No need to remind anyone about the weather we have been having this “winter.” It's been really quite unusual. Even I'm confused, weather geek that I can tend to be.
As one might suspect, photographing is quite weather influenced. I check the weather systems often in anticipation of conditions for travel, location and trends, especially when outdoor subjects are in play. The weather maps have looked like a complicated football strategy for an onside kick! Lines, pressure gradients, fronts, cells, wind speeds, temperatures, precipitation -- yikes! What's a mother to do?
Much of my curiosity with the weather floated to the top a couple weeks ago during a very low tide stroll along the shore.
Another item, sort of weather related, that I find curious. Tides that are less than zero.
Here's the thing. If you are in a bathtub full of water (aka high tide) and you open the drain to let the water out (aka, eventually low tide), how can there be less than no water? On the tide charts low tides are often registered as minus numbers, i.e., -1.2, -0. such and such. The day of our shoreline stroll the tide was at minus 1.0, during a full moon, after a storm and during an astronomically high tide, or
in my case, an astronomically low tide.
The trap in this week's photo was revealed below the bottom of the tub. It got me to thinking about what goes on down there, out of sight for those of us who do not farm the lobsters.
With all the storms and action of our recent past weather, I'd bet the bottom of the ocean gets pretty worked up. On our short walk we noticed six traps in various states of disrepair. Some totally crushed, others in pretty good shape.
Glad the tub doesn't drain out any further!