We are in Hilton Head SC again. We came down over Thanksgiving. It’s a quick get away to warmer weather and Bossman likes to golf here. I love the thrift shops! There quite a few and consignment shops with lots of nice, name brand stuff. St. Francis had a BOGO sale on their books! Here’s what I picked up…
Looking forward to The Gathering, it’s set in Maine!
The Gathering, set in the mountains of western Maine, continues the set of country mysteries featuring Lee Heaward and Hod Cole. The scene is Indian Pond at the foot of Indian Mountain where the Adirondack type lodge is run by A.E. Gibbons, a former art student turned frustrated innkeeper. Characters include Motorboat, a trucker and A.E.’s admirer, Enough Peabody, the yardboy whose curiosity is his downfall, Peggy the kitchen helper, Robbie, the last of the “Swampers” and a basketmaker, and Howard, a rescued pony.
Looming above the lodge, the mountain works it’s magic with the country people who join together to search for a lost boy. It is Hod Cole who finally solves the mystery. The Gathering is not only a country mystery, but a testament to people’s goodness in time of need.
Doesn’t it sound interesting?
Only found one Charles Wysocki puzzle 😩 but it is a tough one to find, Country Spyce. We only paid a dollar so if pieces are missing I won’t mind. It’s for sale on eBay without a piece guarantee for $49 plus shipping! Will he really sell it?
Picked up two new Talbot dresses and a Talbot black blazer all for just $16 too! Thrilled!
Heard a thump one day and went to investigate and there was a Red Shouldered Hawk sitting on the deck rail eating a lizard! By the time I got the camera on he had swallowed it 😩 but I was so excited! Check it out!
There are yellow-rumpled warblers everywhere here in the trees along the pond at the back of the condo. I’ve never seen them before. I’ve tried to get a pic for you, but they are very skittish and move too quickly among the trees. Click the link to see one.
Jarvis Park is a lovely place to walk here and we always go to see the water birds and alligators. Lots of activity this time of year! We saw eight alligators sunning on the banks of the pond and there were masses of anhingas!
A few other natives enjoying the sun…
Our week comes to an end and we are off home tomorrow. We’ll be back in May though. It’s starting to feel like home here!
So glad Bossman is sorted out and feeling more his old self again! I’m feeling more relaxed and myself now too. Have you been to Hilton Head before? If so do you have a favorite place to eat? We love Local Pie! Wood-fired pizza at its best! This is a lovely place to ride bikes and walk. The beaches are nice, wide, hard sand beaches perfect for riding bikes on.
I’m off to now to sit and read while Bossman is golfing. I’m reading The Battle of the Villa Fiorita by Rumer Godden. Love her books!
Later gator! Sorry, I couldn’t resist 😁