Hello and Welcome! Come on in and I’ll get you a nice large mug of very strong French Roast, a cuppa tea or some other morning beverage. I’m drinking coffee for the second time since i stopped almost 2 months ago.
Isn’t it a gorgeous day? The sun is shining and it is warming up nicely. It would be hard to imagine a nicer day! And exactly were are we? From the picture some of my long time visitors may realize we are one Cape Cod this beautiful morning.
This week was my spring break. I drove down to my cottage on Cape Cod Tuesday evening. I took most of the day off on Wednesday then took off Thursday and Friday. It has been seasonably cool, but very nice sown here this week. I’ve walked on the beach every morning, including today. I’ve kayaked, including a 5.5 mile (just under 9 km) paddle down to the ocean and back yesterday. It took about an hour and twenty minutes, including stops to take pictures, so I paddle at a pretty fast pace (a bit better than 4 mph average). I’ve been walking in the woods. And I’ve just been enjoying myself.
I’ve seen a bit of wildlife. On my drive down here a Fisher Cat crossed right in front of my car, stopped at the edge of the woods and snarled at me. What’s a Fisher Cat? It is a large weasel on steroids. Google it. Yesterday, on the way to the beach a large Tom Turkey slowly walked across the road in front of my car. When started again he fluffed up and fanned his tail, looking just like those corny old Thanksgiving decorations. I’ve seen plenty of osprey, swans, ducks, geese, piping plovers (this morning three flew past me then landed just a few feet in front of me), egrets and other shore birds.
I need to show off my latest toy. I picked up a 21 watt solar panel and a 1300 maH battery. I charge the battery in the sun and then charge my devices from the battery. I’ve also charged both my phone and Kindle Fire straight from the solar cell and find it charges just as fast as plugging them into the wall. Cool, right?
As far as blogging goes, I didn’t read as much as I wanted to this week. I mostly did it in short bursts, trying to go through my reader but also hit some of my favorites. Sorry if I missed you this week.
A far as posting, I did a little better. On Saturday I posted posted another a video and long write up for another movement of my Hamlet Symphony. I wasn’t originally planning on doing it, but since it was the 400th anniversary of the Bards death and this movement had a very explicit musical reference to death, I couldn’t help it. I have 2 more movements to post. On Sunday I posted a reminder for the Week 16 Weekly Smile. On Monday I posted some pictures of red Trilliums, a very pretty wild flower. On Wednesday I posted my week 17 Weekly Smile (read it, follow the linky, read others and join in the fun!). On Thursday I talked about childhood memories of seeing the original Star Wars when it first came out. It was magical to a 13 year old! Also on Thursday I posted a flash fiction piece for Friday Fictioneers. I was too busy being outside on Friday to write a new story, so I reblogged my illustrated story, The Magic Wand. A quick word about it – I drew the panels almost exactly 2 years ago when I was down here on Cape Cod for Spring Break. I was inspired after visiting the Edward Gorey House (if you don’t know him, Google the name). The bat mug at the top is an Edward Gorey illustration.
As I said, it is a gorgeous day today. I am surrounded by natural beauty. I will try to have tea or coffee with everyone, but if I’m a little slow, well, I’m outside!
So that was my week. And how about you? How has your week been? I hope it was good! If you do a coffee post I’ll try to catch up, If you don’t do a coffee post, perhaps you should consider it ;)
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