“And now this pale swan in her watery nest ~Begins the sad dirge of her certain ending.”~ William Shakespeare
"There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot."
Lighthouses it is!
Hunting Island Lighthouse~ The first lighthouse on Hunting Island was
constructed of brick. Built in 1859 to guide vessels along the coast,
between Charleston and Savannah, Georgia. It warned ships away from the
Bald Head Lighthouse, known as Old Baldy, is the oldest
Lighthouse in North Carolina! For nearly 200 years
I love Lighthouses! I think I would have loved to have be en a light-keeper or maybe a light-keepers wife.. They lived very lonely lives at times and I' m going to say they would have had to love each other an awful lot to stand being there together all winter.. Many of them are easily
accessible now but that wouldn't have been the case when they were actually in use.... The barrier islands would have been hard to reach in winter storms...
The Lens Day Challenge for this week is Edible.
- (n.) Anything edible.
- (a.) Fit to be eaten as food; eatable; succulent; as, edible fishes.
Do you see what I see hiding along the edge of the shore? Dave and Cooper walked right up to her this time and a few other times to make her picture.. She is the mama gator that lives on Hunting Island.. in one of their ponds.. with some her children.. ( Incidentally.. she is also edible!)...This is an old picture.. she is twice this size now.. My newer photo's of her are gone with all the others on my now deceased computer.. Dave and I .... with the children.. have followed her growth through the last 15 or so years.. when we were there earlier this year we didn't stop by the pond to see her.. she is so used to people that she does her best to ignore everyone who snaps her picture.. She is often found laying on the bank in the sun and won't even flinch as people walk up close for a photo.. The park has now built barriers to keep camera toting idiots.... Dave and Cooper.. NOT me!.. out of harms way.. to me.. her tail is edible.. to her..all of me is edible..
Have a wonderful Day!