Posts tagged: cold weather

Earth Hard as Iron

By , December 20, 2016

As I write this, we are in the midst of a cold snap. Temperatures hover between the low-teens and mid-twenties each day. Most days, gale force winds create wind chills that give one pause before leaving home. It isn’t bone chilling cold, let’s just call it “activity discouraging.” It exceeds our gear’s ability to keep us functioning as long as normal.

We are, as the beloved old Christmas song says, “In the bleak midwinter.”

Low angle sun on the beach rocks (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

Low angle sun on the beach rocks (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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A Bleak Morning on the Beach

By , April 29, 2013

April may be winding down, but the cold weather still hangs on. Sunday morning I carefully crossed the snow covered rocks to the beach on my way to forage the low tide.

Our current tide cycle isn’t the lowest of the year, but it’s the lowest one of the spring. We’re preparing the gardens for the coming growing season. As in years past, we use the lowest April tide to gather sea stars to fertilize the garden.

Saturday’s tide actually hit the lowest mark of this cycle, -3.9 feet, but I gave that tide up to go to town for the first day of the annual Hospice Rummage Sale. Seeing heavy winds predicted for Sunday in the weather report, I decided to cross the bay in the lighter winds, and beachcomb on the windy day, because I could go back home and get a hot drink as soon as I needed it.

A cold day at the end of April! (Photo: Mark Zeiger).

A cold day at the end of April! (Photo: Mark Zeiger).

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