Saturday, September 10, 2011


When I got caught in a bad gale while I was out doing my chores Thursday afternoon I worried that we might already be getting the rains from TS Maria. Thankfully, that wasn't the case! We'd been tracking the weather even before Maria got named, and kept hoping that she'd change her track so we wouldn't be in her path. We did not look forward to the thunderstorms and heavy rains she was expected to bring with her, nor a repeat of the WAPA, Cell, Cable, and landline problems TS Irene had blessed us with during and after her visit!
The rains that'd been predicted to come during the night didn't materialize and, surprisingly, Friday morning dawned bright and clear. Still, I was concerned that the Palletteers' morning would be dampened by those rainstorms that'd been promised and elated when my husband told me that the National Weather Service predicted only a 20%chance of rain for the morning. YES! The Buccaneer didn't disappoint us! It continued to be a gorgeous morning with the sea gently lapping the shore, birds twittering in the softly swaying palms, egrets enjoying the ponds, and one iguanas sunbathing on the dock I was painting! Wow! Paradise, for true!

Only Elizabeth, Mary, Sondra, Carolyn, and I painted and we were all captivated by something different! The staff and some of the tourists on the beach all lauded our efforts, one gal even stopping by our table while we were enjoying a refreshing drink and lunch at the Mermaid. Ginger

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