While I’m aware that a few weeks ago I published a PoW photo of a bird I could not resist but do the same again this week, though in this case the bird (or rather birds) are sea gulls as oppose to the tern from the 6/22 PoW. It was, to put it mildly, a rather surprising, entertaining and wild weekend and the only thing I can think of this Monday morning is how nice it would be to sit pool side over looking the ocean in the Bahamas, which is exactly what these lucky sea gulls are doing. My… Continue reading
This week’s Picture of the Week was inspired by yesterday’s 550 mile drive to Columbia, South Carolina. It was there that I had a rendez-vous to pick up Aidan from his three week stay at grandma’s. I love the Old South! Something about it tugs at my heart’s string and whenever I step into this part of the world a deep tranquility comes over me.
Imagine if you are the conductor of a freight train and cruising along with not much going on and maybe even bored with the day’s monotonous clanking of the wheels. You suddenly take a glance down the track and you see a sight that is quite the contrary to any you’ve seen the last few hours and for that matter in the ten years you’ve been on the job.
Seeing how this week we have our first named tropical storm, Alex, I thought I would mark the occasion by posting an image shot during Hurricane Hugo. For those who may not remember the specifics, Hugo reached category 5 status in September of 1989 and struck various Caribbean islands and eventually made it’s way into South Carolina leaving in its wake a massive path of destruction.
(Because of recent trips to the Bahamas and South Carolina Picture of the Week has been on hold . . . we now resume.) Great Isaac is a tiny rock island in the Bahamas with a lighthouse and a few abandoned buildings. The closest inhabited island to Great Isaac is Bimini, which lies 22 miles to the south. Flocks of terns and sea gulls, besides small reptiles, are the only living species on the island. The surrounding waters are beautiful and full of fish, perfect for diving and spear fishing.
6/7/10: A quick summation of this week’s Picture of the Week. I’ll be joining these boys in the Bahamas for the rest of the week and there’s a good chance that by the time you read this I’ve already dove in and I’m hunting for lobsters! I am going to try my best to keep posting PoW over the next couple of months but I can’t promise. Summer is here and I’ve got me a new pair of ‘traveling shoes’ to wear-in. Any one tired of all the BS the world keeps throwing at us is welcome to join me.… Continue reading