Category: Mississippi

Hurry Up and Wait

Hurry Up and Wait

We’re all waiting for the day when friends can once again be greeted with a bear hug.

Still Life: Redfish in Orange Basket

Still Life: Redfish in Orange Basket

Hurricane Zeta is behind us, the new roof is going on and Kimball’s is back where it belongs. It’s the little things.

What’s Better Than a “Sand-a-Claus”?

What’s Better Than a “Sand-a-Claus”?

Wishing you all more whimsy than ‘grimsy’ during this crazy winter of pandemic…. stay safe, everyone, and enjoy those small moments.

It was a Mud Bath, a Mud-Slinging Mess!

It was a Mud Bath, a Mud-Slinging Mess!

When a hurricane storm surge happens at Gumbo Cove, the water roars in from the Gulf and goes back out eventually, but leaves behind an unwelcome calling card: canal mud.

Hooray for the Post-Hurricane Power Angels!

Hooray for the Post-Hurricane Power Angels!

Trucks, big, strong, sturdy, beautiful trucks, barrelling down the highway in a convoy, filled with workers loaded for bear and ready to slay the dragons of downed power lines to bring the lights back on for the people.

Stormy Weather: Reflections and Musings on Hurricanes

Stormy Weather: Reflections and Musings on Hurricanes

Remembering storms whose names have spawned headlines and headaches, headstones and heartache, hardships and heroism. And wondering, why do we have to name storms after people? Why not use diseases or the periodic table? Or colors?

the haiku that wrote itself under the apricot-indigo sky

the haiku that wrote itself under the apricot-indigo sky

Cicadas and air conditioners are the soundtrack of warm summer evenings as the indigo sky darkens on another day.

Strawberry Lemonade, Mockingbird Cafe, and The Little Things

Strawberry Lemonade, Mockingbird Cafe, and The Little Things

The strawberry lemonade from Mockingbird Cafe is a drink that instantly transports you back to childhood summers, all reminiscent of church picnics, sunburns and innocence.

A Yellow Tie, Flip-Flops and an Alligator

A Yellow Tie, Flip-Flops and an Alligator

A few random things as we batten down the hatches before Cristobal comes to visit.

A Mardi Gras-Ready Grocery Store

A Mardi Gras-Ready Grocery Store

The grocery store had everything we needed, plus a coastal-Mississippi-right-before-Mardi-Gras culinary cultural tour.

The Wary Pelican

The Wary Pelican

A brown pelican dictates a conservation haiku.

Haiku: Foundations

Haiku: Foundations

Everything needs a foundation; you can’t just jump into something without laying the groundwork and expect it to work.

A Bird Boat in My Future

A Bird Boat in My Future

There’s a birding boat in our future!

Every Seashell Tells a Story

Every Seashell Tells a Story

Gumbo is a family treasure, seashells elicit childhood memories, and these napkin rings made with shells we found 40 years ago bring echoes of the past into the now.

By the Water: The Best Way to Relax (Introducing Gumbo Cove)

By the Water: The Best Way to Relax (Introducing Gumbo Cove)

Bay St. Louis has sun, sand, sea and serenity galore. It was everything we thought it would be, and more.


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