Once again, it’s Friday and time for five random thoughts:
1.) After SO many days of rain, wind and tidal flooding, the skies and sunsets this week seemed more beautiful than ever. This photo was taken Tuesday evening as Motor Man and I waited to see the International Space Station fly over. FYI, sign up at http://spotthestation.nasa.gov/ for email notifications letting you know when the ISS is visible in your area.
2.) Since beach-combing is supposed to be exceptionally good following a nor’easter/hurricane, my friend and I went in search of treasure Wednesday afternoon. We saw quite a bit of changes in the beach since the storm. And there was a relic there that we didn’t recall seeing before. I took a photo and showed it to Motor Man when we got home. He decided that he’d like to see it in person, so we did that yesterday. We spoke to the property owner and learned that it’s an old steel buoy from a boat building business in that area not long after the turn of the century. Hurricane Isabel moved about 500 feet from its original location. We aren’t sure why we haven’t noticed it before. (Please pardon my footwear: those are my beach-combing shoes. As for the white socks, well, there’s just no excuse…. I didn’t realize there was going to be a photo shoot.)
3.) Last week, I stopped in to see Marshall at the flag/gift shop he and his dad own and operate. As I was walking in, an older couple was coming out the door. I overheard the man say to his wife: “Interesting young man. I enjoy talking with people like that.”. Yes, this proud mama smiled to herself.
4.) Last week, during our trip to the Outer Banks during the storm, we met a local couple who had come to the oceanfront to see the waves. We took a photo of them, and they returned the favor. At that point, we were definitely sporting the windblown look.
5.) On our way back from the beach, we took a different route home. As we drove through the town of Edenton, we spotted this beautiful old Victorian home for sale. Sigh….
Enjoy the weekend!
~These Days Of Mine~