just a lil’ ducky today

well.. since being greeted by the quack-quacks yesterday today is turning into a ducky kinda day.. plenty of rain in the forecast thru tomorrow morning.. ugh … a nice I-Tal-Yun dinner tonite.. Pat’s homemade from scratch  pasta -linguine and clam sauce with plenty of garlic…  nothing like fresh homemade pasta


looking for ‘thee Donald’..

… thee other Donald as in Donald D …no sunrise this morning with many clouds moving in as the forecast for the next two days is rain with many thunderstorms… we shall see..  stopped in the parking lot while shopping down in Myrtle Beach and while waiting for thee shopper to return saw these couple of ‘donalds’ among the many laughing gulls milling about..

Sunrise with ‘tourons’ galore

the ‘tourons’ were out and about on this early before sunrise Saturday morning..  you can tell the season has begun.. think it’s time for a cruise.. whatdya’ think.. ya’ never know  🙂   and to top it all off the last few pieces of Pat’s homemade Pizza Rustica is now history.. great lunch.. more next Easter  🙂

sun is shining

a walk on the beach as I met up with a slew of dogwalkers–the usual suspects- down at 40th street.. a stop at sunset beach park at the ICW  to wet a line

Miss Di

Sunset Beach Park on the ICW

Squirrel up a tree

a day trip to Charleston

foggy at the house as I made my way over to Sunset Beach before Sunrise.. no fog as soon as I crossed over the bridge to the island–strange..  a day trip down to Charleston was in order..it turned into a pretty blue sky and sunny day with temps in the mid 80’s.. decided the last minute as we most always do .. a nice 2.5 hour drive south down Rt 17 for us..  had to stop at Costco in Charleston to pick up something they held for us down that way.. it was then off to downtown Charleston for some pics and a walk on the Battery  and Rainbow Row as we usually try to do when we’re down there..

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Sunrise on Sunset Beach, NC

jellyfish washed up on the beach

toy abandoned on the beach
sure is foggy down the road from the house

a walk along the Battery

look down and fishees

 colorful restored homes along Rainbow Row and the battery

Battery Park

hay I know you

Carriage rides on tour

restoring a lot of homes right now

Two Meeting Street Inn

Calhoun Mansion grounds

just having fun snapping the fountain

rear gardens Calhoun Mansion

sweet Jasmin in bloom

plenty more Jasmin

could Superman be far behind

a Cottonball wreath

Goldfish at Calhoun Mansion
crossing Charleston’s Ravenel Bridge as we head for home

a non-sunrise

a bit ‘kewler’ temps this morning as I made my way over to the island.. didn’t even get out of my truck at the beach as the low clouds made for a non-sunrise.. decided to try my luck ‘wetting a line’ at the ICW at the park.. nada…  same for the lake.. not a bite…

beach.. ICW .. and the lake

as my usual daily routine,.. at the beach before sunrise then on over to the ICW and the Lake on the drive home..

looks like our sooper-dooper cable-internet-phone company ATMC got hacked today.. lost all connection with emails.. the entire system is out since noon today  and the way it looks they can’t fix it.. UPDATE:  it took ATMC an entire full day to remedy and repair their email servers.. it seems all emails for that time period were lost and not retrievable..what a system..

Blue Heron on the bank
Blue Heron in flight
Green Heron in flight
Red Breasted Woodpecker in front yard

‘A Walk in the Sun’

an early drive over to the beach.. a nice sunrise.. a few  friends I always see.. winds were up to 15-20mph out of the West making the ‘kewl’ 49* temps a lot kewler.. not a bite to be had as I stopped at the lake on the drive home..

BTW the movie of the same name ‘A Walk In The Sun‘.. best of the best WWII  movies.. an all time favorite of mine..  if you ever get a chance to see it..   some info on it    A Walk In The Sun

a pair of laughing Gulls at the surfline
Miss Di saying hello waiting for a treat

winds crashing the waves into da’ Pier

couple of Blue Herons in a tree at the Lake

‘red sky in the morning….’

I guess that old adage is right.. ‘red sky in the morning.. sailor take warning’ … snapped this on the drive over to the beach before sunrise this early morning–the mouth of the Calabash River looking northeast.. then at 40th Street on the Dunes walkway… cloudy all day .. awaiting tonite’s storm.. Tornado Watch is on right now at 245pm.. severe part of the storm should get to us by 8pm.. boy I hate to see those deep dark reds and purples in this evening’s earlier Radar .. not good.. cancelled the Tornado Warning–this is good

mouth of the Calabash River before Sunrise
on the Dunes at Sunrise

storms passing by us.. bye bye

a couple of more

mostly cloudy early this morning with a non-sunrise after last nite’s nasty t-storm.. over to the beach to check things out.. then stopped at the lake.. 2nd cast with the spinnerbait and landed a nice LMB..   one more even smaller a few minutes later.. a couple of more hits  and that was it.. 2 Gators started to hang around my fishing hole so it was time to pack it in..