Just yesterday is a case in point. Getting up early before the heat we headed out for a walk around our neighborhood. Almost home, we caught up with a new neighbor who invited us in for a tour and chat. The tour was great and the chat told us we had much in common....new friend!
Once home we decided to go out to breakfast. As we started the car out of the drive, we were stopped by two fledgling pileated woodpeckers who were playing about on our front lawn practicing hunting for bugs in two smaller trees. It was delightful! Of course, my camera was in the house! Thats a lesson I never learn. The woodpeckers nest each year in a neighbors yard and we had not seen them this year. To our delight here they were!!
Finally we drove down the road and arrived at a new found Breakfast place: The Mustard Seed Cafe at Nassau Health Store here on the Island. We met the chef and staff and they personally attended to our specific orders while at the same time we got to know each other. That included the fact that the chef is an experienced artist, like me. We sat in front of a beautiful mural which an artist friend of mine had completed this past year. While we awaited our omlets, I shopped for items I needed. Our omlets were superb! And I found what I wanted in the aisles.
Then we were off to our grocery store. Of course, we met friends there and concluded some volunteer planning discussions as well as sharing the goodies with good prices that day. The checkout folks are old friends, too. No long lines here. No hassle.
Slllloooowwww living done up southern style.
Old friends, new friends....one is silver the other is gold. Remember that from your childhood?
The Island is doggie-friendly. Often, shop owners and tenders are assisted by their own pooches who
perform a welcoming function all their own. Here one of our favorites
welcomes another just-the-right size customer.
When I looked up synonoms for small I found such words as: fine, without force or
loudness, fragile. Yes, that sounds like our Island and our life here.