Inspired Beauty

Happy Friday everyone! Don’t miss my guest over at the Scribes today – Lisa Kessler, author of Night Walker

This week’s post is a short one. I’m working on MYSTIC STORM, Zephyr’s story, so I’m a bit preoccupied! I’d like to share with you some photographs of the enchanting real world setting for the book.

Stonington Point is a historic area of Stonington, Connecticut. Just miles away from Mystic, CT.

The houses are beautiful! I love the blue door.

Roses in bloom. I like to imagine that Zephyr would stop to smell the roses.

I imagined the Gallup Inn, Zephyr’s hotel and spa before I ever visited Stonington. I was delighted to find an actual house that fit my imaginary vision. And this is actually a hotel. While we visited, a movie with Tommy Lee Jones and Meryl Streep was filming. (No, sightings, but we did see the film crew set decorating.)

I loved all the colorful buildings!

One last look at the beautiful ocean.

I hope you enjoyed the brief tour! See you all next week!

15 thoughts on “Inspired Beauty

  1. Love the Mystic/Stonington area (or anywhere along the shore, for that matter). Thanks for brightening up this cold, snowy March morning with summery photos — my mood just actually improved!

    1. I love the area too. And it’s a bonus that its somewhere we can visit easily! Happy to improve your mood. The pictures make me smile too.

    1. I’ve been lucky enough to visit San Diego and I’ve never forgotten the joy of watching the sun set over the Pacific Ocean. Or how surfers stay out in the water in the dark – didn’t they see Jaws?

    1. Thanks Mandi. I confess, the last few days, I’ve been watching season 1 of Downton Abbey (got them from the library and have to give them back). Poor Zephyr has gotten the short end of the stick, but I promise to return to him this weekend.

  2. I was down in Madison, Ct. last week and went to Hammonasset. It was great being near the ocean again, but my next beach day will definitely be to Mystic, Stonington area. I love the quaint little village and the beautiful houses on Watch Hill!

    1. I spent my entire childhood camping and visiting the beach. I love Rhode Island and Watch Hill is definitely making an appearance in Zephyr’s book. I smile when I look at my pictures of the CTRWA picnic at Hammonasset this summer. Ahh, good times.

  3. One of my favorite spots and lucky me, it’s only 10 minutes from home! The hubby and I will often take the kids to this beach because it’s not crazy crowded and they love to climb on the rocks. Last fall we hit it after dinner and got treated to a fireworks show going on in Groton. The Borough is a great place to explore with some really wonderful restaurants…the Mexican one almost makes it on the list of “Best Ever”.

    (PJ – let me know when you come down.)

  4. There is something about the ocean that draws me. I love the engery that it gives off. I love seeing the fish that come up for a look see. Beautiful place and great photos.

    1. Thanks for stopping by Mary. I have great respect and a bit of fear of the ocean. It’s beautiful, but still, it can be deadly too.

  5. We used to live in CT, now live in FL. People look at me like I’m nuts when I tell them how much I love a rocky beach in the winter months. Lovely pics–thanks for sharing, although they make me a bit homesick.

    1. Hi Lynne. Thanks for commenting. My favorite time to visit the shore is when it’s not super sunny. I know that sounds strange, but it’s not crowded and I don’t like baking in the sun.

      1. Doesn’t sound strange to me at all. The only baking I like doing (and then only sometimes) is in the kitchen. 😉 One of the things I miss about New England is the gray skies of winter and the way the stark trees look against them. Or late fall skies where there’s just that splash of color from one or two stubborn leaves. **sigh** I really do miss home. Connecticut is so perfectly perched, too–a short ride to either the shore or the mountains. I think it might be time for another visit.

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