For Once and For Fall

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Our fall foliage is often brown, especially in our neighborhood. Being so close to the ocean, the salt brought in by the offshore breezes squelches autumn color. Usually by now a tropical storm or hurricane has blown through or close enough to brown everything to a crisp. This year we are just beginning to enjoy some vivid color and Sandy will come by this weekend and ruin it. So enjoy it while you can.

Edited in Phototoaster.

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20121024-173412.jpgThis is a rarity in VB. The tide this morning was the lowest I’ve seen in a while, and there were more shells and other sea treasures than usual. I didn’t know that sand dollars existed around here, but perhaps it really did live somewhere nearby. Or, perhaps the shell seagulls nudged it from the piece of driftwood it was glued to, returning it to a semblance of its former life.