Friday, May 25, 2012

Friday Retro...

French village, a small settlement on St. Thomas Island, Virgin Islands (LOC)

French village, a small settlement on St. Thomas Island, Virgin Islands, Dec 1941
~Library of Congress pictures

Picture perfect...can you smell the sea?  Feel the soft breeze against your skin?  Hear both the silence only the open water can bring and the busyness of life all around you?

Intrestingly enough, when this picture was taken, Pearl Harbor was either about to be bombed or already had been.  Two island ports,  one a haven the other in hell.

A Day in the Life of Serena 
Song of the DayDays Are Short by Arlo Guthrie.  I've been drawn all this week to the Hobo's Lullaby cd.  This album was a staple in my youth and has made me a lifelong fan of the amazing Arlo.  He's coming to town in Nov for a show and I'm determined to get Darling Diva to the concert.  Three generations of my family will be appriciating his music, mom, me and DD!  Plus hubby, of course, who became a fan when he met me.  :D

Sound of the Day:  Frog songs.  With all the rain we received yesterday, the pond next door has filled in making all the froggies very, very happy.  They've been singing like crazy.  :)  Though I suspect part of their song is thanks for not being fried by the lightening!  LOL  The show was incredible and thankfully I got my computer turned off before anything could happen...that would be just my luck.

Currently Reading: The Care and Taming of a Rogue (Adventurers' Club) by Suzanne Enoch
Currently Writing:  Plotting werewolf series.   Editing:  The Submission

Quote of the DayThere are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.

Joseph Brodsky


  1. That 1941 pic of St. Thomas brings back good memories. I've been to the island a couple of times, and absolutely love being on the ocean sailing between the Virgin Islands.

    Oh, yes, an Arlo concert! That would be fantastic. All power to you getting good tickets.

    We had lightning last night and this morning, but not much rain. Yeah, I turned off the computer, so no writing got done.

    Luv hearing the froggies. Earlier this season their song was deafening in a good way.

  2. Oh, I'm green, Savanna...I've never been to the Virgin Islands, but would love to go. :)

    Thanks...I've seen Arlo only one other time and the tickets weren't so great. I'm hoping for better this time.

    Yeah, the froggie song was really nice this morning. I just stopped and listened, very relaxing!

  3. I don't know what the Virgin Islands are like nowadays. That was back in early 80s. That area felt like home to me. And if things were different I'd love to go back!!!