I’m back tan, rested and ready, but with few ideas for projects, so I thought I’d solicit some suggestions from you, my faithful readership. So hit me! I’ll do my best to get to everything before Q3 of 2019.
Thanks to all those who’ve been asking about my Florida trip. The fishing was excellent, both in the gulf and out. Of course a big part of the reason I fish at all is to have an excuse to get out and see the wildlife. You never know what you’ll encounter exploring the 10,000 Islands area, from dolphins to manatees, loggerhead sea turtles, manta rays, sharks…you name it.
It’s all a thrill, and that’s not to mention the birds. The wading birds and shore birds are everywhere: egrets, heron, cranes, storks and ibis (including my favorite, the roseated spoonbill). We saw eagles, osprey, hawks, vultures, kites, cormorants and all sorts of sandpipers, terns, gulls and ducks. The place is a feast for bird lovers.
And here’s some exciting news: the Pastrys now have a dog! Here he is, we call him Boomer:
He’s a rescue animal. I found him wandering around all by himself about 15 miles out in the Everglades if you can believe it. His playful demeanor won me over instantly. I know, he’s a bit odd-looking, but I’m told it’s a hairless condition caused by too much exposure to water and sunlight. We’ll soon have it all cleared up. I bought some medicated cream that I rub all over him before I let him out at night. Expect to hear a lot more about Boomer as he settles into the household!
Gotta go now, we’re off to hang flyers around the neighborhood. Apparently several cats have suddenly gone missing on the block. Probably the warmer weather. Silly things can’t wait to get out. Anyway, enjoy the weekend and keep those project requests coming. It’s good to be back!