They grew up here...
The kids at my parent's Beach House, April 2007.
Our last trip to my parent's Beach House, April 2011.
A lifetime of memories.
I think it's interesting that the first pic was taken in the early morning, and the last pic was taken in the evening, just before dinner. In one, the Beach House was new to us, full of hope for many fun vacations and special times there visiting Grampa and Gramma in the upcoming the years. You can see the early pink sky and pale light cast on the pond while the kids, wearing their pj's, watch the sea birds come to eat their breakfast fish. In the other, you can sense the day ending. See how the kids are drawn together, touching at the shoulders, leaning into one another, expressing a closeness to each other and their surroundings. Long shadows dominate the scene as the sun makes it's way westward mimicking our goodbye.
And, the bright sunny days on the beach fade off into the sunset.
Thank you, Grampa and Gramma for many wonderful years and a lifetime of memories!