The first snowfall of 2015 reminded me of styrofoam; little tight snowy rounds amidst the usual fluffy white stuff. It stuck to everything for a day or so before melting away. Icy erratics gathered on shore and Luca explored each one with curiousity, as perplexed as I about their appearance. Once the weather warmed, the water filled the bay again and brought with it a host of surprises, including a gull with a broken wing and a seal.
Despite my best attempts, the gull wouldn't let me near it; every time I got close, it hobbled out into the water. Same with the seal. He caught my attention initially because he was jumping in and out of the surf the way a dolphin would. I grabbed my camera but before I could take a picture, he disappeared. I saw him again once more, his head peering over the surface like a hippo.
As the latest storm moves in, my mind drifts to them both. I wonder where they will wait it out, and how the gull with fair with a broken wing. As for me, the firewood and cupboards are stacked.
Stay safe and enjoy the pictures from last week.