Sometimes living on an island get get a little...insular. So the husband and I got in the car and drove today, with no particular destination in mind. It was a beautiful day, and we ended up in St. Mary's, Georgia, only because we had never been there before. There is a submarine base there, and a tiny waterfront with working boats (shrimp boats) and pleasure boats, as well as a ferry to Cumberland Island. There is a cute little park where my husband and I sat and watched the boats, the people, and this buzzard, which was diving at a tree with a nest-the mother bird kept chasing the buzzard away.
While we were sitting in the park, my husband and I were careful to observe all the rules of the park, including the one concerning the use of profanity: when in Rome!
Here is one of the boats we saw: I don't know how old this boat is, but my guess is it's at least seventy-five years old, and it is constructed entirely of wood.
This wasn't a productive week for those of us who use blogger. I didn't have any posts planned, but I wasn't able to read blog posts and comment this week, and I couldn't respond to the comments on my blog. Frustrating.
Here's a link I want to share with my readers. Beth Hoffman is the author of Saving Cee Cee Honeycutt; I've been following her on twitter where she is @wordrunner, and on her web page at bethhoffman.net.
I really love writers who are generous to other writers, and Beth Hoffman uses her blog to promote many writers. A recent guest post by Mitchell James Kaplan, author of By Fire, By Water discusses the importance of empathy for novelists: this post is definitely worth checking out. To find out more about Kaplan's novel, check out his web site here: mitchelljameskaplan.com.