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.
As you can see, wild flowers and plants grow above the rocks, and even among them, like this chicory.
I also discovered pale yellow 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.
Most of the marsh rose blooms were done, replaced by beautiful 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.
The thistles were starting to bloom.
Everywhere by the sea, I found Queen Anne’s lace.
Nature is a talented gardener. Look at these pictures of nature’s garden by the sea.
Can you see why I love this place? I’m already missing it.