Old Friends

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Out for an evening paddle, I saw this beauty. Old summer cottages, I remember it so well. The musty-sweet scent of last summer that lingers on towels and wicker chair cushions. The lone dish rag still pinned to the porch clothesline. The ancient pepper tin rust-ringed on the unpainted kitchen shelf. We ate lunch from mismatched plates on the porch table, and raced down to the beach dragging a towel behind our skipping feet. My summers were spent at the ocean, and I see that lake cottages hold the same memories: summer shadows, cool mornings, and evenings playing board games on the porch.

Ocean

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Sunrise

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Surfers out this morning

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Wicked low tide…..it’s high tide and you can still see Rye Ledge

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My two favorite ‘cottages’

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The Fuller estate

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Ogden Nash once lived here

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The perfect seaside home

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Two sweet little churches

the sea soothes my soul.

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