A biting cold day on the tide line in heavy snow. Ferocious weather all around, yet there was a singular, magic moment of utter peace. I have no explanation as to why this one flake was so large and alone, but I am so excited about capturing it with my camera that I can barely contain myself!
A low sun and patches of melting snow created a lace-like pattern on the shell. With warming temperatures today, it becomes less likely to be able to incorporate beach snow into photographs.
And I am OK with that!
There are wonderful images to be captured where the high tide meets a snowy, frigid beach. The sea water partially melts the snow, which quickly refreezes in fantastical patterns and shapes. The wild water also crushes anything it has in its waves as it hits the hard ice,
I thought I would include a photo of one of my favorite “go-to” beaches for walking the tide line. For the three months of summer it is filled with a busy, vibrant buzz of noise and color. During the remainder of the year, though, it is a wonderful place for personal solitude and quiet beach walks.
While I anxiously await spring, it has been lovely on the beach in winter.
Snow today, again. It is the 17th accumulating snowfall in the state this winter – really quite incredible for our region.
It is too bitter cold and blowing to go walk the tide line today; this photo was taken after one of the previous storms. Spring sure is taking its time this year!