October Rain Ending at Black Point Beach

It’s still raining, but we’re off to the beach.

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The wet walkway reflects diffuse light.

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To the northwest of the walkway, the outwash plain is tawny, punctuated with bushes.

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To the east, otters’  feet flatten a path across the salt marsh grasses.

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Salt bush in bloom amongst poison ivy, roses and bayberry.

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Here on the Vineyard, salt bush, or groundseltree, Baccharis halmifolia, is near the northernmost extent of its range. http://www.carolinanature.com/trees/baha.html

The path leads over the dunetops.

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On to the beach.

The eyes find treasure.

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So does the camera

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The camera’s eye saves treasure.

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What treasure?

 

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The Atlantic Ocean as a rainstorm departs.

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