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Sunset Orange

One of 7 just delivered to The Wright Gallery in Cape Porpoise. ...I love to capture the sunsets off of the Marsh as each one is as unique as snowflakes can be. Size 10x24 on gallery wrapped canvas.
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Jersey Shore Mommyventure, Sandy Hook Beaches, Gateway National Seashore, NJ

Sandy Hook BeachesGateway National SeashoreSandy Hook, NJThe Jersey shore. For us kids of the 80s it conjures up tides full of hypodermic needles, trashy shore rats and the venerable East Street Band. I will brush past the infamous tv show generation and move on to my own kids who have never been here. Since mommy had a hectic week at the office, I thought we would start with a "secluded" intro, most easily accessed from NYC via a ridiculously scenic but equally overpriced Seastreak ferry from Wall St. While incredible for our budding oceanographers, it was a little disconcerting to mommy and me to discover boundless sea treasures washing up on shore (Ahh Jersey, still having that deoxygenated river problem from pollution thirty years later? Might I suggest tougher clean water laws like the ones we passed in Mass.) The boys collected rays, flounder, crabs, horseshoe and more common clam shells. They spent most of this mommy beach day in the wonderful surf though. The temp was perfect, the skies blue and the waves just the right ...
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