Edited to add: Well you can see how much I know about flowers! When Steve first gave me the flowers (mentioned in the post below), I knew they were tulips. But for some reason, I got it in my head as I was writing the post this morning that they were daffodils. It wasn’t until I saw the funny comment he left that I realized my mistake. Oh well. Maybe my “medication brain” is hitting early!
Archives For Outer Banks
As promised, today’s post features some prom pictures of a certain favorite daughter of ours.
The prom prep started about 3 pm last Saturday with the arrival of Taylor who came early to assist Sarah with hair and make up–since I am not at all gifted in those areas.
I’m always on the lookout for lovely places to photograph so I was immediately intrigued when a friend told me that a new walking path had just been completed in Manteo. And when she mentioned the fact that it ended out over the water, I was hooked! Water is my love language when it comes to taking pictures.
Saturday was such a gorgeous spring day that Steve, Sarah and I decided to hop in the car and go riding. We ended up at Pea Island Wildlife Refuge, which is about 20 minutes from our house.
If you read yesterday’s post, you’ll know that I spent my birthday puttering around the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, shivering in the cold and searching out photo ops.
Before I show you my photos though, let me show you a couple aerial shots that I found on the web so that you can see the scope of the place where I was driving. I took some pictures of this bridge from a different vantage point; it is such an amazing structure passing over such amazing scenery.
I worked eleven hours Saturday, twelve hours yesterday and put in another five hours this morning. And so you know what I told my boss (and also, my husband) a few minutes ago?
I told him I was going home and that I would not (repeat NOT) be coming back to work today.
And you know what he said? He said,“Great idea!”
I just love my boss. (And also my husband.)
I was on my way home from taking Sarah to work last week when I noticed that the sunset was especially lovely. Since I always carry my trusty purse camera in my . . . guess where? . . . purse, I found a spot to stop and get some photos. My Nikon would have given me less grainy shots but I still couldn’t resist capturing what I could of this beautiful ending to another day on earth.
(And by the way, the reason the post is called Sugar Creek Sunset is because–all except the first photo– I took the pictures behind Sugar Creek Restaurant.)
I posted last year about the Community Thanksgiving Service we attended and guess what? Thanksgiving just happens to be coming around again this year and so we attended another Community Thanksgiving Service.
The thing I truly, truly love about these gatherings is the variety of people who attend and the even bigger variety of people who are on the platform.
I am working on a fascinating, scintillating, exhilarating post on kitchen organization (try to stifle your enthusiasm) but have just realized I am not going to get it finished this morning.
And so I shall re-share with you a few favorite pictures of my favorite daughter who lights up my life in a hundred different ways. (I also love these photos because of the beautiful background—Jeanette’s Pier, in Nags Head.)
Storm Update: Today we have blue skies and the sun is shining. What a glorious sight! The flooding overnight on Roanoke Island was not quite as bad as expected but we still have many hundreds of people in our community who will be recovering for a long time. Continuing to pray for those who are still in the midst of the storm.
Last Friday, I took off on a woodsy adventure with about a dozen women from our church. I was told that we would be going to a hunting camp and although I have never been to a hunting camp, the very name evoked pictures of great rustic-ish so I was all prepared to rough it–specially after seeing the road that took us into the camp.
Looks like I spoke a little too soon when I said the worst of the storm was behind us. From what I’m hearing now, we are expecting a storm surge at about 8 pm tonight that will turn a lot of sodden, half flooded areas into real floods.
Here is what downtown Manteo looked like this afternoon; a storm surge from the nearby sound is not going to do it much good.