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

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Snow Beach

Ugh. Just...ugh. This snow is not what I had in mind.

Hi! I suppose many of you have snow too. I expected snow over the weekend. But No. On Monday evening, this was the view. So soft and serene-looking. Howling gale winds though, a harbinger of things to come.

These are the big and bigger dredging barges!

They're digging out the channel to the east. Lots of shipwrecks lie under that water, and many boats have travelled these waters over the years. So maybe, just maybe, the barges will suck up and spit out some good treasures? Sure, it may take a couple years for the stuff to wash ashore but I am hopeful
So this is what I saw Tuesday when I got up!


And all day, all night...

This was yesterday morning.

Remember, a table is about 34" high!


These not so great photos were taken by me sticking my arm out the deck door. Because that drift is perhaps 7 feet tall and its base is blocking the doorway.

And the windows.

Time to be smart and stay in.

Here's a big batch of hearts ready to go to the post office, Don't they look cute!
By today they were on their way west, no doubt hoping they'd land in a warm and sunny spot.

Stay home if you can? I ventured out in my grippy soled snowboots and second hand ski pole. I made it to the post office and back...but quaking in my Timberlands all the way !



gone to the beach...


  1. Oh my stars, that's a lot of snow. Have to laugh at the image of your arm being the only thing that you can fit through the door to take the photos. Fingers crossed for treasures from the dredging.


  2. Quaking in your Timberlands, LOL! I'm not sure I'd have gone out at all with that much snow. I think the most we've gotten in one day/night has been 8 inches or so without wind, and then the next day we got another 4 inches that drifted. That was a lot of snow. But once in Kittery, Maine when we were there they had 18 inches fall in one day. It was cool to see, it completely covered the cars in a little parking lot. The guys had to feel around to find each car before digging it out!

  3. Hi Robin
    I am still picturing the seashells with little sweaters!
    Sue McQ

  4. You had enough snow. I too hope you get treasures from the dredging.
    We hardly got any snow but it has been about 0 degrees and very windy putting it below zero temps.
    Good idea. Stay inside till it all clears out and the temps come up a bit. Pretty pics though. Stay warm.


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