March arrived with a bad hair day. A low water and high wind warning was issued as I listened to the radio coming home from work. They explained the combination of tides and 50-mile-an-hour winds will make the river special. The car bounced around the highway as I drove in a straight line. “High Winds no joke.” The dogs were on alert all night and barked at the noises that went bump in the night. Crashes and scrapes. The new roof funneled the wind whistling and as the night continued grew louder and louder.
The next morning, exhausted from no sleep, I readied myself for work. I was up early because there was no reason to try to sleep with the noise. The yard was a mess with the construction supplies blown where the wind thought they should be. As drove across the Runyan Creek bridge, I checked out the view. I couldn’t believe what I saw. The water was super low.
It was decision time. Do I risk being late for work? Or do I miss the photo? One promise I made on January 1st was Always Choose the Photo. Those of you that follow me know I post my pictures after my drive to or from work. So, I drove to town and snapped some shots. And I wasn’t late for work.
On the way home, the wind was worse, but the traffic was horrific. Washington had grown by 5000 cars. I told myself I already had my pictures, but I couldn’t resist after seeing the children running up the river at Havens Gardens. There was no water in the river. I needed my camera, but I was 15 minutes away and the sun was setting. Patrick called me, and I told him there was no water. “No” he said “There is water in the channel. Its on the other side of island.”
“There is no water. I have to go get the camera. I’ll send you a pic of the boathouse.”
The car went as fast as the traffic would let it. I made it back just as the sun was setting.
Please enjoy the pictures. I would love to hear about what your March has been like this year.
All photos on the website are taken by Tammera Cooper and remain her property.