Island Sightings

Like most of you, I suspect, I could probably tell a story for every picture I’ve ever taken. Also like most of you, I suspect, time constraints live large in my world. And yet the stories are still there, many ones I hope to someday tell. It seems a shame, however, to leave some of the pictures buried deep within the vaults of technology, so I thought I’d briefly share a few of the interesting things I’ve seen on the islands over the years.

IMG_5716I discovered this on a walk one evening and was promptly smitten.

100_4787Though these are certainly not unique to the island nor even to the Carolinas, I love some of the area bottle trees.

100_0711I’ve built many a snowman during all the years I spent in the Midwest, but there’s nothing like a beach snowman made mainly of sand.

100_0537One early winter morning, a sudden drop in air temperature brought mist rising off the warm Atlantic waters.

100_4211Mostly commonly, I see pelicans flying above the shoreline. But every once in a while, I stumble across a land-bound pelican who appears less fazed by my presence than I am by his. 

100_5071Military aircraft are commonplace along the coast, usually flying parallel to shore.

If I had to pick a favorite sight, however, it would likely be this:

IMG_5512It’s almost as if the shells arranged themselves.


2 Replies to “Island Sightings”

  1. I’m enjoying your blog. I am wondering if you have plans to finish your “A Carolina Island Life….How it came to pass” story. It was really enjoyable to read through.

    1. Thank you so much! You just made my day! Yes, I do have plans to finish it, and in fact just wrote some of it last weekend. There’s a part of me that’s doesn’t want to finish, because I’ve really enjoyed the telling of the story and don’t want that aspect of it to end.:) That being said, I do intend to finish it shortly. Thanks for asking!

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