Sunday, January 31, 2010

B-B-Bye to J-J-January

Photos from this week in OMP...

It's been bitterly cold for a few days now, although we haven't been blessed with the East Coast storm that's plaguing the southeastern seaboard. We're just having snow showers and frigid temps. Yesterday it was 10 degrees outside as I sat at my computer. This morning it's a balmy 25 degrees.

I saw a group of a dozen confused Robins in my front yard earlier in the week - maybe they had confused the January thaw with spring? I've also seen a pair of giant Red-Tailed Hawks surveying the neighborhood, looking for a spot to settle down and raise a family no doubt. We've seen flurry evidence of their successful hunts on a few deserted front lawns.

Stay warm! February is usually a warmer (and snowier?) month.

Monday, January 25, 2010

What a Difference a Day Makes...

Sunday February 24th
A beautiful, sunshine-filled weekend with blue skies and calm seas

Monday, February 25th

I can hear the ocean's roar from inside my home, even with all the storm windows shut tight...

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Grey Days by the Sea

We didn't get any of the snow some areas of New England received over the long, Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. We did get a lot of grey skies, heavy winds, and rain. Lots of rain.

Today is actually the brightest it's been in days. Bright, stainless steel grey. It looks like they might be having sunshine out over Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. Maybe tomorrow the sun will find Old Mill Point.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy New Year

Hope everyone had a good New Years' Eve, and that your new year has started out on the right foot. Here in OMP we had another storm this weekend; not as much snow as the December blizzard, but the ocean's tides are running very high. Both yesterday and today, there was very little beach to walk upon.

This is a shot of SeaWay beach, from the Strandway jetty. You can see near the center, where the tide is licking at the staircase...
This is the lifeguard stand on Pleasant Road beach, also being kissed by the high tide. Our beaches are being sustained by the influx of sand blowing down from the dunes, but I hope that one of the storms brings more ocean sand our way in the next few months.

Happy New Year, and Happy Winter!