Spring. Soon. Please.

A quick peek at the calendar shows spring is coming. On paper. It’s a start.

Tomorrow’s a school and federal holiday . . . and marine work resumes. Weather permitting (given the onslaught of storms), Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (TZC) once again heads for the river to continue installing foundations for the new bridge, per a February 14 press release. With it comes pile driving from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays; occasionally, from 12 noon to 7 p.m. on Saturdays.

While winter temporarily suspended river work, it didn’t stop various committees and Team Outreach. Speaking of meetings, the transit task force will formally announce its recommendations for you-know-what this month. And early hinting proved correct.

Mother Nature’s tricks were no match for the LEGO® Build Club/Courtesy of Team Outreach New NY Bridge

Mother Nature’s tricks were no match for the LEGO® Build Club/Courtesy of Team Outreach New NY Bridge

Meantime, I’m waxing nostalgic with a post from this blog’s early days.

There’s something calming and magical about the water. Years ago – so many years it’s not even funny, however I’ll guess 35 – friends and I would get up at the crack of dawn (whatever that means) and drive to Jones Beach. It was free to park, and we’d stay until the sun was directly overhead. Then we’d shower in our suits and drive home, happily burning as our tans settled into our skin.

We discovered Sherwood Island, and until Connecticut told us not to, we’d drive north and get our rays there. I love the water and the ocean, yet I’ve not been indulging because I’m not supposed to sit in the sun. When I did face the sky, I wore a large tee shirt over my suit and used the highest SPF lotion I could find to avoid a burn. Nothing like a tan line mid-arm to ruin a nice tee shirt-and-jeans outfit.

"Figure Sitting at RiverWalk Park"/© Janie Rosman 2013

“Figure Sitting at RiverWalk Park”/© Janie Rosman 2013

I remember many Fourths of July watching firecracker shows on the riverfront, and picnicking and relaxing times with an aquatic backdrop. Today the river was choppy and talked back noisily after the wind both instigated the waves, and then blew a strong accompaniment. I took this picture at RiverWalk Park in Tarrytown and love the contrast of a solitary figure with the vast river and immense span, which appears to be enclosed by the tree (had it been three-dimensional).

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2014

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