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August Wrap Up: Childhood Beaches

Two New England beaches, two childhoods.  Karen and I both grew up at the ocean's edge every summer, carrying on family traditions in tiny cottages with freezing outdoor showers and wide open windows at night.  And now, we're taking our kids to the same spots, building sandcastles in the same sand and jumping the waves in the same tides.  Beaches are funny that way.  Going to the beach is unlike other vacations where you purposefully seek out new adventures in places previously unexplored.  Going to the beach means pulling out the same, worn out deck of cards on a rainy day and biking to the same market to get doughnuts every morning.  It means eating lobster rolls on the same ocean cliff and then scrambling down the rocks, daring to get as close as possible to the waves crashing in.  It's about taking photographs of your children in all of their glorious, sun drenched color every year, trying to capture the subtle changes in who they're becoming against the same background of ocean, sand and sky.  

Karen June's Beach: Scituate, MA

Madeline & James, Karen's Grandmother and father; Karen in the waves; Karen with her son, Kolya

Madeline & James, Karen's Grandmother and father; Karen in the waves; Karen with her son, Kolya

 

Zandra's Beach: Scarborough, ME

Zandra in front of her grandparents' cottage; Zandra on fishing pier:  Zandra on the rocks with her sons, Quinn & Calvin

Zandra in front of her grandparents' cottage; Zandra on fishing pier:  Zandra on the rocks with her sons, Quinn & Calvin

We hope you've enjoyed your summer and our two months devoted to "On The Waterfront!"  We'll see you in September!


xoxo Karen June & Zandra

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