Monday, May 03, 2010

Where are we?

Very pleasant trip way down South for a family reunion; the weather seemed idyllic to us Northwesterners, in the low 70's, sunny, albeit danged windy by late afternoon. The natives found it "cold." We came back home to air so chilly we could see our breath; that's cold. All His Folks seemed to be doing fine, and we spent a good amount of time walking along the nearly deserted beach. We enjoyed more Low Country cooking, and did some of our own with local seafood. The TV's in the condos were occasionally on to check on the oil spill in Louisiana as well as a bit of run up to the Kentucky Derby, a big deal in those parts. Seafood for years to come will be unavailable or prohibitively expensive, depending on where the slicks land.
Lots of bird life along the coast, including my old favorites, cardinals. Didn't get to visit Sassy the bar bird in Georgetown this year, but she is probably still rocking out to Creedence Clearwater, and cursing at tourists.


Blogger robin andrea said...

Sounds like a nice little respite from the pacific northwest. We're finally having spring weather. Feels good to get out there and get some dirt under our fingernails. Hope the weather warms up for you, and you get out into the garden soon.

I don't even like to look at the pics coming out of the gulf. It's too heartbreaking to see a washed up sea turtle. Life ain't fair.

4:24 PM  
Blogger isabelita said...

Hey, I have potatoes breaking through the earth, the cilantro and arugula are surviving, the spinach has sprouted, and after it stops hailing, I'll get out there and plant peas!
Oh, man, I just read that at least 31 dead sea turtles have been found. Also, Dick cheney bears direct responsibiltiy for this, as on his watch, the Bush/Cheney misadministration did not require BP to install an emergency shut-off valve; they didn't want the corporation to have to spend the half million, too expensive...

8:51 PM  
Blogger TaraDharma said...

the news is just unbearable...and getting worse all the time. so many animals, plants, humans, will feel the pain of this for years to come. Argh!

10:46 AM  

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