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A picture before our first spring rain

04/16/2013
A cove near Blue Hill Reversing Falls

A cove near Blue Hill Reversing Falls

Jen and I drove out to a little seaside village called Blue Hill on Sunday and happened upon this beautiful scene just minutes before a downpour.

It was remarkable because we had a significant snowfall just 48 hours earlier.

I photographed this little island near a place called the Blue Hill Reversing Falls, a narrow inlet that turns into roaring rapids during high tide and then, reverses itself in low tide. During the summer, the locals leap off an old concrete bridge into the water or bounce their kayaks through the rapids. You can see some of the fun here.

No one was around in mid-April.

A couple of boats rested in a cove on mirror glass water under clouds that looked like ink-stained cotton balls. We walked out on a rocky shoreline and waited for something to happen. Then it started to rain. It wasn’t a hard, stinging winter rain that pushes waves up on the shore; it was an even, gentle spring shower. You could hear the raindrops hit the water and smell something fresh in the air.

It was like God was watering the garden.

And pretty soon the kayak will come out too.

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