The pictures below were taken about 9 am yesterday morning. I'd gone for my walk a little earlier as storms were predicted for late morning.
Above: No clouds let alone a sign of any storm.
Yep, I actually wet my feet and the water was surprisingly pleasant...in the shallows!
I also wriggled my toes in the warm sand and it felt so good!
One of the large old casuarina or she-oaks lining the shore...welcome shade in the heat of summer.
As for the storms...I heard thunder in the evening, there were a few spits of rain and that was it for where I live. They were small scattered cells and pretty localised to a few select suburbs on the coast.
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Our next writer's meeting is on 27 September and we were asked to submit a poem. Nerida, our wonderful facilitator and leader, likes to give us various genres of writing to keep us on our toes!
One example of this was last year's anthology entitled "Hauntings: Dark Tales of Truth and Trickery". I don't write horror and don't really like reading it either. Fortunately, we were given leeway in that our attempts didn't have to be true horror but could be fantasy, whimsy, humour and even true tales from strange events we may have experienced.
And so to poetry. I'm not a poet...unless it's a naughty limerick. "There was a young lass from Nantucket"...on second thoughts, maybe not. I put it off and put it off...procaffinating as one wit on Facebook called it. Procrastinating while drinking coffee...very apt in my case.
During the weekend I put my newly acquired poet's cap on and set to work. I was mildly pleased with the result...a poem about writing a poem! I'll put it in a post after the meeting and you can let me know what you think.
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To more mundane things. I emptied my freezer. I do that periodically...run my frozen meals and other supplies down before refilling so I don't have food stored for months on end. Of course, that means I have to defrost and clean it. Fortunately, it's only a small chest freezer which fits nicely under the bench...big enough, plus the freezer in the fridge, for my needs.
Anyway, it's all defrosted and clean ready for my new supplies of meat which I'll pick up this afternoon. I feel quite virtuous now.
On that note, I shall end. I hope your week is not too arduous and that you have something nice planned for your weekend.