When I think of the beach, I think of blue skies, balmy breezes, green sea oats and soft sand under my bare feet.
I do not think of gray skies, frigid winds, dried sea grasses and frozen ice and snow on the beach.
One day perhaps summer will return.
Categories: Eastern Shore, Maryland, Nature
It’s supposed to get to 70 here this weekend (hoping like heck). You’ve had a bad winter and we’ve had a warm one.
Fine..just rub it in. It’s just not fair. Actually, I think we get to a balmy mid-40’s by the end of the week. Woo Hoo!
My friends in Yorkshire refuse to even ask about my local weather and if I bring it up, they “don’t want to talk about it” They were at -2°C today for a high. But when it’s 105° here and you have the lovely ocean to go to……I don’t want to hear about it. 🙂
LOL ! You are too funny. Indeed, we do have waters we can escape to when it’s hot. Although I always prefer to go to the barn to hydrate the horses.
Enjoy the beauty of balance – seeing the beach in a grey cold condition will bring greater satisfaction and appreciation for those sunny summer beach days 🙂
Such a wonderful way to look at this Rachel. Thank you so much for sharing this great perspective.
The power of positive thinking, summer will be back, just wait.
I think we have some more mess coming in tonight, then it gets warm. Woo Hoo!
You need to spend more time on the beach in winter, it’s great! No people, no bugs, and it’s easier to walk on frozen sand than it is the loose sand of summer. Besides your photos show that it’s still beautiful, no matter what time of year it is.
You are truly too sweet. Got to admit, I enjoyed having the beach to myself without all the people and the mess they leave. Although snow on the beach is a new concept for this Florida sun bunny.
I have always wanted to be on a beach as it is snowing. I am not sure why, just an interesting experience to have.
I think you’re absolutely right ! Snowing on the beach must be magical. Powder below..powder above.
One day… gleefully soon. That was a typo for hopefully, but it works!
Oh I like Gleefully so much more. Hope you’re surviving the winter there. No signs yet of any crocus. Too much snow.
Let’s hope so, but I fear that most of England and Wales will take a long time to drain. More horrific rain and gales expected any moment. In fact, I think they’re just arriving. Where has the sun gone? 😦
Oh I so hope you survived the “horrific rain and gales” Sometimes it’s intriguing to watch, but always a bit scary. May you have sturdy mud boots.
We’ve been OK in the south east, but the south west and Wales have been badly flooded and thousands of people had to be evacuated. 😦
That is terrible news. How unfortunate for these poor souls. Hopefully they’ll be able to retrieve their previous lives.
Great contrasting pics, Emily. I’ve never seen snow on a beach. 🙂
Isn’t it interesting? It’s the first time I went to the beach when snow was on the ground. It was pretty cool.
Lovely photos 🙂
Thank you so much Bex!
Warm weather on its way. Beaches and Blizzards, a post I did for next week. It seems the weather is warming for this weekend, it might bring back the Polar Bear club. I would love to get their photos one day. I like your snowy beach. It shows we have a bit longer to wait.
I have never heard of the Polar Bear Club. What/who is that? I hope they’re not running around naked in the snow. I think we have a bit longer before it truly warms up for us.
They are a group that swims in their bathing suits in frigid waters. They have a group of them here in Western NY and I know the do it at the Great Lakes, but I never saw them do it. I cannot imagine going into these frozen lakes in below freezing weather, but these folks do. I hardly swim in tropical waters because I think it is too cold.
Dude..that’s insane. If it’s not body temperature, I ain’t interested !!
Has to be the Gulf Coast…
Almost – this is St. Augustine Beach.
I love the green in the grasses (again!) against the contrast of the golden looking plumes, the sand, and the blue sky and ocean, really great for sure.
Then the green is replaced by the ice/snow, the white!! But I like this. Just like my comment on your next post, I like seeing the beach in the off-season. I definitely appreciate winter and the downtown it affords us but mostly because it makes me appreciate the rest of the year that much more. By boyfriend always likes to point out that winter is really only 3-4 months. I can’t wait to see what comes after this intense winter.
Thanks for sharing!
Somehow I think green is your favorite color. Green is a wonderful color to love. it is the color of hope, and was my mother’s favorite color as well.
So far I haven’t had too much downtime as I’m always off doing something. Although I am catching up on a lot of computer work. 3 – 4 months?? Let’s see..November, December, January, February, March, sometimes part of April. What do you think?
Believe it or not, green is not my favorite color! But I find it hard to pin down just any color – although I’ve held a deep love for purple all my life – because it always depends on the context. Green is great though, especially mixed with blues and reds!
That’s great that you’re getting so much computer work done, it can be SOOOOO tedious I know. If kindergarten served me correctly, I think that’s more than 3-4 months. You’re going to feel a great deal of relief I think with each bit of catching up you do.
Great photos, so glad i live in North Wales, we might have a lot of rain but at least its a lot warmer.
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Oh wow, so your weather is like our Seattle. I bet its beautifully green there. Thank you so much for visiting and taking the time to comment. Hope to see you back soon. Bella