. God is sure a master painter. What gorgeous color you found in the skies and ocean reflections with your camera. I'm glad your brother is home and trust he will be able to remain there. Just prayed for good weather next weekend!

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  12. What beautiful photos! We are vacationing in Canada in August. Hope we get a rerun of that! Good news about your brother's health and about your son's wedding! Have a great week and enjoy New Brunswick Day!

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  13. Enjoy your holiday, Pam...this beach is/was lovely but not as pretty as that lobster!...:)JP

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  14. glad to hear you brother is on the mend. that is great news. ( :
    those beach shots are so amazing!! wow wee ... too lovely!!
    perfect clouds & all ... have a lovely weekend & enjoy your Canadian holiday.

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  15. Such beautiful photos! And can you believe it - I've never eaten lobster in my life. :-) I do hope your brother can gain strength. So nice you had that place to visit.

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  16. Here's to a speedy recovery! Sending hugs your way!! Thanks for the beautiful pictures! I know how busy you must be with a wedding coming up.

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  17. Happy New Brunswick Day . . .
    May there be sunshine on the wedding couple . . .
    And sweet comfort days for your brother . . .
    May all be happy and well . . .

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  18. Gorgeous photos of the coastline! The lobster looks fantastic! I love seafood.

    Glad your brother is home even if temporarily. Congratulations to your son!

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  19. Prayers will be said for your brother's health and also for a joyous and beautiful wedding day! Enjoy the upcoming special day! Your photos are beautiful, the skies are such a wonderful color.

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  20. Beautiful sky and shore images! Enjoy your son's wedding!
    Hoping the best for your dear brother.

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  21. The seascape photos are divine! Of course I will keep your family in my prayers.

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  22. Love the scenery there - I can imagine it was therapeutic for you Pamela - especially with all you have going on.
    My prayers are being offered daily for your dear brother.
    Hope the wedding is blessed with sunshine - congrats to your handsome son and his fair lady.

    Hugs - Mary

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  23. So beautiful...your pic's! I'm sure you and your sister have had the best of times together. And I will be praying for your brother...as well as for all things to do with the wedding next weekend (beautiful weather and a lovely celebration). I haven't been visiting around blogdom much lately...we are still on vacation...but I enjoyed catching up here tonight!

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  24. Morning Pamela, finally found a few moments to catch up on a few blogs. The photographs on the beach made me feel better so for you in person it must of been wonderful. I wish our beaches were that quiet!!!

    Very best wishes to your brother and I pray that he stays strong and the treatment gives him some relief.
    Congratulations to Mark and Jenn for their wedding next weekend. Looking forward to seeing the photographs.

    Have a good week with all the worry and preparations. God Bless, Jackie in Surrey, UK.xoxo

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  25. I am still drooling from the picture of the lobsters!!!!!! Lovely sunsets!

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  26. the landscape scenery are simply wonderful!!!
    Led Lures

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  27. What lovely photos today! Hoping all goes well for your family!

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  28. What breathtaking photos! The seashore is my favorite of all places I think. So glad to hear your brother is feeling better too. It sounds like you certainly do have a big weekend coming up for sure! Happy wedding!!

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  29. That looks beautiful - particularly liked the 3rd photo. Thinking of you and your family, especially your brother. And all the best wishes for a fabulous, special, wedding!

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  30. Ohhhh my!! Instead of going to Fla.(home) in the summer -- we must go to Canada for the seashore and lobster!! we were miserable at home in the heat and humidity!!! Amazing how low/far the tide goes out!! Next year!!!

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  31. I am so glad that your brother is out of hospital and that you have the wedding of your son to look forward to now. I hope that the weather is wonderful and that you all have a great time, and that most of all the bride and groom have a long, happy and fulfilling marriage together. xxxx

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  32. I've been away from blogs lately and am sorry to read that your brother has not been well, Pam. It's such a concern when those dear to us have health problems.

    On a cheerier note, you photos of the shore are glorious indeed!

    -Karen

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  33. Nothing like a long walk on the beach to reflect on life and get away from the hustle and bustle. Hugs Pam through your preparations and planning, prays while we wait for strength over the next couple of weeks, and congratulations on the wedding of your son wishing them a long happy life together.

    Your pictures are absolutely stunning, I so wish I could get down by the water in the evening for pictures, perhaps now I will.

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  34. Who doesn't love the water... absolutely beautiful scenes!

    Try to relax and enjoy the wedding day. :)

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  35. Hi Pamela - I've cut way back on my blogging and commenting, so this is my one day this week to do so. I wasn't getting much else accomplished when sitting at my computer. I LOVE your wonderful photos today, and those sunset skies are breathtaking!!

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  36. What a beautiful day to be at the shore, Pamela. I've just had a lovely catch up on your recent posts. Your deck is gorgeous and I have saved a picture of it to show to my husband. We're looking at a house that needs a bigger deck and that is just what I've been trying to describe to him. I am sorry to hear about your brother's struggle and I will remember him in prayer - and will slip in prayers for good weather for the wedding day too.

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  37. The views from the beach are breathtaking, stunningly colored to perfection. It's so nice to be able to see as far as the eye can focus...

    My prayers for your Brother, and your family.

    Have a wonderful time at the wedding, here's to a perfect weather day.

    Jen

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  38. Wow, that is such a beautiful area where your cousin lives! It's so nice you and your Sis were able to visit there.
    I've been praying for your brother, Pamela, and will add the wedding days to my prayers as well..I can't wait to see the wedding photos!

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  39. How lovely to stroll the shores and just take in all of the beauty! I hope all prayers are answered for your dear brother. what a wonderful celebration that is ahead of you however....your son's wedding....celebrate!!!

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  40. Such loveliness Pam! Thinking of you in the busy time ahead. Praying for your brother and all the wedding prep ahead.

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  41. Such gorgeous beaches and skies, Pamela. Lovely, lovely photos. I hope that you are enjoying the run up to your son's wedding and that it will be a day of joy for everyone.

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  42. The beautiful sky shots with colour reflected in the water are sunning. Your family sure has a lot going on at the moment! Yes, prayers for your brother especially. And I do hope the sun shines on your son's special day.

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  43. Gorgeous colours Pamela of a sky on fire, a pink one, to boot! I love the water, and appreciate the fact that I live close to the sea, and your photos today of Canadian shores, are most magnificent. You must be so excited about your son's wedding; all the very best! I sincerely hope that your brother gets better very soon. Sending prayers and positive thoughts your way. Blessings.

    Poppy

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