Saturday, September 18, 2010

Seasons at the Shore!

Of all the season, fall has always been my favorite. I love the crispness in the air. Everything seems cleaner and brighter. But....I have to admit that since coming to Ocean City, I have developed an affinity for the other seasons also. It is still amazing to me how different the seasons are in Ocean City. (OK - so maybe other shore towns also but I can only speak for Ocean City!) Each season seems to have it's own character. Fall is still a fantastic time of the year. The hustle and bustle of summer is gone. There even seems to be a calmness in the air. And it is quiet. After enjoying the people walking up and down the sidewalk at all times of the day and into the night, the quiet is a gift. Even people who do not live here feel the same way. I was sitting on my porch (my favorite place to sit regardless of the season) with a couple who were staying here. Either Roni or Lou commented on how quiet and peaceful it was. If you are tense or stressed out from work or life in general, sit on the porch in the fall. Listen to the quiet - yes it does have it's own sound. Your worries and cares disappear!
Winter at the shore can be beautiful. It can also be cold and lonely! When it snows at the shore, there is nothing more beautiful than walking the boardwalk and seeing the snow on the dunes. Even more amazing is to see the snow on the beach - something you never expect to see! You can tell just how high the waves came up by where the snow stops. And quiet - not even the birds are squawking! They are not chasing after the person holding the funnel cake or trying to grab the pizza from your hands. And sometimes the quiet does get to you and you wonder - am I the last person left on earth????? Fortunately Coral Sands is also open year round so I do get to see other human beings!
Then comes Spring and you know that things will start perking up soon. The waves start to recede allowing more of the beach to be seen. There are the sounds of hammers and saws as contractors start the outside repairs they could not do all winter. People are cleaning up any storm damage, painting for the season, and getting everything in order. As the weather warms more people come down for the day and more importantly, for a couple of nights! As early spring winds into late spring, hold on to your hat - Summer is just around the corner!
Summer is excitement! The vacation people have waited for all year and saved for is finally here! The boardwalk is alive! The birds are everywhere! Ahhh, the smell of the pizza, popcorn and all the other food smells are a constant presence. The scent of sunscreen is all around you - and some of the sunscreen scents seem good enough to eat! Everything is open. You can't wait to hit the beach and boardwalk. And people are everywhere! Welcome to Ocean City! Thank you for making Ocean City part of your vacation plans! People are walking the sidewalks, cars are waiting in traffic, and the town has come alive! And just when you feel as though you have had enough......along comes Fall. What a great place to live!
Hope to see you soon so you can experience one of these seasons - or come down 4 times a year and experience them all!


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1 comment:

  1. Good Morning Karen! I want to thank you so much for your hospitality, friendliness and cozy atmosphere...and of course...the BREAKFAST!

    You are such a wonderful innkeeper and I will pass this onto everyone I meet. But make sure you have Terri's room reserved first! lol

    Thanks again for the much needed, much appreciated couple of day at your home.