After my hike/walk the other day I walked down to the dock to check on stuff. We were having a flood tide, a very strong flood tide!
The salt bush were surrounded by water and all the flotsam and jetsam were being pushed onto shore. The wind was also pushing the water into the back of our little creek.
I was able to get these photos because the temperatures were in the 60sF and I did not have to bundle against the very strong winds or spray of water. By nightfall temperatures were to drop to freezing and below, though.
Waves were being pushed onto the dock and if this continued for many hours more, we would have a nice icy surface by morning.
The outside corner by the dock ladder became a funnel for all the leaves, grasses and that little yellow plastic floating toy, which can just barely be seen floating on the water between the ladder and the pillar. Everything was eventually being pushed up and over. We are lucky this is not ice being pushed against the dock. That can cause damage if long and strong.
Such tides make you respect nature and her whims, tantrums and angry moments. I wonder what this will look like by morning.