Not long after I posted that picture in the previous post, the sky cleared and the wind stopped whistling through the dunes and pines like Satan's Ragtime Band and it began to look like that.
Oh bugger. We had no excuse not to leave.
And so we did and now we're home, laundry going and I need to start supper. I've done a little tidying up and peed in the corners (my metaphor for reclaiming my space, I don't really pee in the corners) and I brought back the blooming wild rosemary I had picked and here it is in Lloyd.
It's good to be home. I swear it is. But it's not like I had to give a huge sigh of relief and release when we got to Lloyd. I truly and really felt as if the island loved me again and now I can't wait to get back there. I had a completely magical time and my husband did too, I think.
Here's the picture he sent me when he was going out on the boat yesterday.
That is a happy man.
And in the space of about two hours, he caught five grouper, one of which was the biggest he's ever caught on that boat.
He wears a size 16 shoe, y'all.
It's not grouper season yet so he had to let them all go. But it sure did make him happy to catch those fish. He's going out in a few weeks with some friends when the season opens. May he have such luck again because Mama wants some grouper to cook.
I am as grateful for the past four days as I can possibly be and I feel fine.
For a real hoot, here's a link to the house that Mr. Moon and I lived in before we moved to Lloyd. It's up for sale because the people who bought it are getting a divorce. I feel so sorry for them. They have made some changes and improvements in the house but the bones of it are the same as when we lived there.
It's a beautiful home and I planted a lot of the trees you can see in the pictures. I did love that pool so much. But I never did feel at home there. I could never sleep well there, ever. But Lord, did we have some good parties.
Ah well. A part of my life. And now here we are in Lloyd with our chickens and cats and garden and centuries-old oak trees.
Maurice and Jack just touched noses.
I am home.