My favorite part about where I live is the lovely walk from our town beach up to Rye along the water (RT.1A). It's a contrast in beauty. To the east is the ocean with it's natural rough beauty and rocky shores. To the west are these crazy mansions and over-manicured beach estates, mostly unoccupied but still lovely to look at. The 'good-lifers' are here everyday and usually offer a hello. Walking, jogging, biking, surfing, etc. Actually tons of surfers today because of the storm off shore. Otto got to meet a real surfer jack (russell), she was WAYYY too mellow for him.
One of my favorite things here are the searoses. They smell fabulous mixed with salt air but (ironically) seem to die the moment you take them from the shore. Next time I pick some to sketch at home I'll do so before I hop in the shower, they're quite wilted here:
But still beautiful.