Summer Dreams — I am officially dreaming of summer, long days where the light lasts, and I luxuriate in the cool breeze on my skin after a nice long swim, or sit at the edge of the sand with a tattered New Yorker, a fine sun hat, and strong dark glasses watching puffy clouds pass over Vineyard Sound. Add a chilly drink nestled in the sand at my side, and this is a dream of summer perfection.
With spring officially here, I was hopeful to see witch hazel, snow drops and crocuses popping in my neighbor’s yards here in Woods Hole. But March came roaring through, her most lion-ish self, with a something the weather service was calling a “bomb.” Sounds a lot scarier than it turned out. Nevertheless, Tuesday dawned with snow coming down sideways and wind blowing 50 knots. Nantucket got it the worst, with over a foot of snow. We had high winds and a couple of inches, but it blew around so much you wouldn’t know it. Best of all, no shoveling required. Most people slept in, stayed indoors for the morning — by mid afternoon most everything was back open for business.
Here is a glimpse at the look and feel of the storm at the height — Tuesday morning March 25th, 2014.