Monday, November 15, 2010

The Beach

Jilda and I slipped out of town for much needed R&R at the beach. There was a channel of rain as wide as the state of Alabama racing northward from out of the Gulf of Mexico, but we made it here without getting wet.
This morning we brewed a pot of coffee and as Jilda bundled up for our morning walk, I sat out listening to an angry surf. She shot this photo of me lounging on an adirondack chair.
The pounding surf stirs something deep within my brain. Sitting there today, it seemed like time was standing still. 
We had a good walk and found lots of small shells driven ashore by the surf. Before we made it back to the condo, the rain began to pepper our faces.
Most people love the beach when the sun is high and hotter than the devil's skillet, but both Jilda and I prefer the beach in the autumn and winter.
There are no crowds. In fact, today as we walked, as far as you could see in either direction, there was not a soul on the beach.
After lunch I'd stepped to the office to get the password for the wireless connection here in the condo. When I returned, I couldn't find the "little lady". I stepped out on the patio and snapped this photo.
She's scored a deal on a leopard skin fleecy blanket at CVS and she scooped it up like a beach shell.
When I saw her after lunch, I understood why.
Tomorrow evening we are performing at the annual Frank Brown International Songwriter Festival.
We both love this festival because great songwriters from all around the world come to the gulf coast to play.
Many of the songs you hear on your radio each day were written by songwriters here this week.
We were flattered and humbled to have the opportunity to play here.
I hope you all have a great Tuesday.
I also want to say thanks to our niece Samantha for house-sitting while we're gone. 


  1. Sounds wonderful - the sea and singing.

  2. Have a wonderful trip, sounds heavenly

  3. I prefer the fall days at the beach as well. No crowds, wonderful gray skies, and since I don't "do" bathing suits in public, I am fine with strolling along the water's edge in a jacket.

    Have a good time and I hope you perform your best ever. I know when I am in the midst of quality acts, something within seems to rise to the occasion. Blessings!

  4. I hope you have an enjoyable time and enjoy the break.


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