Snow on Rockhold Creek

As the days begin to lengthen, the cold begins to strengthen.  With consistently colder temps comes frozen water – both in the creek and falling from the sky.  I was up this morning before 0600 and witnessed the snow falling.  After a couple of hours the clouds parted and gave us a beautiful sunny morning.  Here are a few photos to show you the contrast.

Out my back door - 18 degrees f. this morning.  The early light and folling snow makes everything appear gray.

Out my back door – 18 degrees f. this morning. The early light and falling snow makes everything appear gray.

Sky clears, the sun appears.

Sky clears, the sun appears.

Across the creek you can see the snow reduces visibility.

Across the creek you can see the snow reduces visibility.

This is a lot different that two hours earlier.

This is a lot different that two hours earlier.

The glowing lamps make little yellow warm spots in the photo.

The glowing lamps make little yellow warm spots in the photo.

Not exactly the same angle and view, but sun and clear sky transform the scene.

Not the same angle and view, but you can see how sun and clear sky transform the scene.

I love watching the water year round.  The boat traffic is always so interesting in spring, summer and fall.  The winter scenery – especially the migratory water fowl – is endlessly fascinating.   I love living on the water.  It makes every day feel like vacation!

 

 

 

 

 

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5 comments
  1. Jan Sopoci said:

    Great photos, Rick, although they made me shiver a bit, LOL.

    • Thanks Jan. I just love the view here, regardless of the weather.

  2. At least you got some snow. What is that like? I seem to live in a new place called the drought ridden plains. We have a few patches of snow left from our first snowfall of around 10-12 inches in December, oh and a lot of cold.

  3. And I should have said that those are great photos Rick. I wish I could live close to water.

  4. Yes, it seems that some parts of the US are still in a drought cycle. Don’t worry – I’m sure that will change soon enough and you’ll have more snow than you want.

    We are confident that God has smiled on our lives, living on the water as we do. We aren’t wealthy, nor even very forward-looking with respect to planning for a prosperous retirement. We rent this little cottage on the water, which came available just as I was making the transition from active duty Navy to retirement. Though small, it is the perfect size for us, and amazingly affordable on my retirement salary. And, our boat is moored 30 yards from my back door in the best hurricane hole on the Chesapeake.

    When your boat is ready, drive east and meet us at the Watkins Rendezvous – or just drive east and cruise with us for a few days.

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