For a long time now I've been taking pictures of these pilings at Aaron's Beach.
No matter how many times I visit I am drawn to them.
These were taken over a week ago after that dusting of snow.
(By the way, Mathews received no snow the other night.
Gloucester, Middlesex, and King & Queen counties did get snow.
My disappointment was tremendous.)
The snow on these pilings from last weekend's dusting
might be my only glimpse at the white stuff this winter.
But I still hold out hope for The Big Storm.
A while back the Gazette Journal, our wonderful local paper, ran a piece that described what these pilings once were part of:
"...remains of the jetty and canal that once kept an opening from the mostly landlocked Garden Creek to Chesapeake Bay. ...Gazette Journal records show that a jetty at the opening dates to the 1930s with rebuilding around 1950 and in 1968. The opening to the creek was closed by sand, but now the entire beachfront to which the jetty connected has vanished."
I'll post some photos of the last remnants of that canal later in the week.
In unrelated news, my apologies for the word verification issues in the Comments section. It seems Blogger thinks we need more complicated (and more difficult to read) words to prove you're a person and not a spammer or robot. If it's too ridiculous I'll remove the word verification entirely, however spam was a problem a while back so I'm reluctant to do so unless it's a true nuisance.
p.s. That last paragraph? Not that long ago (2007 - 2008-ish) I would have asked for an interpreter. It's amazing how technology and social media are changing our lives--and our language.