Saturday, October 30, 2010

Friday Sunset

Sunshine on the coast today. There is a controlled burn up at the top of Cape Lookout that makes it sorta look like a volcano. The red glow up there at night is spooky but I've not figured out how to photograph at night with my camera. Tis the time of year for controlled burns, now that we've had some good-sized soaking rains, the burn prohibition has been lifted.

The next photo is of tonight's sunset as seen from the deck. The sun has moved a lot further south and is almost clearing the trees from this angle. You can see some of the smoke drifting north above the spit from the controlled burn.

The last picture is of the sunset from the breakfast room. That room has the least obstructed view of the bay and the sunset has cleared the trees when viewed from it.

My future grandbaby is now Baby Avocado. From Thursday's email:
Get ready for a growth spurt. In the next few weeks, your baby will double his weight and add inches to his length . Right now, he's about the size of an avocado: 4 1/2 inches long (head to rump) and 3 1/2 ounces. His legs are much more developed, his head is more erect than it has been, and his eyes have moved closer to the front of his head. His ears are close to their final position, too.
Jen finds out if Baby Avocado has a stem or not November 18th. She's currently 16 weeks and has begun to wear maternity pants. I expect by Thanksgiving, she'll have started to wear maternity tops also. By then, she will be 20 weeks along and halfway there.

Jen and Mike have invited me to celebrate Thanksgiving with them again this year -- twill be their first Thanksgiving at their new house. I'm looking forward to the celebration. Mike's brother and sister-in-law will be there along with Tim and Stacy's two teens and they are all a lot of fun to be with. The food will be magnificent based on previous Thanksgivings. Jen should be showing a lot more by that day and I'm looking forward to teaching Baby Avocado how to kick on command.


  1. Beautiful! Love the faux volcano - made me wonder if you needed to evacuate for a second there! LOL.

    Can't wait to see if Baby Apple-Avocado has got a stem or not! Also can't wait to see what fruit he/she is next. At least we're well past kumquat stage! As for teaching the wee one to kick on command, I have no doubts you, my dearest Suzanne, will manage the task easily!

  2. dana -- i figure it was perfectly timed for halloween weekend :) very spooky looking

    i look forward to those thursday emails from jen -- i'm totally hooked what with the info and size descriptors.

    so far, baby grape and baby apple have been my favorites. since jen is a wee bit less than halfway through her pregnancy, we can look forward to them for some time yet to come :)