Saturday, April 24, 2010

Beach Time

Just thought I'd share a bit of the ocean with you this morning. This is from one of my office break walks, something I don't do enough of. Sometimes when you have something so accessible you take it for granted, I've got to work on that this year. We are going to a wedding on the beach this afternoon and it's a bit overcast here so keep your fingers crossed for the bride and groom to have lovely weather.

I was at a different beach yesterday, attending a storm water workshop. It was held at Shell Island Resort in Wrightsville Beach. Yes, I have a rough life beach hopping and getting paid - hey somebodies got to do it. It was really nice there at the end of a peninsula. There was a marsh flat in front, the Atlantic Ocean behind with a wide beautiful beach and to the left on the point was an Audubon bird preserve. I spent every break and lunch checking it out (but didn't have my camera). I was a bit bewildered that most of the attendees stayed inside the whole day rather than running out to embrace the salt air then I remembered who they were. This workshop was for storm water issues in high water table areas and they all came from coastal towns. I guess they are like me and also take for granted how beautiful our surroundings are and how precious it is to be exposed to the ocean and it's wonders on a daily basis.

Definitely need to have more water time this summer, hoping the motivation of sharing it with you will get me out there more. Maybe you can nag me from time to time to share a walk through the sand and water. Have a lovely day all and enjoy what's right out your front door.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day

T-Bone invites you to get out and enjoy nature with a friend. Invite them over for a swim or find a trail to walk or bike ride. Breathe deep and enjoy the world around you.

Also, remember to recycle or better yet reduce and reuse. Here T-bone is giving instructions on how to just say no, no, no to plastic bottles. He's also doing his part to recycle this one by breaking it down and at the same time demonstrating how you can re-purpose articles giving this bottle a second life as a chew toy. I am raising such earth conscious critters, one day I'll show you how they demonstrate passive solar and geo thermal. Joking aside, there is much to be learned by observing animals and nature. There is even a name for this - biomimicry. Now get outside and find something to mimick ;-).

Friday, April 2, 2010

Santa at the Beach

I didn't have my camera so you'll have to take my word for it but I just saw Santa Claus at the post office. He had the typical white curly hair and beard (the real stuff) under a straw hat, a tropical shirt, khaki shorts, and leather sandals. It was so cool I got all giddy. I did have my cell phone but it takes so so pictures and he was intently reading a letter. Besides I didn't know how Santa liked being disturbed on vacation so I chickened out on asking to take a "picture for my blog". I didn't want to risk getting bumped from the nice list come December.