Above is a (lopsided) shot of Haven Beach after Hurricaneaster Ida. This is meaningless if you didn't know what Haven looked like before the storm, but believe me, much of the beach is gone, especially towards the left as you walk in from the parking lot.
A couple of other things struck me when I ambled around that day. Most noticeably, there was an inordinate number of oyster shells coating the shoreline. I don't mean just a few more, I mean tons more. Below is a shot of what was at my feet for most of my walk: layers upon layers of oyster shells.
The other thing that was unusual was the number of glass bottles I found. In one particular spot there were about 20 bottles of varying shapes and sizes, from fingernail polish bottles to jelly jars to older looking medicine bottles. Evidently the storm unearthed a spot where somebody once dumped glass, and I was lucky enough to stumble upon it.
Speaking of oyster shells, and I believe we were, however briefly, I traveled to Big Hair Envy's house for a repeat Thanksgiving that included oysters. There was also venison, the world's best ham (baked by her world's best father), turkey, rock fish, butter beans, wonky teeth, skeet shooting, laughter to beat the band, and enough food to feed the state of Wisconsin and half of Iowa. Noe Noe Girl and C.W. were there, and aside from eating all I did was laugh. And take a few pictures.
Tonight I am doing yet another Thanksgiving at my house to accommodate family members who spent the actual holiday elsewhere.
So, Thanksgiving isn't over for me just yet. The fun and overeating continues. In fact, it may not stop until January 2, 2010.
What are you doing this weekend? Have you started putting up your Christmas decorations yet? Does anyone want to come over and
But I think I did.