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SCENES FROM THE BEACH | by George Thatcher / MARCH 20, 2016

TIM ISBELL/SUN HERALD/FILE
TIM ISBELL/SUN HERALD/FILE

The sun continues a slow pilgrimage northward, leaving the summer realms of South America. Its pace is unhurried, rising about 10 minutes earlier each week. We see the orb this morning about an hour after sunrise, still far away to the southeast above the sea. Its radiant rays slant shadows to the northwest, bringing a welcomed warmth to the beach on this cold morning. Becalmed, the sea's flat surface reflects the majestic brightness of the sun at the beginning of a new day. -- Diary, spring 2016

From the diary of beach walker George Thatcher / Email: fishcrow@aol.com

Collections of Mr. Thatcher's observations are available from Quail Ridge Press (www.quailridge.com or 1-800-343-1583).

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