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TWiP: Rain, sun, sand, and peonies

This Week in Pictures (TWiP) at Polka Dot Cottage

Oh, so many pictures this week! I’ll spare you the long introductory paragraph because I’ve pretty much told the whole story in image captions. ☺

So, what is This Week in Pictures?

It’s a roundup of the photos I shot for Project 365 (one image each day for all of 2016), plus some snapshots I posted on Instagram during the previous week.

📷 = taken with my Canon DSLR
📱 = taken with my Samsung phone

Ready? Cast your mind back to this time last week…


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It's rainy and windy on the boardwalk ☔

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365 📷: 2016 142/366 – So, we’ve been in Ocean City, NJ since last night. Yesterday was a beautiful day, but we missed most of it. Today started out simply cloudy, but it turned windy and rainy before lunch. It’s still raining and cold now, but I am cautiously optimistic that tomorrow will be less wet. [Taken from the balcony of the Oceanfront Motel.]



365 📷: 2016 143/366 – This is pretty much the same view as yesterday’s post (although there’s daylight in this one, and a lady with a cheery red umbrella), but that’s mainly because it’s pretty much been the same weather as yesterday. It’s too wet to do much of anything or to bring my camera anywhere. [Taken from the balcony of the Oceanfront Motel.]


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Hey! We're on the beach!😎

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365 📷: 2016 144/366 – Guess what. No rain today ☺ We even got to hang out on the beach for a little while. I’m so glad we got one nice day before our long weekend is over! [Taken on the beach.]



365 📷: 2016 145/366 – So, the sun is setting on our little Ocean City getaway. Even with this one extra day we tacked on to our trip at the last minute, it still leaves us craving more. A long weekend is never enough! [Taken from the balcony of the Oceanfront Motel.]


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A little skee ball before we hit the road😊

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365 📷: 2016 146/366 – We got home in the early afternoon today, and none of our peonies had opened yet. I went outside after supper, though, and look what I found! I can’t wait until a few more open up and I can bring them in the house. to decorate the kitchen table! On a related note: I have a kitchen table to clean off…



365 📷: 2016 147/366 – How inconvenient to decide I want an iced coffee *after* I’ve already changed into my jammies for the night. Too bad Starbucks doesn’t deliver 😀


365 📷: 2016 148/366 – I cut three peonies this morning but I haven’t decided where to put them. So far I am just carrying them from room to room with me, setting them down wherever I am planning to be for a while ☺. Right now, I’m planning to be sitting on the bed, watching last week’s Wallander, and elevating my sore left foot.

Thanks for taking a peek at this week’s photos! If you want to see this stuff as it happens, please feel free to follow me on Flickr and/or Instagram.

I may already have plans to blog about some of these things in greater detail over the coming week, but be sure to leave a comment if there’s something in particular you want to know about!


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6 thoughts on “TWiP: Rain, sun, sand, and peonies

  1. Glad you had a nice trip despite the rain. Happy birthday and thanks for sharing the nice pictures.

    1. Thanks, Chloe! 😊

  2. Love the trip journaling. I’m from Mississippi so that ocean beach in New Jersey sounds delicious. Someday………. Hopefully your feet heal quickly. Your pics are a bright spot in my world. I have a big camera…two in fact but w IG n quick pics on iPhone I forget to get them out.

    1. I love living near the ocean. I hope you get to travel here sometime! I have a Canon Rebel DSLR, but for the first time on our annual trip, I actually took the majority of my photos with my Samsung phone. It’s surprisingly more than adequate 😄

  3. That looks like loads of fun! And Happy, Happy Birthday, Lisa!! 🙂

    1. Thanks, Jamie 🙂

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