I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Goofing Off

note the BIG waves!

Hi! Today after my post office run, instead of my planned trip to the big box store, I snuck off to the newly reopened bird sanctuary wetlands park.

The rain stopped, the clouds parted and spring was in the air. Costco can wait.

The overlook of the wetlands area is a high raised berm, perhaps as much as 30 feet above sea level. and it seems to have fared very well.

                                                          Feb 2013
late summer 2012

The marsh itself is, well--wet! The creeks and pools are much larger. Not sure if that is from H. Sandy or today's very high full moon/ storm  tides. And here is a large hunk of dock....

The ospreys' nest looks good too. Either the nest survived or the ospreys are here early and rebuilding. The other nest to the east was entirely blown away, but it is on more exposed land. The platform though is there, and the birds can rebuild, I am sure.

The lower areas were muddy and I wasn't wearing boots....the entry has new clam shells though and sparkled invitingly in the sudden sunlight.

Hidden paths into the marsh...

Too wet to explore today. And all was silent, empty, and brown.

And here is the turtles' nesting area. How do they know this is their spot? It seems very unappealing and exposed but I'll be watching for them too.

I got home and was further lured to my own beach. Look at the soft spring sky!

What are those big black lumps!?

Marsh grass clumps....
The tides, waves and recent storms have been hard on the beach.
It is very eroded now..
This is where that white bench was just a few weeks ago.

Every day brings changes.

I guess that's life....



..............gone to the beach...

"...time had suddenly become exactly what it was: one season turned inward or on end, a point in a great circle." N. Cairn/ Cape Cod Times