30 May

the random

Short beach on Saturday
I took a photograph and then used an app on my phone to "paint" it. 

the good

the old coast guard station on this rather tiny island

Coast Guard often gets overlooked among the military forces

Here, we take them pretty seriously.

This building is on the National Treasure list. It was built in 1898. The Coast Guard gave it to the 

town of Nahant when they stopped using it years ago. It's now used by the American Legion and 

also for special events by the town and private functions. 

It's a beautiful building

the fun

Saturday was almost 90 and the water was warm enough for swimming.

The beach had as many people as a mid summer's day

blankets spread, chairs at water's edge,  colourful umbrellas,

American and armed service flags set up in the sand

 It's always fun at the beach

37,000 American flags to honor those that fell for freedom

here in the United States

waving in the Boston Commons all Memorial Day weekend.

the photo on the top left has a yellow rose petal

which a loved one tossed on the ground

to honor their fallen soldier.

It was very moving.

Monday mellow yellow
Mosaic Monday 
The good, the random, the fun


  1. I need to get to the beach this summer! Enjoy the long weekend (aka stay dry!)

  2. Hello, lovely images. The beach photos are wonderful. I am sure boys enjoyed the water. I love the flag shot. Happy Memorial Day, enjoy your new week ahead!

  3. Amazing images with a great overview of the happenings there.

    Mersad Donko Photography

  4. Wow! Your flag mosaic is beautiful! Enjoy your day!

  5. Your painted beach is so lovely. And the old coast guard station has been well preserved.

  6. Beautiful shots. I love the beach. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Stunning images especially the flags, but I love the painting as well!

    and LivingFromHappiness

  8. Kara, Thanks for sharing your world. I love the watercolor effect on your photos. Enjoy Memorial Day! Sylvia D.

  9. Beautiful post. Thank you for sharing the flags flying in Boston Common. Wonderful tribute.

  10. A great tribute to the ones who fight for freedom! Lovely and bright captures:(
    Welcome to link up to SEASONS this week -since we are sharing vacation views - these are beautiful! The link is open from Sunday through Wednesday 7pm, Pacific time. Hope to see you there! Have a lovely week, Jesh~

  11. I like the paint effect used on your beach photo and it's nice to see the old coast guard station is used by a service group. The flags bring a lump to my throat...so many. Here in Ontario a Highway of Heroes is in the process with a tree being planted for each fallen Canadian soldier.

  12. What a beautiful thing to be able to have an application to paint an image, and yours are beautiful. I love all of the Memorial Day flags. God bless those who gave up their lives, that we might enjoy freedom~


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