The Long Beach Peninsula, has received eleven inches (28 cm) of rain so far in January 2022, which prompted me to stretch this week’s ‘Double Dipping’ theme to include a side by side photo comparison showing what our marshes at the Breakers look like now compared to last spring. Rain and flooding is our weather in the Pacific Northwest (Washington-USA) which fits right in with the theme this week from Becky – https://travelwithintent.com/
Photo on the left taken 5/17/2021, on the right 1/12/22.
On our first walk to the beach, I wore knee high rain boots and had only an inch to spare as I waded parts of the Discovery Trail out to the beach. Water in the foreground of the above photo covers what is usually bare ground where folks cut across on foot or bicycle. This image fits with John Steiner’s challenge of cell phone (or other such device) photos only. https://photobyjohnbo.wordpress.com/2022/01/09/cellpic-sunday-227
I love it when the sun is setting in hazy skies. Taken 1/12/22, here is another testament to the size of our marshes. I cropped out the lens glare which made me think it would be a perfect fit with the theme of Becky’s challenge: https://beckybofwinchester.com/square-daily-photo-challenge/
Cee Nuner has been a wonderful advocate for all WordPress challenge sites. The photo above, taken 1/13/22 fits her B&W Photo Challenge for this week: Birds. As Jello and I started our walk this morning, a pair of Bufflehead Ducks paddled furiously away on the marsh beside our condominium building. https://ceenphotography.com/2022/01/13/cbwc-birds-2/
Jello is all Beagle. Water is not her favorite place to be. On our return from the beach, she let me know she was not interested in swimming home! Savvy to the landscape, she managed to find some deer trails that led her into the dunes where she was able to avoid the swamp! https://stillrestlessjo.com
Wherever you walk, please continue to be kind and stay safe.🐾
Hi Lindy! I enjoyed my outing with you this morning, especially the images of Clark’s tree and Jello tippy toeing round the water. You can definitely have too much of a good thing. Many thanks for including me. Can I just add a link to my newer blog, please, as I no longer use the old one?
This was one of those photos where I thought, “well, another shot of Clark’s tree,” and then when I saw the light, it knocked me out! I did update your link (I hope)!
Thanks a lot!
Poor Jello! Loved the comparison shots.
Thanks! Jello just doesn’t like to get wet all over – she can handle a little wading though!
What a terrific post Lindy and your double-dips are perfect! Didn’t realize you’re on the marsh and was astounded at the difference between the two times of year. Our differences on the marsh here can be 6 or 7 feet daily and go from oyster beds on muck to glorious water views during extreme tides. Nature is marvelous that way don’t you think? Glad to see Jello is back to good health!
I so agree – nature gives us all kinds of variety! We’ve been fogged in all day, and it creates such lovely soft views. There was a tsunami warning this morning, but it was nothing like some of the king tides I’ve seen here! Jello is doing well. Every once in a while she has a seizure, which just freaks me out. Then the next day she’s fine. 🙂
Great challenge response! I really like the sky in the image you chose for Cellpic Sunday, but all of the images have a coherent style, and the opening image on the left is a stunning golden hour image!
Thank you, I love that golden hour image as well!
Excellent. Those first two are faves. Get your feet wet Jello!
Thanks, John. Jello is okay with getting her feet wet, it’s when she feels it on her belly that she gets upset!