Monday, June 25, 2007

Life on the river, in the river, across the river...

Life on the river is sweet.  A nice vacation.  I could just sit out there forever - and I've been working on it.  I like the wind, and watching the geese and ducks and the boats that occasionally go by.  The odd jet ski or two.  I laugh at the simple fishing boats that I see going by with their motors full blast bouncing on top of the choppy waves.  Cracks me up because I would be hanging over the edge, green.  Either that or would have whiplash.

There are a few interesting things I've seen.  Today, I was just looking at the water and noticed what I first thought was a goose or coot of some sort?  What was it?  The neck was too long for a duck, not colorful enough for the type of geese we have and I didn't think it was a coot....Where's the body?  No body.  Wait.  That's not a....oh, I hope it's not...It's a snake!  Look!  It dove down.  Sure enough.  No body.  No tail bobbing up.  Nope.  Nothing is surfacing.  IT's a snake.  Ugh.  That means a cottonmouth or water moccasin.  Whatever, it's a snake.  Yuck.  OR it's a nessy sighting.  (would that be The Pasquatank Monster?)  Yeah, you country folk laugh at me.  Snake.  No big deal.  I've had more than my fair share of run ins with them myself, thank you very much.  Don't like em.

Another thing going on around here (and I'm starting to sound like an old gossip), smoke.  This must be the field burning season.  I've seen 4 or 5 plumes (HUGE things) of smoke going up here and there.  Me and Gary teased that we feel like it's The Others (from Lost), and good ole Smokie from the island.

You have to understand that my parents have a prime location.  They are on the river.  I mean, their back yard and side yard drops off into the water.  And it's a wide river.  It's so pretty.  They get the best sunrises.  And they've got two large pecan trees in the back yard that provides great shade.  I've been sitting out there in the dappled shade, thinking I was okay, but getting sunburned!!  I'm a really pale person, the variety that doesn't tan.  But living in Hawaii and being out in the sun every day, I've gone from pastey white to off white.  Well, I'm pinkish now.  Funny, have to come to NC to get some sun.   LOL!  I just need to be more diligent with the sunscreen.


nay0114 said...

Sounds like you had a great time.
Take care, Chrissie

mumma4evr said...

you should do better with that sunscreen!!!!! I hate sunburns!!!!

demandnlilchit said...

protect yourself from the sun......most cancer patients can never be exposed to the sun for any length of time.