Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Friday, January 13, 2012

Random Observations, Isle of Palms, South Carolina, USA

If pelicans flew any lower they would be underwater.

If you walk on the sand in one direction at a normal gait, then reverse course and walk at the same gait but in the gaps, it will look like the path of a drunk - sort of.

And speaking of footprints, I, master tracker, followed this track for at least a mile at sunrise until it disappeared on the rising tide.  Each and every left footprint contained this identical scratch mark - same length, same depth, same shape.  Is it proof of a vestigial rear-facing claw in humans?  Did the walker forget to take off his bedroom spurs?  Did he have a stick stuck in his shoe?  I, master tracker, am absolutely flummoxed.

If it is windy enough, a kiteboarder can fly!

Is a sunset substantively different from a sunrise in a still photograph? Which one is this?

The more often one sees startling house colors, the more normal they become - or, said another way, I can get used to almost anything.

Judging by the fact that on many days, the only car parked in the 24-unit building where we are staying is my Toyota Camry, I would bet that Isle of Palms is not a popular winter destination for either snowbirds like us or the condo owners.  But it suits us just fine.* 

 *A snowbird is someone from a northern colder climate who temporarily goes to a southern warmer climate to escape the winter weather.

Who would have thought that thirty-plus years after the flower power/hippie/peace and love generation appeared on the earth, a company could have a successful restaurant chain with obvious reference to the popular magic mushrooms of that time.  Three college kids started Mellow Mushroom in 1974 in Atlanta and it has grown to many restaurants over the years. (They make really good pizza - even if you don't have the munchies!)

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