|Heron at Bethel Beach|
If serendipity is making fortunate discoveries quite by accident, then herondipity is the good luck associated with having the camera handy as a heron is taking off in flight, even if the person taking the photograph is not good at action shots and even if it's very difficult to tell in that last photo what exactly is going on.
Speaking of serendipity, there was
Once upon a time, Chesapeake Bay Woman completely forgot she was 46 years old and decided to take two teenagers and two almost teens on a weekend camping trip over on the other side of the Chesapeake Bay.
For those who struggle with numbers and word problems, as Chesapeake Bay Woman does, that's one
She also forgot what it was like setting up a tent in Amazon Jungle humidity, just as she forgot how uncomfortable sleeping on the ground is at her age. And she also forgot how much she dislikes taking a shower in flip flops* with 100 of her closest camping neighbors, all of whom were from the state of New Jersey, a state that evidently encourages people to talk very, very, very, very loudly. No matter where they are and no matter who else is around. Whatever is on their mind is also on yours.
Hi, Maria from NJ! Since I have decided you must win the 2011 Blog Cabin, I automatically consider you a Virginia resident already, so please don't be offended at my blanket remarks about your lovely Garden State and its many citizens,
The serendipitous part of the camping weekend, which was the actual camp site and its spectacular view of the Chesapeake Bay, will be shared tomorrow after I've had time to
No photos are available for that Middle of the Night
Have a great week.
To read about CBW's family history of camping fiascos, please click here or here or here.
* CBW brought only one pair of shoes on her camping trip: flip flops. These same shoes broke before she took her first communal shower (flip flops are essential for communal showers, by the way). For the remainder of the trip she was forced to wear her daughter's purple Converse low tops. By this point in the trip, which was the same day she woke up after two precious hours of sleep with sand on her face after the previous night's gale-force winds caused her to almost catch the campground on fire, she just. Didn't. Care.