Wednesday, October 21, 2009

You just never know what you're gonna see along Surf Drive in Falmouth in the morning!

I posted this picture on my facebook recently and it seemed to trigger a lot of response. So...I thought I'd share it with my blog friends.

A sentiment of holiness is visible on the Cape each autumn when this group of nuns from New York pay a visit. They stay in a cottage across from the beach on Surf Drive. Surf Drive is the beach road that's on my morning bike route so I see them each day for two weeks. Two of them regularly sit in chairs on the beach, right in the sand, facing out toward the Vineyard. It is a sight to behold.
On this particular morning, I hurriedly rode back home to get my camera. Since hubby was just about to depart on his daily ride (no...we don't ride together...he goes way to far for me) I asked him to take the camera and snap a shot of them. But,by the time he got back, they had retreated to the deck. It's been very windy for the time of year, so I imagine they just didn't last long on the beach. Seeing them sitting out in the morning sun, reading scripture, (is that what they're reading?...who knows?) always gives me a good feeling. I like that they come to my little place in the world to spend what must be their vacation time each year. They often smile and wave. I'm certain they know they are a novelty in an environment that is normally filled with bikini clad girls, sun tanned kids, runners, bikers and the usual summer vacation lot. Maybe that's why they visit in the fall. Things are quieter. Most of the people out and about now are year 'rounders. The nuns seem to fit in even though they never quite lose their novelty. You just never know what you're going to see along Surf Drive in the morning. (Be sure to click on the picture to see it close up and personal.)

One of my facebook friends wrote that her preacher always says, "If you can't find God then go to the beach. He's always there." So be it!


  1. Hummmm. I can't recall ever seein' a nun on a beach. We always spend some time in South Padre' Island when we visit my parents in Brownsville,Tx.
    I am always shocked by something I see on the beach but never a nun.

    Have a terrific day filled with blessings!!!

  2. Nezzy...I've always wanted to visit South Padre' Island!

  3. Joanne ~~ Great Picture, thanks for sharing. Its been a while since I've seen a Nun in full is a sight to behold.
    Hugs ~ Connie xox


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