The Cove and the Cattails







By Tracey Hall

There is no shortage of beautiful water filled views here at the Jersey Shore. One of my favorites, off the beaten path, is at the very end of the Shark River. A small parking lot leads up to this cove where the cattails dance and the sun shimmers upon the water.
Sea birds love to gather in here and when the tide is out, they enjoy a meal filled with small fish left behind.
On this day, I was rushing home from the food store and noticed the river was almost frozen over. Driving past with a trunk full of groceries, I just had to turn back and go take a look.

There was one other person there taking pictures. He was telling me of when the river was completely frozen and how we’re not too far off of that happening now. I was glad to see another nature lover braving the cold simply to enjoy the view.
The deeper meaning is that we should stop and soak in the beauty we live next to. The Jersey Shore is an ever changing canvas.

We are the lucky ones who get to see nature in all its forms.
Take a minute or two and look around, take the kids or the dog out and show them the colors of each season.


Could this be a New Year’s Resolution?

As the New Year begins, we always think of how to have a healthier lifestyle. What better way to enrich our lifestyle than to get outside and walk through a trail or along a boardwalk? Nature has a way to help us put things in perspective when we take the time to look and listen.
For another post on my favorite spot, click on the link below:

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