Friday, May 30, 2008

bayside pier

Bayside Pier
May 2008

My iTunes: Love Song by Sara Bareilles

This is the edge of our pier. I spent many a summer on this pier doing everything from fishing to swimming to napping to picniking to sunbathing. It's starting to show its age now, and it splinters something dreadfully. I think it's still picturesque, though. But my favorite part is all the memories that it holds.

Today was an unscheduled day, meaning I didn't "plan" anything, other than starting to pack for Philadelphia (which I haven't quite started yet). I ran a few errands earlier, went to the movies with my mother (we saw Made of Honor -- it was quite a fun movie, but my goodness are tickets expensive these days!), did my physical therapy exercises, and have watched all three original Indiana Jones movies while getting some work done on the computer and putting together a packing list.

While running errands this afternoon, I found my favorite mini-series (Christy) on DVD for a bargain. Christy is based on the book of the same name by Catherine Marshall. Yes, we share a name, but I started going by Christy after reading the book and watching the movies. It is one of my favorite books of all time, and I think the movies are excellent as well. Even though some of the movies are not based on the book, I think they remain perfectly true to the characters of the novel. The casting was wonderful, too. Kellie Martin is a delight, possibly my favorite actress -- and she, like me, was an Art History major (at Yale). Even though Tyne Daly doesn't match the physical description of the Miss Alice character in the book, she plays a perfect Miss Alice in all other respects. And Stewart Finlay-McLennan may be nearly as old as my father, but MAN is he a hunk! (The accent doesn't hurt, either.)

But I've procrastinated long enough... it's time to start packing!


Robert said...

I just sat down after dinner and was delighted to see this post appear. The picture is very pleasing. But your reflection on its significance is what really makes it work. Especially your mention of the memories.

Anna said...

This has to be one of my favorites of yours girl! Love it! The angle is perfect.

JC said...

Fantastic shot... it looks like it has served well for many years. It's so nice that you can revisit both in person and in memories.

Have a wonderful trip... Philly is in for a treat!

Carletta said...

Hi Christy,
I hadn't checked in for a little while so I've had to check out all the photos and skim the narratives!

Your images are beautiful as always.

I like today's a lot - it reminds me when hubby would take the little ones fishing so I could have a break and meet them later.
Hoping I'll see during Anna's new project.
Have a wonderful day.

Lacey Lichi said...

Way to have an "unplanned" day! I agree with Anna, this one hits me just right.

Good luck packing- and finding a place! I too am packing without a specific destination yet! It will all fall into place at just the right time.