Monday, August 22, 2011

Marshes of NC - Lin Frye

Marshes of NC by linfrye
Marshes of NC, a photo by linfrye on Flickr.

1/8 sheet
Arches 140#

After over ten years time, my husband and I finally returned to North Carolina beaches for a few days!!! I've been dreaming of dipping my toes in the great Atlantic ocean for months now, and this weekend, we finally made it!!

We stayed at a small bed and breakfast that so reminded me of home - it was a few miles from Beaufort, NC, and our room was like a small efficiency - kitchen, dining/living room, bedroom, bath ... quiet, cozy, comfortable!

We spent our days touring, once again, the towns of Beaufort and Swansboro, Cape Lookout, the plentiful marshes, and the ocean at Emerald Isle. We spent some time at the Art Gallery in Beaufort, met a photographer who told us the best places for photographs, found several incredible restaurants, and at one shop, even had the owner give us a renditon of Elvis! LOL All in all, just what the doctor ordered -- only wish the prescription was for a few more days! LOL The weather was wonderful, if a bit hot - but sunshiney with a terrific ocean breeze.

We got home to even more high temperatures and then a blessed thunderstorm and much needed rain. The figs on my trees are finally plumping and sweetening ....

It's back to work today with a desk filled with papers and a calendar of meetings and deadlines ...

Vacations just aren't long enough!!

Lin Frye
North Carolina


  1. Very lovely, simple landscape - I like it, Lin.

  2. what a lovely landscape and such a lovely place you visited,

  3. Sounds like a wonderful vacation, Miss Lin! More on the nature you saw, please? Beach flora and fauna?

  4. Your words and painting made the marshes of NC sound wonderfully inviting.

  5. Your painting has brought the sound and smell of the Atlantic to my studio on this terribly hot day in California! Thank you!


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