Saturday, October 25, 2014

OBX Day #6 ... Continued

 I decided we needed to leave the westies at home while
we took a quick walk to the beach for picture taking.
Trying to steady a camera while dogs are pulling on
the leash doesn't = good pictures.
 Here are a few pictures from along the way to the beach.

 I used the trick called 'invert color' on my photo software
and this is what I got.  The original was boring ... this one is not!
 Sea Oats at sunset.

 I used the trick to turn a picture into a '60's' look
and this is what I got.  
 The sands of time with a hint of sea foam.
 These guys were far away even with my long lens ... so
I really had to adjust the colors to bring out the pelicans.
 This horse shoe crab isn't going anywhere!

I was getting a little close so he took off for a more secure area.

 These beaches are made for walking ... and that's just
what I'll do ... until one of these day these beaches will
walk all over you ... hahaha ... now you won't be able
to get that song out of your head.
 From our front door the pathway to the beach = 2 seconds.
 Folks in other rentals on our street can park in front of our
rental to access the beach.  Now this VW has personality.
 Our beautiful rental.
They waited very patiently until our return. 
This will be the last posting from Duck ...
in the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina.

OBX Day #6

 Vacation week flew right by and it's time to start packing
up the car for our trip back home.
 It's amazing the amount of people who hang out at this little
spot.  This sits on the property across from us which are condo's.
 Sweet smells fill the air all around us.
 I don't know what type of plant this is but it sure
does product an interesting flower.
 By the pool.

 Since I've been sickie-poo my activities have been very
limited ... like to the front deck and back pool area.
 I don't think we'll be taking the westies to walk on the beach.
But we might walk up to the end of the pathway and take
a few pictures.  It's a drag being sick on vacation.
 Boy did we have a lot of strong cold wind come through
after the rain we had.  At least today it's getting back to normal.

 These little birdies are all over the place.  One flew very
close to the deck while I was taking pictures ... it could have
been a westie treat if it came any closer!
We'll be packing up the car with non-essentials today so it
won't be too much on Saturday morning.  The steps in this
house are a killer especially when you have an upper 
respiratory infection.  We will also be heading up to
Coastal Provisioning so Wilson can pick up some prime
steaks to bring back home.  He cooked a 'test' one on the grill
a few nights ago just to be sure it was as good as last time
and it was!  

Thursday, October 23, 2014

OBX Day #4 & the little black cat

 Derby was the first to spot the little black cat.
 Once again the entire community of Duck knew the 
westies saw something lurking in their 'hood'.
 Here kitty, kitty, kitty ... we have some westies that
would love to play with you!
 Enough barking ... it's nap time or treat time or I need to go outside time.
 This project is done!  Just need to press and put away.
I pulled out my 4" blocks to start on but since I'm not
feeling any better {in fact a little worse} I may not 
get to them.  It dawned on me how I picked this up - from
the dog groomer who said she was sick.  I assume she was
coughing on the dog handle leashes and of course I didn't think
a thing about it until now.  Requesting antibiotics from the good dr.
 In their TV watching spots before they decided I was a
little more comfy than this chair and the floor.

 Found this on Facebook.
Also found this on Facebook.  What a great idea for
those quilters who hand sew binding on a quilt
or do hand applique on quilts.
Have a great day ... I'll be doing nothing but resting.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


 Sunset from Tuesday night before all the clouds came our way.
 Derby at his post on the deck.  
 Today the weather was yucky so we left the westies at
home and went for a quick lunch at the Duck Deli.
 From last night.
 The entire community could hear Derby barking his head
off ... you would think it was the first deer he ever spotted.

 This home is directly across from us.

Well that's it for today's pictures.  I've been working on sewing
2-1/2" squares together in strips of 10 ... which is about all 
the energy I have since I came all the way to the Outer 
Banks to get a head cold!