It’s one of those nights in Cape May. It is brutal, yet beautiful. The wind is howling, whistling and a gale warning. The only way to cope with it is to laugh at it.
The beauty of it is mesmerizing. The moon is rising as the sun is setting and the sky is captivating.
It commands our attention. It permits us to reflect on the days accomplishments and think about tomorrows desires.
It’s the time of year for dramatic sunsets and sunrises. Somehow, those of us fortunate to be here this time of year become champions of capturing the images. The right time and the right place. We pull over and lean out the window or brave the elements to get closer.
As the front gets closer and the temperature gets lower, the wind changes key. Even the wrought iron railings begin to hum and vibrate in the key of G. The wires are also whistling their own tune, threatening to let go of the pole they are attached to.
There is a magic to this time of year in Cape May. It is for the hearty soul that heeds the warning, the wind in winter can be disconcerting.
Despite the wind and the temperature, us locals still brave and venture out. There are certain comforts we will not go with out.
As the sun sets in Cape May NJ we are grateful to be here and to have had the opportunity to enjoy her beauty.