A NEW BEGINNING
Hello and good morning! I am typing this on my new iPad and I must say it is BRILLIANT, as the British would say. I can’t thank my husband enough for his thoughtfulness and his generosity. 🥰
Today is a big day in our country. The inauguration of a new president. As a Conservative I am not happy about the outcome of the election-any of it-but I will respect the Office of President and hope for the best. Most of all, though, I hope that we can start to heal in the coming months...our hearts and our minds and our bodies.😔
Yesterday was a lovely day even if it was 32 degrees F. I finally took the plunge. Not in the ocean but to get out in society! It's only been a week but it seems like a month! I dressed in warm and presentable clothes and headed down the Island. As I crossed the causeway the tide was high and seagulls were flocked together basking in the sun on flat ledges rising out of the cold ocean, just enough so they could snuggle down, wing to wing, presenting a beautiful white and grey against a deep blue sea. I really wanted to take a photo of them but there was no way I could stop in the middle of a busy causeway. (This picture was taken last month when it wasn't so busy.)
When I arrived at our lovely pharmacy there were 8 vehicles waiting for service. Now, about a year ago Doug, our nice pharmacist, put into place strict guidelines for his patrons. No money changing hands. No admittance inside the building. Call to place your orders. Credit card payments over the phone or you will be billed at a later date. Stay in car and you will be called to the outside window to pick up order. Stay six feet from window and reach for your order and he or his daughter will pass it to you. WEAR A MASK! He knows everyone on sight or by car. So, seeing as how there were no more available parking spots in front I decided to kill some time. I drove on by to see what I could find down over the hill to photograph.
Stonington is very hilly. I like to call it “cliffy". The majority of the houses on the ocean side sit on rock. There are cross streets and little windy roads with houses nestled here there and everywhere. In the summertime with summer folk at their houses and a shortage of available parking, the freedom I had yesterday to park anywhere and snap away would not have been as enjoyable. I hope you enjoy the following pictures. I had very little time because I still needed to go to the pharmacy and stop at the store for food items before the sun went down. I can’t drive after dark anymore. I started out at a cross street about half way down the hill overlooking a section of the harbor, took pictures in all directions, and then moved on to the shipyard-accessed by going across a small causeway (shown here as I was leaving the shipyard) onto Moose Island and through a set of security gates. It was quitting time and men were leaving so I snapped a few pictures without going all the way in to “The Yard” as it’s usually called, and left. My favorite was the boat at the dock with the flags and FREEDOM painted on each side of the bow. So, anyway, here we go...
I made my way back to the pharmacy and took my place in the line of cars out front. I tried to get a good picture but...the picture I took next door was better! I like the sign and it’s colorful background.