Happy Vernal Equinox from the Coast of Maine with love from wordsxo

Saturday, March 19, 2011, 5:40 p.m. EST, 42 degrees F

We missed the official low tide (5:38 p.m.) by just two minutes, but the tide was plenty low—fully exposing the mud flats. Even though it was 5 degrees warmer than last week, it felt much colder because the wind was howling!

Still, signs of life continue to pick up: if you look closely, you can see two walkers with their dog at the very tip of the sand bar. The birds are everywhere, very active: swimming, flying, and feeding in the mud. All the snow and is gone on the beach, and most of it is gone on the pathway to the beach. It’s really starting to feel like spring (which is good because today is the first real day of Spring!!). Happy Vernal Equinox!

One final note, we returned to the bridge overlook during the Super Full Moon rising last night—spectacular—reflecting an orange-red streak across the water. We took a video, but it just did not do it justice, so I won’t post it here. Take my word for it: breathtaking and well worth the second trip to the bridge overlook! Incredibly inspirational!


  1. Found your blog from Judy Dunn’s site…yes,yes,yes! Spring is finally here! WOO!

  2. Glad you found my blog; welcome! Yes, it’s been a long winter here in Maine, and we are soooo happy to finally be able to say it’s spring (of course, that doesn’t mean we’re out of the woods yet!). 🙂

  3. Cathy says:

    I’ve been hearing about this Super Moon and have to admit I don’t know it’s story. The sky was way too overcast here in the mountains last night for me to even see my big toe!

  4. Haha, so funny about not being able to see your big toe! Hilarious!

    I think the Super Moon continues for another day or two (through full moon cycle) — and means that it is the closest to Earth in 2011, so it appears 14% larger. If anyone is interested, here’s a link….


  5. Liz says:

    Hooray for the signs of spring! Now it just needs to get here – fast!

  6. It’s been a lonnnnggg winter, hasn’t it? I agree, speed is of the essence! Can’t wait for gardening and (for that matter) open windows and the end of cabin fever!

  7. So glad your super moon was delightful. We were sorely disappointed in Southern AZ. Hazy all day, and into the night, so the moon just didn’t seem to pop as much as it did on “normal” full moon nights. Still beautiful and appreciated, but less spectacular than hoped.

  8. I think Super Moon was super bust in a lot of places–wish I could’ve done it justice by posting our video here!