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
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...
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...
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.