Amy and I spent a busy weekend on the Eastern Shore visiting my folks. We jammed with old and new friends, visited Assateague National SeashoreBlackwater National Wildlife Refuge and the Salisbury Zoo. Dear Old Dad and I managed to record new episodes of Keys to the Highway and … well, to be honest I am plumb worn out.

The seagulls seemed happy to have me back for a visit :)

I’m going to go take a nap. I’ll post more pictures in a few days.

God bless,
-Patrick

A lovely afternoon visit to Blackwater with Amy.

Easter Sunday at Blackwater NWR. 

I didn’t see any otters along the river that day, but just spotting their tracks made me smile.
There is something comforting in knowing that, when nobody is looking, otters are playing along a stream in Virginia.

I didn’t see any otters along the river that day, but just spotting their tracks made me smile.

There is something comforting in knowing that, when nobody is looking, otters are playing along a stream in Virginia.

My wife and I love to visit Assateague National Seashore. She loves the beach and the shorebirds. I love the wild ponies.

What we both really love - what brings us back to this place time and time again - is the way the woods and waters wild bring a smile to each other’s faces.

Nature is a blessing, but to me the greatest blessing is the smile on my wife’s face when we hold hands on the beach and face the rising sun. 

Some blessings are best seen through the eyes of your true love.