Gently, Snow Blanketed the Beach

Seeing snow at the beach is such an unexpected and unique sight. It was so astonishing to discover all these photos that I had completely forgotten until this day. Somehow, the photos have since turned into digital dust. Isn’t it bemusing that we can forget something like this?

Snow covered beach in Massachussettes
Suddenly, there it was – snow at the beach. Photo by Tijana.

Unexpectedly, I stumbled upon this surreal sight. This stunning scenery was a lovely change after living all those years with endless summers in the South. It’s so surprising to experience that wonderfully intriguing contrast – sand and snow, ocean and ice. There is a captivating sense of wonder.

Sand dunes covered in snow
Dance of the sand and snow. Photo by Tijana.

For the listener, who listens in the snow, 
And, nothing himself, beholds 
Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is.

Wallace Stevens
Snow on a beach against a cloudy sky.
Winter beach. Snow. Photo by Tijana.

Sand ripples cut with snow
Snow at the beach. Photo by Tijana.

To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake,

it is necessary to stand out in the cold.

Snowy beach
Ocean and the beach. Photo by Tijana.

Snowy beach sunset
Ice and sand. Photo by Tijana.

Ice detail of snow on a beach
Ice on the beach. Photo by Tijana.

It sifts from leaden sieves,
It powders all the wood,
It fills with alabaster wool
The wrinkles of the road.
It makes an even face
Of mountain and of plain, —
Unbroken forehead from the east
Unto the east again.

Emily Dickinson – ‘It sifts from leaden sieves
Winter beach
Winter Beach. Photo by Tijana.

After all, isn’t this a marvelous sight?

Did the scenic snowy East Coast pique your interest? If so, take a detour to the West Coast for an incredible view.


  • Bea

    Really nice and magical! I liked to read it. Images are beautiful.

    • zestandcuriosity (author)

      Thank you for your kind words. It was a surprising beauty. We are so accustomed to seeing beach only during summer vacations if we don’t live by the sea. There is another kind of beautiful reality happening in other seasons.

  • Antonia

    Hi, very nice website, cheers!

    • zestandcuriosity (author)

      Thank you, I am glad that you have enjoyed it. More blog posts are coming soon.

  • Noelene Dawes

    Sensational 🌟❤️

    • zestandcuriosity (author)

      It is one of those little moments. And then, you simply completely forget it to restore it again through photography. I loved that sense of wonder of that unexpected sight. Sand and snow. Thank you for visiting darling!

  • Andrej

    How have I missed this post? An amazing sight, the mixture of snow and sand. That third photo from above looks like an oil on canvas. Luckily, we had you there to capture it.

    • zestandcuriosity (author)

      Thank you for your poetic reply Andrej. yes, nature can be a masterful canvas. It was such an expected sight, and quite amazing. it is interesting how you can also forget moments like that.

  • Sandy Weiner

    Very nice photographs. Some of your photographs of beach with snow remind me of Andrew Wyeth paintings. 😊

    • zestandcuriosity (author)

      That is such a great compliment Sandy thank you very much. Those are big shoes to fill. I love Andrew Wyeth’s paintings. Those wonderful dreamy spaces – you made my day. I wish you nothing but the best!

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