Winter weekends seem to go by in the blink of an eye. One moment you are looking out the window at sunrise and in the next second twilight has begun. John and I always set our alarm with the best of intentions to try and chase the light as long as possible but any number of distractions can come into play. Sometimes the mound of pillows cradle our heads just right and we hit the snooze again or our cat PBC nestles on John's chest and then it's impossible to move. When we don't have an agenda our favorite way to start a weekend is to wake up at the first light, make a french press of a coffee (Abracadabra Coffee has been one of our favorites as of late), throw a record on and point our finger to a destination on the map. We just go all day fueled to chase the unknown until the last rays dip beyond the horizon.
This weekend however we had studio work to do which luckily is also something we enjoy but keeps us inside. In order to keep ourselves motivated and our enthusiasm renewed we spend half the day indoors with a late afternoon reward of a destination drive. I hadn't been down to Matunuck in ages so after packing up our gear we set our sights on sunset. Contrary to most people's preference winter is our favorite beach season. The sky's hues are more intense, the contrast in the grasses and sand more apparent and the water more cerulean. Pulling into the largely abandoned parking lot we crested the dunes just as the sky was alight with salmon. Whispers of clouds shifted through the sky and the grasses shivered in the wind. We filled our pockets with slate colored stones, chased waves and found hidden paths amongst the dunes. As the sun set at 5:24 pm it was a reminder that little by little the light will return to us and the days will become longer once more.
We put together a little mix for our drive and we hope it will in turn inspire your winter endevours: