Last Hurrah for Winter of 2016

I knew there was a reason that I hadn’t written about our winter of 2015-2016 until now…it was because winter wasn’t over.  Believe it or not, this past Tuesday, April 26, we received 2 inches of snow. Not totally unheard of for this time of year but it has been known to snow as late as May.

It certainly has been the most unusual of winters this year.  The weather forecasters say it is due to the effects of “El Nino”.  I am not complaining, especially after last year where we had record snowfall amounts!  This year was much milder, especially in March, which is why it was so surprising to receive snow so late in April!

Rather than write, I would like to share some photos that I took this winter as a reminder of how beautiful an area we are blessed to live in.  These photos were taken on my way to the gym one morning in January.  It was a clear and sunny day until I drove over the bridge that crosses the Scarborough marsh.  This mist coming from the marsh was just so picturesque that I had to stop and take some pictures.  IMG_1568IMG_1562IMG_1569

At the end of January, 2016 we took this lovely walk on a Sunday afternoon along Robinson’s Woods trail in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.  IMG_1574IMG_1572IMG_1571

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Never forget our four-legged friends!

In February, we were fortunate to have 5 planets visible at sunrise.  One morning, I ventured out to see if I might be able to spot them.  I didn’t see the planets but I enjoyed this beautiful sunrise at Two Lights State Park in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.

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Sea foam covering the rocks

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Another photo of sea foam

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I didn’t see the planets but I saw the beauty of sunrise!

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Morning has broken!

The beginning of February, David and I walked through the Great Pond Trail near our home after a snow storm the day before.  It is always so pretty in the woods.  One of my favorite things to see is layers of snow on evergreen trees.  It reminds me of frosting dripping down the side of a cake that was frosted while it was too warm!  This trail is also where I go most mornings to get my exercise in for the day.  I love the woods and trail and am so grateful that it is within walking distance of my home.

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Trees covered with vanilla frosting!

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Part of Great Pond

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The beauty of it all!

The next day, we walked along the beach near our home….we live in a very beautiful place, don’t we?

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Crescent Beach State Park, Cape Elizabeth, ME

By the end of February, I was ready for spring to arrive.  These daffodils reminded me that brighter, warmer days were around the corner!IMG_1672

My brother’s French Bulldog, Jack, has spent some quality time with me this winter.  I so love having him visit.  He is good company on walks….that is when I can get him to walk with me.  IMG_1680Some days, he doesn’t want to walk and would prefer to stay in bed, curled up in his favorite blanket!

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Jack!

March 21 is the first day of spring!  This is what greeted us for the first day of spring this year:

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The road to Ram Island, Cape Elizabeth, ME

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At the end of Ram Island Rd, a small little pond.

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A different pond but on the same road.

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Very pretty but by the first day of spring, I am ready for warmer weather and sun!

I will end this with my final photo of snow that we received April 26!  Hopefully, mother nature won’t play and tricks on us and we will see snow in May!  That has been known to happen though!  Jack was thinking “Really???  Snow!!!  Is it April 26 or February 26?”IMG_1809

May your days be warm, sunny and full of blessings!

2 thoughts on “Last Hurrah for Winter of 2016

  1. Gorgeous photos, Sharalyn, and you’re right, you are *blessed* to live in such a beautiful corner of the world. And Jack. Is. Priceless. That photo of him wrapped in the blanket is beyond adorable. These four-footed family members never cease to make us smile, do they? Best to you and David!! Warmly, Lori

  2. Thank you for your kind words, Lori! So nice to hear from you! I so enjoy having Jack around. I thought he was moving to California with my brother this week but at the last minute, it was decided that in the best interest of Jack, he should stay longer with us until my brother gets settled. So, we can enjoy the little guy longer…stay tuned for some cute photos that I have of him. My third children’s book will feature him! Hope all is great with you and David. Let us know if you plan to be in our neck of the woods this summer! Warm regards, Sharalyn

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