Thursday, May 31, 2012

Cows


Nance was concerned about the lack of cows on our Project 365 post. Please note that here at Bug's Eye View, we aim to please.


The placid cow


Chews her cud


Considers green


Considers mud


Feels the sun


and shadows play


Watches birds


Dreams of hay


The placid cow


Sees the guy


across the field


and wonders why


he is taking her picture for the millionth time!


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Salt Therapy



I watch yonder wave
catch hold of the shore.
It caresses my ankles
and nips at my thighs,
covers that part of me
that no one can touch.
It is a cool balm
for futile passion.
My mind settles
into its briny hold,
logy and content.
One by one, my burdens
succumb to the deep.
One by one, my cares
drift down to the deep.

Monday, May 28, 2012

2012 Project 365 – Week Twenty-one




Remember the other week when I thought I might have the most pictures ever? Well this week shoots that week out of the water! I really really tried to only pick a few. And when you think of percentages, I did only pick a few. Ahem. Fortunately for you, Dr. M is posting a lot of our pictures on his blog this week. You really should check them out. He has two posts up already, here and here. Go back all this week to see new entries.

In honor of Memorial Day, Dr. M also put up a post about his ancestor who fought in the Civil War - you should check it out here

Oh, & there’s no one State of the Bug this week – I think there’s a Bug picture practically every day!

Sunday, May 20th    
The morning was rainy and cool (hurricane season already!). But later in the morning we ventured out to make sure the ocean was actually there.



We found a different beach that seemed a little wilder & less populated.



Of course there were lots of pictures of birds (remember to check out Dr. M’s blog for more of them).



And, as Saturday’s sign (from last week’s post) promised, there really was an alligator in our lagoon!


Monday, May 21st
On Monday we headed to Savannah for a bit. I’m not posting any of those pictures (we didn’t actually spend much time in town). I’m sure Dr. M will do a post on our Savannah pictures later this week. First, we stopped at Fort Jackson for a bit.



Here I am waiting for Dr. M outside the fort – doing my traditional thing of trying to avoid the cannon demonstration.


Then we went to Bonaventure Cemetery. It looked appropriately southern cemetery-ish.



This bench was at Johnny Mercer’s grave.


Tuesday, May 22nd
Tuesday we spent more time at the beach. 





When I turned over this empty crab shell all these little crabs came scurrying out! Gave me a bit of a start - & then I went “Aww – cute little crabs…”


That evening we did some more beach walking (& sitting). Goodbye beach!



Wednesday, May 23rd
On our way tout of town, we stopped by the Pinkney Nature Preserve. Most of our pictures from that visit are already on Dr. M’s blog.


We decided to drive to Port Royal and check out a pier that we remembered visiting before. They have a nice long boardwalk.



And of course, birds.



Our last glimpse of Spanish Moss before heading out of town.


Thursday, May 24th  
When I’m at Daddy & Amy’s house Dr. M & I very often eat weird things for breakfast. I had pulled pork BBQ, baked beans, and lemon pound cake. Dr. M had lemon pound cake, sweet potato pie and nabs (crackers).



I took pictures of the outside flowers. Their yard is always so glorious!




Garlic is so funky looking to me.


Daddy’s garden.


I finally finished my crochet cap! Now I’m working on a red one.


Friday, May 25th   
Dr. M took more pictures of Daddy & Amy’s flowers.




Then he took pictures of his home county when he went to visit his dad. Of course he saw some sheep.





I watched my nephew help my dad plant some flowers. He’s leaving for basic training in July – which makes me sad and proud.


Saturday, May 26th   
I spent some time with my brother this morning. He got my sister in law this tiny Yorkie puppy for her birthday in April. She is so cute! (OK J, you’re cute too, but I’m sorry, the puppy wins).


Dr. M drove me by so I could see the sheep in person :)


Then we headed over to see Dr. M’s dad again. While I was working on this post bragging about my dad, my 80 year old father in law was doing this:


Dr. M & his dad.


I wonder if the Abernethy’s would let me live here? It seems appropriate.


I love the roadside thistle.


I asked for it & Amy made me a strawberry rhubarb pie. Yum! Thanks Amy – it was fabulous!


Whew – are you as glad as I am that this post is finished?

Go to Sara’s blog here to see the blogs of all the other Project 365 participants. Have a great week!

Most of our photos are taken with a 12 megapixel Nikon D5000 DSLR, using a 55-200mm zoom lens. This is the camera that Dr. M takes with him most days. He also takes pictures with our old reliable 7 megapixel Canon Powershot A710.  The Bug uses our new Nikon Coolpix S6200 most of the time. If you’re interested in which camera was used for a particular shot, just ask!