Tuesday, September 7, 2010

An Enchanted World ....

It was a beautiful weekend on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.   My sister Bonnie and I rode to Whitehaven yesterday, parked the car on a piece of grass in front of the water, and walked the two streets that make up the entire town.   Here are a few memories ....

The seagulls watching humans ....

Pink flowers on white fences

See the gentleman sitting on this porch?   We didn't see him until he came outside and began talking with us.  This house has been in his family since the 1940's.  He and his wife live in a nearby town and come here as a getaway.  He is a farmer, and he is very nice.   And very blessed to live in such a beautiful place.  Here is a view of one side of the house ....

This is another house, located just a couple of houses up from the previous one.  The tall canna plants were glowing in their orange color, giving an appearance of Fall.

As I was taking pictures of the flowers in front of the house I just showed you, I suddenly heard a loud and threatening barking ..... so glad the fence was there.

This was another man who was friendly to us.  He is retired from NASA and lives near Washington, DC.   He and his wife often come to Whitehaven in the summer, to escape into quietness.   The difference between the two places is like night and day.   He is standing in front of a model of the only church that is located in the town .... the model was made by him.   A very talented gentleman.   And we ended up discovering he is a Christian and sings in two Southern Gospel bands on the Western Shore.

We peeked into the windows of the locked old schoolhouse and saw this cat lying on a cabinet.  The nice gentleman I just showed you offered to take us into this place so we could see some of the old pictures.  The cat was not supposed to be in there, so I was glad we stumbled upon her.   She was certainly very friendly.   She must have known she was in the presence of someone who would love her.

Wouldn't you like to sit in this swing with me?  Sipping a glass of lemonade?

The Whitehaven Motel, recently restored and renovated ....

I took about two dozen pictures of this beautiful, beautiful Jasmine vine .... so beautiful, it almost makes me cry.

Goodbye, Whitehaven ... a tiny bit of our hearts were left in you ......

(click photos to enlarge and see better detail)

An enchanted world is one that speaks to the soul, to the mysterious depths of the heart ...
(Thomas More)


Betty September 7, 2010 at 2:32 PM  

They are so beautiful Frances. I'm glad you and Bonnie had a nice outing.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti September 7, 2010 at 4:31 PM  

Whitehaven looks enchanting, Frances. I'm glad the cat was released so someone wouldn't worry about her that evening!

Gloria September 8, 2010 at 12:53 PM  

What a beautiful little town! How wonderful that the residents were so friendly to you, and helped you to see more. That motel just doesn't look real. I LOVE IT! :)

Bren September 9, 2010 at 5:00 AM  

Two peas in a pod! Sisters are the very best of gifts. Sounds like you and yours had a great time together sharing a common passion and interest, that's the best. Love how the two of you manage to chat with the people and gain a better feel for the things you are photographing. Wonderful fun and wonderful fun to see though your eyes.

Anonymous,  September 14, 2010 at 5:02 AM  

Wow Frances!!
Such a beautiful little town!!
Again with the flowers ... beautiful!! The houses are so wonderful ... I am imagining the beauty within aswell ... I think I can even see the screen on the porch with the man!! And that enormous willowing type tree in the back yard, WOW!
I just love the green table and kitty!! And I agree Frances, a beautiful jasmine vine indeed ... I can only imagine how fragrant it was!
It's still so very "summerlike" in your part of the world ... lucky you!!
The detail of each photo is so superb...just right!!
You have captured the beauty of this little town so perfectly ... as you always do! :D
And yes, a beautiful swing ... just perfect for relaxing ... with a friend!! :D
Big hugs, Linda

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