White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Winter Wonderland, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

The sun rises on the morning after. All the branches are still enveloped with a snowy coating.

As the sun rises higher and warms the world, the little snow bombs will fall from the branches - on any unsuspecting heads who pass beneath - invariable right down the back of my neck.

It's cold in winter and I do whine about it from time to time (okay, all the time) but, winter still has a special beauty that takes my breath away in its grandeur.

Although it was very windy during the storm and the snow was wet and heavy, power losses and downed lines were few in this area.

It only takes a few inches to make a nice frosting for the Priscilla Beach Theatre.

In less than 60 days, rehearsals begin for the first children's workshop production this year, "Willy Wonka, Jr."

And on Friday, May 6, the adult performance season will open with a reprise of the musical comedy, "Breaking Up is Hard to Do," based on the songs of Neil Sedaka.  Tickets are available at the Priscilla Beach Theatre website or, by phone at 508-224-4888. Here's a link to a previous post about the show last fall.

A seasonal cottage at Bartlett Pond.

Old Sandwich Road with the sun orb peeking through the trees......

....and without.

Old Sandwich Road is the oldest public road in the United States. It evolved from a former trail of the Wampanoag Native Americans. To this day, much of it remains unpaved.

And, lo and behold, I found my red umbrella by the roadside.

Absent a living subject, it is always a welcome element in an image.

This squirrel sat on that branch for quite a while, his gray and white coloring blending in to Mother Nature's palette. Maybe it's his first winter and he isn't quite sure what to think of this white stuff. I do like his sly smile.