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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Manchester by Carole Houlston


This poem was one of 12 shortlisted in the Poem for Manchester Competition run by the BBC in 2004, as chosen by Andrew Motion, the Poet Laureate.

High rising
Energising
Spirit raising
Flag waving
Lowry-loving
Boundry shoving
Cottonmilled
Fountain-filled
Sculpture clad
Football mad
Rainwashed
Canal-crossed
Night clubbing
Shoulder rubbing
Cultureshocked
Bomb-rocked
Unbroken
Outspoken
Manchester


Friday, May 19, 2017

More Topsail . . .




Breakfast at the New York Deli



A visit (and some shopping, of course) with some of my favorite folks in one of my favorite shops, Sugar Island Bakery (this sign "almost" sums them up, but you really need to visit to see  just how fabulous they really are).







Then a visit with "my" tree.




And a cool old pick-up truck.



I do love Topsail Island



Topsail Island Wakes Up

























































Thursday, May 18, 2017

another day, and night, at the beach




taking pictures





and finding a piece of art that needs to go home with us.

I saw this piece when we were here last year.
On the way down earlier this week I said, "if that painting is still there, it's going back to Boone with us."

Yay!!!




what's lovelier than an ocean sunset?



a wee bit more beach . . .