Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Sept 11-17, 2020 Cherry Grove Beach

"May you always have a shell in your pocket, and sand between your toes."
Yes, it's the last week of Summer and I have to confess that I'm longing for Fall. But before saying goodbye, and before saying hello to Fall's chill,  we seized the opportunity to see the untouched, flawless, unscathed, and pristine beaches...... one more time.

The beaches were fairly isolated, except for a few weekend warriors. 
The condo overlooked House Creek πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡. The kayakers were eager to enjoy the day!

Our daily routine: coffee, napping, walks on the beach, more napping, more walks on the beach, and reading....... when we weren't napping.😁😁😁
                                                            "L O W   K E Y" 
Part of the pier was ripped out during the previous hurricane (Laura) a few weeks ago,😒but be that as it may, the afternoon sun's reflection made for a striking iphone photo!
Surfer boy here, tried to re-enact the the 'youngins'.......πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡
The clouds were stunning/spectacular/splendid/ impressive/ awe-inspiring!
The feeling of sand between our toes......... was priceless

The surfers were grabbing the end of summer with gusto!

Looking at the stars from our balcony was a highlight. Mars to the right was super bright!πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡
The early morning sunrise views, also from our balcony, ............ were spectacular! 
We had a few visitors this week. It was a treat to see family members and long time friends.

Unplugging from the news, the social media drama, and circumstances that we can not alter, made for a healthy, rejuvenating/refocusing/recharging week. It enabled me to RETHINK and IMPROVE my current attitude concerning our country/world affairs. I'll be working overtime to do this in the coming weeks. Here are 8 quick tips to improve anyone's attitude πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰ IMPROVING MY ATTITUDEπŸ˜€
Sometimes you just have to bite your upper lip, close your eyes, put on your sunglasses, and carry on.......... so I did.
Summer's humidity vanished. (click on video below for soothing sound effects..........ahhhhhhhh)
A morning of raindrops and clouds, did not prevent us from catching the Carolina winds. Check out this WIDE beach!
Until next time..................

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Sept 2, 2020 Urban Garden Update.

 It might be September 2nd, but the Sharpley urban garden 2020 is alive and thriving! We seem to have gotten a rather slow start, or else the growing season was about 2 weeks behind the normal schedule.

One almost #3 butter-nut-squash was transformed into a delicious soup! Recipe is hereπŸ‘‰ButterNutSquashSoup . This recipe freezes well (and that's a good thing considering we have 10-12 of these almost ready to harvest! 

These are 'mad-hatter' peppers. (new to us this year)☝☝☝

Last update on garden was July. Read about it here πŸ‘‰July Garden Update 
Gardening for us this year has been beneficial. We have been trying to eat a healthy dose of plant-based foods. Picking and eating off of the vine has been fun. But preserving our produce for the winter months has been rewarding! GROW IT.......... EAT IT