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Monday, March 30, 2015

Here's Hoping



March is almost over but rather than looking for snow drops and crocuses in the garden, we’re still looking at snow. There’s still no good walking around our town, so Sunday, we headed south, to the ocean and open land with no trees. There we saw further evidence of Mother Nature's violence this winter. A wood bench, at least twenty feet above the beach had been flattened by the sea so instead of having a back, it looked like a double thickness of seat. Two granite memorial benches had been knocked off their footings and relocated to the middle of the walkway atop the sea wall, just down from a huge boulder, also deposited during one of the many storm surges. Still the day was sunny and the ocean churned and mixed with patches of green and blue.  Our eyes still watered and our noses sniffled, when we turned our backs to the sun, it felt warm. 

 This is our back yard through the window.  These guys are hungry...I chased them away from my Rhodies by banging pan lids. Sorry about the TV reflection. 
Our daughter usually startles these guys when she returns home from school late at night.  But on this day, they weren't waiting for her.
On Sunday, the pond behind the beach was mirror still.

But the ocean was boisterous and angry, with this rip tide forming.

Did you say Spring?  This is my back yard on March 29. 


11 comments:

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Ah, but I do see a little patch of pavement in the last picture, so the melting has begun. It certainly has been a longer than usual winter.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sorry you're still covered in snow. You got some colorful photos though.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Loved that 5th shot :)

Joanne said...

get your plane ticket now for TX. I'll pick you up at DFW. No coat needed. Hang tough. I'm sending spring your way. Meanwhile check my blog for some flowers

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

We've had a lot of deer in our back yard this winter. They would dig around our apple tree, trying to find something to eat. I hope you see the grass soon but lovely pictures as always.

mshatch said...

It looks a lot like that here. The roads are clear, and the sidewalks, but there's still a lot of snow on the ground.

Pixel Peeper said...

I'm shivering looking at your photos! Do you think you would want to trade about 10 or 15 degrees in exchange for some humidity?

Daisy said...

Beautiful photos! I hope spring arrives for you soon.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Sigh. I feel bad for all of you still suffering through winter. I had family visiting from the Northeast this weekend, and while I'm sure they're looking forward to going home, they are NOT looking forward to the "wintry mix" that is most likely awaiting them.

glnroz said...

beautiful, but this old country boy from down here would have to run from that kind of weather...

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Snow or no snow, those are beautiful pictures! I hope you see your spring flowers soon!