The weather has become so all-pervading that just the sight of someone's pictures online that feature green grass or people outdoors in short sleeves makes me angry and depressed. As a tonic for my seasonal wounded spirit we got into the car and headed for the beach. We didn't stay long, but I feel much better now, sometimes a little time outdoors is just what I need, even if all I can see is brown, gray and white. Based on what the marshes looked like I would say the tide was out, but there were no waves or wave sounds. It felt odd to be next to the soundless sea.