Thursday, August 9, 2012
Fossil Plastron, Turtle Shell, Armadillo Scute, Feather, and Sea Glass
Here is another journal entry from the beach trip. This one was drawn on the beach on a hot, but very windy afternoon. The wind was too strong for an umbrella, so my friend Pat and I sat in the glaring sun to draw in our journals. I pulled the fossils out of the ziploc bag at my side, some of the morning's finds. The other bits were picked up from the beach where I sat. It was a wonderful time! To be beside the ocean, drawing with a friend was a great way to spend my last daylight hours.
After a while we all headed indoors to get going on dinner, which was a well-known South Carolina specialty: Low Country Boil, made with local shrimp, fresh corn and new potatoes, and sausage, all boiled together with seafood boil seasonings. Did I mention that pouring a beer in the pot makes it taste better? Or, that serving it means dumping the drained pot of goodies on a paper bag in the middle of the table? Oh my. So good. Such a wonderful week.