Marshes at Bird Island
Oil on panel
Notes From My Residency Journal
Today's weather is too rough to be out. The wind is howling and the sea is up with lots of foam and broken waves. I've not seen a single boat. It is quite cozy in the house and I'm enjoying reading a Travis McGee adventure. This morning wasn't bad on the porch so I was able to finish 2 paintings, the first started yesterday. I have 6 paintings and expect to get at least one more tomorrow.
You haven't lived until you have tried tuna salad on Lays potato chips instead of bread. It is really delicious! I have had that for lunch every day this week. Just scoop up the tuna with a spoon and carefully put it on a big chip like an appetizer.
Last evening I had a great walk over the marshes in the boardwalk. It is a lovely view late in the day with everything warm and rich in color. I found a Horseshoe crab shell and saw tiny little crabs scuttling along the path. I watched a pair of Dolphins feeding, scattering Mullet as they swam along.
This is a foreign world for me. I am a landlubber having lived all of my life in forests and fields. My visits to the coast are always educational. I know nothing about boats or the sea. I am always amazed by the startling changes in the weather when I visit the coasts and Bird Island. It can change in just a few moments.
With good luck this storm will be gone tomorrow, giving me another day in Bird Island paradise!