Sunday, August 31, 2014

Art Show Saturday and Lighthouse Market on Sunday

We really enjoyed the Art Show near North Beach yesterday. We walked up from Paws. Lots of great items. Paintings, jewelry, pottery, photography, metal/driftwood sailboats, pillows, polished wood items and so on.

Found two Ibis paintings for Paws & Paddles!

A very cool wood medallion necklace with adjustable cord.

A wooden dish with a heavy brass basin insert for using just a few flowers to make a Japanese like flower arrangement. Small and beautifully made.

I enjoyed talking with the local artists. Many live on Tybee or nearby islands. They also have art classes there...ummm...would love to do that someday. I could have my own booth perhaps in the future?

The Lighthouse Market today (Sunday) had a variety of items. Many were not handmade but still interesting. We enjoyed walking through and seeing everyone's displays.

The Lighthouse is always watching over us as we enjoy the North Beach area.

It was much warmer than typical today and we were delighted to return to Paws and break open an ice cold watermelon on the sun porch. Eating ice cold melon under the fan with the windows full of live oak/and just everything green was very serene and pleasant. I was however Very surprised to find we had purchased a YELLOW yellow inside as a pineapple! Still tasted like watermelon and quite sweet! I would have loved to have seen the look on my face when I realized it was bright yellow inside.

Chilling and reading for a few during the heat of the day...beach tyme later as the wind begins to pick up later this afternoon!

Oh! we did enjoy the three whole Flounders that we grilled on the Webber last evening. Great with an ice cold white wine, fresh corn on the cob and a few red potatoes.  Snickerdoodles & Coffee for a late desert! 

In the interest of full disclosure I forgot to score the fish so ours were not as beautiful but not a scrap was left so I think we all agreed they were just fine. Ours were also much larger...the 3 weighed over 3 lbs!  Apparently we WERE hungry.

Planning on Large Fat White Georgia Shrimp for dinner tonight...The fridge is stocked up and is full for the week with liquid refreshments and lots of fruits, veggies, and seafood. Mike has turned into a great salad chef. He is turning out lunch now...

So Off to lunch...Laters..

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Back at Tybee August 30th 2014

We arrived after midnight Thursday. Buzzed around nesting and stocking the pantry and fridge. Put the clothes away. Totally unpacked and in bed by 1:30 a.m.

Up at 6:00 Friday morning for an " extra " sunrise...since we came down on Thursday night. Little traffic and Mike was a trooper and drove the whole way. Knowing this is the start of a holiday week (Labor Day) I think it was a great plan.

The beach, breeze and sun was great yesterday. The ocean still in the 80s so swimming was fun. Enjoyed a nice lunch at North Beach Grill. Recommend their grilled shrimp mango salad. Just a short walk from our beach camp. We just left everything under the beach shelter and walked to lunch. Tybee friends invited us to the Tybee Island Locals Drinking Club. We enjoyed meeting everyone and catching up. 

Up early for sunrise and a bike ride and long beach walk this morning. I found the first piece of sea glass ever for me! Lovely light greenish turquoise.

The Clouds made for an interesting sunrise this morning. I never get tired of going over each morning to see what the morning will bring. Kinda like Forrest and his box of chocolates. You never know what you're going to get!

Love that the birds wake up just before sunrise and start chirping and flying about. The reflection in the water was nice too.

We enjoy walking on the back side of the North Beach...different look and feel. Lots of birds, shells, and horse shoe crabs. 

My Mike.

Heading out to the local Tybee ART Show and a little shopping...I am in the market for Fresh Fat White Georgia shrimp and 3 whole flounders for the grill later with a bit of white wine.


Friday, August 1, 2014


Blessed to be back on Tybee with our family. Awesome time with the SuperWonderfulGrandBoy, SWDaughter and her hubby. Loads of beach time, biking time and sun porch time at Paws & Paddles.

SWGBoy in the shoot in the background. At Tybee you never know what you're going to get when you get to the Beach.

Turns out they even wrote a song about Tybee. Where the Georgia " Peaches " Go!  

Beautiful Sunrises this week...

Time with Grampie & Grammie to enjoy the SWGBoy!

Our aspiring weather man has kept us posted on the weather all week. The siren went off and warned us of a possible Thunder Storm just now and he got very excited. So far just thunder and no rain...we'll see.

Lots of time in the s SO Warm.

Alex has learned a new skill. The art of the boogey board. I failed to get a good shot of him riding a huge wave in with the white water crashing well over his head. He loved it. Jumped up and went right back out. He has become very confident in the surf. Confident but careful. He even coached me on the dangers of drifting too far out with my noodle float.  He kept checking on me to be sure I could still touch the bottom! We almost lost a fisherman our first day here. He waded out too far near the jetty and would have drown had a older former lifeguard not swam out to drag him back in. We were very worried about our former lifeguard as well. It took over 30 minutes for him to reach the man and it was a short distance. Rip currents are dangerous. Another swimmer lost his life on the south beach here this week between Tybee and the seemingly close Little Tybee. Very sad. I think both of these events impacted Alex to be careful around the Ocean.

The sea oats are full and beautiful right now. Love our Tybee Light!

Alex is always willing to let me play photographer. Such a sweet boy. Notice the lighthouse peaking between the sea oats.

He likes his beach time best. Next best biking. As he said to me this morning, " I am always up for a bike ride Grammie." 

We love our Tybee Swings all over the beach. Borrowed this shot from a Tybee Web site!

We have had a great week on Tybee at Paws & Paddles Cottage. We are very blessed in so many ways.

My necklace was made from a piece of silverware...a knife. Made by an artist from Roanoke, Virginia. It was purchased on the Roanoke City market a short walk down from where we live in Downtown Roanoke.


Saturday, May 3, 2014

Tybee Sand Art Festival - May 2, 2014

We noticed 4 young men already digging sand on the Beach at 6:30 this morning when we arrived to watch the sun come up. The SCAD students started coming out in force around 8 and by 9 there was lots of activity!  Many different designs, various outfits, sand tools, shovels, trowels, frisbees, buckets for water, cardboard, actual lumber, quite a odd assortment of things all rounded up to bring the creative forces to bear on the SAND. Great fun watching all the activity as they got started.

It's A Hermit Crab


This was actually quite good and very large.

Best of the Turtles. 

Java the Hut?

This took an amazing amount of work. They built wooden forms and then sculpted the designs.

Coral Reef

This turned into a great Dragon.

Boat being over taken by a sea creature.

Saturday, May 3, 2014 Sunrise with Dolphins

It is promising to be another Sunny day with warm temperatures. Planning to spend most of the day over at the North Beach.

Friday, May 2, 2014

May 2, 2014

Yesterday was mostly cloudy. Sprinkled rain for less than 5 minutes so we decided to head to the downtown part of Tybee near the large pier. We toured the tiny Tybee Aquarium to see their displays on Loggerhead turtles and the local types of fish and some of the shells.  A nice touch tank for live shells and sea critters. Worth the $4 to walk through. Donations support the Loggerhead Turtle rescue programs. We actually found two live shells on the beach yesterday near the jetties on the far North Beach.

This one I believe is a Lightening Whelk. The animal inside was fully out when I turned him over. Very interesting to watch him quickly retreat. The brown shell like foot is how they push themselves along the ocean bottom. 

This is a Banded Tulip Shell. Very pretty. You can see the sea creature's claws as he quickly withdraws inside the safety of his shell home. 

A nice shot of the jettie where we found the live shells yesterday morning at low tide. Love the pelicans! Off to the side of the picture is a young man playing his guitar. Not sure if he was just entertaining himself or playing for the pelicans or perhaps trying to lure in a MerMaid!

Anne and Mike at Tybee Light.

Mike showing off his balancing skills and his good looking legs.

Sunrise this morning still a little cloudy. Alternating with blue skys.

The SCAD Sand Art Festival is this morning from 10:00 to 4:00. We saw four enterprising young men already digging like mad with shovels piling up a large quanity of sand. It looked like they were digging well below the high tide that may be interesting later. 

Off to see how they are doing with their Sand Art sculptures...