Friday, February 12, 2010

Melting Snow with Warm Memories of Tybee

In the past few weeks
old man winter has blown
his frigid breath across the
southern part of the United States.
Not an unheard of occurrence..
yet , with this ferocity
a rarity...
snow and ice have continued to
the neighborhoods,highways and byways
of the
southern and northeastern states..
with the first storm came the
excitement of
snow cream, snowmen and school cancellations...
however,as time passed the local
weathermen seem to not only
give fore warnings of the next upcoming blizzard...
but also reminders to their
viewing public that they are after all
just the messenger...!
Our children in the southern state of Virginia,
like the rest,
with the first snow had a very big time...
They would call and giggle,
tell of fun adventures and fun in the snow...
in the days that followed
digging out and getting over icee roads
seemed to wear down their glee...
So far this season Charlottesville
has received fifty-five inches..
(Yes, Virginia, you are a southern state!)
Carrie found herself a foot
as the snow and ice trapped her vehicle ..
and covered the roads...
off she trudged through and over the snow to work..
now, add more snow and ice..
five hours of shoveling yesterday and what happened?
stuck in the mud...
not to fear a tow truck man was near..
Felice drove through blizzards
so as to make it to work...
yes, now the grumbling is well underway...
the children are no longer thrilled by their winter wonderland..
Michael is always such a happy boy!!!
He loves to play and giggle..

with their first snow
he had plans for
hours of uninterrupted winter fun glee!

a BIG snowman
was going to be built..
so big
he said it would eat pizza!

again this year the snow was not
quite wet enough
and the annual "snow turtle"
made his debut.
Joseph pitches in and helps with the construction

early training
Bill starts to dig out.
With the next storm even Michael's
excitement seemed to wane..
after five minutes
playing in the snow he told his mommy
he wanted to go in
and when asked if he wanted to play outside again
he let them know..
he wanted to go fishing...
When it warms up,little buddy, when it warms up.
warmth , sunshine, and fishing..
these thoughts steered my mind toward
our time in
Where all winter was flip-flop season
with fishing
off the tidal river basin docks
and off the pier at
February 2008

I love pelicans!

dolphins swam by several times
that day
but alas, my older cameras response time
was not fast enough.

Warm weather ,sun and Tybee

In August
the girls made a quick trip to
(sometimes you just have to gather up and check on the old folks)
which included
a couple of impromptu visits to the beach...

an impromptu dip

Mike and our girls


Headed to Tybee from Savannah

I wonder if that feighter is headed toward NH?

In November

Mary came to Savannah for a visit


fishing from the pier

are you feeling warm yet?

a pelican!

Bill and Felice came to Savannah
for Christmas..
what did we do on Christmas eve day?

went fishing!

(feeding the birds...birdman?)

Look at that baby grin!

She had the BIG catch of the day!

and who should fly over?

why..Santa Claus ...who else?

and then a beautiful sunset...

I hope where ever you are..
if the bitter cold is knocking
at your door...
if snow and ice are beginning
to make you grumpy...
that this short walk
down my memory lane
has helped kindle the spark
of your own memories ...
be it
lifting your face to the warmth of the sun
or the ocean foam sliding
over your toes
helping bury them in the warm sand...
whatever it might be
I hope this has helped you remember
and made you happy!

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