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On the islands

Egret.  (Assateague)
Egret. (Assateague)

Take hold of your own life.
See that the whole existence is celebrating.
These trees are not serious, these birds are not serious.
The rivers and the oceans are wild,
and everywhere there is fun,
everywhere there is joy and delight.
Watch existence,
listen to the existence and become part of it.

~ Osho

The wild ocean.  (Chincoteague)
The wild ocean. (Chincoteague)

I was sorting through my photos yesterday, having a look at what I captured this month, and realized I have some photos from Assateague and Chincoteague Islands that I haven’t shown you yet.

Boathouse
Boathouse

I’ll share some of them with you while I tackle Cee’s Share Your World — Week 29 questions.

Ivory.  (Wild horse.  Assateague Island)
Ivory. (Wild horse. Assateague Island)

While in school who was your favorite teacher — what grade and why?

This is terrible, but I can’t come up with a favorite teacher.  I disliked school, intensely.  I dropped out of high school (don’t worry, I got my GED right away, and started college soon after), and I think my dislike of school is why I never bothered to finish college.  I can’t figure out what I want to be when I grow up, either, so college seems pointless without something to major in.  I know there are good teachers out there.  I just don’t remember having one that made any lasting impression on me.  My sons had a few good teachers, and I do remember them.  Fondly.

Two.  (There are two horses eating side by side in this image.)
Two. (There are two horses eating side by side in this image.)  Painting-like effect added in Photoshop.

Would you accept $5,000 to shave your head or dye it bright lime green and continue your normal activities while not explaining the reason for your haircut or color?

In a heartbeat.  And then use that money to buy a new camera.

Oh, but not so fast!  I’m not sure I’d shave my head.  Dye it?  Sure.  Shaving, though, is a little extreme.  But I would certainly give it a great deal of thought before saying no.  Or maybe I’d say yes.  I hear it grows back thicker, and I could use some thicker hair.

Oh deer.  (Assateague)
Oh deer. (Assateague)

You are trapped in an elevator, who would you want to be trapped with?

My husband.  He’s one of the most resourceful people I know.  We wouldn’t be trapped long because he’d figure out how to fix it or get out, which is a very good thing because I don’t like elevators.  They make me feel trapped even when I’m not trapped.  I take the stairs as often as possible.

By the way, M and I celebrated our 37th wedding anniversary yesterday.  🙂

Forward march.  (Assateague)
Forward march. (Assateague)

When you are with your friends, do your interactions include much touching — for example, hugging, kissing, rough housing, rubbing backs?  Would you like to have more of this?  (Note:  the answers may vary depending on where you live on this wonderful planet.)

It depends on the friends.  There’s not much rough housing (women don’t seem to do that as much as men).  But there are usually some hugs and kisses or friendly touches.  I do have some friends who prefer not to get physical.  I understand that.  I used to be that way, too.  Now I’m rather fond of hugs, friendly kisses, and friendly touches depending on the friend and circumstances.

Stallion.  (Assateague)
Stallion. (Assateague)

That does it for Cee’s questions for this week.  Thanks, Cee.  That was fun.

Grazing.  (Assateague)
Grazing. (Assateague)

Back at the ranch, things are coming along slowly.  We’re still attempting to get estimates on kitchen work that we prefer not to do ourselves.  I try to be patient, but being on Eastern Shore time means nothing is getting done.  Some of the estimates need explanations (because they’re so high!), and getting explanations takes twice as long as getting the estimates in the first place.

Hopefully things will start moving along soon.  Much of what we want to do depends on getting the kitchen renovated first.  Getting the kitchen renovated means I can unpack the boxes with the kitchen stuff which frees up the rooms where the boxes are currently being stored which opens up the rooms to be painted or whatever needs to be done which also opens up the room to furniture stored elsewhere waiting on the boxes to be unpacked.  The domino effect is in play here.

Herd mentality.  (Chincoteague)
Herd mentality. (Chincoteague)

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you’re having a delightful Wednesday.  It’s hot and humid here on the Eastern Shore.  Looks like rain and a brief cool down are headed our way, and then it’s back into the 90’s again next week.

Grouping.  (Chincoteague)
Grouping. (Chincoteague)  See the cattle egrets hanging out with the horses?

Be good, be kind, be loving.  Just Be.  🙂

Dinner time.  (Assateague)
Dinner time. (Assateague)

Author:

Robin is a photographer, artist, writer, wife, sometime poet, mom, grandma, daughter, sister, friend, and occasional traveler currently living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She finished a 365 commitment to get outside every day in 2011, and has turned it into a lifelong commitment taking one or more walks each day. Robin will continue to share her walks through her words and images on Breezes at Dawn. Older posts can be found at Life in the Bogs, her previous blog. Robin and her husband are in the midst of renovating the house and property they refer to as the Wabi-Sabi Ranch, 35 acres that include marsh, a dock on a tidal creek, meadows, and woodlands. Every day brings new discoveries.

23 thoughts on “On the islands

    1. Thank you, Bearyweather. 🙂
      I’m not sure, but I suspect some scientist is tracking the deer. It’s on the island which is a wildlife refuge so I doubt it’s someone’s pet.

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  1. The waves are my favorite. The word EXUBERANCE!!! flew into my mind as soon as I saw that one. Good questions….will think about their answers over the weekend. Maybe.

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  2. I really enjoyed all these images. I can’t imagine what it must be like to see wild horses just hanging around. And the egrets mixed in with them, how cool is that?

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  3. 37 years! Wow, you guys must be old! Just kidding, I certainly have no room to call ANYbody old. Congratulations, and many, many more happy anniversaries to you! Love the horse pictures (I love horses) and the stray picture of somebody’s pet deer! I’m glad you decided to share these with us, and also share a part of yourself by answering Cee’s questions!

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