Friday, December 17, 2010

No Snowball Fight


I saw larger waves of this white stuff tossed to the shore from my kitchen window one early morning as I drank my first hot cup of coffee.  It had just peaked above the shoulder of the land.  I knew it was not snow because we were only getting sunny, cold winds when I took this photo on December 6, long before our first real snow on Dec. 16.  It does look frosty, though, doesn't it?  I put on my coat and headed down to the shore.  I stood with my back to the wind and the bite of the early morning sun seemed like golden ice as the wind tried tenaciously to remove my coat and shake my camera free from my hands.   I planted my feet wide and observed the morning.


As I went to photograph the largest of this pile of 'snow,' the wind picked a ball of it up as if to start a snowball fight.  The foam was light enough to fly and tumbled into the air like a ball of down but soon lost its mass and only left its tiny white tail of bubbles along the shore as it came to rest further up the mud flat that we call a 'beach'...






...and to think I might have missed this by staying in bed!

13 comments:

Brian Miller said...

ha...glad you did not stay in bed...so we could experience it as well...

rosaria at the lake said...

Aren't these exciting? I still don't know how and why they happen.

slommler said...

How wonderful! I can't imagine living near the shore! So magical! What a blessing...thanks for sharing!
Hugs
SueAnn

Pauline said...

isn't early morning the best? Sets the tone for the whole day!

One Woman's Journey said...

I would have been running beside you. Exciting -- at the moment my winter woods look kind of dreary.

Peruby said...

That would have been so cool to see!

Hilary said...

How very cool. You observe the most interesting things.

Rachel Cotterill said...

Definitely could be snow :)

Dave King said...

This is my second visit to look at this post. I can't think what happened the first time, I thought I had left a comment. Still, more than worth two visits! Brilliant images.

Monkey Man said...

Great shots.

Robert V. Sobczak said...

We had some foamy waves at the beach today, and a touch of fog this morning which also had a sort of snowy feel. :^)

Kerri said...

Tabor, you never fail to delight! Thanks for sharing your joy of nature with us. You've managed to capture the glitter of the sun on those 'snowy waves' perfectly. Gorgeous and amazing!

Kat said...

Wow! Gorgeous pics!