MOM’S DAY OUT

This has always been one of my favorite poems:

Living Alone      ~ D. Scott Taylor

It’s amazing
how many more things
you do naked than before.
Today I made waffles.

I’m not going to say anything about dress or undress, but I did have some time completely to myself today, and sometimes that can be soooo refreshing!  While my parents were at a potluck, I had the red car all to myself so that I could go where I pleased at whatever pace I wanted.

Self-portrait

Firstly, I sat in the car at Boggy Point and watched blue herons in a small rookery across the way.  They’re getting ready to nest, preening each other and bringing in sticks.  I also saw a yellow-rumped warbler in the brush beside me.

Then I walked part of the Orange Beach Backcountry Trail, taking my time and even sitting in a swing along the trail.  No rush.

A stop at the Publix grocery got me some gluten-free rice chips I have never tried. 

I ate a lot of them while sitting in the car at Florida Pass. 

Then I got out and walked the sand barefoot, slowly, stopping when I wanted to, and choosing just ONE shell to take home.

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