getting out.

January 10, 2011
soft coral
snowy beach
beach house boarded up
this time of year my impulse to snuggle up under a blanket is markedly greater than any impulse to get out in the world and explore. but braving the icy winds for a winters walk on the beach at my parents house is something i really love: seeing all the summer homes buttoned up for the winter, the patches of snow in the sand, the necklace of pebbles and shell that marks the high tide. when i’m back in the city i have trouble finding the same motivation to explore. resolving now to put on my walking shoes a bit more often this winter. to get back out there and find something worthy of the effort.

You Might Also Like


  • Reply Michelle January 10, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    Beautiful photos – it's sad how winter is so pretty and yet, it can make everyone feel so lazy!
    Hope you find that something ♡

  • Reply holtkamp January 10, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    these pictures are amazing, so lovely! 🙂

  • Reply Cybelle e Fabi January 10, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    Your pictures are always so beautiful!!!Please visit our blog

    xoxo Cybelle and Fabi

  • Reply Char January 10, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    lovely photos

  • Reply sonya January 10, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Oh my, I definitely have been falling into that wintertime rut. Especially because Clara hates the cold more than anyone I know, and a miserable three year-old makes for a miserable mama. haha.

  • Reply Alycia ( January 10, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    gorgeous photos! how calm and serene 🙂

  • Reply Emily January 10, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    I love the beach in the wintertime! On Christmas, my family went down to Pott's Point in Harpswell, ME and it was easily my favorite moment of the holiday! Your pictures are so lovely, erin!

  • Reply caroline January 10, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    great shots, erin! i understand the desire to stay under a warm blanket in the winter!

  • Reply I am as vain as I allow. -Lady Gaga January 10, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    love your blog, will definitely be a permanent follower! 🙂

  • Reply Jane Flanagan January 10, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    Beautiful photographs! I find it easier to get out when I'm outside the city too. I like that sense of being alone and I guess in the city, it always feels like I'm walking somewhere to spend money or meet people.

  • Reply Denise | Chez Danisse January 10, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    I'm inspired and off to find something worthy right now. Thanks.

  • Reply Emily January 11, 2011 at 3:22 am

    these are such beautiful pictures! I love the beach 🙂

  • Reply genevieve, sandbox romance January 11, 2011 at 3:37 am

    "this time of year my impulse to snuggle up under a blanket is markedly greater than any impulse to get out in the world and explore."

    I'm glad I'm not the only one who has trouble with getting out, even when it's beautiful (but cold!) outside. That first shot is stunning.

  • Reply audrinajulia January 11, 2011 at 5:04 am

    Beautiful photos. I hope I can do it sometime, to walk in the sand at sunrise. Just like to feel the breeze and have some thought..apart from the noise of the city.

  • Reply Abby January 11, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    I love that last shot. And I know what you mean about having trouble finding motivation to walk in the city–just wrote about that myself!

  • Reply the lil bee January 11, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    LOVE this post, Erin. 🙂

  • Reply Janine França January 14, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Hey, your blog is so nice!
    My blog's called Biologa de Salto(, are you maybe interested in link exchange?


  • Leave a Reply

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    Comments are moderated.