It’s three degrees below freezing and an ice cold wind is howling on this 10th of April. We were supposed to get snow overnight and all day today, but that prediction seems to have blown out the window.
The day before yesterday, I had to go down to the grocery store, in spite of the rain storm we were experiencing. Noticed that the Parks Department had opened the gate to Fort Howe (it’s closed during the wintertime) — our look-out point here. “Just because I could”, I drove up there and tried to take an iPhone photo of the city. The wind was so strong I could hardly stand still, let alone hold the phone. For one reason or another, the tides were unusually high — it wasn’t even full moon?! — so that meant storm surge, washed out roads and subsequent closures.
I posted my picture to Instagram anyway, and said “it must be spring because they’ve opened the gate to Fort Howe!”
Yesterday, there were some remnants of the storm. Crashing waves, nothing really spectacular, but you could see, from the debris up on the parking lot, how high up the water had been.
In the park, we met a group of deer. Five, I think they were. Deer are funny, in that way they’re so curious! They stop and stare at you! If I were a deer, I’d run away as soon as I saw a human being! What do they know … it was a camera I was holding, but it could just as well have been a firearm. I’ve chosen this photo for this post … I liked it as I got both her face and cute rear end in the same picture.
So … this is my 100th post in my little “challenge”. So far, so good! It still hasn’t begun to feel like a burden — still fun! 🙂