I want one of these .... these carts are every where... I think they're more prevalent than bicycles! Especially when it's a family. They have a bumper seat on some! really really cute. I'm sure the gas mileage is zip. Tempted to rent one but they are expensive.... y'could buy one almost what you would pay to rent the thing for a week or so.
I'm so excited! a pal from childhood is coming down Friday! She and her husband play golf and will be playing at the Newport Beach Golf Club... fancy schmancy... she's the one I wrote about posts ago about having four children and raised one grandchild.... She's worked hard all her life and it paid off... they sold their business for 7 figures... don't know how many of the 7 figures but I do know at least one... that'd work for me!
What a pretty cool coincidence! She wrote and wanted to know where I was on the Texas coast because they were coming down the first of December for a week and would be in Newport Beach! .... I happened to be out and about exploring and saw the Club sign... close to the beach access where Homer got stuck! Beautiful place.
She just realized last night that I am here... HAhaaaa.... she drinks too much... goose
Laid back day today... ate breakfast in my room... I bought some of those 90 second Uncle Ben's rice things... this one was Santa Fe and I decided pooey on the egg thingies.... what a todo... just boiled some water in my teapot and dropped a couple of eggs in there.... I poached them! dang good! put a little cheese on the rice then plopped the funny looking eggs on top and voila! goooood stuff
Another gorgeous sunshiny blue skies green palm trees perfect temperature day! Just beautiful! The waves were gorgeous and blue blue water.... a guy and his two dogs were out romping and playing in the waves... sooo cute. run run run these dogs did... loved going out into the waves .... really fun to watch them. I park right on the beach. I make SURE that the sand is packed. I do NOT want Homer to get stuck any more... Others drive practically in the water but Homer is a city van and is built pretty low.
Walked to the library and tried to find some information on that frazzlin tree I've been trying to identify. Asked the librarian ... she didn't know ---- got about 6 books on plants around here. The only thing close was a ficus indica! This one is in Arizona so my guy was probably all knarly because of the coastal winds... don't know... jeeez ... if I could ever find it again... I'd go ask the home owner ... however, it's probably a rental and they wouldn't know either.
|Port Aransas ?|
|Arizona ficus indica|
Anywho.... I think I shall never see anything as lovely as a tree... aw... remember this poem? Gotta be one of if not the first poem I ever learned. Never learned many... wasn't good at reciting poetry... wasn't good at PE either.... study hall was primo well and lunch time except when they made us start staying on campus... complete bummer
- I think that I shall never see
- A poem lovely as a tree.
- A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
- Against the earth's sweet flowing breast;
- A tree that looks at God all day,
- And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
- A tree that may in Summer wear
- A nest of robins in her hair;
- Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
- Who intimately lives with rain.
- Poems are made by fools like me,
- But only God can make a tree.
I have always had an affinity for trees. I was raised by a pine grove. I like all trees. Haven't met one yet I didn't like. They fascinate me. Well, nature fascinates me. One of the times my mind decided to wander off... I found me an oak tree and hugged it good and proper. Found my mind - well, kinda - but there were some sort of itchy varmints climbing around on it and I got the itchies from the hug... but it still felt good. Hugging a tree, saying hey to a dolphin and listening to ocean waves are very good things....
Trees have been here through lots of stuff. Man and those horrible pine beetles! are their enemies.... Rocky Mountain National Park was/is infested with them and they have killed a bunch of trees. wonder why they couldn't stop them... we can give air time to Newt Gingrich but can't save a tree... something's not right about that.
|I spent many many a childhood day playing amongst trees like this.. me and my dolls and my cat and my dog... we had a fine time.|