Category Archives: birds

Taste of Summer in April

It was only as the last weekend in March arrived that winter seemed to release its hold on the Crystal Coast. After a relatively warm February, we had serious visits back into winter-like weather. We saw our first snowflakes in … Continue reading

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Vestiges of Winter in the Marsh

Kindle It has been over two months since I have written a post on my Crystal Coast Life website. It happens ever now and then that you just need a break from writing even if writing is something that you … Continue reading

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Glassy Water Dreams

February can be a teaser of a month and sometimes a very cruel mistress for those of us in love with the water. It is hard to say where February 2016 falls in that scale, but it has not been … Continue reading

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Winter in the Cove

It is a little strange to think about winter when the temperature is hovering around 67F on January 10, 2016. However, I know better than to pretend that winter will not find us. We all know that the good run of … Continue reading

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Holiday White Oak River Rides

It is not unusual for me to be out on the river during December, January or even February. However, it is a little different to be headed down river with the boat up on plane on December 27 and to … Continue reading

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Cue The Great Weather

We are just past the middle of September and already the worst of the heat of summer has disappeared. We have recently enjoyed some of the nicest weather since spring and the beach has been stunning. However, coastal weather is … Continue reading

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A Boat Ride for the Birds

If you have read many of my posts, you will know that it is no secret that I spend a lot of time watching birds and other inhabitants of the marsh. I have written many posts about the feathered visitors … Continue reading

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Icy Marsh Edges

We look at life and places through many filters that we have gained through years of living. Sometimes what you see today brings back memories of what you experienced years ago and far away. Being able to separate the context … Continue reading

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Wintering At the Coast

When we moved to the North Carolina coast, we were not under the illusion that we would completely escape winter.  We were looking for some of the benefits of four seasons including the beautiful sunsets that are one of the … Continue reading

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Nature’s Peace Will Flow Into You

John Muir once said the following. Climb the mountains and get their good tidings, Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you and the storms their energy, while … Continue reading

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