Friday, June 24, 2011

Is it a shore or beach?


Doesn't this look like a place you'd love to be? 

At the shore.

Not the BEACH but the SHORE!

When we moved to Philly six years ago, it took me a while to get the terminology right.  I was always calling it the 'beach'.  What did I know!  I'm a midwest girl.  I spent the first 30 years of my life in Iowa.  The best we had there were lakes with muddy banks.

It is such a strange phenomenon in the summer.  Philly becomes deserted.  Well, not totally.  You still have to pay for street parking.  But it is easier to find.  Other things  ... you don't need restaurant reservations on the weekend, usually there are no traffic problems and no weekend crowds at the mall.  But then, I wouldn't know that.  I rarely go to the mall.  I'm more a Target and Lowe's type of girl. 

But this weekend, The Professor and I are also heading out of town ... but not to the beach.

~sigh~

Oooops!  See!  There I did it again.  I meant the SHORE!

Anyway, we're going into the city, the Big Apple, to have dinner with some old friends and stay over with hopes of biking in Central Park.  There's threat of rain ... keep your finger's crossed it stays away for at least part of Saturday!

Then again, if we were at the SHORE, who cares if it rains?  It's the BEACH!

Hope you have a good weekend, friends.  I have enjoyed meeting so many of you this past week!

This post has been submitted to Your Sunday Best at Nancy's A Rural Journal
and Texture Tuesday



51 comments:

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

I would say beach, too! Hope you have a great time this weekend. We are also visiting friends for the weekend, in Austin, TX. They have a brand new home overlooking a gorgeous lake. Can't wait! Oh, and I detest the mall. Stand alone stores like Target, Kohl's and Lowe's are just my cup of tea. I will go to the mall for Macy's, but that's as far as I get!

texwisgirl said...

you just can't help yourself, can you. :)

enjoy your city time!!!

Jill said...

I love the beach! But your shore looks great too. ;) Have a great time in NY!

beth said...

the shore, the beach....now i have something to think about today as i am a beach girl.....xo

Jillsy Girl said...

WOW! Is this one of your photos? I would assume it is, and therefore, you've blown my socks off! (well, I'm not really wearing them, but you know what I mean)

And, here in the South we call it "beach" as well. Those Northeasterners! ;-)

Have fun in the B.A.!! :-)

Snappy Di said...

What a beachin' post! HA!

Have fun in the city by the shore!

DI

Judy said...

If it's a lake, particularly one of the Great Lakes, I call it the beach.

If I'm on the coast somewhere, it's the shore.

Have fun in the Big Apple!

Evelyn Flint said...

Lovely vintage tones to this image ~ I'd definitely like to be there!

Pat said...

Shore or beach, it's a lovely photo!

Tracy said...

I think it's the same thing with the word 'soda' or 'pop' In Ohio we called the carbonated drinks, pop! But in NC we call it soda...depends on where you live and what you are use to.
I personally call it the beach! ahhh, I hear it calling my name!

S. Etole said...

I've not been to either but you certainly make it look like a desirable place to go.

Liza said...

And then there are submarine sandwiches and grinders or heros, and standing in line or standing on line...doesn't matter...it's all good!

Mental P Mama said...

Have a wonderful time!!!

Friko said...

Wherever you are this weekend, have a very enjoyable one.

Personally, I'd probably ope for the shore, but then I also miss the big city. I have neither shore nor big city, just green hills and sheep.

Baaah. Could I come to NY with you?

Ruth said...

The image is so beautifully painterly that I want to live in it, whether it's the SHORE or the BEACH. I smiled and loved this, Reena. Have fun this weekend, it sounds just wonderful. I'd love to ride bikes through Central Park, even in the rain. And dinner, I'd love to hear about where and if it's good. I just love food and eating out.

thesedaysofmine.com said...

Hope the weather holds out for your trip!

And here in Virginia, it's mostly definitely THE BEACH!

Dodie said...

Beach.

elizabeth said...

someone after my own heart - target and lowes whoooo hooo!! enjoy NYC - i hope the rain stays away can't wait to see what you've captured when you return

SKIZO said...

WonderfulPicture
ThankYouForSharing

Oliag said...

Funny but I just had this conversation with a friend who was visiting the east coast this week...in RI it is the BEACH...as in I am going to the beach. If you say shore you will be spotted as a tourist:)

T. Becque said...

I didn't know there was a difference (shore vs. beach), of course I live in the desert so what do I know! Either way, I love the beach/shore and your photo :)

Catherine said...

It is a brilliant shore ~ it would be wonderful to visit there. Hope you are having a good time in the Big Apple! :)
xo Catherine

These Nine Acres said...

I call it the beach too and I grew up on the East coast. :) Brian and Ty just got back from a wonderful trip to the Big Apple. Have a great weekend!

Cobalt Violet said...

How beautiful ... yes, I would love to be there.
Of course, I am a California girl so it looks like the beach to me. :)

Fjällripan said...

So beautiful, like a painting. And I love the royal terns in your previos post, I never seen them before. Have a nice sunday!

bon bon said...

how funny! i'm still a midwest girl, so i've never given this any thought before!

deb duty said...

I've never called it the shore. We always go to the "beach" in Florida. Sounds like a fun weekend! Anyway, I love your photo of the shore!!

Marcie said...

Definitely a 'beach'!!! And - looks like a great weekend!!!

Fabiana said...

Shore in the East, beach on the West coast!

~ciao from Newport Beach~

Linda Makiej said...

Beautiful!!! :)

Life-n-Reflection said...

Gorgeous Shot! I'd love to be at that shore too!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Why would a beautiful place be deserted in the summer? Gorgeous photos!

Thanks for linking up to YSB today. I appreciate you being there!

Barbara said...

In NY, we say the beach, unless you are going to the Jersey Shore.

Beautiful shot. Nice use of texture here.

Carmen said...

Beach or shore I just want to be somewhere cooler than here.....112 for the high with absolutely no chance of rain and no clouds in sight. I just keep thinking it could be worse.

Our Beaten Path said...

Love the picture....I must say though, I'll always call it the beach. :)

Karen S. said...

It's a great parallel really, beach, shore....mostly I want to say beach when it involves rolling about in the sand and making castles and reading a book while children romp about...the shore is when I want to travel along the water....sometimes I can only journey along the shore by road....until it's public property again...this is an awesome photo...it so reminds of something you'd see on a postcard and I would have to buy it! Great post!

Max said...

Definitely would love to be there right now. The Great Salt Lake may be salty, but it's nothing like the shore (I lived in Boston until I was 14, so I grew up with the word). Great picture.

Carmi said...

I'm gonna start calling it the shore, too. Thank you for the timely reminder: It's been too long since I visited these amazing places where the planet ends and water begins. Must correct that, and soon!

Pat Mark said...

Oh yes, take me there. I am most at home near the water. It sounds so much more wonderful when you call it the shore. Lovely.

Dorian Susan said...

Love this post...not only the beautiful image but the discussion. 'Round these parts-it's the beach, always. When I lived in Bucks County it took me a long time to say "the shore". I only went to "the shore" once and I was uber disappointed even though I was in lovely Spring Lake...I remember thinking "this is not the beach". I had to wear a tag in order to be on the beach. Are you kidding?
None the less a gorgeous image and fun conversation. I'm taking my "beach" to new level after being in Croatia. They call it a "cement beach" as there is no sand and the water comes right up to the retainer wall-but it's warm. Happy day to you.

Anonymous said...

To me it's going to the beach as well :)
Love the texture work !! great effect !

aenee/Lily

lissa said...

wonderful! beautiful colors.

Abi said...

Looks like a beautiful painting!

Cathy Spivey Mendola said...

I grew up near VA Beach, so I always have called the coast 'the beach'. Conversely, my hubby grew up in PA and he always said 'the shore'. But after 27 yrs with me, I've convinced him it's 'the beach'. Now we're midwesterners and we really miss 'the beach'...any that are on the east coast that is!
GReat photo no matter what you call it. Love the added texture.

Amy said...

Who really cares if it's the shore or the beach?! Either way, your photo and processing are phenomenal! :) Enjoy your time in NYC.

Veronica said...

it is beautiful no matter what it is.

debsea said...

shore...beach...as long as there's water & sand it's perfect!!
your photo is beautiful!

diane said...

love your work with the textures and your shot of the "shore". My cousin lives in New Jersey and I had to figure out what she was talking about when she used that terminology. Here in California we go to the "beach"!

Rural Revival said...

Beautiful, and yes I would LOVE to be there!

~Andrea

Pat said...

Your photo is top notch! I'm lucky enough to live 10 min, away from the beach - gulf coast of Florida. I walk it every Saturday and Sunday.

Evelyn S. said...

This looks like a wonderful vintage postcard!