A friend told me on Wednesday morning that it was National Lighthouse Day, and her husband wanted to know if I was going to paint a lighthouse. I didn't know about National Lighthouse Day but I did have this urge to paint one when I got up in the morning. So even though the weather wasn't too nice I headed over to Robert Moses State Park, home of the Fire Island Lighthouse.
Since Hurricane Sandy last year the beach in front of the lighthouse is undergoing restoration and I was glad to see they have been piling up large amounts of sand to form dunes for protection. A lot of the foliage is gone but it is still a lovely spot to paint. I sat along the sand road that goes from the parking lot to the lighthouse (there used to be a boardwalk that was lost in the storm) and spoke to many of the people who passed by on their way to visit it. It is a spot I'm sure I will return to many more times.