Amelia Island holly

Amelia Island holly
Amelia sand dune

Thursday, June 20, 2013


This morning, as I took my early morning walk, my reflections walked along with me.  A strange evening electrical storm had left its calling cards everywhere.  The storm was unlike anything we have seen here.  It lit up the horizon constantly for nearly a half a hour like some sort of celebration.  Except that the continuous lighting flashing across the sky reminded one of the tremendous power inherent in such a display.  It went on and on and on....silently except for far away thunder,  Now, today, only puddles and bits of fallen branches remind us of what we witnessed.

Such an event makes one think.  I caught the photo above as the hard pavement reflected a clearing sky and one of our beautiful Georgia pines.  For once I had my little red camera with me.  As I walked along I then met one of our neighbors....this prompted more reflections on my part. I will tell you why in a moment.  But introduction:

  This is Shadow.  She is twenty-two years old!!  Yes: 22 !!!  Usually she can be seen napping on her front driveway.  But, sometimes she is out and about as she was this morning when she came to greet me.  We have seen her walking along with no leash following her mistress with their dog who is on a leash!  It is a sight to see.  This is a cat with personality and one who enjoys longevity
..maybe they are linked??

Shadow reminded me of what a New England cardiologist once told me.  She said that in her practice she found, on average, her patients who spent at least 6 months a year on a warm climate lived longer.  Sounded good to me.  So we added an island, just to boost the possibilities.

Walking farther along, I came upon a profusion of hydrangeas in a neighbor's yard.  Another reminderthat  Florida Island living is kind to: people, cats, and flowers....

                           p.s.      I used some artistc iPhoto editing license with my photo...

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