Orchard Beach is where my family has lived for over 60 years, along Mill Creek, on the Chesapeake Bay.
Rarely snow makes a showing in December – the recent memorable blizzard of 2009 on December 22, and then an occasional light dusting every couple of years. For us, a blizzard was around two feet and things were shut down for about five days. This year, there was a light dusting in early December on Orchard Beach, and we got a snow day for it (yes – laughable to most parts of the country). The koi are hibernating in the pond for the winter, lounging in the deep.
There have been warm days, cold days, and a few frigid days. The sun seems like it doesn’t always rise the whole way, staying low on the southern horizon. The leaves are gone from the trees, and the entire landscape changes. You can see farther into the woods, and there you can see the water almost all around, from the house through the bare trees, over the hill…
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