Saturday – Monday Most Recent Posts:
March 12-14, 2016 Magnificent Skies and the Beautiful Washington Oaks Gardens
Gamble Rogers State Recreation Area Do I Call it a Theft or My Carelessness?
Flagler Beach, Florida
Saturday March 12
Today David moves his office outside until it becomes too windy. I do two loads of laundry and read Sue Grafton’s latest mystery titled X. It’s perfect beach reading. Easy and no concentration required. Wonder what she’ll title books Y & Z?
I walk over for sunset on the river side. I take some pictures of the pretty sliver of a moon in the pink and blue skies. Every time I see a sliver of a moon I think of reading to Carrie Margaret Wise Brown’s book Wait Till the Moon is Full with wonderful illustrations by Garth Williams. Can’t wait to read that same book to Celia.
SUNDAY March 13
Lots of clouds in the sky this morning. The sun barely peeks out into the orange sky. As you can see it is REALLY WINDY. But I’ve got sunshine on my shoulders and it definitely makes me happy.
We’re able to take a nice walk down the beach and enjoy the colors and the blue green depressions in the sand.
We walk beyond Gamble Rogers State Park and down to North Penninsula State Park where we find this. Is it from a ship Paul? We can’t figure out what it is.
And then the rains come again. With all the clouds and wind, we were expecting them. I work on paying the bills and on our summer plans. If we can’t get David’s treatment plan worked out we sure are going to have a ton of cancellation fees but in the east it’s pretty difficult to just take a big rig and wing it especially if you have to have a cancer clinic nearby. David works on the taxes.
With the motorcycles gone we can enjoy the sounds of the surf again even with the windows closed against the rain. We do have new clear crank out windows in the bedroom and we can leave those open. Oh how we love the sounds of the Ocean. Can’t wait to sleep with the windows open FINALLY.
MONDAY March 14
The other thing that happened yesterday was that Bill and Nancy arrived to spend our second week here with us. This morning they are out first thing with their fishing poles.
They aren’t the only ones fishing of course. There are line after line after line of pelicans heading north. Small groups, large groups. I think they are headed to South Carolina so Nancy can see them when she gets back to Huntington Beach.
I think I want to be a pelican when I grow up so I can skim along the waves and plunge in anytime I like.
We spend the entire day on the beach with our fishermen friends.
Nancy’s casting out there for the big one.
Bill tosses the net for the little ones – bait fish.
It’s such a beautiful day that we head into the water for our first ocean swim of 2016.
Thanks to Nancy for taking these pictures of the both of us (sort of) in the water at the same time. We never have those pictures even if you can’t see us. We know we were there.
There were several dolphins fishing right off shore. Wish we’d been in the water when they were out there. Once you see them close by, it’s too late to try to get to them. They are long gone by the time you even get in the water.
There are several just beyond where Nancy’s fishing. They are a clear indication there are fish out there but none of them seem to be interested in the Mills’ bait.
It’s so easy to just while away an entire day on the beach fishing and swimming.
Finally we head into the house for dinner past our front garden filling each day with more Coralbean flowers. Not sure if they have coral beans but they for sure have coral flowers. What a great view out our window with the ocean beyond.
Another sunset from the River side closes out our day.
For me, slow lazy days by the ocean are one of the best of all possible worlds!
What a life!!