spring fling

O-M-G! It was cold. It was numbing. It was tingling. It was Burning Cold.
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And it was Absolutely Fabulous!

Popham Beach!

(For you Mainers… the word is that the Morse River has cut a new channel more or less straight out to the ocean – instead of along the beach – and that sand deposition should begin to restore the beach… it was cut back about 150 feet since November last year)

There were lots and lots of people and dogs on the beach today, a freakishly warm day for March. Who would let an opportunity like this go by? Not many, and the beach seemed crowded, especially for this time of year. We saw kids playing in the surf, and some who got their feet wet and came right back out. I’m guessing the water was about 48 degrees F. This page tells us the average March sea surface temperature in Maine is about 5 degrees Celsius, which is 41 F…

We saw some of Molly Bee’s dogs, including some odd ones, like this pair,
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Her “keeper” didn’t know what they are… The boy sure stood like a boxer, but one about 8 inches tall…. and long…. dachsund boxer whoknowswhat… And there were puppies, yellow lab and newfie most notably.

Here’s Mollly’s beast we went with,
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A crazy shepherd girl…

And look what was up in my yard this first day of spring,
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Usually there is snow here now. Snow to shovel. Or at least large piles everywhere and lots of frozen ground. This is a very bizarre year…

8 Responses so far

  1. 1

    Molly Bee said,

    March 20, 2010 @ 9:03 pm

    LOL! I love it! Thanks for checking on my furbabies out your way!

  2. 2

    Mel said,

    March 21, 2010 @ 12:35 am

    Meanwhile, my croci are past prime now and the daffodils are opening.

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    Chris said,

    March 21, 2010 @ 1:24 pm

    I can’t believe you guys already have flowers! Ack!

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    gramily said,

    March 21, 2010 @ 4:43 pm

    Fabuloso!!!

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    Molly Bee said,

    March 22, 2010 @ 3:39 pm

    Squeeee! Got my package from my buddy Knitzu. Don’t know who was more thrilled; me or Ben. Between the treats and the little bits of Gracie and Zuzu, he nearly spun himself into butter! The needle holder is beautiful and I loved all of the little extras! Thanks so much! You ROCK!

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    Emily said,

    March 22, 2010 @ 10:48 pm

    Ah yes, Spring. Our flowers had the lovely 6″ snow accessory this weekend. Of course, today it was 50.

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    Mom said,

    March 23, 2010 @ 5:05 pm

    I RECOGNIZE THE TOES – THE BEAUTIFUL TOES! YOU DO ROCK – ABSOLUTELY DO ROCK! LOVE & HUGS, MOM

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    Blogless Carrie said,

    March 25, 2010 @ 8:05 pm

    Brrr! My feet are cold just *looking* at that photo!

    Congratulations on the publication – must feel pretty good to have something you worked so hard on look so good and be so widely appreciated. Well done!!

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