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One Word Wednesday: Timid

Timid

~These Days Of Mine~

One Word Wednesday: Patriot

Patriot

Motor Man’s dad, “Pop:”

~These Days Of Mine~

 

One Word Wednesday: Fifties

FIFTIES

~These Days Of  Mine~

She Flies Because…

“Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it.”

(Unknown)

 

Easter’s End; Earth Day Eve

For most of Easter Sunday, the weather in our area was beautiful. The temps were a little chilly, but it was a sunny day with a crystal blue sky. Later in the afternoon, the clouds arrived, and it appeared we may have a shower, but that didn’t happen.

I kept watch on the sky as time neared for the sunset.

Although I took some pictures with our regular camera, these were taken with my cell phone.

In this next picture, a couple of Canada geese are swimming “off into the sunset”. We have another couple with three goslings in our yard. Past experience says they have a slim chance of making it, but we’re hopeful.

This picture was taken from our neighbor’s “beach”.

It’s true that there’s a lot of “ugly” in the world, but we have to believe that the beauty far outweighs it.

~These Days Of Mine~

Horses, Pigs And Bad Decisions

Or, in other words: your weekly beach report.

Yesterday, during our time on the beach at Carova, we saw seven horses, including this one:

“You looking at me?”

And this beauty:

We also saw this group, which included the beach’s resident mule, Raymond. He’s the dark colored, right front.  “Everybody loves Raymond.”

But, here’s something we’d never seen at the beach before. She was hanging out with a buddy, who slipped into the shrubs before I could get a picture. We’re pretty sure they belong to the folks who live at a nearby house.

And then this:

Yes, someone decided to drive their Challenger right by several signs reading: “4-WHEEL DRIVE VEHICLES ONLY BEYOND THIS POINT“.  Facebook posts indicate they were able to free their vehicle and actually drove further down the beach.

Just another interesting day at Carova. It’s never boring.

~These Days Of Mine~

 

 

 

Sad, Scary Storm

Last Friday, Motor Man and I took a day trip to Salisbury, Maryland. We did some shopping, some antiquing and stopped for dinner in Cape Charles.

As we approached the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel on our way home, we noticed signs showing that the maximum safe speed limit was 35, and wondered why that was so. As we were paying our toll, we learned that a severe storm was quickly approaching.

We left the toll plaza, and as we drove toward the bridge tunnel, the weather was beginning to deteriorate. To our left were storm clouds, but to the right, the sun was still shining, and there was a rainbow.

Lightning was flashing all around us, the wind began gusting, and soon the rain started. Neither of us could ever recall being in rain that heavy.  Everyone (including us) began pulling over to the shoulder of the highway.  There were vehicles just in front of us that aren’t even visible in this picture.

After a few minutes, the rain eased up somewhat, and we slowly began our journey across the bridge-tunnel.

Everyone was driving sensibly and obeying the 35 mph speed limit. But I must say, I was relieved when we emerged from the second tunnel to find that conditions were much improved.

The time that I took that above photo is shown to be 6:14.  We later learned that at 6:30, a 911 call came in that a tractor trailer was involved in an accident with another vehicle on the bridge. And that tractor trailer went through the guard rail and into the water. The bodies of the driver and a passenger have been recovered.

And yes, there was a synchronicity involved. On our way across the bridge-tunnel Friday morning, Motor Man made the comment that it had been a long time since a vehicle had gone off the bridge. Although the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel provides beautiful scenery, it makes me a bit anxious to travel across it. So I replied: “Let’s not even talk about that.”

We are so thankful for our safe travels and that we were spared any involvement in this horrible accident. Our hearts go out to the families of those two young men who lost their lives.

~These Days Of  Mine~