Obviously, with the way the tide works, not much snow remained at the waters' edge, however, it was the ice encasing the objects along the shore that made for some very interesting textures and colors. After showing these pictures around, the comments were similar, "It looks so cold." No disagreement there, it was cold.
But, I couldn't help think about the difference in the lighting at the beach in January versus June. The reflected light of a crisp blue sky on both the ocean, and the prominent ice-capped boulders, made for a very cold-looking landscape, indeed. I mean, even the sky looks icy.
Despite the cold, it was an interesting 30 minutes out of our day to stop and smell the roses, or in this case, stop and break the ice....
....And, that is exactly what a ten-year old boy did.