Friday, July 14, 2006

The View

We're on vacation at Hilton Head Island. If you can't own a place at the beach, it's nice to have friends who do. Generous friends.

This is the view from our fourth floor condo. Well, our generous friends 4th floor condo.

So far, we've all been having a good time. Only one meltdown, connected with adolescent PMS. Ah, daughters.

Pickney Island Nat'l Wildlife Refuge is a beautiful preserve, close by, with lots of wildlife. I don't know much about birds, but the large congregation of White Ibis was striking. Maritime forests I always find striking: lots of live oak, Spanish moss, myrtle, even some oleander and ever present saw palmetto (hey, this is South Carolina).

Well, I'm off to fixing supper. Cheers, Joe. Posted by Picasa

8 comments:

A Troll At Sea said...

Joe:

I am struck by how much of what you are wrestling with is ADD as much as what one of us [Nate?] so tactfully labels "TGT". I grew up with it in the family before considering it might be my own lot...

For what it's worth, one former expert found that ADD boys had a 33% chance of becoming homosexual -- which is a far cry from Kinsey's 10%, let alone the currently stated 2-3%. They were also responsible for something like 80% of hospital emergency room visits... I'm afraid I don't know his sources.

But it's one more thing to ponder; it MIGHT go a ways to explaining some of the, ahem, riskier conduct of our brothers in arms.

What I loved about the Carolina Islands was dropping the traps off the dock and getting crab for dinner -- it did not always pay to examine our host's bait too closely. One of his cooks finally told him he had to take the cat out of the freezer...

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Troll

Brian said...

Enjoy, Joe. Maine in summer is more to my taste, but it looks lovely where you are. Forget structure for a while; sometimes it's best just to have a snooze on the sofa with a book on your chest.

Derek said...

I've always loved it there, I went so many weekends as a teenager growing up in Georgia.

bear said...

Ah, nice view. I need to find me some generous friends! :) I miss the east coast beaches SOO much.

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