Nature’s Garden By the Sea

While I was in Rhode Island last week, I visited my favorite place in the whole world – Beavertail Lighthouse in Jamestown, RI. I absolutely love sitting on the rocks, watching the waves crash upon the shore, and listening to the sea gulls. I also love looking at all the wild flowers and plants there that thrive in the salty air. Come take a look.

It was a beautiful day – perfect temperature, perfect breeze, perfect place. When we first arrived, the last of the morning fog was burning off. Here’s a photo I took of the lighthouse while I was standing on the rocks.

Beavertail Lighthouse in fog

Beavertail Lighthouse in fog

As you can see, wild flowers and plants grow above the rocks, and even among them, like this chicory.

Chicory

Chicory

I also discovered pale yellow wild radish flowers.

Wild radish flowers

Wild radish flowers

Above the rocks, there were a myriad of marsh roses. Most of them were pinkish-red, but I found a few white ones.

White marsh roses

White marsh roses

Most of the marsh rose blooms were done, replaced by beautiful rose hips.

Marsh rose hips

Marsh rose hips

Beavertail Lighthouse sits on the far point of the island. On one side, you can look across the bay to Newport. On the other side, you can look across to the mainland. While walking from the Newport side to the mainland side, I came across these twisted vines.

Twisted vines

Twisted vines

The thistles were starting to bloom.

Thistles in bloom

Thistles in bloom

Everywhere by the sea, I found Queen Anne’s lace.

Queen Anne's lace

Queen Anne’s lace

Nature is a talented gardener. Look at these pictures of nature’s garden by the sea.

Garden by the sea at Beavertail Lighthouse, RI

Garden by the sea at Beavertail Lighthouse, RI

Garden by the sea at Beavertail Lighthouse, RI

Garden by the sea at Beavertail Lighthouse, RI

Can you see why I love this place? I’m already missing it.

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