How much difference a few hours make. These two photos below were taken this past Tuesday afternoon. It was an exciting day in Tabby’s backyard.
Yes, it was officially a tornado rolling over Fort Pulaski and down the Savannah River. This picture was taken from the back porch….a little closer and I would have been cowering in the laundry room. But no damage for us, the fort wasn’t so lucky.
At dusk there was a break in the action and the birds took advantage of the feeder. I spotted a male painted bunting, one of my favorites. This photo was taken in the back yard.
Here is a shot of Fort Pulaski in Georgia. This is the side of the fort that sustained the heaviest cannon fire from the Union Troops. This damage was ultimately the reason that the fort surrendered during the Civil War. For me not having experienced war, it is hard to imagine the “danger” that soldiers on both sides experience. But seeing the pockmarks in a brick structure, makes it more real.
Anyone visiting the Savannah area, Fort Pulaski is truly a worthy side trip. I hope you can come and see us.
Against all odds a socially-inept coal miner’s daughter from a small town in Northeastern Pennsylvania…married a wonderful, handsome man and went to live on a beautiful and quirky island on the coast of Georgia. She is blessed with family, good friends and a rich life….against the odds.
4:30 in the morning, as I rose to answer nature’s call, I looked out the window and this is what I saw. I ran down stairs to get my camera and stood on the porch in my nightie and bare feet. While I took several pictures, this is the only one that turned out because I didn’t have a tripod set up. I do think it demonstrates the special ambience of that moon-lite night.
One of the local attractions on Tybee Island, Doc’s Bar is decked out for Christmas. Ownership changed a few years ago and there was a bit of a dust up about naming rights. But it has stayed “Doc’s Bar” and remains a place for visitors and locals to enjoy.