Winter Respite at the Beach

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Last summer I had the pleasure of meeting lots of cousins that I had never met before, and also had the pleasure of discovering a beautiful wildlife garden at one of these new cousin’s home.

And now I’m visiting this new cousin Judie Kehs Much and her husband David Much at their Myrtle Beach, SC home away from home.

This visit could not have come at a better time because I have to admit I was more than a little weary of the never ending winter we’ve been having in Philadelphia this year. Snow, ice storms, more snow, and endless shoveling have grown a bit tiresome this year.

So last weekend I left this behind:

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And came to this:

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Yesterday we loaded up three dogs and three birders on a very pleasantly warm and sunny day and headed to the beach.

And saw lots of these:
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And I’m so grateful to see these early spring birds because I know that soon enough I’ll be enjoying them near my home as well.

So take heart, even though I had to drive 10 hours south to find it, spring really is just around the corner!!!

Carole Sevilla Brown lives in Philadelphia, PA, and she travels the country speaking about Ecosystem Gardening for Wildlife. Check out her new free online course Ecosystem Gardening Essentials, 15 free lessons delivered to your inbox every week.

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  1. says

    Oh, you have made me long to walk the boardwalk in Cedar Key, FL and watch the birds! I could be there in two days … but Spring is around the corner. I can feel it in the air which is slightly warmer, in the longer snow shadows – the changing light. I think we are going to see some snow melt – even here in North Country!

    • says

      Snow melt in the north country cannot come quickly enough! Even while we’ve been down here this past week there were 2 more significant snow storms to hit my neighborhood in PA. And can I just say how happy I am that I was looking at beautiful shorebirds and missed out on the fun of shoveling again!
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