|Thanks to my cousin Alden for this picture!|
playing music with the family around a fire one evening, roasting fresh oysters, coming upon a bald eagle walking on the beach, spending time with the residents from the south end of the island (and making more music with them), hiking among huge twisted live oaks and scratchy palmettos and mushy sand dunes, and hanging out with the newest member of the family, a wide-eyed two-month old boy.
|(and thanks to Trae for this one)|
I wish I could show you photos of everyone and everything, but I'll just post some highlights here.
|Trae at the marsh at dusk (when the Spartina turns gold)|
|Wild things often end up in our kitchen, thanks to Richard and Carroll, who like to forage for tasty food|
|my brother Richard on banjo|
|my grandparents with my sister Callan and Bentley|
|Dad adding oil to the plane before take off|
|Stripping a sparkleberry tree to make a walking stick|
|A burst of healthy Red Bay trees, unusual since most of them are dying from a fungus called Laurel wilt.|
|and my family, after digging for clams and mussels|
p.s. - as I write this post, there are Sandhill Cranes flying over Chattanooga! I can hear their trilly voices from inside the house.