I loaded the cameras charged batteries into each one and added them to the huge bag to keep them safe.
I put JT’s collar on her as I do each time we venture from the yard.
This time we climbed into the already warm truck as it was horrid out.
I needed to make a trip into Portsmouth area. Newington actually was my first stop.
Have you heard about Habitat For Humanity I am sure you have, well they have a re-store there and as it goes to a good cause I thought I would start there for things I needed in the house. Wow! I will be back and I hope enough people support them so it stays open for a very long time. They had what I was looking for and even things I needed but had no idea till I got there so I did not come prepared with the measurements I would need. See they sell windows and doors and lots of them for $5.00, $10 and $20 each! I have a foggy plant/greenhouse type window beside my desk which is only good for light other than that it is useless after over 30+ years. It is time for a large window with screen or as my man suggested maybe we can make a door there and add a wooden porch just on the other side, see I was not the only one who got excited here. OH the possibilities!
He also found a small light weight snow thrower on wheels that we were promised worked great but to keep the receipt in case it didn’t. My Mom bought us one for the roof and though it is a Toro and it works nice to make paths for JT and the birds I would hate to leave it on the roof now this one he got is light and we can wrap in a small tarp and I bought a new Bright Green bungee cord to secure it to one of the 3 chimneys. Actually 2 of them will never have smoke coming out of them and with coal stove still needing a plate before I use it safely you get the picture anywhere up there will work. Yes there is snow up there again another 10 to 12 inches unless the wind blew it off. It was 20 below last night and now at 9:30 AM it has climbed up top minus 5 F.
Now the one thing I went to this store to look for was a ceiling fan-light kit. I figured as people remodel up here on the coast they would change those out too. We found blades, and parts but not what I really wanted so as we headed out for him to by the snow tool he says “Look!” There to my right was a shelf with eight complete fans. Mine is 30 years old and seems to have been tightened as much as it can be and with these new bulbs we use when they get shaken they do not last long. Well with so many to pick from I could not decide. So he did. I paid for the fan and back out to the truck for JT who was waiting patiently and the truck was warm sitting in the sun. Now to gas up the truck as you see the prices were .08 cheaper per. gallon then 20 miles back home.
I was driving so I decided a detour of sorts would be nice after all I had not one camera but three! We knew the beach had been battered at midnight and at noon as high tide arrived so I decided to take the scenic ride along the ocean so much for the savings at the gas pump. JT loves the beach as much as us but I never told her we were going but her nose told her we were going someplace she loved. She was no longer laying across the rear seat she was sitting up and waiting!
As we got closer we saw the roads had been swamped with sea water as well as lots of rocks and boulders. It had actually been closed for hours but now open I was still uncertain about continuing but with tide being now 3 hours before I forged onwards with a happy dog in the back seat with her head out the window. Brrrr I did say it was horrid right.
I drove into the nasty slop as he cringed for his truck. OH I heard him say “Now it will need to be washed.” lol time to toughen up this Honda!
Now come the photos as you know I usually I try to add some eye candy to make up for the less than eloquent words.
The clouds in the distance are from the storm that raged through leaving friends with 20+ inches of snow and us with 10 to 12.
You can see that the sea is still churning and whipping the surf into a frothy scene. Nice for photos but not nice to be out here. JT was in awe over the simplest of things. Her beach was covered with frozen sea water which she spent the 5 min. while I shot these images smelling.
I swear I do not know how these gulls do this with fast food joints just across the marsh.
Poor things left outside to bear the brunt of the most unbearable of weather. I even saw some out riding on the waves and I thought my life was tough NOT!!!!
Here are a few more shots ,see if you can feel the cold day though one shot I added warmth too, can you tell which one? All my shots are available now on cards and prints for your home and even on pillows and ties!
Trying to shake off the cold poor thing lousy photo as I was walking up to the car I was trying to capture them and not fall.
I was blustery and frigid but so worth the effort to make our way through the sloop of slushy sea water and rock that had come up and over onto our coastal route and washed more of our beautiful beaches away.
I hope she will always enjoy what ever way we spend our day with her. She will be eight on Mother’s Day and I want to always do things to see her filled with as much joy as she gives us.
Have a great weekend!
I wanted to go for a walk and it read 8 F here in the yard and it didn’t feel too bad, after what it had been like for 3 days here well below 0 F, with nasty winds. The kind that feel like they are cutting right into your skin.
So we bundled in layers all except for the poor dog. I wish she didn’t hate coats.
It was a beautiful clear day a perfect one for a drive. Once I turned towards the coast the roads were all ours maybe they knew better.
Put a coat on to check these out or you will catch a CHILL
Not a soul out in this weather
The Beach was all ours from 2 PM till 4 PM
After I loaded the dog and my camera in the truck and warmed it up I went back to see if he was still OK and a pilot had placed a HUGE HEART up over the sea
it was beautiful but you will have to take my word for it unless I can find it on the web cam and show you. I was not going to run to the warm truck and go back out though now I am kicking myself as it was so pretty.
It was THIS COLD!
Wednesday it will be 50 F time to go to the beach!
On February 2 ND and 3 RD hundreds will jump in the Atlantic Ocean, along Hampton Beach, in Hampton NH (there is a WEB CAM) they call it the Penguin Plunge for Special Olympics
I will get some photos of it if it is not as cold as today WHICH WAS NUTS! We did have a nice walk and he did find treasure though brrrrr still trying to THAW!
We got there the other day and when we saw the waves and this heavy stone thrown up on the beach it was more than he could stand. It was too rough to wade into so we went up the road two beach areas away where he found THE Newest Piece of BLING 🙂 and tons of money, coins but money is money isn’t it.
We arrived just after 8:00 AM
The surf was wild so we hung around to see if it would start to head out enough to look for treasure
She found a stick on the beach
HOW DOES SHE DO THAT? I left the Frisbee in the truck as she has been hurting after playing at the beach lately so much for best laid plans lol but she was so happy to see the ocean I could not say NO.
Check out this wave action
Is that a WAVE or a Wall heading towards us and where are the surfer dudes
I was hoping to catch the sun out over the ocean but it never showed up
We climbed back in truck and took a ride two beaches further north
Even without the sunshine we had an amazing day at the coast.
JT and I walked and walked slow and steady and my honey found a diamond ring with a dark Blue stone all around the center stones very pretty and MY SIZE
There are so many rules and regulations now that they are trying to spruce up this place
Being the REBEL I am I broke a couple of these today
Come on though dead of winter not many souls out and NO DOGS OR DIGGING how can we treasure hunt with our cute little pup well as long as these animals are allowed I will continue to break the rules
and then there is him
I clean up after JT
So if you see this
Yes her mommy has taken her out to play at her favorite place
I have hundreds of photos of today so look for more of the Sea from me
Well they say there will be another coastal storm brewing just off our shoreline, so it is time to walk the edge, as the tide turns and heads out and look and see what it has left behind for us. It will be sunny and in the 40’s what a perfect BEACH DAY JT likes to walk me into the water so maybe I will even be barefoot.
No matter the weather
Sun or Clouds
I love this place so much
Wave after wave
Right on the heels of another
Spraying water all around
I guess maybe I am drawn to the sea for her POWER
As it is so plain to see
Waves roll onto the shore after making their display
I really could just sit here with the camera
The dog too
Photo after photo, all the same but really just a little different
Can you see
How I love the Sea
Well I had to go into the city of Portsmouth, that is NH, today for supplies to finish all the earrings I finished making yesterday. I asked him to grab his detector and I got the dogs water thermos filled and her Frisbee and leash into the truck. Portsmouth sits along a river that empties into the sea. So we were all off to have a nice day.
My boyfriend had his coat on and JT she did too but I had two shirts on and a very light jacket and I have to say I froze. JT on the other hand was in the water before I knew she would do it, she is so smart I forget she is still a DOG ! So I moved our game of catch far enough from the edge so she would not sneak back in.
We met a nice man with a 8 month old puppy who wanted to play with JT but if you can’t throw something to her she doesn’t want anything to do with you, yes spoiled for sure. We also met a woman who was there to walk around the parking lot over and over till she had 3 miles under her belt. She loved JT.
Now it was cold and raw and yes I had her off leash to play catch and had bags to pick up after her , should I need to. I did not think there would be a problem ,well as we placed her into the truck a really nice, local police officer, told us she could be there but on leash only and that he could detect the beach but only from high tide mark to the sea. I love this place and will come again till May when she is no longer allowed but I will bring a stick and her leash and walk around and around till her and I have 2 or more miles done. The other beaches we go to allow her to play, as she is better behaved than most children.
No tickets thankfully, just letting us know as we do not live near there.
All in all still a nice but COLD DAY…..brrrr
Well we will be on the beach as soon as the storms rolls out to sea.
They say it could really be bad in these parts or barely not much at all.
We want the treasure to get tossed up onto the beach.
What we do not want to happen is for it to stall.
As the rain falls from Sandy you know our stream will rise .
He is getting a boat repaired that will haul all he will need to clear the way.
I do not know about you but I will be keeping my eyes to the sky.
The last thing I want to worry about should it be bad is where we will stay.
Stay safe! I know many of also live along the east coast and I will be thinking of you all as this heads northward.
It poured again this morning but they promised sun by this afternoon
So we headed north into Maine to look for treasure and so exercise.
The dog and I got too much time on the beach both of us hurting bad.
He found earrings and change.
We saw a hint of the sun as we headed out across the marsh on our way home
Too many rain drops getting on the lens so I did the best I could with these
I will try harder the next time.
Browns Seafood Seabrook NH
photo and poem
Not sure how many in the Northeast saw the sun rise today, as the remnants of Issac are about to leave us with
rain measured in inches. Word is that somewhere between 2 to 5 inches could fall here. Last year Irene, another I
named storm. We will only know when it is over if any roads succumbed to the weather.
My river was low so hopefully she stays with in her banks and I lose no more land to flooding , though they plan
on releasing water from a local lake as well, to “Watch the Flow”. I hope they use some common sense which seems to
be lacking in these parts of late.
I wish I could give all of you who have been in such horriffic droughts, my share of water.
The photo is mine, taken along the shore of Hampton Beach here in Hampton NH.
from 20 Lines or Less
I do not think this area can be saved either.
Here are some photos to show the tax money spent trying to do just that though.
I say buy all the homes, knock them down and give us back a wild and serene
beach and stop fighting Mother Nature!
A costly machine sent in to pump sand from the Merrimack River
back up onto Salisbury Beach to help with erosion.
Sand travels up hundreds of feet of these pipes
All the while the sea comes and takes it back out at low tide
Hard to see what is going on but that mess is sand and water being thrown back up onto the beach
Where large heavy equipment pushes it around and try to reclaim a beach
not really to sunbathe on but to protect the homes here as well from the tides
that come ever 12 hours and either throw things up on the shoreline or haul off the
sand at low tide.
This went on for weeks, hour after hour.
I will take a photo this week, to show you what it looks like today, just 2 years later.
My take on Mother Nature and her fury, in one of my favorite places to walk and fish.
Just the other side of Newburyport MA is a place called Plum Island.
This is a place you will see just before you go over the marsh and hit the island.
We have a nuclear plant in Seabrook ,NH and when all the protests
were going on, residents knew that there would be No Way Out!
Sign stands after all these years as a reminder.
Well it seems like the Nuclear Plant is safer for these residents,
than the sea they love to live next too.
The ocean is taking more and more of the beach that used to be their buffer.
Homes have been undermined by the surf and ultimately pushed by machines onto the beach at low tide and then
picked up and placed in rigs and taken to the local landfill.
The politicians keep throwing money at this situation.
Permits to re-build these homes maybe issued.
This problem that will only become worse as the worlds oceans rise, as predicted they will.
They installed these a few years ago, to save these homes but surly you can see no mater how much sand and barriers are brought in
the Atlantic Ocean will take what it needs for space.
They warn people who love this place to Stay Away!
These were once completely covered with sand and the beach built back up, by sand hauled to this area, all at the taxpayers expense.
This is just for this one stretch of ocean front property.
Who came up with the plan years ago to allow homes here?
So many places we can not go near now because of the dangers these
homes present and we can’t forget the Nesting Plovers!
I will continue to come here month after month to document the loss of a beautiful stretch of beach.
I have so many fond memories I can not help but watch and see what time has in store for this wild place.
I will miss this place when she is gone.
Pretty boats all in a row
Tucked here and there on their moorings .
Such a beautiful day to be worried about rain or do they want privacy?
Laying wait for their owners to take then out, on the open water.
Pirates? I want to be on this one!
Can’t wait to take her for a boat ride!
I love finding punches of COLOR!
Sailors have always lived a Colorful life
which I have always seen as ROMANTIC.
I know it is hard work keeping their boats
clean,fueled up and running good. The men who fish here
for a living in (MA,USA) are a strong bunch.
Looking for fish, getting what they are worth, fighting storms, loosing traps.
I love fish and appreciate all the hard work , as well as the sacrifices, for us to have a wonderful fish dinner.
Keep up the good work!
One of my favorite places to stop at in Maine is Nubble.
A very famous Lighthouse, they say many photos are
taken here and these above are mine from just one day there.
I spend anywhere from a few minuets to an hour here.
Summer, winter or fall it doesn’t matter. I have always been drawn to this special place.
There are a few granite benches here, with names of loved ones who have left
loving families behind. I always wanted this place to be my final resting spot and
to have my name and the names of each of my dogs, that spent time with me here,
left on a bench for friends and family to sit upon and view what I saw beautiful,
maybe pull out their camera and snap a photo of this glorious spot, along the rocky shoreline.
There have been many storms that battered this beautiful spot but she has withstood
the fury they brought as have I. We are a testament of strength and good construction, lol
So if you find yourself taking a trip to this beautiful State of Maine, please stop and
see it in person. OK take a photo too and check out the benches .
There is a place for ice cream or Lobster if you go during summer but if you are like me and love going for a ride on a beautiful
fall day or a stormy winter morning this place will still be there, above the sea, helping keep
the ships below safe.
Have a NICE TRIP!
A random man along our shore, during winter Catching a Wave!
I was walking with dog and also looking for sea glass but I decided to follow him
with my camera. I have no idea who he is just a winter surfer.
see the snow in the foreground?
So I came home with his Surfing photos and some exercise for all of us and to top it off this is what I did with another treasure
re-blogged from 20 Lines A Day/An Exercise in Discipline