I love this frothy bloom
and to some it might be regarded as a weed.
I have captured it's beauty for you to see with my camera.
ship board flowers
and a lovely vintage tray
a thoughtful gift from my BFF
With that Black Bear on the loose
I am walking around in circles!
I am reminded of a quote that was something like...
everywhere I go there I am!
Which is so true...
you can walk away from many a situation but the thoughts and memories will stay with you
there is no escaping that fact
(unless you develop amnesia or dementia)
Gosh what a thought.
I am writing without direction, just typing away madly in the heat of the day.
There is a lot to see right here on the ocean
and plenty of distractions...
I stop to look outside the window and see gulls flying
the water shimmering
and I feel gratitude
Can you see Mr. HB sitting aft reading?
I hope that he won't mind seeing himself here when he turns on his laptop!
He devours historical fiction
happily sits in the sunshine on a warm summer afternoon
doing what he loves best.
In front of one of the houseboats
there is an elaborate garden
a maze of coloured pots in various sizes
haphazardly arranged with an artistic flair....
(depending on your taste it might be a nightmare)
are such hardy drought tolerant garden plants...
they grow fast in all manner of conditions
caring very little if they are in pots or in the soil
and are the most amazing acrobats in their growth patterns.
Fresh caught cooked crab
our simple lunch on the weekend
some rather wilted dahlias
(which have been tossed out and replaced with Queen Anne's Lace)
Pink Himalayan Salt in a self grinder
(which is fun to use)
Mr. HB is great at catching crab!
He catches it
I cook and clean it...
(I am a happy galley slave)
Did I mention that the galley is small?
It has a converted ice box
two propane burners
a small sink and a minimal countertop.
Two crabs cooked and cleaned
Pearl Island Crab Cakes
Formed and ready to be chilled for a few hours
then sauteed carefully
We had a cob of fresh corn for a starter
before devouring these tasty cakes...
served with freshly grated ginger and soya infused mayonnaise
I could only eat three
so there's one for the breakfast omelette tomorrow!
Pepper hunkered down in the heat of the day.
Adrienne asked how she is doing...
she naps a lot when it's hot and sleeps on my bunk beside me at night
wakes very early for food and plays with her toy mice while waiting for us to get up!
I hope this sunshine sticks around for awhile
I am enjoying the warmth and it finally feels like summer has arrived.
the weather forecast is calling for thunder and lightning...
we better batten down the hatches.