Tuesday, March 20, 2018

First day of Spring!

As I peruse the posts on my blog, I realize March is actually quite cold and often brings some of the nastiest weather. So even though today is officially the first day of spring, don't put those winter  clothing away just yet. Temperatures in our area for the next few nights will be in the low 30s :-(

On the way back from an errand yesterday afternoon, we saw the brightest and most intense rainbow ever! It was so mesmerizing that a pickup truck and an 18-wheeler drove into the median ditch. Like several drivers, we also pulled over to take some pictures.

Severe weather had ravaged some parts of Alabama last night. We had our share of the storm - high winds and wicked thunderstorms so loud it was downright scary.

A nor'easter is now heading towards the northeast, from Washington, D.C. to Maine, with up to a foot of snow and strong winds in the forecast for tomorrow. Mind you, this is the fourth nor'easter this month! A friend in New Jersey said they lost power for three days during the last storm. Hopefully this one will be tamer.

What's your experience with rainbows?

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Seize the Moment

Unbeknownst to us, a winter storm was sweeping across the Deep South, making its way from Texas to Georgia, and into the Atlantic states and north to Boston. We happened to look out the window yesterday morning and were excited to see snow flurries. Seizing the moment, the first mate quickly grabbed the camera and ran out to take some pictures.

Eventhough it's freezing outside and cold inside the boat during the winter, we still like living aboard. We just love the boating lifestyle - the impromptu potlucks with boaters, the freedom to run out any time to take pictures, and the fascinating wildlife on the river. We've seen lunar eclipses and shooting stars in the middle of the night, taken sunrise pictures early in the morning, picked seashells on uninhabited islands, and watched ducks select a safe place to lay their eggs. There is never a dull moment on the river.
Reflection of Mai Thai (2nd from left) and snow flurries (yesterday morning)
Seagulls on the river
Coots, not our favorite bird. They signal winter
The storm blanketed most of the Deep South. Atlanta got nearly a foot of snow. Tennessee missed the brunt of it; we hear a sigh of relief from all who are participating in our favorite Dickens Festival in Franklin this weekend.

Stay warm and be safe out there, y'all!

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