Daily Archives: January 5, 2022

Wicked Weather Wednesday

Our area had some interesting weather on Monday. The morning brought strong winds and rain, followed by a drastic drop in temperatures. Our neighbors to the north and west had a snow event later in the day. We had snow flurries, but no accumulation.

What we did have was a huge high tide in our yard.

Just to give you an idea, this is a picture from a ‘normal’ day. Looking at the ‘breakwater’, to the far left of the marina, you get an idea of the usual water level.

This was taken Monday during the high tide. You can barely see the breakwater and pilings at the marina to the far right. That’s an osprey nest on top of the breakwater.

Taken during a prettier day, this picture shows an old bike near one of our trees and just to the left of that, a little ‘dock’ that Motor Man built for me to use when I fed the swans who used to visit us.

This was the aftermath of Monday’s high tide.

We have a LOT of tide trash.

Sundae spent much of the day in her little hut. The wind was so strong that, at times, I wished I could have joined her.

“I’m not sharing.”

But, by the end of the day:

We were fortunate that we never lost power, and we weren’t traveling on I-95 in northern Virginia, where many motorists were stranded for nearly 24 hours.

Yes, tide trash clean-up seems rather trivial in light of what ‘could have been’.

~These Days Of Mine~