Sunday, October 5, 2014

Summer is Officially Over...

...because the calendar says so.
But, also because we've returned
from our beach vacation.

We spent a week at Hilton Head this year.
This is the view from our back deck
which overlooked a small pond.

One of the things I like about Hilton Head
is that it has so many very natural settings
and you can see so much wildlife.
One afternoon I counted eight turtles
of fairly good size.

Making eye contact with the turtles.
I swear, they would actually look at my face!

The property where we stayed was a bike ride from the beach.

The nice thing about a beach trip in September,
is the lack of crowds.

Very "Summer of '42."

This is the Lighthouse at Hilton Head,
a local landmark, but not really a
totally functioning lighthouse.

This is a favorite spot to visit when at Hilton Head,
The Greenery.
It's actually a gardening center
but has a first rate antique and gift shop on the grounds.

The staff was busily preparing displays for fall.

"Bistro 843" where we had a lovely lunch one day.

We happened upon some one's creative sand art

one evening during a walk on the beach.

Goodbye beach condo,
goodbye summer.

Home again to a full blown remodel of the upstairs bathroom.
We discovered Nancy's tub had started leaking when
spots began appearing on my bedroom ceiling below. 
The demo took place while we were away.
I'm trying to keep those serene beach scenes
in my head as I listen to the hammering, sawing, drilling
and constant coming and going of the construction crew.

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