Sunrise . . . Sunset

Two views, one island today.

BroJoe caught the sun setting over the Pamlico sound yesterday evening and the sun rising over the Atlantic Ocean today.

Sunrise over Nags Head Pier.

Sunrise over Nags Head Pier.

Set sun, looking over Pamlico Sound toward Manteo.

Set sun, looking over Pamlico Sound toward Manteo.

The Outer Banks are so narrow (3 miles at the widest point) that it’s possible to see both from the same vantage point.  BroJoe likes to get up close, so there is nothing between him and the sun but water.


Waiting for the Weekend

Better days are coming. They are called Saturday and Sunday.*


Give a man a fish and he has food for a day; teach him how to fish and you can get rid of him for the entire weekend. » Zenna Scha

There is little chance that meteorologists can solve the mysteries of weather until they gain an understanding of the mutual attraction of rain and weekends.  – Arnot Sheppard

*Author unknown.

Up Before the Sun

Out beyond the darkness awaits the sun.


Calm sea today.


Nags Head Pier.  No need to pull out the surfboards this morning.

Sunrise offered a very beautiful spectacle; the water was quite unruffled, but the motion communicated by the tides was so great that, although there was not a breath of air stirring, the sea heaved slowly with a grand and majestic motion.
George Grey


Friday Had the Blues This Morning

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The day got brighter, but there may be thunderstorms tomorrow.  Someone always has the blues.

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You play a ‘lowdown dirty shame slow and lonesome, my mama dead, my papa across the sea I ain’t dead but I’m just supposed to be’ blues.  You can take that same blues, make it uptempo, a shuffle blues, that’s what rock n’ roll did with it. So blues ain’t going nowhere. Ain’t goin’ nowhere.
David Edwards

I don’t care how tragic your life: if you own even one computer, you cannot sing the blues. – Unknown

Bad places for the Blues:
a. Nordstrom’s
b. Gallery openings
c. Ivy league institutions
d. Golf courses                                – Unknown

Elwood Blues:  It’s 106 miles to Chicago, we’ve got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark and we’re wearing sunglasses.

Jake Blues:    Hit it!                            – The Blues Brothers