This Week in Pictures — March 16, 2014

Down to the Water's Edge
Down to the Water’s Edge

As we wait with bated breath for the thermometer to steadily stay above freezing, faint glimpses of spring can be found on the shoreline and in the fields. Anxious farmers are beginning to plow and warm their soil with row covers, while nurseries have cleared their winter stock and are waiting, just waiting, until its safe to unleash their plants on another spring. The crocuses have not yet bloomed, but the ospreys are beginning to return. And we will go on waiting for a sure and honest sign of spring.
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Beth Young

Beth Young has been covering the East End since the 1990s. In her spare time, she runs around the block, tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at

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