This past Sunday, the weather was mild enough that I was able to spend some time on the beach. It was really fascinating. The sand was frozen solid, but you could see the effects of water and ice. One dramatic visual was at the outflow for storm drains. At the time I was there, the … Continue reading Iced
I was in town this morning, and had the chance to visit the beach. Since I was last there, the town has pushed all the rocks and pebbles that the storm had pushed across the entry onto the main dock back onto the beach. The beach is still very changed in this area, from before … Continue reading Bonus pictures: a pebble’s eye view
This past Sunday, as has become my custom, I stay in town during my daughter's short shift. It turned out to be a beautiful day, and I was able to have my first visit to the beach since the blizzard. I have to say again, how incredibly fortunate we were during that storm. Yeah, we … Continue reading On the beach
It's been another very wet day today (I've read that, last month, we got triple the average amount of rain for our region; it doesn't seem to be letting up this month, yet). We did manage to get a dump run in. Because of when it closes on Saturdays, and when my younger daughter gets … Continue reading Mystery critter: what are you?
My daughter had a short shift today, so I just stayed in town until she was done. At times like this, weather willing, I like to check out the beach (and play some Pokemon Go... 😉 ). On a beautiful day like today, lots of people were at the marina, getting their boats out for … Continue reading An afternoon at the beach
It's been a chilly few days, with even a bit of snow during the night. Nothing like what they got in other parts of the country, that's for sure! I actually wouldn't mind more snow right now. Or rain. Instead, as of yesterday, we are now under a burn ban. It's just too dry out … Continue reading Still working on that whole “spring” thing!
After dropping my daughter off at work this morning, I decided to head over to the beach and see how the lake was looking. I am absolutely amazed that there are still ice fishing sheds out there! I can't believe the ice is still strong enough to drive on! Most of the shacks are gone, … Continue reading Still on the ice!
Yesterday evening, my younger daughter and I were able to take her friend into town for dinner. When we were told it would be about 20-30 minutes before a table would be open (buffet night is popular, it turns out... 😀 ), we put our name on the list, then headed for the beach, which … Continue reading Low Water and meeting people
Driving to and from town on the gravel road for the past while, I have been noticing quite a lot of garter snakes trying to cross the road. Avoiding them has become a challenge. Is that a stick on the road? Nope, it moved! swerve Sadly, I'm also seeing quite a few that have been … Continue reading A Beautiful morning… avoiding the snakes
The lake was so very calm this morning! I had the beach to myself, except for the seagulls and a woman doing yoga in the sand, while oriented to the sun. The sand looked like it had just been groomed, too. I found some pretty rocks while I was walking, including one larger one I … Continue reading Morning on the lake