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

Sunday, January 12, 2014

January Walk

Hi! It was so delightful to get out for an afternoon walk today! If last week's temperatures ''plummeted'', this week they ''soared''.

A  friend from Arizona asked me if the extremes of weather here didn't bother me, and I said no. I like cold weather, I love a crisp January day just as much as I love a hot sunny day in July.

What gets to me is the wind! It was really blowing today and 45 didn't feel so warm away from my sunny deck.

But the fresh air and sunshine made me feel happy...

Big waves, rough chop today.

Yellow ball merrily dancing along the tide line...

Wind corrugations:

Outer dunes entirely reconfigured, maybe during last week's blizzard?

I had one of those disconcerting suddenly "lost'' feelings, when the landscape changes so dramatically in just a few days.
Not all who wander are lost, I tell myself, as I hike over the dunes searching for the path that leads over the dunes  to home.

I've mentioned here on my blog and in my Christmas story [top of page] that here at the beach, discarded once live Christmas trees are recycled as dune erosion protection.

The trees saving the dunes...

Sometime the notion works, sometimes it doesn't. But we all like the idea of our Christmas trees living on as the bones and skeleton of our dunes. There is a very large scar or cut in the high dunes. It has not yet recovered from H/ Sandy. The trees seem like a good plan!

Birds---sparrows or snow buntings----fluttered busily in the bayberry trees and live black scrub pines.

And then I headed back home for a cup of tea and some etsy listing. Here's my new tea infuser--- Fred the Tea Man. Isn't he so cute?



gone to the beach~~~~