Sunday, January 22, 2012

Snowman Day in Old Mill Point

 We finally got our first snowstorm on Cape Cod this weekend. My daughter has been waiting all year to make a snowman, since somehow she never made one at all last year. I've been hearing about her plans for months.

She spent hours outside during the storm yesterday, rolling up the balls, but couldn't lift them by herself. I told her we'd help her when it stopped snowing. Which was this morning.

This snowman reminds me of a time back in the 19070s, when we had a huge storm, and all the kids in the neighborhood worked together to build an eight foot tall snowman. We measured. Eight feet and five inches tall. We had to use a ladder to put the face on, too. My oldest son, hugging the snowman on the right, is 6'1", so my daughter's snowman rivals the one in my memory...

What's your favorite snowman memory?

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Ocean Effect Snow!

While I hear it's all blue skies on the other side of the bridge today, we're having some ocean-effect snow showers here in Old Mill Point. Soft, silent, snowy day. A nice change from the high winds of the rest of the week - gusts were clocked in Harwich up to 78 mph! And it wasn't even a "storm" !! What a strange January it's been, weather-wise...

Friday, January 13, 2012

Windy Week!

Yesterday was rainy and windy - today is sunny and even more windy! It's not yet high tide as Itook these photos, and you can see the waves burying the OMP jetty that runs between SeaWay and Strandway beaches.

About 50 seagulls were huddled on the beach, just above the tide mark, staying out of the wicked wind.

Happy long weekend to all!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all!
Hope everyone enjoyed a holiday season filled with
family, friends and fun.
And hope this new year brings good things to
all our friends and neighbors.
Happy 2012!