Today the sun was shining brightly and the temperature a cool 4 degrees celsius. My body was longing to be in the fresh, cool air so I set out for a walk. My feet took me to the beach. The beach on a sunny winter’s day is miraculous. The biting breeze off the water was invigorating and the beach was still. I noticed that the sound of the beach in the winter is totally different from in the summer. It was incredible.
There were a few other people around but the stillness was peaceful. A few men were fishing along the pier and there were a handful of other walkers but no one else ventured onto the beach other than myself and a lady running with her dog. An older couple was feeding bread to the seagulls.
The marina was quiet with all of the boats tucked away snuggly for their winter slumber.
On one side of the pier the water was still and the sun shone off of it as though it were ice. The other side of the pier the water was rough with ice chunks and waves. It seemed as though the water had a dual personality.
The icy, rough water was hypnotizing and calming. The sound of the water on the rocks soothing.
Looking from the pier toward the beach, the breaking ice reminded me of shaved ice in a glass. If it wasn’t so cold it would have tempted me to have a margarita!
The sound of the ice chunks bobbing around and clinking against one another was like music. Sweet, tiny chimes playing an enchanted song for whoever would take a moment to slow down and listen.
The snow on the beach, the icy bits and the open water of the lake created distinct layers that intrigued me.
Ah.. the beach all to myself.
I see a strong resemblance to Gumby. Minus the head shape. Mine seems to be the size of a pea from this perspective.
The sand. Windswept and beautiful.
Being in the fresh, wintry air by the water was invigorating. I felt the rosy glow on my cheeks from the breeze and the warmth of the winter sun on my face.
Turning for home, I looked forward to getting back to my kitchen where it was warm.
The apples and squash on my kitchen counter were awaiting my arrival.
“What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it.” – Isaac Bashevis Singer